The 750GB Mercury On-The-Go Pro Hard Drive from OWC is a 750GB portable hard drive with a variety of connection options, including FireWire 800/400 and USB 3.0. This hard drive is compatible with both Mac and PC machines as well as backwards compatible with USB 2.0, making it both compact and versatile. In addition, the drive features a fanless design for near silent operation.
A variety of included cables allows you to begin using your hard drive right out of the box. The included USB cable enables you to connect to systems with either a USB 3.0 or 2.0 port. Although the drive comes preformatted for Mac OS X systems, it can be easily reformatted for a Windows system. Once connected, the OWC hard drive contains both backup and utility software, allowing you to easily create complete system backups.
Compact and Versatile
The bus-powered OWC Mercury On-The-Go drive includes both FireWire 800 and USB 3.0 connectivity, making it both compact and versatile.
Cool and Silent
The OWC Mercury On-The-Go's fanless design offers near silent operation while keeping your drive cool. The built-in aluminum heat-sink underneath the drive and pass-through cooling vents on top of the case work in tandem to provide optimum results.
Fast and Reliable
The OWC Mercury On-The-Go uses the Oxford and ASMedia chipset for both FireWire 800 and USB 3.0. It is designed to work with SATA hard drives and solid state drives to provide superior performance.
Included Software Suite
Includes the powerful SpeedTools Utility Suite for Mac
Prosoft Engineering Data Backup 3 for Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later
NovaStorNovaBACKUP Solution for Windows
Intech SpeedTools Utilities
FireWire 1394B (IEE1394A/B/iLink Compliant), 29-pin (powered) ports backwards compatible with FireWire 400 (9-pin to 6-pin cable) - requires FireWire 800 to 400 cable/adapter for use with 1394A interface USB 3.0 / 2.0 / 1.1 Backwards compatible 9-pin mini "B" port.
All cables included. The USB cable connects to systems with USB, USB 2.0, and USB 3.0. No additional USB cable is needed to connect the drive.
Oxford 944 and ASMedia 1051e FireWire/USB chipset
750GB* Seagate Momentus Hard Disk Drive** *1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less). The actual total capacity will depend on your own defined file settings/preferences.
**OWC reserves the right to replace or upgrade to equivalent or better components.
SATA (Serial ATA)
Drive Cache Size
16 Megabyte (16,384 k)
Drive Rotation Speed
FireWire 800 - (2) 9-pin powered ports USB 3.0 - (1) 9-pin mini B port
Max Data Transfer Rate
FireWire 800 - 100 Mb/s FireWire 400 - 50 Mb/s USB 3.0 - 500 Mb/s USB 2.0 - 60 Mb/s USB 1.1 - 1.5 Mb/s
Pre-formatted for Mac OSX
FireWire 800 FireWire 400 USB 3.0 USB 2.0
Mac System Requirements
Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2.2 compatible, OS X 10.1.x and later. (10.2 or later required for FW800 and USB 3.0) FireWire 800: Macintosh with FireWire 800 interface either built in or via PCI FireWire 800 card. FireWire 400: Macintosh with FireWire 400 interface either built in or via PCI FireWire 400 card. USB 3.0: Macintosh with USB 3.0 interface either built in or via PCI USB 3.0 card. USB 2.0: Macintosh with USB 2.0 interface either built in or via PCI USB 2.0 card.
Windows System Requirements
FireWire 800: PC with FireWire 800 interface either built in or via PCI FireWire 800 card. FireWire 400: PC with FireWire 400 interface either built in or via PCI FireWire 400 card. USB 3.0: PC with USB 3.0 interface either built in or via PCI USB 3.0 card. USB 2.0: PC with USB 2.0 interface either built in or via PCI USB 2.0 card.
Linux compatible via supported USB and FireWire interfaces.
Intech SpeedTools Utilities OEM (For Mac OS 8.6 - X only) ProSoft Engineering Data Backup (For Mac OS X v10.2.8 or Later) NovaStorNovaBACKUP (For Windows 2000 or Later) Over 1.5GB of Freeware/Shareware/Public Domain Software
Bus Power via FireWire 800 supported on all models equipped with an available FireWire 800 port either factory stock or via add on FireWire 800 PCI Card. Bus Power via FireWire 400 on all models made in 2001 or later via Factory ports or any model with add on FireWire 400 PCI Card. Bus Power via USB on most computers with USB 3.0 port factory stock.
Optional AC Adapter* (available as a separate purchase here)
* AC adapter not required for most applications provided computer bus supplies appropriate power needs.
Operating: 41 to 131°F (5 to 55°C) Non-Operating: -40 to 149°F (-40 to 65°C)
Operating: 8 to 90% (non-condensing) Non-Operating: 5 to 95% (non-condensing)
70G 2mS; (non-operating) 175G 2mS
(Operating) 1.0G (5 to 300Hz) (Non-operating) 5.0G (5 to 500Hz)