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OWC / Other World Computing 500GB Mercury Elite Pro External Hard Drive

B&H # OWMEAL500 Mfr # OWCME3QH7500GB
Usually ships in 7-14 business days

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This is a Special order item. Est. arrival at B&H is 7-14 business days (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at time of shipment.
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You Pay: $133.50
Product Highlights
  • 1 x USB 3.0
  • 1 x eSATA
  • 2 x FireWire 800 (9-pin)
  • 7200rpm Drive Rotation Speed
  • Mac & Windows Compatible
  • Compact, Shock-Resistant Design

The 500GB Mercury Elite Pro External Hard Drive from Other World Computing features a compact and shock-resistant design with a 3-year limited warranty to ensure it stays functional and keeps your data safe. Inside its enclosure is a 3.5" SATA hard drive with a rotational speed of 7200rpm and a capacity of 500GB, so you'll have plenty of space to save your favorite music, photos and movies.

The Mercury Elite Pro contains a USB 3.0 port (which is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1), an eSATA port and two 9-pin FireWire 800 ports (backwards compatible with FireWire 400, a separately sold adapter is required). The drive also comes out of the box pre-formatted for a Mac computer, but it can easily be re-formatted to work with a PC as well.

High Performance
The Mercury Elite Pro houses the Oxford 944 and Oxford 3100 USB/FireWire/eSATA chipset, which works in conjunction with the 7200rpm drive rotational speed of the installed hard drive to deliver a fast data transfer rate. In fact, the Mercury Elite Pro can reach a maximum data transfer rate of up to 300MB/s (using the USB 3.0 port)
High Reliability
A top-notch design and the best components ensure the Mercury Elite Pro Series is built to last, backed with a 3-year limited warranty by OWC
High Portability
The compact and shock-resistant design ensures safe portability. In addition, the Mercury Elite Pro offers one USB 3.0 port (backward compatible with USB 2.0/1.1), two FireWire 800 (1394B) ports and one eSATA port for easy plug-and-play on virtually any system. Even the cables are included
Style
Designed to complement any user's system, the Mercury Elite Pro was created with the Mac Pro system in mind as a starting point. However, it's a fine storage solution for any computer
Chipset Oxford 944 and Oxford 3100 eSATA/FireWire/USB chipset
Drive Interface SATA (Serial ATA)
Capacity 500GB
Cache 64MB
Drive Speed 7200rpm
Format Pre-formatted for the Mac OS X operating system.
  • The drive will require a re-format if you want to use it with Windows
  • Ports 1 x USB 3.0
    1 x eSATA
    2 x FireWire 800 (9-pin)
    Data Transfer Rate USB 3.0 - up to 300MB/s
    USB 2.0 - up to 60MB/s
    USB 1.1 - up to 1.5MB/s
    FireWire 800 - up to 100MB/s
    FireWire 400 - up to 50MB/s
    eSATA - up to 300MB/s
    Operating System Requirements Mac
  • Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2.2 compatible
  • Mac OS X 10.1.x and later
  • Mac OS X 10.2 required for FireWire 800 and USB 2.0
  • Mac OS X 10.5 required for use with Time Machine

    Windows
  • Windows XP and later for USB 3.0
  • Windows 2000 and later for USB 2.0, FireWire 800, FireWire 400, eSATA

    Linux
  • Linux compatible via supported USB and FireWire interfaces
  • System Requirements Mac or Windows computer with a USB, FireWire or eSATA port
    Power Requirements 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz, US/International auto-switching
    Dimensions 1.5 x 9 x 4.6" / 3.81 x 22.86 x 13.97 cm
    Weight 2.7 lbs / 1.2 kg
    OWC / Other World Computing 500GB Mercury Elite Pro External Hard Drive
  • 36" High Quality Double Shielded eSATA Connecting Cable
  • 36" High Quality Double Shielded FireWire 800 Connecting Cable
  • 36" High Quality Double Shielded USB 3.0 Standard-B to Standard-A Connecting Cable
  • External AutoSwitching Power Adapter
  • Vertical Stand
  • Mercury Elite Pro Manual
  • Backup and Utility Software CD
  • Complementary Level 1 Data Recovery
  • 3-Year Limited OWC Warranty with 48-Hour Turnaround Time
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