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

B&H # OWMEAL500 Mfr # OWCME3QH7500GB
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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
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 XP and later for USB 3.0
  • Windows 2000 and later for USB 2.0, FireWire 800, FireWire 400, eSATA

  • 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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