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OWC / Other World Computing 2.5" 500GB Mercury On-The-Go Pro External Hard Drive

B&H # OWMOTG716500 Mfr # OWCMS8U3H7500GB
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You Pay: $119.95
Product Highlights
  • 500GB Capacity
  • 7200 rpm Rotational Speed
  • Oxford and ASMedia Chipset
  • FireWire 400/800 Support
  • USB 3.0, 2.0, and 1.1 Support
  • 32MB Drive Cache
  • Bus Powered
  • Shock-Isolation Technology
  • Built-In Aluminum Heatsink

The 2.5" 500GB Mercury On-The-Go Pro External Hard Drive from OWC comes in a sleek, impact-resistant acrylic enclosure. It features shock-isolation technology to give maximum protection to your precious data. This hard drive is a perfect storage solution for users seeking high performance, highly reliable storage in a compact design. It comes with multiple interfaces including FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB 3.0 and 2.0 with a 7200 rpm spin speed. Being bus powered, the hard drive can be operated without a power adapter. The drive is controlled by Oxford 944 and ASMedia 1051e FireWire/USB chipsets and includes the powerful SpeedTools Utility Suite for Mac. The hard drive can be used with PC-based systems.

Compact and Versatile
The Mercury On-The-Go Pro hard drive offers all-round connectivity. USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 offer data rates up to 500 MB/s and 60 MB/s respectively while the USB 1.1 offers data rates up to 1.5 MB/s. In addition to this, FireWire 800 and FireWire 400 connectivity provides 100 MB/s and 50 MB/s respectively. Being bus powered, the hard drive can be operated without an AC adapter.
Cool and Silent
The Mercury On-The-Go features a fanless design which offers near-silent operation while still keeping the drive cool. The built-in Aluminum heatsink underneath the drive and pass-through cooling vents located on top of the case work in tandem to provide optimum results.
Fast and Reliable
The drive uses the Oxford and ASMedia chipset for both USB 3.0 and FireWire 800. It is designed to work with SATA hard drives and solid-state drives.
Powerful SpeedTools Utility Suite for Mac
The drive provides comprehensive Mac utility used by professionals for accurate Mac diagnosis and maintenance. Intech SpeedTools consists of a suite of utilities managed by an application which controls the launching, documentation and version control of each individual component utility, such as Disk Defrag and QuickBack. An easy-to-use installation and removal application is provided to make installation a snap, yet powerful enough to allow you to customize which utility component set you would like to create.
Capacity 500 GB
Bus Interface FireWire 1394B (IEE1394A/B/iLink compliant), 2 x 9-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
Chipset Oxford 944 and ASMedia 1051e FireWire/USB chipset
Drive Interface SATA
Drive Cache Size 32 MB (32,768 k)
Rotational Speed 7200 rpm
Port Configuration 2 x FireWire 800 9-pin powered ports
1 x USB 3.0 9-pin mini B port
Maximum 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
Port/Interface Bootability FireWire 800: Supported on Mac and PC's
Mac: Intel Macs and some PowerPC Macs running OS 8.6 or later. Pre-2008 Intel Macs and non-Intel Macs will not be able to boot external enclosures that have over 2.2TB support enabled.
PC: Will boot as long as BIOS supports booting from the FireWire 800 interface. BIOS support will vary by motherboard and host board adapters.
FireWire 400: Supported on Mac and PC's
Mac: Intel Macs and some PowerPC Macs running OS 8.6 or later. Pre-2008 Intel Macs and non-Intel Macs will not be able to boot external enclosures that have over 2.2TB support enabled.
PC: Will boot as long as BIOS supports booting from the FireWire 400 interface. BIOS support will vary by motherboard and host board adapters.
USB 3.0: Supported on Mac and PC's
Mac: USB 3.0 supports natively built into certain Apple computers and will be bootable. However, 3rd party USB 3.0 expansion cards will not be bootable.
PC: Will boot as long as BIOS supports booting from the USB 3.0 interface. BIOS support will vary by motherboard and host board adapters.
USB 2.0: Supported on Mac and PC's
Mac: All Intel Macs. Unofficial support exists for various PowerPC models running OS 8.6 or later, but OWC cannot guarantee any particular boot support. PowerPC Macs will not be able to boot external enclosures that have over 2.2TB support enabled.
PC: Will boot as long as BIOS supports booting from the USB 2.0 interface. BIOS support will vary by motherboard and host board adapters.
Format Pre-formatted for Mac OSX
Macintosh 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 Requirements Linux compatible via supported USB and FireWire interfaces
Preinstalled Software Intech Hard Disk SpeedTools Utilities OEM (For Mac OS 8.6 X only)
ProSoft Engineering Data Backup for Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later
NovaStor NovaBACKUP for Windows 2000 or later
Over 1.5GB of Freeware, Shareware, Public domain software installed
Power Supply Bus powered 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 powered 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 powered via USB on most computers with USB 3.0 port factory stock.
Optional AC adapter* 1
Please Note:

*AC adapter not required for most applications provided computer bus supplies appropriate power needs. And it is available as a separate purchase

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Shock 70G 2mS; (non-operating) 175G 2mS
Vibration Operating: 1.0G (5 - 300 Hz)
Non-operating: 5.0G (5 - 500 Hz)
MTBF 1,200,000 hours
Load/Unload Cycles 600,000
Temperature Operating: 41 to 131°F (5 to 55°C)
Non-Operating: -40 to 149°F (-40 to 65°C)
Relative Humidity Operating: 8 to 90% (non condensing)
Non-operating: 5 to 95% (non condensing)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 3.5 x 1.0 x 5.5" (88.9 x 139.7 x 25.4 mm)
Weight 0.65 lb (0.29 kg)
OWC / Other World Computing 2.5" 500GB Mercury On-The-Go Pro External Hard Drive
  • 15" (381 mm) High-Quality Double Shielded FireWire 800 Connecting Cable (9-9 Pin Cable)
  • 16" (406 mm) High-Quality Double Shielded USB 3.0/2.0/1.1 Certified Connecting Cable
  • Carrying Case
  • Complimentary Level 1 Data Recovery Service
  • 3-Year Warranty
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