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The Mercury On-The-Go Pro 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive from Other World Computing is a portable Solid State Drive with a variety of connection options, including FireWire 800/400 and USB 3.0. This solid state drive is compatible with both Mac and PC machines and is backwards compatible with USB 2.0, making it both compact and versatile. The drive features a fanless design for near silent operation and utilizes the current DuraClass technology with a SandForce processor to deliver high transfer speeds, endurance, performance and power efficiency.
The Solid State Drive features RAISE (Redundant Array of Independent Silicon Elements) technology along with ECC protection to protect data on your drive. An intelligent block management and wear leveling system evenly distributes the data over the drive. Furthermore, an intelligent read disturb management spreads the active read/write across the flash components, eliminating data corruption. Advanced intelligent recycling ensures space management by rewriting data over the Solid State Drive. A variety of included cables enable you to begin using your Solid State 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 easily be reformatted for a Windows system. Once connected, the OWC Solid State Drive contains both backup and utility software, allowing you to easily create complete system backups.
Utilizes the current DuraClass technology with a SandForce processor to deliver high transfer speeds, endurance, performance and power efficiency
RAISE with ECC Protection
Features RAISE (Redundant Array of Independent Silicon Elements) technology along with ECC protection to protect the data on your drive
Intelligent Block Management and Wear Leveling System
An intelligent block management and wear leveling system evenly distributes the data over the drive
Intelligent Read Disturb Management
Intelligent read disturb management spreads the active read/write across the flash components, eliminating data corruption
Advanced intelligent recycling ensures space management by re-writing the data over the Solid State Drive
Compact and Versatile
The bus-powered OWC Mercury On-The-Go drive includes both FireWire 800 and USB 3.0 ports, making it 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 aluminium heatsink 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 800/400 and USB 3.0. It is designed to work with both SATA hard drives and Solid State Drives
Included Software Suite
Prosoft Engineering Data Backup for Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later Carbon Copy Cloner for Mac OS X 10.4 or later NovaStor NovaBACKUP Solution for Windows Intech SpeedTools Utilities
FireWire 1394B (IEE1394A/B/iLink Compliant), 2 x 9-pin (powered) ports 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 2.0 and USB 3.0. No additional USB cable is needed to connect the drive
Oxford 944 and ASMedia 1051e FireWire/USB chipset
480 GB* OWC Mercury Electra 6G SSD**
*Total accessible capacity depends on operating environment. Actual capacity depends on defined file settings.**OWC reserves the right to replace/upgrade to equivalent/better components.
SATA (Serial ATA)
FireWire 800 - 2 x 9-pin powered ports USB 3.0 - 1 x 9-pin mini B port
Max Data Transfer Rate
FireWire 800 - 100 MBps FireWire 400 - 50 MBps USB 3.0 - 500 MBps USB 2.0 - 60 MBps USB 1.1 - 1.5 MBps
eSATA 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) eSATA: Macintosh with eSATA interface, either built in or via PCI eSATA card 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
eSATA: PC with eSATA interface, either built in or via PCI eSATA card 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
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)
AC adapter is not required for most applications, provided the computer bus supplies appropriate power.
Operating: 32 to 158°F (0 to 70°C) Non-Operating: -40 to 185°F(-40 to 85°C)
Operating: 8 to 90% (non-condensing) Non-Operating: 5 to 95% (non-condensing)
Operating: 1500 G 0.5 ms Non-Operating: 1500 G 0.5 ms
Operating: 16 G (16 to 1600 Hz) Non-Operating: 16 G (16 to 1600 Hz)