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OWC / Other World Computing - 0GB Mercury Elite Pro Quad Interface Storage Kit
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The Other World Computing 0GB Mercury Elite Pro Quad Interface Storage Kit offers a convenient enclosure, which affords installation of your favorite 3.5" Serial ATA (SATA I/II) hard drive into a stylish enclosure that supports data transfer rates up to an amazing 150 Megabytes per second. The Mercury Elite Pro is equipped with a next-generation high-speed Oxford 944SE Chipset that's compatible with eSATA, FireWire 800, FireWire 400 and USB 2.0/1.1 connectivity. The single eSATA port offers the fastest data transfer rates, up to 1.5Gb/s or 150MB/s. The dual 9-pin FireWire 800 ports facilitate 800Mbps or 100MB/s transfer rates, while the 6-pin FireWire 400 interface supports transfer rates up to 400Mbps or 50MB/s. The USB 2.0 port, which is also backwards compatible with USB 1.1, supports up to 480Mbps or 60MB/s transfer rates for USB 2.0, as well as 12Mbps or 1.5MB/s transfer rates for a USB 1.1 connection. Supporting four different interfaces ensures that you'll achieve the fastest data transfers possible on your PC or Mac. Plus, by offering a USB 2.0/1.1 port, eSATA port, dual FireWire 800 ports and a FireWire 400 port, all your interface needs are covered and as an added measure of convenience, all supported interface connector cables are included.

Besides offering quad connectivity and high-performance, the Mercury Elite Pro enclosure features a top-notch design, constructed from high-quality parts that ensure reliability for years. Plus, the enclosure is compact and shock-resistant, which affords maximum portability with limited risk of damage or loss of data. Although designed to match the aesthetic sensibilities of Apple's Mac Pro systems, the Mercury Elite Pro's unique style, flexibility and easy plug-and-play setup make it a perfect fit for virtually any system. Plus, a blue activity LED is recessed behind the front grille. Not only does it add to the modern-styling of the enclosure, it also lets you know when your drive is being accessed. It's this synergy of style, flexibility and functionality that make the Mercury Elite Pro a fine storage solution for any computer.

High-Performance
The next-generation high-speed Oxford 944SE Chipset gives the Mercury Elite Pro Storage Kit the fastest single drive transfer rates possible - up to an amazing 150 Megabytes per second. Just install your favorite 3.5" SATA I or SATA II hard drive mechanism up to 3.0TB and you're ready to go
Portability & Flexibility
The compact and shock-resistant design ensures safe portability. Combine that with an enclosure that supports one eSATA port, two FireWire 800 ports, one FireWire 400 port and one USB 2.0/1.1 port - and you have an ultra-flexible, portable enclosure that promotes easy plug-and-play connectivity on virtually any system
A Stylish Statement Sure to Compliment Any User's System
The Mercury Elite Pro features a brushed-aluminum design that matches the aesthetic sensibilities of Apple's Mac Pro. However, the enclosure's elegant and understated style makes it a fine storage solution for any computer system. There's even a blue activity LED recessed behind the front grille. Typical of the enclosure's overall functional style, the LED provides cool ambient lighting, while also indicating when your drive is being accessed
High-Reliability
The Mercury Elite Pro Storage Kit features a top-notch OWC design. Not only is it built to last with high-quality components, but its connectivity options are flexible enough to grow and adapt as your needs and computer systems evolve and change
Windows & Mac Compatibility
The enclosure is compatible with Windows 98SE or later, Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2.2, Mac OS 10.0.x or later and Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later including 'Lion' 10.7.x
Cables Included
All interface connector cables are included
Material Brushed aluminum
Chipset Oxford Semiconductor 944SE
Bays 1
Drive Types Supported Up to 3.0TB SATA I or SATA II 3.5" (8.9 cm) Hard Drives
Recommended eSATA Cards NewerTech MAXPower eSATA 6G PCIe 2.0 Card
NewerTech MAXPower 6G eSATA RAID card w/ port multiplier
These cards have been tested and qualified for the Mercury Elite Pro by OWC
Interfaces/Ports eSATA port x 1
FireWire 800 (1394B) ports x 2
FireWire 400 (1394A) port x 1
USB 2.0/1.1 port x 1
Maximum Data Rate eSATA: up to 1.5Gb/s (150MB/s)
FireWire 800: up to 800Mbps (100MB/s)
FireWire 400: up to 400Mbps (50MB/s)
USB 2.0/1.1: up to 480Mbps (60MB/s)/12Mbps (1.5MB/s)
Windows System Requirements Windows 98SE or later and an available FireWire 400 or USB 2.0/1.1 port
Windows 2000 or later and an available USB 2.0/1.1, FireWire 800/400, or eSATA port
Mac System Requirements Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2.2, 10.0.x or later and an available USB 1.1 or FireWire 400 port
Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later including 'Lion' 10.7.x and an available USB 2.0/1.1, FireWire 800/400 port, or eSATA port
Time Machine Compatible: Mac OS X 10.5 (version introduced) and later
Linux Requirements Linux compatible via supported USB and FireWire interfaces
Operating Environment Temperature: varies depending on drive mechanism installed
Relative Humidity: varies depending on drive mechanism installed
Shock: varies depending on drive mechanism installed
Vibration: varies depending on drive mechanism installed
MTBF (hours): varies depending on drive mechanism installed
Power Supply Auto-Switching AC 100 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz (3.0 Amp) US/International Power Supply
Dimensions (WxHxD) 1.5 x 4.6 x 9.0" (3.8 x 11.7 x 22.9 cm)
Shipping Weight Approximately 3.0 lb (1.36 kg)
OWC / Other World Computing 0GB Mercury Elite Pro Quad Interface Storage Kit
  • 36" (91.4 cm) - High-Quality Double Shielded eSATA Connecting Cable (eSATA - eSATA)
  • 36" (91.4 cm) - High-Quality Double Shielded FireWire 800 Connecting Cable (9-9 Pin Cable)
  • 36" (91.4 cm) - High-Quality Double Shielded FireWire 400 Connecting Cable (6-6 Pin Cable)
  • 36" (91.4 cm) - High-Quality Double Shielded USB 2.0/1.1 Connecting Cable
  • External Auto-Switching AC 100 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz Power Adapter
  • Vertical Stand
  • 1-Year Solution Warranty (48-Hour Turnaround Time)