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The Mercury Elite Pro Mini Hard Drive Enclosure from Other World Computing comes compatible with 2.5" hard drives and solid state drives with capacities up to 2.2TB. The enclosure features one USB 3.0 (backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1) and two FireWire 800 ports to easily connect to a variety of computer configurations. Connecting this enclosure via the integrated bus-powered USB 3.0 port eliminates the need for an additional stand-alone power supply.
This hard drive enclosure supports data transfer speeds up to 500 MB/s when using the USB 3.0 connection. You can also transfer data via USB 2.0 at speeds up to 60 MB/s, USB 1.1 at speeds up to 1.5 MB/s, and FireWire 800 at speeds up to 100 MB/s. In addition to versatile connectivity options, this enclosure comes compatible with Mac OS X 10.1 or later, Windows 98SE or later, and Linux operating systems.
ASMedia 1053E and Oxford 944SE high-performance chipset
In the Box
OWC / Other World Computing Mercury Elite Pro Mini Hard Drive Enclosure
High-Quality FireWire 800 Connecting Cable
High-Quality USB 3.0 Connecting Cable
Limited 3-Year Manufacturer Warranty
Table of Contents
ASMedia 1053E and Oxford 944SE High-Performance Chipset
Drive Mechanisms Supported
Any 2.5" SATA hard drive or SSD up to 2.2TB in capacity and up to 12.5mm in size
Drive Cache Size
Dependent on drive mechanism installed
Drive Rotation Speed
Dependent on drive mechanism installed
SATA (Serial ATA)
2 x FireWire 800 ports
1 x USB 3.0 micro-B port
Max Data Transfer Rate
FireWire 800 - 100 MB/s
USB 3.0 - 500 MB/s
USB 2.0 - 60 MB/s
USB 1.1 - 1.5 MB/s
FireWire 800: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements
USB 3.0: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements
Minimum Bootability Requirements
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. Please note, PowerPC Macs will definitely not be able to boot external enclosures that have over 2.2TB support enabled. This is a hardware limitation of the computer
PC: Will boot as long as your BIOS supports booting from the USB 3.0 interface. BIOS support will vary by motherboard and host board adapters
Included Drive Guide Software will format drive for either OS X, or Windows
Mac System Requirements
Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2.2, Mac OS X 10.0.x or later and an available USB 1.1
Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later. Including 'Mavericks' 10.9.x and an available USB2.0/1.1, or FireWire 800/400 port
Time Machine Compatible: Mac OS X 10.5 (version introduced) and later
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, or FireWire 800/400 port
Linux compatible via supported USB interface
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 2.0 port factory stock
Optional AC Adapter AC adapter not required for most applications provided computer bus supplies appropriate power needs
Temperature & Humidity
Operating Temperature: 32 to 158°F / 0 to 70°C
Non-Operating Temperature: -40 to 158°F / -40 to 85°C
Operating Humidity: 5 to 90% RH (non-condensing)
Non-Operating Humidity: 5 to 90% RH (non-condensing)
Up to 1500 G (non-operating)
Operating: 1.0 G (5-300 Hz)
Non-Operating: 5.0 G (5-500 Hz)