OWC 6TB Mercury Elite Pro External Hard Drive

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OWC 6TB Mercury Elite Pro External Hard Drive
Key Features
  • 6TB Storage Capacity
  • USB 3.0 / Firewire 800 / eSATA Ports
  • Max. Data Transfer Rate: 300 MB/s
  • 7200 rpm Disk Speed
The 6TB Mercury Elite Pro External Hard Drive from OWC features a 3.5" SATA hard drive with a rotational speed of 7200 rpm and a capacity of 6TB, 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.
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OWC External HDD Overview

The 6TB Mercury Elite Pro External Hard Drive from OWC features a 3.5" SATA hard drive with a rotational speed of 7200 rpm and a capacity of 6TB, 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.

Mercury Elite Pro houses the Oxford 944 and Asmedia 1053e USB/FireWire/eSATA chipset
Works in conjunction with the 7200 rpm drive rotational speed of the installed hard drive to deliver a fast data transfer rate
Mercury Elite Pro can reach a maximum data transfer rate of up to 300 MB/s (using the USB 3.0 port)
Compact and shock-resistant design ensures safe portability
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
Designed to complement any user's system, the Mercury Elite Pro was created with the Mac Pro system in mind as a starting point
UPC: 812437021516

OWC External HDD Specs

Storage Capacity6 TB
Connection1 x SATA II (eSATA)
1 x USB 3.2 / USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB Type-B)
2 x FireWire 800 (9-Pin FireWire)
Pre-FormatNone
Internal Drive
Internal InterfaceSATA (Unspecified)
TypeHard Disk Drive
Rotational Speed7200 rpm
Buffer128 MB
External Enclosure
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Dimensions (L x W x H)1.5 x 9.0 x 4.6" / 3.8 x 22.9 x 11.7 cm
Weight2.7 lb / 1.2 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.95 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.9 x 8.6 x 2.8"

OWC External HDD Reviews

Does not seem to stay connected to computer

By Ashton
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-11

I have used OWC HDs for years and years, but this one seems to drop off line intermittently. I can't get anyone at B&H to respond to my inquires on what is going on. The only correspondence from B&H are emails asking me to rate my purchase.

Been a solid Hard Drive for 5 years

By Paul
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-12

I bought a 3TB version several years ago (4 or 5) and it's continued to work very well. I use it for General Use, non-professional, so I am not as demanding on it as a pro would be. But I do use it as a main drive, not as a backup drive, for which a non-pro model would suffice. I like the faster 7,200 RPM speed. It has an On/Off switch, but I always just leave it in the On position and it's been fine for years, the Drive still goes to sleep on it's own when not in use. I am on here shoppping considering a new model, probably will get more TB this time, considering the price isn't much more. The build quality is excellent and that's the main reason to get OWC is for the solid enclosure and the extra ports, especially if you still like to have Firewire.

OWC 6TB Review

By Lawrence
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-06

I am not a techie so take what I have to say with a grain of salt. This hard drive was very easy to use, had all the necessary software pre-loaded into it and worked seamlessly for my first back up. I am giving the hard drive and unqualified thumbs up!

Looks good and feels solid.

By Bernard E
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-03-07

I have not had this drive long enough to give it a performance review. The setup was easy and it came with three cables. I used the eSATA cable for my connection. I hope this helps.

Compact, reliable, with loads of memory.

By Jan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-03

It's great to have 14TB of memory in such a compact reliable device for video editing. The OWC 14TB Mercury Elite Pro External Hard Drive is fast, and ideal for large multi-camera projects.

Problematic external drive

By Mary
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-22

Perhaps it is just this item, but I am having severe problems with this OWC Mercury Elite HD. Not only is it terribly slow to rev up, but it makes unpleasant noises while doing so. I tried using disk utility and got the message that there was a problem I could not fix. Sending it back.

DOA

By Amy
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-27

I've had very good luck with OWC drives over the years. Not so with this one - it wouldn't power up straight out of the box. Support was helpful and walked me thru the various possible connection issues with no luck. I'm waiting for a replacement. So, five stars for the help and no stars for this particular drive.

Amazing hard drive!

By Andres
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-24

Very good. I strongly recommen it!

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Asked by: James
Yes, the OWC / Other World Computing 2TB Mercury Elite Pro External Hard Drive B&H # OWMEAL2 includes in the box: OWC Mercury Elite Pro External Drive eSATA cable FireWire 800 cable USB 3.0 Cable Power Supply. Vertical Stand
Answered by: Miguel
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how do I format to work on my p c?
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