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The OWC / Other World Computing 1TB Mercury Elite Pro Mini USB 3.0 External Hard Drive offers 1TB of storage capacity so you can back up important information from your computer or provide additional digital space to store your photos, songs, and videos. With eSATA and USB 3.0 connections, the Mercury Elite Pro mini delivers greater compatibility with a variety of systems when compared to an external drive offering a single interface.
On the inside, OWC has outfitted it with a hard drive that spins at rate of up 5400 rpm and comes armed with 8MB of buffer memory. To power the drive, a bus-powered USB port is required. Aside from power, the shock-resistant housing is made from aluminum that protects and cools the drive. Additionally, included along with the Mercury Elite Pro mini are eSATA, USB 3.0, and DC to USB cables as well as utility software for backups and maintenance.
USB 3.0 port (backwards compatible with USB 2.0)
Bus-powered via USB 3.0 (DC to USB connector included)
Data transfer speeds up to 600 MB/s via eSATA; 500 MB/s via USB 3.0
Asmedia 1051E and 1456 chipset
5400 RPM drive speed
Suitable for digital photography, professional music, graphics, general data, and Time Machine
Complimentary Level 1 Data Recovery for the first year
In the Box
OWC / Other World Computing 1TB Mercury Elite Pro Mini USB 3.0 External Hard Drive
600 MB/s via eSATA 500 MB/s via USB 3.0 60 MB/s via USB 2.0 1.5 MB/s via USB 1.1
Included drive guide software will format drive for either OS X or Windows
Macintosh 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 SB2.0/1.1, or eSATA port Time Machine Compatible: Mac OS X 10.5 (version introduced) and later
Windows System Requirements
Windows 98SE or later and an available USB 2.0/1.1 port Windows 2000 or later and an available USB 2.0/1.1, or eSATA port
Linux compatible via supported USB interface
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 1.5 GB of Freeware, Shareware, Public domain software installed
Bus power via USB on most computers with factory installed USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 port; optional AC adapter available separately
Operating: 32 to 158°F (0 to 70°C) Non-operating: -40 to 185°F (-40 to 85°C)
Operating: 5 to 90% RH (non-condensing) Non-operating: 5 to 95% RH (non-condensing)
Non-operating: Up to 1500 G
Operating: 1 G (5 to 300 Hz) Non-operating: 5 G (5 to 500 Hz)