OWC Mercury Elite Pro Hard Drive Enclosure (USB 3.1 Gen 1 / eSATA / FireWire800)

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OWC Mercury Elite Pro Hard Drive Enclosure (USB 3.1 Gen 1 / eSATA / FireWire800)
Key Features
  • 1 x SATA III 3.5" Drive Bay
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-B Port
  • 1 x eSATA Port
  • 2 x FireWire 800 Ports
Compact and shock resistant, the Mercury Elite Pro Hard Drive Enclosure from OWC / Other World Computing is designed to complement the storage of Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. It supports most drive capacities using its one SATA III 6 Gb/s 3.5" bay that also supports SATA II 3 Gb/s and SATA I 1.5 Gb/s drives. This enclosure is equipped with one 5 Gb/s USB 3.1 Gen 1 port, one 3 Gb/s eSATA II port, and two 800 Mb/s FireWire 800 ports, while also being backwards compatible with USB 2.0, USB 1.1, and FireWire 400. When connected using USB 3.1 Gen 1 or eSATA, it can achieve data transfer speeds up to 300 MB/s. FireWire 800 provides speeds up to 100 MB/s, USB 2.0 provides speeds up to 60 MB/s, FireWire 400 provides speeds up to 50 MB/s, and USB 1.1 provides speeds up to 1.5 MB/s.
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OWC Pro Overview

Compact and shock resistant, the Mercury Elite Pro Hard Drive Enclosure from OWC / Other World Computing is designed to complement the storage of Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. It supports most drive capacities using its one SATA III 6 Gb/s 3.5" bay that also supports SATA II 3 Gb/s and SATA I 1.5 Gb/s drives. This enclosure is equipped with one 5 Gb/s USB 3.1 Gen 1 port, one 3 Gb/s eSATA II port, and two 800 Mb/s FireWire 800 ports, while also being backwards compatible with USB 2.0, USB 1.1, and FireWire 400. When connected using USB 3.1 Gen 1 or eSATA, it can achieve data transfer speeds up to 300 MB/s. FireWire 800 provides speeds up to 100 MB/s, USB 2.0 provides speeds up to 60 MB/s, FireWire 400 provides speeds up to 50 MB/s, and USB 1.1 provides speeds up to 1.5 MB/s.

The Mercury Elite Pro USB 3.0 Hard Drive Enclosure operates using an included 100-240V power supply that runs at 50/60 Hz. While the enclosure is compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux, please bear in mind that Linux compatibility is only supported using the USB and FireWire interfaces. However, Windows and Mac users are able to use the USB 3.0, FireWire 800, and eSATA ports. Also included is a 36" USB 3.0 cable, a 36" eSATA cable, a 36" FireWire 800 cable, and a vertical stand. Protection is provided by a limited 1-year warranty with a 48-hour turnaround time.

Note: 2.5" drives are supported using a separately-sold NewerTech AdaptaDrive 2.5" to 3.5" Converter Bracket.

General Features

Performance

Next-gen chipsets combined with the fast SATA drive mechanisms allow the Mercury Elite Pro to deliver the single drive transfer rates up to 300 MB/s

Reliability

Its design and components help ensure the Mercury Elite Pro is built to last

Portability

The compact and shock-resistant design offers one USB 3.1 Gen 1 port (backwards compatible with USB 2.0/1.1), two FireWire 800 (1394b) ports, and one eSATA port for easy plug-and-play on virtually any Windows, Mac, and Linux system
UPC: 736211773456

OWC Pro Specs

General
Number of Bays1 x 3.5"
I/O1 x USB Type-B (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gb/s))
1 x eSATA (SATA II (3 Gb/s))
2 x FireWire 9-Pin (FireWire 800)
Compatible Drive InterfaceSATA III
Form FactorDesktop
Bridge ChipsetJMicron JMB355
JMicron JMS562
Software
OS CompatibilityWindows
macOS
Linux
Electrical
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Physical
Dimensions9 x 4.6 x 1.5" / 22.9 x 11.7 x 3.8 cm
Weight3.0 lb / 1.4 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.13 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11 x 8.85 x 2.8"

OWC Pro Reviews

great quality,fits 18 tb ultrastar great.

By Krzysztof
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-03

second one i get for my son ,fits ultrastar great ,hi love it,Great buy good price.

Mercury Elite Pro USB 3.0 Hard Drive Enclosure is terrific

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-12-16

I needed to remove the hard drive from a failing vintage WD My Book . I needed to find an enclosure that still supported FW800. The OWC / Other World Computing Mercury Elite Pro USB 3.0 Hard Drive Enclosure was exactly what I needed. The included quick set-up sheet made installation easy. It was up and running within 15 minutes. It works flawlessly. Thank you B&H!

Best enclosure for older and newer MAC's

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-04-09

I bought one of these 7 years ago and its still going strong with no HD damage. The Oxford chip in these enables them to work smooth. Bought this one to run parallel with the old one through firewire and it works like a charm. These are built to last.

Wery good product, works perfectly

By Czarek from Poland
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-12-23

Easy to use, works perfectly, fast performance, connectivity, excellent reliability, got two of them, it was my very good choice

Beautiful & hassle free

By Achille
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-11-06

Very good product, solid hi-tech product, strong aluminium case with latest technology...love it

Good Quality Enclosure

By L Cameron
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-07

Quality of enclosure seems top-notch and it was available with the hard-to find eSATA port. I bought it to use with a 4 TB WD black HD to add capacity to my DirecTV DVR. Unfortunately It didn’t work well (picture hangs up and pixelates a lot) but it’s a HD compatibility issue with the DirecTV box, not the OWC enclosure. It did the same thing when I mounted the HD internally. I’ll use enclosure and HD for backup with my desktop.

Works as claimed

By Dave
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-17

Using this with a 1TB WD Black drive as a backup for my Synology NAS, connected by eSATA. Well packaged unit complete with cables for all 3 interfaces, plus a power brick and cord. Compact metal enclosure, no fan so no noise. Nice addition to my system and as always great service and shipping from B&H.

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