OWC Mercury On-the-Go Pro 1TB Hard Drive

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OWC Mercury On-the-Go Pro 1TB Hard Drive
Key Features
  • 1TB Drive Capacity
  • USB 3.0 / 2.0 Compatible
  • FireWire 800/400 Support
  • 8MB Drive Cache
With a variety of connection options Mercury On-the-Go Pro 1TB Hard Drive from Other World Computing can easily be connected to a variety of computer configurations. This mobile hard drive features FireWire 800/400 and USB 3.0 ports and comes compatible with both Windows and Mac based computers. Whether connecting via the FireWire or USB ports, users also benefit from near silent operation as this drive comes with a fanless design. The Mercury On-the-Go Pro comes pre-formatted for the Mac OS X operating system and requires a simple reformat to be used on Windows PCs. Regardless of the OS it is being used on users can also take advantage of both backup and utility software simplifying the process of creating system backups.
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OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro External HDD Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Compact and Versatile
  • 3Cool and Silent
  • 4Fast and Reliable
  • 5Included Software Suite

With a variety of connection options Mercury On-the-Go Pro 1TB Hard Drive from Other World Computing can easily be connected to a variety of computer configurations. This mobile hard drive features FireWire 800/400 and USB 3.0 ports and comes compatible with both Windows and Mac based computers. Whether connecting via the FireWire or USB ports, users also benefit from near silent operation as this drive comes with a fanless design. The Mercury On-the-Go Pro comes pre-formatted for the Mac OS X operating system and requires a simple reformat to be used on Windows PCs. Regardless of the OS it is being used on users can also take advantage of both backup and utility software simplifying the process of creating system backups.

Compact and Versatile

The Bus powered OWC Mercury On-The-Go drive includes both FireWire 800 and USB 3.0 connectivity making it both compact and versatile.

Cool and Silent

The OWC Mercury On-The-Go's fanless design offers near silent operation while still keeping your drive cool. The built-in aluminum heatsink underneath the drive and pass-through cooling vents on the top of the case work in tandem to provide optimum results.

Fast and Reliable

The OWC Mercury On-The-Go uses Oxford and ASMedia chipset for both FireWire 800/400 and USB 3.0. The chipsets are designed to work with SATA hard drives and SSDs.

Included Software Suite

•Prosoft Engineering Data Backup 3 for Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later
•Carbon Copy Cloner for Mac OS X 10.4 or later
•NovaStor NovaBACKUP Solution for Windows
•Intech SpeedTools Utilities
UPC: 794504793727

OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro External HDD Specs

Storage Capacity1 TB
Connection Interface2 x FireWire 800 (9-Pin FireWire)
1 x USB 3.2 / USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB Mini-B)
Read SpeedMaximum: 500 MB/s
Write SpeedMaximum: 500 MB/s
Pre-FormatFAT32
Internal Drive
Internal InterfaceSATA (Unspecified)
TypeHard Disk Drive
Rotational Speed5400 rpm
Form Factor2.5"
Cache Memory8 MB
External Enclosure
Power SourceFireWire/USB Bus Power
Cooling SystemPassive
Environmental ResistanceShock
Operating Temperature41 to 131°F / 5 to 55°C
Storage Temperature-40 to 149°F / -40 to 65°C
Dimensions (L x W x H)5.5 x 3.5 x 1.0" / 14.0 x 8.9 x 2.5 cm
Weight0.6 lb / 0.3 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.3 x 6.2 x 2.6"
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