OWC 2TB Mercury Elite Pro External Hard Drive

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OWC 2TB Mercury Elite Pro External Hard Drive
Key Features
  • 2TB Storage Capacity
  • 1 x USB-B 3.2 Gen 1 Port
  • 1 x eSATA Port
  • 2 x FireWire 800 (9-Pin) Ports
The 2TB Mercury Elite Pro External Hard Drive from Other World Computing features a compact and shock-resistant design with a 3-year limited warranty to ensure it stays functional and keeps your data safe. Inside its enclosure is a 3.5" SATA hard drive with a rotational speed of 7200 rpm, transfer rates of up to 300 MB/s, and a capacity of 2TB, so you'll have plenty of space to save your favorite music, photos, and movies.
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OWC External HDD Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2High Performance
  • 3High Reliability
  • 4High Portability
  • 5Style
  • 6macOS Compatibility
  • 7Windows Compatibility
  • 8Other OS Compatibility
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The 2TB Mercury Elite Pro External Hard Drive from Other World Computing features a compact and shock-resistant design with a 3-year limited warranty to ensure it stays functional and keeps your data safe. Inside its enclosure is a 3.5" SATA hard drive with a rotational speed of 7200 rpm, transfer rates of up to 300 MB/s, and a capacity of 2TB, so you'll have plenty of space to save your favorite music, photos, and movies.

The Mercury Elite Pro contains a USB 3.2 Gen 1 (3.1 Gen 1/3.0) port (which is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1), an eSATA port, and two 9-pin FireWire 800 ports (backwards compatible with FireWire 400 using an optional adapter). Along with a USB-B to USB-A cable, the Mercury Elite Pro also comes with Firewire 1394B 9-Pin to 9-Pin and eSATA cables.

Please note, this hard drive is not compatible with the NewerTech MAXPower RAID mini-SAS 6G-2e eSATA card.

High Performance
The Mercury Elite Pro houses the JMicron JMS562 and JMicron JMB355 USB/FireWire/eSATA chipset, which works in conjunction with the 7200rpm drive rotational speed of the installed hard drive to deliver a fast data transfer rate. The Mercury Elite Pro boasts a maximum read speed of 300 MB/s.
High Reliability
A top-notch design and the best components ensure the Mercury Elite Pro Series is built to last, backed with a 3-year limited warranty by OWC.
High Portability
The compact and shock-resistant design ensures safe portability. In addition, the Mercury Elite Pro 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. Even the cables are included.
Style
Designed to complement any user's system, the Mercury Elite Pro was created with the Mac Pro system in mind as a starting point. However, it's a fine storage solution for any computer.
macOS Compatibility
  • macOS 8.6
  • macOS 9.0
  • macOS 9.1
  • macOS 9.2
  • macOS 10.0 Cheetah
  • macOS 10.1 Puma
  • macOS 10.2 Jaguar
  • macOS 10.3 Panther
  • macOS 10.4 Tiger
  • macOS 10.5 Leopard
  • macOS 10.6 Snow Leopard
  • macOS 10.7 Lion
  • macOS 10.8 Mountain Lion
  • macOS 10.9 Mavericks
  • macOS 10.10 Yosemite
  • macOS 10.11 El Capitan
  • macOS 10.12 Sierra
Windows Compatibility
  • Windows XP
  • Windows XP (64-Bit)
  • Windows XP Professional (64-Bit)
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7 (32-Bit)
  • Windows 7 (64-Bit)
  • Windows 8 (32-Bit)
  • Windows 8 (64-Bit)
  • Windows 8.1 (32-Bit)
  • Windows 8.1 (64-Bit)
  • Windows 10 (32-Bit)
  • Windows 10 (64-Bit)
  • Windows 11
Other OS Compatibility
  • Linux supported via USB and FireWire interfaces
UPC: 794504765427

OWC External HDD Specs

Key Specs
System Connection
1x USB-B 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1
1x FireWire 9-Pin 800
1x eSATA (SATA II)
Inputs/Outputs
1x FireWire 9-Pin (FireWire 800)
Storage Capacity
2 TB SATA 3.5" HDD (7200 rpm)
Read Speed
Maximum: 300 MB/s
Power Source
Included AC Adapter
Inputs/Outputs
1x FireWire 9-Pin (FireWire 800)
Storage Capacity
2 TB SATA 3.5" HDD (7200 rpm)
Read Speed
Maximum: 300 MB/s
Buffer
256 MB
Default OS Support
Windows & macOS
Reliability / Data Integrity
Encryption
No
External Enclosure
Security Features
Kensington Security Slot
Material
Aluminum
Cooling System
Passive
Impact Resistance
No
Environmental Protection
No
Drives Supported
1x 3.5"
Electrical
Power Source
Included AC Adapter
AC Input Power
100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
DC Input Power
12 VDC at 3 A
Environmental
Operating Temperature
41 to 107°F / 5 to 42°C
Storage Temperature
-40 to 149°F / -40 to 65°C
Operating Humidity
8 to 90%
Storage Humidity
5 to 95% (Non-Condensing)
Storage Altitude
-1,000 to 40,000' / -304.8 to 12,192 m
General
Certifications
RoHS
Dimensions
9 x 4.6 x 1.5" / 228.6 x 116.8 x 38.1 mm
Weight
2.65 lb / 1.2 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
10.9 x 8.7 x 2.8"

OWC External HDD Reviews

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does it come with a cable?

does it come with a cable?
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
Date published: 2023-12-15

Country of origin?

Country of origin?
Asked by: S
The OWC 2TB Mercury Elite Pro External Hard Drive BH #OWMEAL2 is made in Taiwan.
Answered by: Miguel
Date published: 2022-04-25

Can these be stacked, or is heat an issue?

Can these be stacked, or is heat an issue?
Asked by: Robert
The vents on the OWC 8TB Mercury Elite Pro External Hard Drive are located on the sides, and not the top of the drive, so you could potentially stack them, but dues to the shape of the drive and the nature of rotating HDDs, I would not advise it.
Answered by: Paige K
Date published: 2023-02-03

Does anyone know if these are fast enough for ...

Does anyone know if these are fast enough for editing 2K footage off of?
Asked by: Dan
The OWC Mercury Elite Pro USB 3.2 Gen 1 External Hard Drive has a maximum transfer speed of 252 MB/s, which would not be recommended for high-resolution video editing.
Answered by: calvinm
Date published: 2023-10-15

Can I connect my camcorder to transfer videos ...

Can I connect my camcorder to transfer videos directly to this enclosure? My camcorder has a 1394 port.
Asked by: SONYA
If the camcorder is compatible with external drives, then yes, you will be able to connect the OWC 20TB Mercury Elite Pro External Hard Drive via the 1394B Firewire 800 port.
Answered by: Alexandra D
Date published: 2023-11-12

What is the warranty on this unit?

What is the warranty on this unit?
Asked by: Anonymous
3 year OWC warranty.
Answered by: OWC Andy
Date published: 2022-10-07

Is this compatible with a Mac?

Is this compatible with a Mac?
Asked by: Jean
Absolutely is!
Answered by: OWC Andy
Date published: 2021-02-15

After connecting with USB-B can you daisy chain a ...

After connecting with USB-B can you daisy chain a FireWire 800 drive?
Asked by: Thomas
A FireWire signal cannot be sent over a USB connection, so to make use of the OWC 16TB Mercury Elite Pro External Hard Drive's FireWire daisy-chaining feature would require a FireWire host connection as well.
Answered by: calvinm
Date published: 2024-01-02
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