OWC / Other World Computing 3TB Mercury Elite Pro External Hard Drive

OWC / Other World Computing 3TB Mercury Elite Pro External Hard Drive

OWC / Other World Computing 3TB Mercury Elite Pro External Hard Drive

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Product Highlights

  • 1 x USB 3.0
  • 1 x eSATA
  • 2 x FireWire 800 (9-pin)
  • 7200rpm Drive Rotation Speed
  • Preformatted FAT32 for Windows & Mac
  • Compact, Shock-Resistant Design
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Capacity: 3TB

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The 3TB 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 7200rpm and a capacity of 3TB, 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 (backwards compatible with FireWire 400, a separately sold adapter is required). The drive also comes out of the box pre-formatted for a Mac computer, but it can easily be re-formatted to work with a PC as well.

High Performance
The Mercury Elite Pro houses the Oxford 944 and Oxford 3100 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. In fact, the Mercury Elite Pro can reach a maximum data transfer rate of up to 300MB/s (using the USB 3.0 port)
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
UPC: 794504765526
In the Box
OWC / Other World Computing 3TB Mercury Elite Pro External Hard Drive
  • 36" High Quality Double Shielded eSATA Connecting Cable
  • 36" High Quality Double Shielded FireWire 800 Connecting Cable
  • 36" High Quality Double Shielded USB 3.0 Standard-B to Standard-A Connecting Cable
  • External AutoSwitching Power Adapter
  • Vertical Stand
  • Mercury Elite Pro Manual
  • Backup and Utility Software CD
  • Complementary Level 1 Data Recovery
  • 3-Year Limited OWC Warranty with 48-Hour Turnaround Time
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Storage Capacity 3 TB
    Connection Interface 1 x SATA II (eSATA)
    1 x USB 3.0 (USB Type-B)
    2 x FireWire 800 (9-Pin FireWire)
    Maximum Read Speed Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Maximum Write Speed Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Pre-Format FAT32
    Internal Drive
    Internal Interface SATA (Unspecified)
    Type Hard Disk Drive
    Rotational Speed 7200 rpm
    Form Factor Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Cache Memory 64 MB
    External Enclosure
    AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
    Environmental Resistance Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Dimensions (L x W x H) 1.5 x 9.0 x 4.6" / 3.8 x 22.9 x 11.7 cm
    Weight 2.7 lb / 1.2 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.8 x 8.8 x 2.8"
    3TB Mercury Elite Pro External Hard Drive is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 10.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Testing Mercury Elite Pro External HD I record live audio in high resolution setup. The Mercury Elite Pro External HD is a Firewire800 / 7200RPM seem to work fine chaining my UA Apollo high resolution sound card. The firing order sequence is a key for optimal results; First, Mercury, second Apollo. Same sequence when quit. So far no major hiccups. You may need to adjust the Firewire bandwidth allocation on the Apollo. My last suggestion is to Mac users. Do NOT use the OWC software to format the drive. You may get a better results formatting it using Apple's Disk utilities. (Do this before you have any data on disk). I hope this drive will last for a long time.
    Date published: 2014-01-21
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Repairs needed on the 3TBs Our company has been using OWC for storage, editing and transfer for years now and overall, they have been very reliable! However, we have noticed a trend with the 3TB in particular. After just a year of usage, the drive is prompting us that it can't repair the disc and that it must be re-formatted. Luckily everything is backed up elsewhere but it's still a scary thought. This is the 3rd or 4th time these 3TB drives have given us problems on a short life. The 2TB are always rock solid after numerous years of transfers and post-production work. I'm hoping this isn't an product-wide defect with the 3TB...Maybe we've just been unlucky with 3-4 corrupt drives!
    Date published: 2017-08-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The only hard drive brand I trust I've been exclusively using OWC for the past 7 years, after bad experiences with retail store brands like Seagate and others. It's also the only hard drive we use at the post-production facility I work at. We've had one problem in 7 years with over 300 hard drives, and OWC promptly sent us a replacement for our bad drive. I am very loyal to this brand and have never been let down. I use them personally on a PC and professionally in our post house on a Mac. Neither have given me ANY problems.
    Date published: 2014-03-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very faster data rate! I bought this to add storage and disk space for video editing. I was amazed at how fast this drives data transfer rate is compared to what I had been using. It has sped up my editing greatly. Will happily buy another when I need more external disk space.
    Date published: 2015-08-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Replacement Drive This is a replacement for a WD drive that recently failed - about two months past the warranty. It's a little bit bigger than the WD and the Lacie drive that I have but that's not a big deal because it's parked on my desktop as opposed to a portable drive. Using it for my main backup drive and so far everything is fine. It comes with it's own software to format it, which I used instead of Disk Utility on the mac.
    Date published: 2015-09-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for freelance work I use this hard-drive for all of my freelance recording sessions. It's possible to run entire sessions off this external and saves hours of time transferring files. Plenty of space, reasonable price, and reliable (but don't forget to make a backup anyway). A bit of a pain to carry around but worth it in any environment with shared computers.
    Date published: 2016-01-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good value solid drive This is the second OWC drive I've purchased. The first one had a processor problem and was replaced with little theater. The one I just got is running smoothly. Solid hardware. I used to be a G-Tech user, but since they were bought by Hitachi, not so good. These OWC drives are better
    Date published: 2017-02-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly What I Needed I'm using this for a Timeline Back-up Drive on my MacPro Desktop machine and it quietly in the background does exactly what it's supposed to do. Connection and set-up were very easy. Construction feels and looks solid.
    Date published: 2016-03-08
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