OWC Mercury On-The-Go® Bus-Powered, Multi-Interface Enclosure Kit Mac / PC / USB 3.0 & 2.0 / FireWire 800 (FireWire 400 Backwards Compatible)
The OWC Mercury On-The-Go USB 3.0 & 2.0 / FireWire 800 (FireWire 400 Backwards Compatible) Enclosure Kit packs an incredible punch into a 3″ W x 5.5″ L x 1″ H 11 ounce package!
If you're looking for one of the most compatible mass storage solutions made, look no further! The OWC Mercury On-The-Go drive is all you'll need! Packing a one-two punch of super fast USB 3.0 and FireWire 800, the OWC Mercury On-The-Go has what it takes to truly work cross platform.
The OWC Mercury On-The-Go features the latest in performance with an Oxford combination FireWire and USB chipset creating one perfectly integrated storage solution.
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 passthrough cooling vents on the top of the case work in tandem to provide optimum results.
The On-The-Go "Add your own Drive" Kit enclosure is ready to accept your own 2.5" SATA Hard Drive or SSD. Now you can upgrade your Mac or PC notebook's internal drive and retask that old drive as a new external drive for even more backup and storage capacity! This solution will give you an excellent transportable storage device, or a backup option that you may have not had!
Hard Drive Not Included – Needs 2.5" Serial ATA (SATA) Hard Drive
OWC NOTE: This drive enclosure requires a 2.5" Serial ATA (SATA) drive mechanism.
What is in the box
- OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro Bus-Powered, Multi-Interface, USB 3.0 & 2.0 / FireWire 800 (FireWire 400 Backwards Compatible)
- Enclosure Kit for SATA 2.5" Hard Drives
- 15" High Quality Double Shielded FireWire 800 connecting cable (9-9 Pin cable)
- 18" High Quality Double Shielded USB
- 3.0/2.0/1.1 (9 pin mini A – B) certified connecting cable
- Carrying Case
- On-The-Go Pro Assembly Manual
- 1 Year OWC Limited Warranty
Other DetailsMac OS
Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2.2 compatible, OS X 10.1.x and later. (10.2 or later required for FW800 and USB 3.0)
FireWire 800: Macintosh with FireWire 800 interface, either built in or via PCI FireWire 800 card.
FireWire 400: Macintosh with FireWire 400 interface, either built in or via PCI FireWire 400 card.
USB 3.0: Macintosh with USB 3.0 interface, either built in or via PCI USB 3.0 card.
USB 2.0: Macintosh with USB 2.0 interface, either built in or via PCI USB 2.0 card.
FireWire 800: PC with FireWire 800 interface, either built in or via PCI FireWire 800 card.
FireWire 400: PC with FireWire 400 interface, either built in or via PCI FireWire 400 card.
USB 3.0: PC with USB 3.0 interface, either built in or via PCI USB 3.0 card.
USB 2.0: PC with USB 2.0 interface, either built in or via PCI USB 2.0 card.
Linux compatible via supported USB and FireWire interfaces.
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Used this to run my old iMac 2010 from an external SSD by Firewire 800 which is an old standard now. The difference in responsiveness is amazing. Startup, waking from sleep, Spotlight, and opening apps is much quicker making the computer more pleasant to use. As per OWC instructions online I decided to do a fresh install of MacOs on the drive from the Recovery partition and then migrated about 800Gb data which took around 12 hours. There was a bit of concern when the subsequent restart froze for a couple of hours with the iMac getting hot but I turned it off and on and it has worked fine since. And when the iMac eventually packs up I still have the drive ready for backups etc. I have stopped Spotlight from searching the internal HDD so there is minimal HDD activity.
Amazing product, fast delivery, item as described.
Brilliant, it’s hard to find usb3 and firewire. Well made and fast, no compatibility issues with iMac. Excellent service and delivery. Highly recommended.