OWC Mercury Elite Pro Mini
Bus-Powered Multi-Interface Enclosure Kit


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High-performance, high-reliability data storage/backup with a fanless, bus-powered design
With a 2.5" Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive, the latest chipset, and USB 3.0, the Mercury Elite Pro mini delivers up to 500MB/s data transfer speeds for demanding data storage and backup needs. All that performance resides in an impact-resistant, heat-dissipating 5.5 in (L) x 3.8 in (W) x 1.1 in (H) brushed aluminum enclosure with super-quiet operation.

When you want high style in high-performance storage, look no further than the Mercury Elite Pro mini. With the highest quality drive mechanism and a shock resistant portable aluminum enclosure, the Mercury Elite Pro mini is ready to go wherever you need A/V, Digital Photography, Professional Music, Graphics, General Data, and Time Machine ready storage.


  • Interfaces: USB 3.0 & 2.0
  • The USB 3.0 Micro-B port is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 cables (USB 3.0 standard A to Micro-B connecting cable is included)
  • All interface cables are included
  • Bus-powered via USB 3.0 (DC to USB connector included)
  • Data transfer speeds up to 500MB/s (via USB 3.0)
  • Drive speeds of up to 7200RPM
  • Perfect for digital photography, professional music, graphics, general data, and Time Machine backups
  • Portable size at 5.5in(L) x 3.8in(W) x 1.1in(H)
  • Brushed aluminum, impact-resistant, heat-dissipating enclosure
  • Super-quiet, fanless operation
  • Asmedia 1053E and 1456 high-performance chipset
  • 1-year Solution Warranty


  • Chipset: Asmedia 1053E and 1456 High-Performance Chipset
  • Drive Mechanisms Supported: Any 2.5" SATA hard drive or SSD up to 2.2TB in capacity and up to 12.5mm in size.
  • Drive Cache Size: Dependent on drive mechanism installed
  • Drive Rotation Speed: Dependent on drive mechanism installed
  • Drive Interface: SATA (Serial ATA)
  • Port Configuration: USB 3.0 - (1) Micro-B port
  • Max Data Transfer Rate:
    • USB 3.0 - 500 MB/s
    • USB 2.0 - 60MB/s
    • USB 1.1 - 1.5MB/s
  • Port/Interface Bootability:
    • Can I use this solution as an external startup drive?
    • eSATA: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements. - Click for more info
    • USB 3.0: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements. - Click for more info
    • USB 2.0: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements. - Click for more info
  • Format: Included Drive Guide Software will format drive for either OS X, or Windows Download instructions on OS X formatting (DOC 8.5MB) Download instructions on Windows formatting (DOC 4.6MB)
  • Macintosh System Requirements
    • Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2.2, Mac OS X 10.0.x or later and an available USB 1.1.
    • Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later. Including 'Mavericks' 10.9.x and an available USB2.0/1.1, or eSATA port.
    • Time Machine┬« Compatible: Mac OS X 10.5 (version introduced) and later.
  • Windows System Requirements
    • Windows 98SE or later and an available USB 2.0/1.1 port.
    • Windows 2000 or later and an available USB 2.0/1.1 port.
  • Linux Requirements
    • Linux compatible via supported USB interface.
  • Power Supply*: Bus Power via USB on most computers with USB 2.0 port factory stock.
    • Optional AC Adapter* (available as a separate purchase here)
    • * AC adapter not required for most applications provided computer bus supplies appropriate power needs.
  • External Case Dimensions
    • 3.8 in (W) x 5.5 in (D) x 1.1 in (H)
    • 96.52mm x 139.7mm x 27.94mm
  • Total Shipping Weight: Approximately .73 pounds (.33kg)
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