User manual for OWC / Other World Computing Mercury On-The-Go OWCMS8U3H5500GB
- Manufacturer: OWC / Other World Computing
- Basic description and contents of package
- Product classification: Computers & Solutions - Drives & Storage - External Drives
- Safety instructions
- Startup and operation of the external drives
- Tips for setting up your OWC / Other World Computing
- Settings and expert assistance
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- Warranty information
- Price: 110 USD
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User manual for the OWC / Other World Computing Mercury On-The-Go OWCMS8U3H5500GB
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The Mercury On-The-Go Pro 500GB Hard Drive from Other World Computing is a 500GB portable hard drive with a variety of connection options, including FireWire 800/400 and USB 3.0. This hard drive is compatible with both Mac and PC machines as well as backwards compatible with USB 2.0 making it both compact and versatile. The drive features a fanless design for near silent operation.
A variety of included cables allow you to begin using your hard drive right out of the box. The included USB cable gives you the ability to connect to systems with either a USB 3.0 or 2.0 port. The drive comes preformatted for Mac OS X systems and can be easily reformatted for a Windows system. Once connected, the OWC hard drive contains both backup and utility software allowing you to easily create complete system backups.
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Additional parameters of the OWC / Other World Computing Mercury On-The-Go OWCMS8U3H5500GB:
| Bus Interface || FireWire 1394B (IEE1394A/B/iLink Compliant), 2 9-pin (powered) ports |
USB 3.0 / 2.0 / 1.1 Backwards compatible 9-pin mini "B" port.
| Cables || All cables included. The USB cable connects to systems with USB 1.1, USB 2.0, and USB 3.0. No additional USB cable is needed to connect the drive. |
| Chipset || Oxford 944 and ASMedia 1051e FireWire/USB chipset |
| Standard Mechanism || 500GB Seagate/Samsung Spinpoint M8 Hard Disk Drive** |
**OWC reserves the right to replace or upgrade to equivalent or better components
| Drive Interface || SATA (Serial ATA) |
| Drive Cache Size || 8 Megabyte (8,1922k) |
| Drive Rotation Speed || 5400rpm |
| Port Configuration || FireWire 800 - (2) 9-pin powered ports |
USB 3.0 - (1) 9-pin mini B port
| Max Data Transfer Rate || FireWire 800 - 100MB/sec |
FireWire 400 - 50MB/sec
USB 3.0 - 500MB/sec
USB 2.0 - 60MB/sec
USB 1.1 - 1.5MB/sec
| Port/Interface Bootability || FireWire 800 |
| Drive Format || FAT32 |
| Mac System Requirements || 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 2.0: Macintosh with USB 2.0 interface, either built in or via PCI USB 2.0 card.
| Windows System Requirements || 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 Requirements || Linux compatible via supported USB and FireWire interfaces. |
| Power Supply || Bus Power via FireWire 800 supported on all models equipped with an available FireWire 800 port either factory stock or via add on FireWire 800 PCI Card. |
Bus Power via FireWire 400 on all models made in 2001 or later via Factory ports or any model with add on FireWire 400 PCI Card.
Bus Power via USB on most computers with USB 3.0 port factory stock.
Optional AC Adapter (available as a separate purchase)
| Temperature || Operating: 41 to 131°F (5 to 55°C) |
Non-Operating: -40 to 149°F (-40 to 65°C)
| Relative Humidity || Operating: 8 to 90% (non-condensing) |
Non-Operating: 5 to 95% (non-condensing)
| Shock || 70G 2mS; (non-operating) 175G 2mS |
| Vibration || Operating: 1.0G (5 - 300 Hz) |
Non-Operating: 5.0G (5 - 500 Hz)
| MTBF || 1,200,000 hours |
| Load/Unload Cycles || 600,000 |
| Dimensions (W x D x H) || 3.5 x 5.5 x 1.0" (88.9 x 139.7 x 25.4 mm) |
| Weight || 0.65 lb (0.29 kg) |
| Package Weight || 1.25 lb |
| Box Dimensions (LxWxH) || 7.4 x 6.2 x 1.9" |
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