OWC Mercury On-The-Go™ Pro USB 3.0 Portable Enclosure Kit Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2013-03-20

The Mercury On-The-Go Pro USB 3.0 is a stylish enclosure from OWC which can include storage or can be ordered empty. The product comes with a transparent acrylic housing and a small heatsink in order to eliminate the excess heat and also features an On/Off button near the USB port.

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Product Specifications



OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro USB 3.0 storage solution for SATA 2.5" Hard Drives

High Quality Double Shielded USB 3.0 certified connecting cable

Carrying Case

On-The-Go Pro Assembly Manual

OWC 1 Year Warranty with 48-Hour Turnaround Time


Product Specifications:



Bus Interface


USB 3.0 / 2.0 & 1.1 Backwards compatible port.




ASMedia 1051e USB 3.0 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. Use of 12.5mm size drives requires Installation Support Kit.


Max Data Transfer Rate


USB 3.0 - 500MB/s

USB 2.0 - 60MB/s


System Requirements


Macintosh: Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.2.2, OS X 10.2.x or later including ‘Lion’ 10.7.x, and an available USB 3.0 port. Time Machine® Compatible: Mac OS X 10.5 (version introduced) and later.

PC: Windows Vista, XP, 2000, NT, 98, and an available USB 3.0 port.

Linux: Linux compatible via supported the USB interface.


Power Supply*


Bus Power via USB on most computers with USB 3.0 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


3.5" (W) x 5.5" (D) x 1" (H)

88.9mm x 139.7mm x 25.4mm


Unit Weight (no mechanism)


0.40lbs. (0.18kg)


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