Built-in BCH ECC: Up to 66 bits correctable per 1024 bytes
Chip Based Data Encryption: 256-bit AES-compliant
Nonrecoverable Read Errors
Less than 1 sector per 1016bits read
Sequential Reads (6Gb/s, Compressible Data)
Sequential Writes (6GB/s, Compressible Data)
Sequential Reads (6GB/s, Incompressible Data)
Sequential Writes (6Gb/s, Incompressible Data)
Less than 2000mW (2.0W) expected maximum draw
Less than 700mW (0.7W)
32°F to 158°F
0°C to 70°C
-40°F to 185°F
-40°C to 85°C
1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less). The actual total capacity will depend on your own defined file settings/preferences.
In terms of standard gigabytes, 1GiB ≈ 1.074GB and refers to the actual formatted capacity of shown under Mac OS 10.5 or earlier and Microsoft Windows OS.
Specific application environments such as temperature and duty cycle will affect the overall reliability.
Temperature reporting is currently an unsupported feature because due to the operating characteristics of SSDs, it is highly unlikely one would ever exceed an OWC Mercury SSD's stated operating temperature ceiling of 158F/70C. However, we are looking into supporting this feature in the future via a firmware update. Firmware updates can be found here:http://eshop.macsales.com/tech_center/OWC/SSD.
OWC Express Specifications:
Asmedia USB 3.0 chipset
USB 3.0, 2.0 or 1.1 Backwards compatible
USB 3.0 SuperSpeed - (1) micro-B port
Max Data Transfer Rate
USB 3.0 - 500MB/s
Can I use this solution as an external startup drive?
Macintosh: Macintosh running OS 8.6 to 9.2.2, OS X 10.2.x or later including 'Mavericks' 10.9.x, and an available USB port. Time Machine® Compatible: Mac OS X 10.5 (version introduced) and later.
PC: Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2000, NT, 98, and an available USB port.
Linux: Linux compatible via supported the USB interface.
Super quiet fanless ventilation
Bus Power via USB on all models with USB 2.0 or 3.0 port
Any 2.5" Serial-ATA Drive up to 9.5mm height. Important Note: Hard Drive supported for use of this bus-powered enclosure via USB 2.0 or 3.0 port connections, use of Solid State Drive (SSD) only supported with USB 3.0 port connection.
The best warranty is one you never have to use, but should the need occur - OWC is proud to provide a superior level of support and warranty coverage to our customers. Even when not used, we understand the peace of mind afforded by a longer warranty period. OWC's industry leading coverage is a testament to our confidence in the reliability of the solutions that we offer. OWC solutions are engineered to demanding quality standards in order to deliver the most reliable, highest performance available on the market in each storage category.