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OWC Mercury Elite Pro - 1TB

61

Kagoo Score

61

Kagoo Score

OWC Mercury Elite Pro - 1TB

$129.75
$129.75
Our Verdict:
A good spec but only moderate value for money 300g external hard drive. It has a hard drive speed of 7,200 RPM and a data transfer rate of 5,000 Mbit/s and is USB powered.
1TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
7,200 RPM
HARD DRIVE
ROTATIONAL
300g
77
Features
Good Features
60
Value for Money
Good
61
Kagoo Score
Good
Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb

69

Kagoo Score

69

Kagoo Score
Our Verdict:
A good value for money and good spec 247g external hard drive. It has a hard drive capacity of 5TB and a data transfer rate of 5,000 Mbit/s and is USB powered.
5TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
247g
75
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
73
Features
Good Features
71
Value for Money
Good
69
Kagoo Score
Good
OWC Mercury Elite Pro - 1TB

61

Kagoo Score

61

Kagoo Score

OWC Mercury Elite Pro - 1TB

$129.75
$129.75
Our Verdict:
A good spec but only moderate value for money 300g external hard drive. It has a hard drive speed of 7,200 RPM and a data transfer rate of 5,000 Mbit/s and is USB powered.
1TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
7,200 RPM
HARD DRIVE
ROTATIONAL
300g
77
Features
Good Features
60
Value for Money
Good
61
Kagoo Score
Good
Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb

69

Kagoo Score

69

Kagoo Score
Our Verdict:
A good value for money and good spec 247g external hard drive. It has a hard drive capacity of 5TB and a data transfer rate of 5,000 Mbit/s and is USB powered.
5TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
247g
75
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
73
Features
Good Features
71
Value for Money
Good
69
Kagoo Score
Good

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OWC Mercury Elite Pro - 1TB Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb
No Reasons For
We couldn't find any reasons why the OWC Mercury Elite Pro - 1TB is Superior
4 Reasons For
53g Lighter
The Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb is a 247g external hard drive. That's 53g lighter than the OWC Mercury Elite Pro - 1TB (300g).

'Weight' denotes the weight of the external hard drive, measured in grams (g).

A heavier hard drive will be bulkier, and more annoying to carry around.

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Better Kagoo Score
The Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb has received a Kagoo Score of 69, however the OWC Mercury Elite Pro - 1TB scored 61.
More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this external hard drive and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Two Years Newer
The Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb was released two years later than the OWC Mercury Elite Pro - 1TB

Weight

'Weight' denotes the weight of the external hard drive, measured in grams (g).

A heavier hard drive will be bulkier, and more annoying to carry around.

Hard Drive Capacity

'Hard Drive Capacity' denotes how much data the hard drive can hold, measured in gigabytes (GB).

A bigger hard drive capacity means that it can hold more files and data at once.

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Specification

 
 
 
Key Features OWC Mercury Elite Pro - 1TB Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb
Weight 300g 247g
BEST
USB Powered
USB powered
 USB powered
USB powered
 USB powered
Hard Drive Capacity 1TB 5TB
BEST
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces OWC Mercury Elite Pro - 1TB Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb
ESATA
ESATA
 ESATA
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wi-Fi Unknown - Click to provide data
Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
USB Version
3.0
 3.0
3.0
 3.0
FireWire 800
FireWire 800
 FireWire 800
Unknown - Click to provide data
ESATA Data Transfer Rates
3
 3
3
 3
Thunderbolt Technology Unknown - Click to provide data
Thunderbolt technology
 Thunderbolt technology
USB Connector Type
Usb Type-B Micro-Usb B
Usb Type-a
 Usb Type-B
 Micro-Usb B
 Usb Type-a
Usb Type-B Micro-Usb B
Usb Type-a
 Usb Type-B
 Micro-Usb B
 Usb Type-a
USB Data Transfer Rates
5000 480
 5000
 480
5000 480
 5000
 480
USB Connectivity
USB connectivity
 USB connectivity
USB connectivity
 USB connectivity
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 5,000 Mbit/s
BEST
960 Mbit/s
USB Connector
Usb Type-B Usb
 Usb Type-B
 Usb
Usb Type-B Usb
 Usb Type-B
 Usb
 
 
 
Logistics Data OWC Mercury Elite Pro - 1TB Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb
Quantity Per Pallet Unknown - Click to provide data 960
Pallet Weight Unknown - Click to provide data 455480
 
 
 
Hard Drive OWC Mercury Elite Pro - 1TB Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb
File Format System
Ntfs
 Ntfs
Ntfs
 Ntfs
Device Type
Hdd
 Hdd
Hdd
 Hdd
Drive Device, Buffer Size
32
 32
32
 32
Hard Drive Size
2.5
 2.5
2.5
 2.5
Hard Drive Interface
Firewire Usb 3
Esata
 Firewire
 Usb 3
 Esata
Firewire Usb 3
Esata
 Firewire
 Usb 3
 Esata
Hard Drive Speed 7,200 RPM Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Drive Buffer Size 32MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Type
Hdd
 Hdd
Hdd
 Hdd
Interface
Usb
 Usb
Usb
 Usb
 
 
 
Performance OWC Mercury Elite Pro - 1TB Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb
Data Transfer Rate 5,000 Mbit/s 5,000 Mbit/s
 
 
 
Features OWC Mercury Elite Pro - 1TB Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb
Operating System Supported (Linux)
1
 1
1
 1
Certification Unknown - Click to provide data CE
Cable Lock Slot Type
Kensington
 Kensington
Kensington
 Kensington
Cable Lock Slot
Cable lock slot
 Cable lock slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/off Switch
On/off switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Supported (Mac)
1 Mac Os X 10.10 Yosemite
Mac Os X 10.11 El Capitan Mac Os X 10.12 Sierra
Mac Os X 10.2 Jaguar Mac Os X 10.3 Panther
Mac Os X 10.4 Tiger Mac Os X 10.9 Mavericks
 1
 Mac Os X 10.10 Yosemite
 Mac Os X 10.11 El Capitan
 Mac Os X 10.12 Sierra
 Mac Os X 10.2 Jaguar
 Mac Os X 10.3 Panther
 Mac Os X 10.4 Tiger
 Mac Os X 10.9 Mavericks
1 Mac Os X 10.10 Yosemite
Mac Os X 10.11 El Capitan Mac Os X 10.12 Sierra
Mac Os X 10.2 Jaguar Mac Os X 10.3 Panther
Mac Os X 10.4 Tiger Mac Os X 10.9 Mavericks
 1
 Mac Os X 10.10 Yosemite
 Mac Os X 10.11 El Capitan
 Mac Os X 10.12 Sierra
 Mac Os X 10.2 Jaguar
 Mac Os X 10.3 Panther
 Mac Os X 10.4 Tiger
 Mac Os X 10.9 Mavericks
Operating System Supported (Mobile)
Android ios 8.0
ios 9.2 ios 9.1
ios 9.0 ios 8.4
ios 8.3 ios 8.2
ios 8.1 Android 5.1
Android 3.0 Android 5.0
Android 4.4 Android 4.3
Android 4.2 Android 4.1
Android 4.0 Android 3.2
Android 3.1 ios 9.3
 Android
 ios 8.0
 ios 9.2
 ios 9.1
 ios 9.0
 ios 8.4
 ios 8.3
 ios 8.2
 ios 8.1
 Android 5.1
 Android 3.0
 Android 5.0
 Android 4.4
 Android 4.3
 Android 4.2
 Android 4.1
 Android 4.0
 Android 3.2
 Android 3.1
 ios 9.3
Android ios 8.0
ios 9.2 ios 9.1
ios 9.0 ios 8.4
ios 8.3 ios 8.2
ios 8.1 Android 5.1
Android 3.0 Android 5.0
Android 4.4 Android 4.3
Android 4.2 Android 4.1
Android 4.0 Android 3.2
Android 3.1 ios 9.3
 Android
 ios 8.0
 ios 9.2
 ios 9.1
 ios 9.0
 ios 8.4
 ios 8.3
 ios 8.2
 ios 8.1
 Android 5.1
 Android 3.0
 Android 5.0
 Android 4.4
 Android 4.3
 Android 4.2
 Android 4.1
 Android 4.0
 Android 3.2
 Android 3.1
 ios 9.3
Operating System Supported (Windows)
1 Windows 10
Windows 10 Education Windows 10 Education X64
Windows 10 Enterprise Windows 10 Enterprise X64
Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Home X64
Windows 10 Iot Core Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Pro X64 Windows 7 Enterprise
Windows 7 Enterprise X64 Windows 7 Hom
Windows 7 Home Basic Windows 7 Home Basic X64
 1
 Windows 10
 Windows 10 Education
 Windows 10 Education X64
 Windows 10 Enterprise
 Windows 10 Enterprise X64
 Windows 10 Home
 Windows 10 Home X64
 Windows 10 Iot Core
 Windows 10 Pro
 Windows 10 Pro X64
 Windows 7 Enterprise
 Windows 7 Enterprise X64
 Windows 7 Hom
 Windows 7 Home Basic
 Windows 7 Home Basic X64
1 Windows 10
Windows 10 Education Windows 10 Education X64
Windows 10 Enterprise Windows 10 Enterprise X64
Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Home X64
Windows 10 Iot Core Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Pro X64 Windows 7 Enterprise
Windows 7 Enterprise X64 Windows 7 Hom
Windows 7 Home Basic Windows 7 Home Basic X64
 1
 Windows 10
 Windows 10 Education
 Windows 10 Education X64
 Windows 10 Enterprise
 Windows 10 Enterprise X64
 Windows 10 Home
 Windows 10 Home X64
 Windows 10 Iot Core
 Windows 10 Pro
 Windows 10 Pro X64
 Windows 7 Enterprise
 Windows 7 Enterprise X64
 Windows 7 Hom
 Windows 7 Home Basic
 Windows 7 Home Basic X64
LED Indicators
1
 1
1
 1
Housing Material
Metal Plastic
 Metal
 Plastic
Metal Plastic
 Metal
 Plastic
Protection Features
Shock Resistant
 Shock Resistant
Shock Resistant
 Shock Resistant
Colour
Silver
 Silver
Silver
 Silver
Plug and Play
Plug and Play
 Plug and Play
Plug and Play
 Plug and Play
 
 
 
Power OWC Mercury Elite Pro - 1TB Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb
Bus Powered
0 Usb
 0
 Usb
0 Usb
 0
 Usb
 
 
 
Operational Conditions OWC Mercury Elite Pro - 1TB Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H) 5% Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) 8% Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature (T-T) -40°C Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T) 5°C Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions OWC Mercury Elite Pro - 1TB Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb
Height 116.84mm 114.5mm
Depth 228.6mm 20.5mm
Width 38.1mm 78mm
 
 
 
Packaging Data OWC Mercury Elite Pro - 1TB Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb
Package Weight 1200 409
Package Height Unknown - Click to provide data 146
Package Depth Unknown - Click to provide data 43
Package Width Unknown - Click to provide data 105
Bundled Software Unknown - Click to provide data Seagate Dashboard, NTFS Driver
User Guide
User guide
 User guide
User guide
 User guide
Cables Included
Firewire Usb
Esata
 Firewire
 Usb
 Esata
Firewire Usb
Esata
 Firewire
 Usb
 Esata
 
 
 
Other Features OWC Mercury Elite Pro - 1TB Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb
Pallet Dimensions (W X D X H) Unknown - Click to provide data 1219 X 1131 X 1016
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) 1,200,000h Unknown - Click to provide data
Case or Master Carton Quantity Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Mac Compatibility Unknown - Click to provide data
Mac compatibility
 Mac compatibility
Case or Master Carton Dimensions (W X D X H) Unknown - Click to provide data 173 X 108 X 173
Non-Operating Shock 65G Unknown - Click to provide data
DC-in Jack
DC-in jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
Connectivity Technology
Wired
 Wired
Wired
 Wired
Country of Origin
China
 China
China
 China
Cable Length Unknown - Click to provide data 0.46m
Storage Capacity Unknown - Click to provide data 5TB
Form Factor Unknown - Click to provide data 2.5Inch
Non-Operating Vibration 5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Vibration 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Chips Organisation JMicron JMB355, JMicron JMS562 Unknown - Click to provide data

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