Other World Computing (OWC) on Thursday introduced new versions of its Mercury On-the-Go hard disk drive enclosure kits, specifically for 2.5-inch Serial ATA (SATA) hard disk drive mechanisms. The drive kits feature USB 2.0 and USB 2.0 with external SATA (eSATA), for $39.99 and $54.99 respectively.
The kits sport a see-through design with shock protection, and are bootable with any computer with a USB 2.0 port. The enclosures feature a built-in aluminum heat sink to help disperse the heat from the hard drive’s operation, and use passthrough cooling vents on the top.
Designed for use with 2.5-inch hard disk drives, the case measures 3.5 x 5.5 x 1 inch deep, and includes a power supply (optional for use with USB 2.0, required for eSATA), data cable and carrying case. On the backplane is a single eSATA port, a USB 5-pin mini “type A” port, on off switch, and power port.