OWC Mercury Elite Pro Mini Review Discussion
Posted 28 November 2011 - 05:36 PM
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Posted 28 November 2011 - 05:57 PM
Posted 28 November 2011 - 06:35 PM
Not needing extra FireWire ports on the computer is a good way to justify some of the "bulk".
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Posted 28 November 2011 - 11:21 PM
wouldnt that slow things down tho if more than one device was being accessed? only so much bandwidth available. in this case i think i would prefer smaller vs expandabilty. cool concept tho.
Posted 29 November 2011 - 08:11 AM
The case could be much skinier but that's not what OWC was trying to do, they're just adapting their current 2.5" cases.
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Posted 29 November 2011 - 02:53 PM
It might be useful to test USB 3.0, since folks who own both Mac + non-Apple machines could potentially get some great use out of this.
I hope OWC or someone else makes a roll-your-own enclosure to clone the functionality of Momentus XT, possibly with the MacBook Air SSD sticks (since they have such a small form factor). If Seagate can do it on the PCB of a drive, why not in a 2.5" external enclosure? Better yet, one that fits in the optical bay (since there's more space than necessary for a 2.5" HDD).
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