Other World Computing OWC / OWC / Mercury Elite Pro 8TB Multi-Interface External Dual Drive Array with RAID 0, USB 2.0 & 1.1 / FireWire 800/400 / eSATA

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  • Macintosh Operating System
  • Works with PC/Windows
  • FireWire Interface
  • eSATA Interface
  • USB Interface
  • 2 Drive Bays
  • RAID 0 Drive
  • Holds 8TB

About Other World Computing

The OWC / OWC / Other World Computing Mercury Elite Pro 8TB Multi-Interface External Dual Drive Array with RAID 0 features high-speed Oxford 946 eSATA / FireWire 800/400 & USB 2.0 chipset combined with the fastest SATA drive mechanisms available. This combination gives Mercury Elite Pro RAID Solutions some of the fastest single drive transfer rates possible, even exceeding 120 Megabytes Per Second! The Mercury Elite Pro RAID offers (1) eSATA port, (2) FireWire 800(1394B) ports, (1) FireWire 400 (1394A) port and 1 USB 2.0 port for easy plug and play on any system.

Designed to compliment any user's system, the OWC Mercury Elite Pro RAID is created in mind with the Power Macintosh G5 system as a starting point. A blue activity LED compliments the design recessed behind the front grille, showing when your drive is being accessed. The built-in sensor on the chipset detects when the solution's data cable is disconnected from a Mac or PC's native FireWire, USB, or eSATA interface and automatically spins down the solution to conserve energy during periods of disk inactivity. It is ideal for notebook users who can go mobile without needing to reach around the solution to turn it off or unplug power cord.

Other World Computing Specifications

Custom Oxford 946 eSATA / FW800 (1394B) / FW400(1394A) and USB 2.0 (1.1 Backwards compatible) Chipset
Interfaces Supported
FireWire 800 (1394B)
FireWire 400 (1394A)
USB 2.0 (1.1 Backwards compatible)
Recommended configurations supported
RAID 0 Performance Striping (default setting) for maximum performance (requires two identical Hard Drives)
Standard Mechanism
2 x 4.0TB HGST Deskstar 7K4000 Hard Disk Drives
Drive Rotation Speed
7200 RPM
Drive Cache Size
128 Megabyte (2 Drives with 64MB (65,536k) cache each)
Port Configuration
eSATA - 1 port
FireWire 800 - (2) 9 pin ports
FireWire 400 - (1) 6 pin port
USB 2.0/1.1 - (1) 5 pin port
Max Data Transfer Rate
eSATA - 3.0 Gbit/s (or 300 MB/sec)
FireWire 800 - 800Mbps (or 100MB/sec)
FireWire 400 - 400Mbps (or 50MB/sec)
USB 2.0 - 480Mbps (or 60MB/sec)
USB 1.1 - 12Mbps (or 1.5MB/sec)
Port/Interface Bootability
eSATA: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements
FireWire 800: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements
FireWire 400: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements
USB 2.0: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements
Pre-formatted for Mac OSX
Macintosh System Requirements
Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2.2 and an available USB 1.1 or FireWire 400 port.
Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later. Including 'Lion' 10.7.x and an available USB2.0/1.1, FireWire 800/400 port, or eSATA port.
Time Machine Compatible: Mac OS X 10.5 (version introduced) and later
Windows System Requirements
Windows XP(64 bit) or later and an available USB 2.0/1.1, FireWire 800/400, or eSATA port
Linux Requirements
Linux compatible via supported USB and FireWire interfaces
Pre-installed Backup / Utility software
Intech Hard Disk SpeedTools Utilities OEM (For Mac OS 8.6 - X only)
ProSoft Engineering Data Backup for Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later
NovaStor NovaBACKUP for Windows 2000 or later
Over 1.5GB of Freeware/Shareware/Public domain software pre-installed
Power Supply
UL Listed U.S./International Auto Switching 100 - 240v, 50/60Hz input, 12 Volt 5 Amp output Power Supply (adapter plugs for International use sold separately)
Operating Temperature
5deg.C - 55deg.C (41deg.F - 131deg.F)
Non-Operating Temperature
-40deg.C - 65deg.C (-40deg.F - 149deg.F)
Operating Relative Humidity
8% - 90% RH (Non-condensing)
Non-Operating Relative Humidity
5% - 95% RH (Non-condensing)
65G 2mS; (non-operating) 175G 2mS
Operating Vibration
1.0G (5 - 300Hz)
Non-Operating Vibration
5.0G (5 - 500Hz)
MTBF (hours)
More than 300,000 power-on hours
Dimensions (W x D x H)
2.9 x 9 x 5.3" / 7.36 x 22.86 x 13.46cm
5.8lbs / 2.63kg
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