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Other World Computing Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 8TB Multi-Interface 4 Bay RAID Solution, USB 3.0, eSATA, 2x FireWire 800

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About the Other World Computing Mercury Elite Pro Qx2

The Other World Computing Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 8TB is a multi-interfaced RAID storage solution. This storage array offers USB 3.0, dual FireWire 800 and an eSATA port with maximum transfer speeds of 300, 100 and 300 MB/s respectively. The Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 has four 2TB 7200 rpm SATA drives and stores up to 8TB of data. Actual storage capacity depends on the RAID configuration. This storage array is pre-configured in RAID 5 mode, which is designed for optimized data protection, capacity and performance. Hardware RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 10 can also be selected from the systems lockable front panel; each RAID level offers configuration options for capacity, data protection, redundancy and speed.

The Mercury Elite Pro storage array includes USB 3.0, eSATA and FireWire 800 cables. This storage array is pre-formatted for Mac but can be re-formatted to work in a Windows environment. A free downloadable software suite is also available for the backup and tuning of your Mac and Windows systems.

Other World Computing Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 Includes

  • Other World Computing Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 8TB Multi-Interface 4-Bay RAID Solution
  • 39" High Quality Double Shielded eSATA Connecting Cable
  • 36" High Quality Double Shielded FireWire 800 Connecting Cable (9-9 Pin Cable)
  • 36" High Quality Double Shielded USB 3.0/2.0 Connecting Cable
  • Internal UL Listed U.S./International Auto Switching Power Supply (Adapter Plugs for International Use)
  • Other World Computing 3 Year Warranty
  • (See Specs Section for More Item Includes)

Other World Computing Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 Features

  • Front Panel RAID Selector: Thanks to a front panel selector switch, the Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 enables easy configuration of the Hardware RAID settings - Span, 0, 1, 5, 10 - so you can select the best combination of speed, capacity, redundancy, or any combination of the three
  • RAID Levels - Span: Combines capacity of two or more drives of the same size without any RAID data distribution scheme into one logical desktop volume. Will also combine the capacity of varying size drives based on the lowest capacity drive in the set
  • RAID Levels - RAID 0 (Stripe): Data is split into blocks over two or more drives at same time for high speed and large capacity
  • RAID Levels - RAID 1 (Mirror): Data is written at same time to two drives only for highest level of data safety and redundancy
  • RAID Levels - RAID 5 (Stripe with Parity): Data is Striped (RAID 0) while incorporating redundancy over three or more drives for the best combination of speed, capacity and redundancy. The Multi-Interface 4 Bay Enterprise Class Performance RAID Solutions are pre-configured as RAID 5
  • RAID Levels - RAID 10 (1+0): Data is Striped (RAID 0) over two Mirrored sets (RAID 1) of drives for fast redundancy
  • RAID Levels - JBOD/Independent drive operation: Each drive can be operated as an individual volume using the Firewire 800/400 or eSATA connections. This feature is not supported when using the USB connection
  • Prosoft Engineering Data Backup 3: Data Backup 3 is a software utility for Mac that allows you to backup, restore and synchronize your valuable data with minimal effort. Whether you are a new computer user or a seasoned professional, Data Backup 3 is designed for new and power users alike
  • Intech Hard Disk Speed Utilities 3 OEM: SpeedTools Utilities 3 is designed to offer fast, easy and automated Mac disk repair and maintenance. This utility software has the ability to optimize and tune your Mac system for optimal performance in a matter of minutes
  • NovaStor NovaBACKUP: NovaBACKUP is designed for simple, fast and reliable backup of your Windows software. NovaBACKUP offers automatic system backups and step-by-step wizards for simplified setup and configuration

Other World Computing Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 Specifications

Item includes 2 Keys for Front Panel Lock
OWC Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 Manual (1.5MB PDF)
Chipset Micron 355 FW800 (1394B) / FW400 (1394A) and Micron 567 USB 3.0 (2.0/1.1 Backwards compatible)
Interfaces Supported eSATA (SATA-II)
FireWire 800 (1394B) (FireWire 400 Backwards compatible)
USB 3.0 (2.0 Backwards compatible)
RAID / JBOD Support RAID 0,1,5,10 Hardware RAID Mode and NRAID Span Options
Solutions are pre-configured as RAID 5 for optimum speed, protection & capacity
Standard Mechanism 4 x 2.0TB Toshiba DT01ACAxx Series Hard Disk Drives
Drive Rotation Speed 7200 RPM
Drive Cache Size 64MB per drive, 256MB total for the solution
Port Configuration eSATA - 1 eSATA port
FireWire 800 - (2) 9 pin ports
USB 3.0 - (1) 9 pin mini B port
Maximum Data Transfer Rate eSATA - 300 MB/sec
FireWire 800 - 100MB/sec
FireWire 400 - 50MB/sec
USB 3.0 - 300MB/sec
USB 2.0 - 60MB/sec
Port/Interface Bootability eSATA, FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB 3.0
Macintosh System Requirements Minimum Apple G4 processor, 128MB RAM
Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2.2, 10.0.x or later and an available FireWire 400 port
Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later including 'Mavericks' 10.9.x and an available USB 3.0/2.0, FireWire 800/400 port, or eSATA port
Time Machine Compatible: Mac OS X 10.5 (version introduced) and later
Windows System Requirements Minimum Intel Pentium III CPU 500MHz, 128MB RAM
Windows XP(64 bit) or later and an available USB 3.0/2.0, FireWire 800/400, or eSATA port
Linux Requirements Linux compatible via supported USB and FireWire interfaces
Power Supply Internal UL Listed U.S./International Auto Switching Power Supply (adapter plugs for International use)
Protection: OCP, OVP, Short
Temperature Operating: 5deg.C-55deg.C (41deg.F-131deg.F)
Non-operating: -40deg.C-65deg.C (-40deg.F-149deg.F)
Relative Humidity Operating: 8%-90% RH (Non-condensing)
Non-operating: 5%-95% RH (Non-condensing)
Shock 65G 2mS; (non-operating) 175G 2mS
Vibration Operating: 1.0G (5-300Hz)
Non-operating: 5.0G (5-500Hz)
Dimensions (D x W x H) External Case: 9.65 x 5.31 x 6.96" / 245.11 x 134.87 x 176.78mm
Weight Enclosure (no accessories): 8.6lbs / 3.9kg
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