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OWC / Other World Computing Mercury Rack Pro 4 Bay 1U Rack Storage Solution

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You Pay: $309.95
Product Highlights
  • Single External Mini-SAS Up To 24Gb/s
  • 4 Independent Drive Channels
  • RAID, JBOD Support
  • Enclosure Uses 3.5" SATA Hard Drives

The Mercury Rack Pro 4 Bay 1U Rack Storage Solution from OWC is a four bay external mini-SAS hard drive enclosure configured as four independent hard drives. It offers a maximum capacity of 12.0TB with 3.0TB per hard drive. This Mercury Rack Pro features a single external mini-SAS interface which reduces cable clutter and provides four full channels of data one per drive through a single external mini-SAS cable. It's like having four separate eSATA/SAS cables but in a single package. The Mercury Rack Pro is designed specifically to meet the demands of server, audio production and video production environments. It provides data transfer rates of up to 24Gb/s depending on selected drives, RAID setting, and external mini SAS equipped SAS or SATA card. The Mercury Rack Pro offers plug and play simplicity.

A single external mini-SAS interface which provides four full channels of data, one per drive.
Using the fastest SATA drive mechanisms gives the mercury rack pro a solid, performance focused base. Adding a high-speed external mini-SAS card further enhances it by providing some of the fastest drive transfer rates possible, up to 24Gb/s.
This can easily be converted to a desktop form-factor via a Phillips screwdriver by simply removing the rack ears and installing the included anti-skid, vibration dampening feet.
Three 1.57" (4cm) brushless, whisper quiet constant cooling speed fans.
Interface Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)
Data Transfer Rate Up to 24Gb/s
Macintosh System Requirements External mini-SAS: Macintosh with External Mini-SAS via 3rd Party Controller Card Interface (not included)
External Mini-SAS Requires Mac OS X 10.2 or Later
Including 'Lion' 10.7.x
Time Machine Compatible: Mac OS X 10.5 and Later
Windows System Requirements External mini-SAS: Windows with External Mini-SAS via 3rd Party Controller Card Interface (not included)
External Mini-SAS Requires Microsoft Windows 2000 or XP
Power Supply Input: 100-240V
Output: 50-60Hz, 200W (Max.)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 19 x 1.7 x 18" (482.6 x 43.18 x 457.2 mm)
Weight Not Specified by the Manufacturer
OWC / Other World Computing Mercury Rack Pro 4 Bay 1U Rack Storage Solution
  • Anti-skid, Vibration Dampening Desktop Mounting Feet
  • 3.93' (1.2m) 3 Prong Grounded Power Cord - Black Color
  • Color Manual PDF Provided by OWC
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    OWC / Other World ComputingMercury Rack Pro 4 Bay 1U Rack Storage Solution
     
    2.5

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    1.0

    Serious QA issues and power supply issue

    By Itechnation

    from Los Angeles

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    Pros

      Cons

      • Flimsy Construction

      Best Uses

      • Backup

      Comments about OWC / Other World Computing Mercury Rack Pro 4 Bay 1U Rack Storage Solution:

      There are some serious issues on these units. We purchased 3 of them. There is an issue with the power supplies on all of them. Sometimes you have to unplug the power cable before you can turn them back on again.

      There is a high pitch noise coming from the power supply when turned off.

      The power buttons stitch sometime due to the fact that it's properly cheap and over laminated.

      Does not fit into a standard KK Audio rack. The rack ears provided make the unit to wide. I don't think to many of us have a server rack without sides.

      The opening door gets jammed when the rack ears are put on and its not easy to open anymore.

      I would not recommend this to anyone. Not worth the trouble. I think the SansDigital enclosures are far superior to this.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac

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      4.0

      Not expensive and efficient

      By Guillaume

      from Tokyo

      About Me Power user

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      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Compact
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy to use
      • High Capacity

      Cons

      • Noisy

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Photo Storage
      • Video

      Comments about OWC / Other World Computing Mercury Rack Pro 4 Bay 1U Rack Storage Solution:

      I bought this product to create a RAID 10 array for my editing work with FCPX. I use it in addition to the HighPoint 2722 mini SAS card. Both seems to be great even if it is not hot swappable and if your remove the drive while your computer in running, you need to rebuild the array (could be very long) but of course you don't loose you files.
      The data rate is good but not excellent. I use Hitachi 3 TB drive and in RAID 10 it reach 160/200 MB/s (write/read).
      It is a little bit noisy to have on your desk due to the small ventilators and the 4 drive... but not so bad.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac

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