Designed for work in video and audio production work, the Mercury Rack Pro 1U Quad Interface 4 Bay Enterprise RAID Solution from OWC is a high-performance, hardware-controlled RAID array that can connect to your computer with four different interfaces. In a 1U rack mount size, the Mercury Rack Pro comes with, and holds, four SATA 3.5" 2.0TB Hitachi Mariner 7K3000 hard disk drives that spin at 7200rpm. The drives total a capacity of 8TB and together come preconfigured as a RAID 5 array; however, you can use the rear-panel to re-configure the drives as a SPAN, a RAID 0, 1, 3, 10, or as a JBOD. The drives are also hot-swappable.
In connecting to your computer, the Mercury Rack Pro offers you flexibility and high-speed options with four different kinds of ports. It features one eSATA port, one USB 3.0 port, two FireWire 800 ports, and one FireWire 400 port. For managing your RAID array and backing up your data, the Mercury Rack Pro comes with the following software: OWC RAID Manager Visual Interface, Prosoft Engineering Data Backup 3, Carbon Copy Cloner, and NovaStor NovaBACKUP. It also comes with Intech SpeedTools Utilities, a program for repairing and maintaining your disks. The OWC Mercury Rack Pro is pre-formatted for Macs but is also compatible with Windows computers.
OWC / Other World Computing
8TB Mercury Rack Pro 1U Quad Interface 4-Bay RAID Solution
High Quality Double Shielded eSATA connecting cable
High Quality Double Shielded FireWire 800 (1394B) connecting cable (9-9 Pin cable)
High Quality Double Shielded FireWire 400 (1394A) connecting cable (6-6 Pin cable)
High Quality Double Shielded USB 3.0 connecting cable (A-B cable)
Integrated ROHS, CE, and FCC compliant Power Supply
Rack Mounting Handles
Anti-skid, Vibration Dampening Desktop Mounting Feet
Screws for Rack / Desktop Conversion
User Guide & Owner's Manual
Backup and Utility Software CD
Over 1.5GB of Freeware/Shareware/Public domain software installed
2-Year Limited Parts Warranty, 2-Year Limited Labor Warranty