The OWC / Other World Computing 12TB (4 x 3TB) Mercury Rack Pro/ 4x 3TB 3.5" Enterprise Hard Drives Kit from B&H consists of a Mercury Rack Pro 4 Bay 1U Rack Storage Solution from OWC and four 3TB 3.5" Enterprise Hard Drives (Ultrastar 7K3000 Series) from Hitachi.
The Mercury Rack Pro 4 Bay 1U Rack Storage Solution from OWC is a 4-bay external mini-SAS hard drive enclosure configured as four independent hard drives. It offers a maximum capacity of 12.0 TB, with 3.0 TB per hard drive. This Mercury Rack Pro features a single external mini-SAS interface which reduces cable clutter and provides 4 full channels of data--one per drive--via a single external mini-SAS cable. It's like having 4 separate eSATA / SAS cables, but in a single package.
The Mercury Rack Pro is specifically designed to meet the demands of server, audio production and video production environments. It provides data transfer rates of up to 24 Gb/s, depending on the selected drives, RAID setting, and external mini SAS equipped SAS or SATA card. The Mercury Rack Pro offers plug and play simplicity.
The four 3TB 3.5" Enterprise Hard Drives (Ultrastar 7K3000 Series) each provide a full 3.0 TB of data storage capacity, for a whopping total of 12 TB! Each has a fifth-generation Hitachi 5-platter mechanical design and offers a rotational speed of 7200 RPM at 2.0 million hours MTBF for capacity-optimized environments. DSA (dual stage actuator) and enhanced RVS (rotational vibration safeguard) offer robust performance in multi-drive operations.
Supporting blazing-fast 6.0 GB/s SATA models that offer great flexibility, the 3.5" Enterprise Hard Drives are compatible with systems that use SATA hard drives (up to 2.19 TB). They are utilized in decision support and RAID, disk-to-disk backup and archiving, and RAID array applications, and can be employed in cloud storage, network attached storage and data warehousing and mining environments.
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OWC / Other World Computing 12TB (4 x 3TB) Mercury Rack Pro/ 4x 3TB 3.5" Enterprise Hard Drives Kit Review