OWC / Other World Computing Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 8TB (4 x 2TB) Four-Bay USB 3.0 RAID Array (Enterprise Edition)

OWC / Other World Computing Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 8TB (4 x 2TB) Four-Bay USB 3.0 RAID Array (Enterprise Edition)

OWC / Other World Computing Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 8TB (4 x 2TB) Four-Bay USB 3.0 RAID Array (Enterprise Edition)


Product Highlights

  • 4 x 2TB 3.5" Hard Drives
  • 4 x Drive Bays
  • USB 3.0, FireWire 800, eSATA
  • RAID 0, 1, 5, & 10 Support
  • Pre-Configured in RAID 5
  • Hardware RAID Controller
  • 7200 RPM Enterprise-Class Drives
  • Up to 300 MB/s Transfer Speeds
  • Brushed Aluminum Enclosure
  • USB 3.0, eSATA, & FW800 Cables Included
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The Enterprise edition of the Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 8TB (4 x 2TB) Four-Bay RAID Array from OWC / Other World Computing is a multi-interfaced RAID storage solution that consists of four Enterprise-class 2TB 3.5" Serial ATA hard disk drives in a brushed aluminum enclosure. 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.

In addition to offering support for RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10 levels, the Mercury Elite Pro offers USB 3.0, dual FireWire 800, and an eSATA port with maximum transfer speeds of 300, 100, and 300 MB/s respectively. USB 3.0, eSATA, and FireWire 800 cables are included. 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.

Enterprise-Class Drives
Four Enterprise-class 2TB hard drives reduce the chance of drive failure in demanding applications.
Front Panel RAID Selector
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. These setting allow you to select the best combination of speed, capacity, redundancy, or any combination of the three.
Supported RAID Modes
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 0 (Stripe): Data is split into blocks over two or more drives at same time for high speeds and large capacity.

RAID 1 (Mirror): Data is written at the same time to two drives only for the highest level of data safety and redundancy.

RAID 5 (Stripe with Parity): Data is Striped while incorporating redundancy over three or more drives for a combination of speed, capacity, and redundancy.

RAID 10 (1+0): Data is Striped (RAID 0) over two Mirrored sets (RAID 1) of drives for fast redundancy.

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 for USB connections.
Downloadable Software Suite
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.
UPC: 794504335552
In the Box
OWC / Other World Computing Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 8TB (4 x 2TB) Four-Bay USB 3.0 RAID Array (Enterprise Edition)
  • 39" Double-Shielded eSATA Cable
  • 36" Double-Shielded FireWire 800 Cable (9-9-Pin Cable)
  • 36" Double-Shielded USB 3.0/2.0 Cable
  • Front Panel Lock with 2 Keys
  • Complimentary 1-Year Level 1 Data Recovery
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty with 48-Hour Turnaround Time
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    Chipset JMicron 355 / FW800 (1394B) / FW400(1394A) and JMicron 567 3.0
    Storage 8 TB
    Port Configuration 1 x eSATA port
    2 x FireWire 800 (9-pin) ports
    1 x USB 3.0 (9-pin, mini-B) port
    Data Transfer Rate (max) eSATA: 300 MB/sec (in RAID 0)
    FireWire 800: 100 MB/sec
    FireWire 400: 50 MB/sec
    USB 3.0: 300 MB/sec (in RAID 0)
    USB 2.0: 60 MB/sec
    Drives 4 x 2 TB hard disk drives
    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
    Cache Memory 64 MB per drive, 256 MB total
    Format Included Drive Guide software will format drive for either OS X or Windows
    Requirements 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 USB 1.1 or FireWire 400 port
    Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later including Mavericks 10.9.x and an available USB 2.0/1.1, FireWire 800/400 port, or eSATA port
    Time Machine Compatible: Mac OS X 10.5 (version introduced) and later

    Windows System Requirements:
    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
    Temperature Operating: 41 to 108°F / 5 to 42°C
    Non-operating: -40 to 149°F / -40 to 65°C
    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 (5-300 Hz)
    Non-operating: 5.0G (5-500 Hz)
    Dimensions 9.7 x 5.3 x 7.0" / 246.4 x 134.6 x 177.8 mm
    Weight 8.6 lb / 3.9 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 19.75 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.5 x 15.5 x 10.9"

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