OWC / Other World Computing Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 RAID Solution

OWC / Other World Computing 16TB Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 RAID Solution Kit (4 x 4TB)

OWC / Other World Computing 16TB Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 RAID Solution Kit (4 x 4TB)

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OWC / Other World Computing 16TB Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 RAID Solution Kit (4 x 4TB)

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OWC / Other World Computing Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 RAID Solution WD 4TB Red 5400 rpm SATA III 3.5" Internal NAS HDD OWC / Other World Computing 16TB Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 RAID Solution Kit (4 x 4TB)

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  • Four 4TB SATA Hard Drives
  • 4-Bay Disk Enclosure
  • Fits 3.5" SATA I/II Hard Drives
  • Compatible with Hard Drives up to 4TB
  • Up to 300 MB/s Data Transfer Speed
  • Supports RAID 0, 1, 5 & 10
  • eSATA, FireWire 800 & USB 3.0 Ports
  • Brushed Aluminum Enclosure
  • Kensington Lock Slot
  • Windows & Mac Backup Software
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  • 1Description

The OWC 16TB Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 RAID Solution Kit from B&H includes the Qx2 4-bay enclosure and four 4TB hard drives. The enclosure can hold up to four 3.5" 4TB SATA hard disk drives in a brushed aluminum enclosure. It offers up to 300 MB/s data transfer speed with eSATA and USB 3.0 connectivity and 4 user-selectable hardware RAID settings, including RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10. The Mercury Elite Pro Solution allows you to configure the system according to your speed, capacity and redundancy requirements. Also, it features a Kensington lock slot and a front lock with two keys for securing your drives.

Included with the Qx2 are USB 3.0, FireWire 800, and eSATA cables for flexibility when connecting the enclosure to a computer. It also has a power cable rated from 100-240V AC power for international use with optional adapters as well as backup and data management utility software. Additionally, this kit features four 4TB 5900 RPM 3.5" hard drives with 6Gb/s SATA connections.

  • OWC / Other World Computing Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 RAID Solution
    The OWC Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 RAID Solution can hold up to four 3.5" 4TB SATA hard disk drives in a brushed aluminum enclosure. It offers up to 300 MB/s data transfer speed with eSATA and USB 3.0 connectivity and 4 user-selectable hardware RAID settings, including RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10. The Mercury Elite Pro Solution allows you to configure the system according to your speed, capacity and redundancy requirements. Also, it features a Kensington lock slot and a front lock with two keys for securing your drives.

    Included with the Qx2 are USB 3.0, FireWire 800, and eSATA cables for flexibility when connecting the enclosure to a computer. It also has a power cable rated from 100-240V AC power for international use with optional adapters. Additionally, backup and data management utility software is included.

    Included Software

    Prosoft Engineering Data Backup 3
    Designed for Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later, allows you to back up data to hard drives, CDs, networked drives, DVDs, and more as well as allowing the creation of scheduled reminders
    NovaStor NovaBACKUP
    Designed for Windows 2000 or later, this software features a simple step-by-step backup and restore system for easily protecting your data
    Intech SpeedTools Utilities
    Designed for Mac, consists of a suite of utilities for managing your data storage devices, including disk defragmentation, diagnostics, and restoration among others
    UPC: 794504335057
  • 4 x WD 4TB Red 5400 rpm SATA III 3.5" Internal NAS HDD
    Designed with home and small office/business customers in mind, the 4TB Red 5400 rpm SATA III 3.5" Internal NAS HDD from WD is well-suited for NAS environments with up to eight 3.5" drive bays. Engineered to handle increased workloads, this 4TB drive operates using a SATA III 6 Gb/s interface, a 64MB cache, and a rotational speed of 5400 rpm, all of which help to ensure uninterrupted data transfers with a sustained rate of up to 150 MB/s. This drive also features high levels of reliability, with 600,000 load/unload cycles, <10 in 1014 non-recoverable read errors per bits read, error recovery controls, and 1,000,000 hours MTBF for 1-8 bay NAS systems. Also built into this drive are noise and vibration protection and WD's NASware 3.0 helps increase system compatibility, allowing WD Red drives to be more easily integrated with your existing network infrastructure.

    General Features

    Fill Your NAS with WD Red
    Built for 1 to 8-bay NAS systems, WD Red lets users store their data in one unit
    NASware 3.0 Technology
    Built into every WD Red hard drive, NASware 3.0's technology helps improves your system's storage performance by increasing compatibility, integration, upgradeability, and reliability
    Built for NAS Compatibility
    Desktop drives aren't purpose-built for NAS, but WD Red drives with NASware are. WD's technology helps takes the guesswork out of selecting a drive. WD Red is for small NAS systems and WD's algorithm balances performance and reliability in NAS and RAID environments
    Desktop Drives vs. WD Red
    Desktop hard drives are not designed for NAS environments. Do right by your NAS and choose a drive with an array of features to help preserve your data and maintain optimum performance. Take the following into consideration when choosing a hard drive for your NAS:
  • Compatibility: Without being tested for compatibility with your NAS system, improved performance is not guaranteed
  • Reliability: The always-on environment of a NAS or RAID is a hot one and desktop drives aren't typically tested in those conditions. WD Red is
  • Error Recovery Controls: WD Red NAS hard drives are specifically designed with RAID error recovery control to help reduce failures within the NAS system. Desktop drives are not typically designed for RAID environments where this can be an issue
  • Noise and Vibration Protection: Designed to operate solo, desktop drives offer little or no protection from the noise and vibration faced in a multi-drive system. WD Red drives are designed for multi-bay NAS systems
  • WD Red for Home
    Stream, backup, share, and organize your digital content at home with a NAS and WD Red drives designed to share content to the devices in your home. Red NASware helps increase your drives' compatibility with your devices, TV, stereo, and more
    WD Red for Small Business
    WD Red is a good hard drive choice for 1 to 8 bay systems. NASware 3.0 allows for integration with your existing network so WD Red can share and backup files at the speed of your business. For larger businesses with up to 16 bays, use WD Red Pro
    3D Active Balance Plus
    This helps ensure your data is protected from excessive vibration and noise in a NAS or RAID environment. This dual-plane balance control helps reduce the degradation of your drive over time
    Reliability
    Since your NAS system is always on, a reliable drive is essential. With an MTBF of up to 1 million hours, the WD Red drive with NASware 3.0 is designed for 24x7 environments
    Cooler Operations
    By reducing power consumption, the operating temperature of your NAS stays cooler. With a lower temperature in your system, you can create a more reliable solution for your NAS
    UPC: 718037810058
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  • 1Description
  • OWC / Other World Computing Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 RAID Solution
    Chipset JMicron 355/567 / FW800 (1394B) / FW400(1394A) and 3.0 (2.0/1.1 Backwards compatible) Chipset
    Interface 1 x eSATA
    2 x FireWire 800
    1 x USB 3.0 (B)
    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
    RAID Support RAID 0,1,5,10 Hardware RAID Mode, and NRAID Span Options
    JBOD/Independent Drives: each drive operating as a separate volume
    Drive Types Supported Up to 4 SATA I/II hard drives
    System Requirements Macintosh
    Minimum Apple G4 processor
    128 MB 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 Lion 10.7.x and an available USB 3.0/2.0, FireWire 800/400 port, or eSATA port
    Time Machine Compatible: Mac OS X 10.5 and later.

    Windows
    Intel Pentium III CPU 500MHz
    128 MB RAM
    Windows XP (64-bit) or later and an available USB 3.0/2.0, FireWire 800/400, or eSATA port

    Linux
    Via supported USB and FireWire interfaces
    Power Requirements 100-240 VAC
    Operating Conditions Temperature: 41 to 131°F (5 to 55°C)
    Humidity: 8 to 90%
    Storage Conditions Temperature: -40 to 149°F (-40 to 55°C)
    Humidity: 5 to 95%
    Shock Operating: 65 G 2 mS
    Non-Operating: 175 G 2 mS
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 8.3 x 7.0 x 9.7" (13.5 x 17.7 x 24.5 cm)
    Weight 8.6 lb (3.9 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.1 x 8.5 x 7.8"
  • 4 x WD 4TB Red 5400 rpm SATA III 3.5" Internal NAS HDD
    Product Specifications
    Capacity 4 TB
    Interface SATA III 6 Gb/s
    Form Factor 3.5"
    Advanced Format (AF) Yes
    Native Command Queuing Yes
    RoHS Compliant Yes
    Performance
    Data Transfer Rate (max) Interface Speed: 6 Gb/s
    Internal Transfer Rate: 150 MB/s
    Cache 64 MB
    Rotational Speed 5400 rpm
    Reliability / Data Integrity
    Load/Unload Cycles 600,000
    Non-Recoverable Read Errors per Bits Read <1 in 1014
    MTBF 1,000,000 hours
    Average Power Requirements Read/Write: 4.5 W
    Idle: 3.3 W
    Standby/Sleep: 0.4 W
    Environmental Specifications
    Temperature Operating: 32 to 149°F / 0 to 65°C
    Non-Operating: -40 to 158°F / -40 to 70°C
    Shock Operating (2 ms, read/write): 30 Gs
    Operating (2 ms, read): 65 Gs
    Non-Operating (2 ms): 250 Gs
    Acoustics Idle: 25 dBA
    Seek (average): 28 dBA
    Physical Dimensions
    Dimensions 1.028 x 5.700 x 4.000" / 26.11 x 144.8 x 101.6 mm
    Weight 1.50 lb / 0.68 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.5 x 6.1 x 2.9"

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