OWC / Other World Computing Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 24TB 4-Bay USB 3.0 RAID Array (4 x 6TB)

OWC / Other World Computing Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 24TB 4-Bay USB 3.0 RAID Array (4 x 6TB)

OWC / Other World Computing Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 24TB 4-Bay USB 3.0 RAID Array (4 x 6TB)

OWC / Other World Computing Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 24TB 4-Bay USB 3.0 RAID Array (4 x 6TB)

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Product Highlights

  • 4 x 6TB 3.5" 7200 rpm HDDs
  • Four Drive Bays
  • USB 3.0, 2x FireWire 800, eSATA
  • Supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
  • Pre-Configured in RAID 5 Mode
  • Hardware Controller
  • Up to 300 MB/s Data Transfer Speeds
  • Front Panel RAID Switch with Lock
  • Pre-Formatted for Mac OS X
  • Windows and Mac Compatible
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OWC / Other World Computing OWCM3QX2T24.0S overview

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The OWC / Other World Computing Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 24TB 4-Bay USB 3.0 RAID Array is a multi-interfaced RAID storage solution that provides a total capacity of 24TB for your Mac and Windows systems. This storage array offers USB 3.0, dual FireWire 800, and an eSATA port with maximum transfer speeds of 300, 100, and 300 MB/s respectively. The Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 has four 6TB 7200 rpm SATA drives and stores up to 24TB of data. Actual storage capacity depends on the RAID configuration. 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 system's lockable front panel; each RAID level offers configuration options for capacity, data protection, redundancy, and speed.

This storage array is pre-formatted for Mac but can be re-formatted to work in a Windows environment. Included along with the Mercury Elite Pro storage array are USB 3.0, eSATA, and FireWire 800 cables. Furthermore, a free downloadable software suite is available for backing up and tuning your Mac and Windows systems.

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.
RAID Levels
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 (RAID 0) while incorporating redundancy over three or more drives for the best 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.
In the Box
OWC / Other World Computing Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 24TB 4-Bay USB 3.0 RAID Array (4 x 6TB)
  • 4 x Internal Hard Drives
  • 39" eSATA Cable
  • 36" USB Cable
  • 36" FireWire 800 Cable
  • 2 Front Panel Lock Keys
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    OWC / Other World Computing OWCM3QX2T24.0S specs

    Number of Bays 4 x 3.5"
    Connections 1 x eSATA (SATA II)
    2 x 9-Pin FireWire (FireWire 800)
    1 x USB Type-B (USB 3.1 Gen 1)
    Form Factor Desktop
    RAID Modes RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, SPAN
    OS Compatibility Linux
    macOS 10.2.8 or Later
    Windows XP or Later
    Total Raw Capacity 24 TB (4 x 6 TB)
    Type Hard Disk Drive
    Rotational Speed 7200 rpm
    Cache Memory per Drive 128 MB
    Initial RAID Configuration None
    Pre-Format HFS+
    Power Source Internal Power Supply
    AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
    Operating Temperature 41 to 108°F / 5 to 42°C
    Operating Humidity 8 to 90%
    Storage Temperature -40 to 149°F / -40 to 65°C
    Storage Humidity 5 to 95%
    Operating Vibration 1.0 G / 5 to 300 Hz
    Storage Vibration 5 G / 5 to 500 Hz
    Operating Shock 65 G / 2.0 ms
    Storage Shock 175 G / 2.0 ms
    Bridge Chipset JMicron JMS567
    JMicron JMB355
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 9.7 x 5.3 x 7.0" / 24.5 x 13.5 x 17.7 cm
    Weight 8.6 lb / 3.9 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 19.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.7 x 15.6 x 10.9"

    OWC / Other World Computing OWCM3QX2T24.0S reviews

    Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 24TB 4-Bay USB 3.0 RAID Array (4 x 6TB) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far, so good Installed very well. Installation instructions slightly confusing and misleading. Recently bought 2 of the 16 TB versions. manually installed the first one because of the above problem. The second was dead on arrival. did get good support from OWC tech, who would give me an RMA if B&H didn't. B&H never fails. Took the dead one back. replacement has just arrived.
    Date published: 2016-03-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Time to upgrade! I have thought about getting something like a RAID for years. After a near fatal system crash and running out of space I bit the bullet and bought this unit. Love it and easy to set up.
    Date published: 2017-05-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far so good It's been a great unit for the 14 months I have owned it. I just used OWC tech support on a small issue and it's now resolved. I would recommend this product!
    Date published: 2017-11-14
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