OWC / Other World Computing Mercury Elite Pro Dual 6TB 2-Bay USB 3.0 RAID Array (2 x 3TB)

OWC / Other World Computing Mercury Elite Pro Dual 6TB 2-Bay USB 3.0 RAID Array (2 x 3TB)

OWC / Other World Computing Mercury Elite Pro Dual 6TB 2-Bay USB 3.0 RAID Array (2 x 3TB)

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Product Highlights

  • 2 x 3TB 7200 rpm 3.5" Hard Drives
  • 2 x SATA III 3.5" Drive Bays
  • 1 x USB 3.0 and 2 x FireWire 800 Ports
  • RAID 0, 1, SPAN, and Independent Modes
  • Preconfigured in RAID 0
  • Hardware RAID Controller
  • Data Transfer Speeds up to 388 MB/s
  • Supports Booting on Macs via USB & FW800
  • Aluminum Enclosure with Low-Decibel Fan
  • Windows, Mac, and Linux Compatible
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Interface: USB 3.1 Gen 1 & FireWire 800

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OWC / Other World Computing OWCMED3FR7T06.0 overview

  • 1Description

Add 6TB of USB 3.0 and FireWire 800 storage to your compatible Windows, Mac, or Linux system with the Mercury Elite Pro Dual 6TB 2-Bay USB 3.0 RAID Array (2 x 3TB) from OWC / Other World Computing. These drives are pre-configured for RAID 0 via hardware, and the array itself is designed for creative workflows, HD video, project archives, and system backups in environments ranging from production studios to home offices. 6TB also provides you with plenty of space to store files such as music, photos, movies, and documents. When configured as RAID 0, this array provides data transfer speeds up to 388 MB/s.

Within the array are two SATA III 3.5" drive bays that each house a single 3TB 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" hard drive, each of which has a 64MB cache, for a total system cache of 128MB. Since the array ships with two drives, they can be hardware configured as RAID 0, 1, SPAN, or Independent modes, each of which offers performance, data redundancy, or a combination of both. However, please be aware this array is preconfigured as a RAID 0 volume, which provides increased read and write speeds, but no data redundancy.

When using the single USB 3.0 port, this volume will be recognized on systems running OS X 10.6.8 and later, Windows XP or later, and Linux Kernel v. 2.6.31 or later. When connected via one of the dual FireWire 800 ports, the Windows and Linux requirements remain the same, although OS X 10.2 and later is supported. When connected to a compatible Mac via USB 3.0/2.0 or FireWire 800, the Mercury Elite Pro Dual may also be used as a boot drive, except when using Boot Camp. To help ensure a smooth operating environment, the array uses a cooling fan, and its included 100~240 VAC power supply runs at 50/60 Hz to help ensure worldwide compatibility.

Also included with the with the OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual is a 2.0' USB 3.0 Type-B to Type-A cable, a 1.0' FireWire 800 cable, and a power cable. Protection is provided by a limited 3-year warranty that includes complimentary Level 1 data recovery for one year.

Hardware RAID
The two 3.5" hard drives in the Mercury Elite Pro Dual come configured in a high-speed RAID 0 mode for maximum sustained performance. With speeds up to 388 MB/s, the drives are fast enough for HD video workflows. You may be reconfigure the Mercury Elite Pro Dual with a flick of a switch in RAID 1 mode for extra security of mirrored data, as a single span of the two drives, or two independent disks.
The Mercury Elite Pro Dual comes built with a high-speed USB 3.0 port as well as two FireWire 800 ports to offer connectivity and versatility. A heat-dissipating, brushed-aluminum chassis and a variable-speed fan deliver cool and quiet operations. In addition, drive activity LEDs give you an instant snapshot of the status of your RAID, and intelligent power management conserves energy and reduces wear by automatically spinning down the drives when inactive.
Included Software
Intech Hard Disk SpeedTools Utilities OEM for Mac OS X 10.4
ProSoft Engineering Data Backup 3 for Mac OS X 10.4 or later
NovaStor NovaBACKUP for Windows 7
UPC: 812437022766
In the Box
OWC / Other World Computing Mercury Elite Pro Dual 6TB 2-Bay USB 3.0 RAID Array (2 x 3TB)
  • 2.0' / 0.6m USB 3.0 Type-B to Type-A Cable
  • 1.0' / 0.3m 1394b FireWire 800 Cable (9-pin to 9-pin)
  • External Power Supply with Power Cable
  • Complimentary 1-Year Level 1 Data Recovery
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    OWC / Other World Computing OWCMED3FR7T06.0 specs

    Number of Bays 2 x 3.5"
    Connections 1 x USB Type-B (USB 3.1 Gen 1)
    2 x 9-Pin FireWire (FireWire 800)
    Form Factor Desktop
    RAID Modes RAID 0, 1, JBOD
    OS Compatibility macOS 10.6.8 or Later
    Windows XP or Later
    Linux 2.6.31
    Total Raw Capacity 6 TB (2 x 3 TB)
    Type Hard Disk Drive
    Rotational Speed 7200 rpm
    Interface SATA III
    Initial RAID Configuration RAID 0
    Pre-Format None
    Power Source AC Adapter
    AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
    DC Input Power 12 VDC at 5 A
    Operating Temperature 41 to 108°F / 5 to 42°C
    Storage Temperature -40 to 149°F / -40 to 65°C
    Cooling 1 x Fan
    Bridge Chipset JMicron JMS562
    JMicron JMB355
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.3 x 2.8 x 8.9" / 13.5 x 7.1 x 22.6 cm
    Weight 2.4 lb / 1.1 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 7.35 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.7 x 8.9 x 4.8"

    OWC / Other World Computing OWCMED3FR7T06.0 reviews

    Mercury Elite Pro Dual 6TB 2-Bay USB 3.0 RAID Array (2 x 3TB) is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid Construction This product is solidly constructed. It works just fine. It has a fan that creates a soft high pitched noise. If you are noise sensitive, this is an issue that you may want to consider. If you want this device to go on and off at the time you turn your computer on or off, you need to use the USB connection. If you use the Firewire connection. the device needs to be turned on and off separately from the computer. I would give it a 5 star rating if the fan was quieter.
    Date published: 2016-06-05
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