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

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

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

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Product Highlights

  • 2 x 3TB 3.5" Hard Drives
  • 2 x SATA III 3.5" Drive Bays
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 2 and 1 x USB 3.0 Ports
  • RAID 0, 1, SPAN, and Independent Modes
  • Preconfigured as RAID 0
  • Hardware RAID Controller
  • Data Transfer Speeds up to 474 MB/s
  • Aluminum Enclosure with Cooling Fan
  • Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 Cables Included
  • Windows and Mac Compatible
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  • 1Description

The Mercury Elite Pro Dual Thunderbolt 2 RAID Array from OWC / Other World Computing features two bays that each sport a 3TB hard drive to deliver a total raw capacity of 6TB for your Thunderbolt-equipped system. The two 3.5" hard drives are preconfigured in a hardware RAID 0 array that strips the data across both drives to provide speeds of up to 474 MB/s. You can reconfigure the drives in a RAID 1, SPAN, or individual mode utilizing the hardware RAID controller. Other notable features include an aluminum enclosure and a quiet fan to cool the drives and internal components.

To keep up with the fast transfer speeds from the drives, the dual Thunderbolt 2 ports have a 20 Gbps bi-directional channel for each port. The Mercury Elite Pro also has a USB 3.0 connection for greater compatibility with a wider range of systems. Moreover, Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 cables are included so you can start storing and editing right out of the box.

Dual Drive Hardware RAID
The Mercury Elite Pro Dual with Thunderbolt 2 technology is a suitable RAID solution for creative workflows, project archives, and system backups. Inside are two drives, easily configured in RAID 0, 1, span, or independent mode.
Thunderbolt 2 technology supports the full potential of two 3.5" hard drives in RAID 0, which offers a maximum sustained throughput speed of up to 474 MB/s. You can also reconfigure the Mercury Elite Pro Dual in a RAID 1 mode to enjoy instant mirroring of your data.
Ready for You Right Out of the Box
The Mercury Elite Pro Dual comes with two Thunderbolt 2 ports, one USB 3.0 port, and all of the cables you need for use with almost any system. Ready to perform in RAID 0, it's also easily configured in RAID 1, span, and independent modes to match your workflow needs.
Thunderbolt 2
With dual Thunderbolt 2 ports, the Mercury Elite Pro Dual supports Thunderbolt daisy-chains that enable you to expand your workstation's capabilities with up to five additional Thunderbolt devices, including high-speed storage, expansion chassis for specialist workflows, and even a high-definition display.
The Mercury Elite Pro Dual features a heat-dissipating, brushed-aluminum design with a whisper-quiet, variable-speed fan. In addition, smart power conserves energy and extends the life of the drives inside. The Elite Pro Dual automatically spins down during periods of inactivity, and powers on and off with your workstation.
Software Included
  • 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: 812437024005
In the Box
OWC / Other World Computing Mercury Elite Pro Dual 6TB 2-Bay Thunderbolt 2 RAID Array (2 x 3TB)
  • 2' (0.6m) USB 3.0 Cable
  • 3.3' (1m) Thunderbolt Cable
  • Power Supply
  • Power Cable
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • Complimentary 1-Year Level 1 Data Recovery
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Drives 2 x 3 TB 3.5" hard drives
    Ports 2 x Thunderbolt 2 (20 Gbps, backwards compatible with Thunderbolt)
    1 x USB 3.0 (5 Gbps, backwards compatible with USB 2.0)
    Software Requirements Thunderbolt
    Mac OS X 10.9.3 or later
    Windows 7 or higher
    USB 3.0
    Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
    Windows XP or higher
    Controller ASMedia ASM1153E (USB 3.0)
    ASMedia ASM1062 (SATA)
    ASMedia ASM1092R (RAID)
    RAID Modes Supported RAID 0, 1, SPAN, and Independent drive mode
    UASP Support Yes
    Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
    Output Power 12 VDC, 6 A
    Operating Temperature 32 to 107°F / 0 to 42°C
    Storage Temperature 40 to 149°F / 4 to 65°C
    Dimensions (H x W x L) 5.3 x 2.8 x 8.9" / 135 x 72 x 226 mm
    Weight 2.4 lb / 1.1 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 7.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.4 x 11.0 x 4.3"
    Mercury Elite Pro Dual 6TB 2-Bay Thunderbolt 2 RAID Array (2 x 3TB) is rated 1.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Highly disappointing i received it on a wednesday and it died on saturday. i transferred 3tb of photos to it and before the back up finished the drive died. very sad loosing this many photos. never again will i buy OWC products.
    Date published: 2017-02-13
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