OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual 16TB 2-Bay Thunderbolt 2 RAID Array (2 x 8TB)

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OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual 16TB 2-Bay Thunderbolt 2 RAID Array (2 x 8TB)
Key Features
  • 2 x 8TB 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
The Mercury Elite Pro Dual Thunderbolt 2 RAID Array from OWC / Other World Computing features two bays that each sport an 8TB hard drive to deliver a total raw capacity of 16TB 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.
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OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual 16TB 2-Bay Thunderbolt 2 RAID Array (2 x 8TB)

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OWC Dual Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Dual Drive Hardware RAID
  • 3Performance
  • 4Ready for You Right Out of the Box
  • 5Thunderbolt 2
  • 6Cooling
  • 7Software Included

The Mercury Elite Pro Dual Thunderbolt 2 RAID Array from OWC / Other World Computing features two bays that each sport an 8TB hard drive to deliver a total raw capacity of 16TB 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.

Performance

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.

Cooling

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: 812437024043

OWC Dual Specs

Drives2 x 8 TB 3.5" hard drives
Ports2 x Thunderbolt 2 (20 Gbps, backwards compatible with Thunderbolt)
1 x USB 3.0 (5 Gbps, backwards compatible with USB 2.0)
Software RequirementsThunderbolt
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
ControllerASMedia ASM1153E (USB 3.0)
ASMedia ASM1062 (SATA)
ASMedia ASM1092R (RAID)
RAID Modes SupportedRAID 0, 1, SPAN, and Independent drive mode
UASP SupportYes
Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Output Power12 VDC, 6 A
Operating Temperature32 to 107°F / 0 to 42°C
Storage Temperature40 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
Weight2.4 lb / 1.1 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight8.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.5 x 10.9 x 4.4"
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