OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual 24TB 2-Bay USB 3.1/FireWire RAID Array (2 x 12TB)

OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual 24TB 2-Bay USB 3.1/FireWire RAID Array (2 x 12TB)
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Add 24TB of USB 3.1 and FireWire 800 storage to your compatible Windows or Mac system with the Mercury Elite Pro Dual 20TB 2-Bay USB 3.1/FireWire RAID Array (2 x 12TB) from OWC / Other World Computing. These drives are pre-configured in 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. 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 12TB 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" hard drive, each of which has a 256MB cache, for a total system cache of 512MB. 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. The array comes with one USB 3.1 Gen 1 and two FireWire 800 ports.

A brushed aluminum enclosure with a cooling fan ensures cool and quiet operation. The drive-activity LEDs give you an instant snapshot of the status of your RAID, and power management conserves energy and reduces wear by automatically spinning down the drives when inactive.

USB 3.1 Gen 1 and dual FireWire 800 connectivity
Accelerate your workflows with transfer speeds up to 388 MB/s

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: 812437029024

OWC Dual Specs

Software RequirementsUSB 3.1 Gen 1
Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
Windows XP or later
Linux Kernel v. 2.6.31 or later
FireWire 800D
Mac OS X 10.2 or later
Windows XP or later
Linux Kernel v. 2.6.31 or later
Drivers not required
Hardware RequirementsMinimum
Mac or PC with a USB 2.0 or FireWire 800 interface

Mac or PC with a USB 3.1 Gen 1 interface
BootabilityUSB 3.1 Gen 1 / 2.0: Any Mac that supports booting via USB
Any Mac that supports booting via FireWire 800
Boot Camp volumes on this device cannot be used as OS X Startup Disks
Interface (Chipset)1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (JMicron JMS562)
2 x FireWire 800 (JMicron JMB355)
Standard Mechanism2 x 12 TB Seagate Enterprise Capacity SED (Helium) Hard Disk Drives
RAID Modes SupportedHardware
RAID 0, 1, SPAN, and Independent drive mode
Initial ConfigurationRAID 0
Included Drive Guide software will format the drive for either OS X or Windows
ComplianceUASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol)
PowerExternal UL-listed universal auto-switching
AC Input: 100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
DC Output: 12 V at 5 A
Replacement power supply sold separately
- Adapter plugs for international use sold separately
EnvironmentOperating Temperature: 41 to 107°F / 5 to 42°C
Non-Operating Temperature: -40 to 149°F / -40 to 65°C
Dimensions5.3 x 2.8 x 8.9" / 134.6 x 71.1 x 226.1 mm
Weight2.4 lb / 1 kg (without drives)
Hard Drives
Type12 TB Seagate Enterprise Capacity SED (Helium) Hard Disk Drive
HDDForm Factor: 3.5" HDD
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 12 TB
Formatted Capacity: 11176 GB
Rotational Speed:7200 rpm
Cache / Data Buffer: 256 MB
RoHS compliant:Yes
ReliabilityMTBF (Mean Time Between Failures): 2,500,000 hours:
Contact Start-Stops: 600,000
Annual Failure Rate: 0.35%
Non-recoverable Read Errors: 1 per 1015 bits read
PerformanceI/O Transfer rate (Max): 600 MB/s
Average Latency: 4.16 ms
PowerMaximum Start Current, DC (peak DC): 2 A
Read Power (random read 4K16Q): 9.48 W
Write Power (random write 4K16Q): 6.21 W
Average Idle Current: 5.06 W
Power Supply Requirements: +12 V and +5 V
Shock (read/write): 70/40 Gs max at 2 ms (operating) / 250 Gs maximum at 2 ms (non-operating)
Ambient Temperature: 41 to 140°F / 5 to 60°C
Relative Humidity (non-condensing): 5 to 95%
Altitude: -1000 to 10,000' / -304.8 to 3048 m
AcousticsIdle (Typical): 2.8 bels
Seek (Typical): 3.2 bels
PhysicalDimensions (H x W x D): 1 x 4 x 5.7" / 26.11 x 101.85 x 147 mm
Weight (Typical): 1.55 lb / 0.7 kg
Data Heads: 16
Number of Disks: 8
Guaranteed Sectors: 23,437,770,752
Bytes per Physical Sector: 4096
Areal Density: 923 Gb/in
Packaging Info
Package Weight7.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.3 x 10.9 x 4"
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