OWC / Other World Computing Mercury Elite Pro Quad 4-Bay USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C RAID Enclosure (RAID 0 & 1)

OWC / Other World Computing Mercury Elite Pro Quad 4-Bay USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C RAID Enclosure (RAID 0 & 1)

OWC / Other World Computing Mercury Elite Pro Quad 4-Bay USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C RAID Enclosure (RAID 0 & 1)

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Product Highlights

  • 4 x 3.5"/2.5" SATA III Drive Bays
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C Interface
  • Supports RAID 0, 1, and JBOD
  • Software RAID Controller
  • Data Transfer Speeds up to 947 MB/s
  • Built-In Cooling Fan
  • Heat-Dissipating Aluminum Enclosure
  • SoftRAID XT Lite Software
  • Windows & Mac Compatible
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RAID Configuration: RAID 0 and 1

RAID 0 and 1 RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 4, and 5
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OWC / Other World Computing Mercury Elite Pro... overview

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Add the power of RAID and USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C to your compatible Windows or Mac system with the Mercury Elite Pro Quad 4-Bay USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C RAID Enclosure from OWC / Other World Computing. Also compatible with Thunderbolt 3 and driven by included SoftRAID XT Lite software, this enclosure has been built with four SATA III drive bays that can each house a single 3.5" or 2.5" drive using included drive brackets. Available RAID modes include RAID 0, which offers increased read and write speeds, but no data redundancy, and RAID 1, which offers 1:1 data redundancy at a cost of 50% of the total storage capacity. For those who do not require a RAID, JBOD is also supported, which allows the four drives to be used independently.

This volume will be recognized on systems running OS X 10.6 and later, as well as Windows 7 and later. Connectivity to your host system is achieved using an integrated 10 Gb/s USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port, and both USB Type-C to Type-C and USB Type-C to Type-A cables are included to help ensure compatibility with modern and legacy systems. To help ensure a smooth operating environment, the array is built using heat-dissipating aluminum, uses a cooling fan, and its included 100-240 VAC power supply runs at 50/60 Hz to help ensure worldwide compatibility. Also included is a power cable and two front panel keys.

General Features

The Flexibility of USB Type-C
The Mercury Elite Pro Quad's USB Type-C interface delivers 10 Gb/s USB 3.1 Gen 2 bandwidth and works with most USB Type-C or Thunderbolt 3 Mac or Windows system. Simply connect the Mercury Elite Pro Quad via the included USB Type-C cable to experience next-level performance. If your computer doesn't feature USB Type-C connectivity, the included USB Type-C to USB Type-A cable brings backward compatibility for machines with legacy USB ports.
Capacity without Compromise
The Mercury Elite Pro Quad's four universal drive bays are compatible with 3.5" and 2.5" SATA III 6 Gb/s, SATA II 3 Gb/s, and SATA I 1.5 Gb/s hard drives.
Speed, Storage, and Security with SoftRAID
The Mercury Elite Pro Quad features advanced RAID capabilities, letting you choose the best option for your workflow. Whether you need maximum performance of up to 947 MB/s or redundancy to keep your data secure, OWC's SoftRAID XT Lite is included for RAID 0 and 1. This RAID-ready model also works with Windows Storage Spaces or you can install the RAID software of your choice.
Designed for Professionals, By Professionals
Every detail was considered when designing the Mercury Elite Pro Quad. Built with a heat-dissipating aluminum enclosure, a whisper-quiet fan, and vibration-absorbing feet, the Mercury Elite Pro Quad runs cool and quiet, making it suitable for noise-sensitive environments. Front-facing LEDs provide an instant drive-activity snapshot, while the front panel access lock keeps your drives safe. You can even secure the entire drive with the rear-mounted Kensington compatible lock slot. On top of that, this model undergoes OWC's multi-hour drive "burn-in" performance certification procedure to ensure that your drive arrives operating properly and ready to perform.
Reliability & Support
Like all OWC drives, the Mercury Elite Pro Quad is built to the highest standards of reliability and performance. Because 100% reliability is always the goal, Mercury Elite Pro Quad is rigorously quality tested, and backed by an OWC limited 1-year warranty and 24/7 customer support.
UPC: 812437029116
In the Box
OWC / Other World Computing Mercury Elite Pro Quad 4-Bay USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C RAID Enclosure (RAID 0 & 1)
  • USB Type-C to Type-C Cable
  • USB Type-C to Type-A Cable
  • External Power Cable
  • 2 x Front Panel Keys
  • 24/7 Customer Support
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    OWC / Other World Computing Mercury Elite Pro... specs

    Number of Bays 4 x 2.5"/3.5"
    Connections 1 x USB Type-C (USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gb/s))
    Compatible Drive Interface SATA, SATA II, SATA III
    Maximum RAID Transfer Rate 947 MB/s
    RAID Modes RAID 0, 1, JBOD
    Operating System Support Windows, macOS/OS X
    OS Compatibility Windows 7 or Later
    macOS 10.6 or Later
    Type Hard Disk Drive
    Interface SATA III
    Initial RAID Configuration None
    Pre-Format None
    Power Source Internal Power Supply
    AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
    Encryption None
    Security Features Kensington Security Slot, Lockable Bay Door
    Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    Storage Temperature -4 to 158°F / -20 to 70°C
    Material of Construction Aluminum
    Cooling 1 x  Fan
    Status Monitoring LED Indicator
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.3 x 7.3 x 9.4" / 13.5 x 18.5 x 23.9 cm
    Weight 7.9 lb / 3.6 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 11.05 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.1 x 10.2 x 8.7"

    OWC / Other World Computing Mercury Elite Pro... reviews

    Mercury Elite Pro Quad 4-Bay USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C RAID Enclosure (RAID 0 & 1) is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fast but some issues in Windows There is no dedicated software for windows, and it is seen as a series of drives even once they are a data pool. Some SSD drives were slow to write until enable cache was turned on in windows device preferences, but others were fine. Really odd mix. Only thing about enabling cache is that you need to eject the drive as you would on a MAC. Thats fine, but as I said before, even though the data was pooled, the drives are seen as individual devices and you cant eject device as a single unit. Basically you need to shut down the machine to unplug or plug in.  Also, sometimes it needs a second boot to see past the root level.  Weird.  When it runs, its fast though. on a USB 3.1 system its reading around 430MBps.  ( a fair bit below the potential of 4 SSD drives, but quite usable. Seems stable when running. Havent had any data corruption issues which is an area of concern given the other windows issues I have mentioned.
    Date published: 2018-11-05
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