OWC Mercury Elite Pro Quad 8TB 4-Bay USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C RAID Array (4 x 2TB)

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OWC Mercury Elite Pro Quad 8TB 4-Bay USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C RAID Array (4 x 2TB)
Key Features
  • 4 x 2TB 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" HDDs
  • 4 x 3.5"/2.5" SATA III Drive Bays
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C Interface
  • Supports RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 4, and 5
Add 8TB of USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C storage to your compatible Windows or Mac system with the Mercury Elite Pro Quad 8TB 4-Bay USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C RAID Array (4 x 2TB) from OWC / Other World Computing. This array is preconfigured as RAID 5 via included SoftRAID XT software. 8TB also provides you with plenty of space to store files such as music, photos, movies, and documents. This array provides sequential compressible read speeds of up to 528 MB/s, sequential compressible write speeds of up to 411 MB/s, sequential incompressible read speeds of up to 507 MB/s, and sequential incompressible write speeds of up to 495 MB/s.
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OWC Mercury Elite Pro Quad 8TB 4-Bay USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C RAID Array (4 x 2TB)

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OWC Quad Overview

Add 8TB of USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C storage to your compatible Windows or Mac system with the Mercury Elite Pro Quad 8TB 4-Bay USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C RAID Array (4 x 2TB) from OWC / Other World Computing. This array is preconfigured as RAID 5 via included SoftRAID XT software. 8TB also provides you with plenty of space to store files such as music, photos, movies, and documents. This array provides sequential compressible read speeds of up to 528 MB/s, sequential compressible write speeds of up to 411 MB/s, sequential incompressible read speeds of up to 507 MB/s, and sequential incompressible write speeds of up to 495 MB/s.

Within the array are four SATA III drive bays that can each house a single 3.5" or 2.5" drive using the included drive brackets. Each drive bay has a 2TB 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" hard drive, each of which has a 64MB cache, for a total system cache of 256MB. The array is software-configured as RAID 5, which provides a good balance of performance and redundancy. It can be configured as RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 4, and 5, each of which provides performance, data redundancy, or both.

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.

The Mercury Elite Pro Quad is compatible with Mac and Windows, but the included software RAID utility is only compatible with Mac. Windows users will need to purchase a RAID utility to take advantage of RAID on this device. Mac users may also purchase separate software if they have a preferred RAID utility. Most RAID software is compatible with this this enclosure, including Disk Utility (Mac), Disk Management (Windows), Storage Spaces (Windows), and more.

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

Compatible with 2.5" and 3.5" drives, the Mercury Elite Pro Quad's four universal drive bays give users access to 8TB of storage. With this level of capacity and drive flexibility, you will not have to compromise when it comes to your storage.

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 want massive capacity through a single large array, need maximum performance up to 528 MB/s, or redundancy to keep your data secure, the Mercury Elite Pro Quad gives you the power of choice with OWC's proprietary SoftRAID engine or Windows-supported RAID modes. The Mercury Elite Pro Quad is also available in a RAID-ready model, so 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 3-year warranty and 24/7 customer support.
UPC: 812437029239

OWC Quad Specs

Storage Capacity8 TB
Connection Interface1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (USB Type-C)
Sequential Read Speed528 MB/s
Sequential Write Speed411 MB/s
Internal Drive
Internal InterfaceSATA III
TypeHard Disk Drive
Rotational Speed7200 rpm
Form Factor3.5"
Cache Memory64 MB
External Enclosure
Security FeaturesKensington Security Slot, Lockable Bay Door
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
MaterialAluminum
Cooling SystemFan/Passive Combo
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature-4 to 158°F / -20 to 70°C
Dimensions (L x W x H)9.4 x 5.3 x 7.3" / 23.9 x 13.5 x 18.5 cm
Weight7.9 lb / 3.6 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight19.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)15.5 x 14.2 x 11"
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