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Mercury Elite Pro Dual
8.0TB Performance RAID Solution

Mac / PC / Linux / USB 3.0 / FireWire 800
Professional Grade Solution
Speed, Security, Performance
Mercury Elite Pro Dual is the best dual-drive hardware RAID solution for creative workflows, project archives, and system backups where reliability and versatile performance count. With two fast hard drives, easily configured in multiple RAID modes at the flick of an easy-access switch, Mercury Elite Pro Dual is built to seamlessly integrate with any work environment from high demand production studios to your home office.
The hardware RAID workhorse
Reliable hardware RAID maximizes the full potential of two 3.5" hard drives in the Mercury Elite Pro Dual. It comes configured in high-speed RAID 0 mode for the maximum sustained throughput from your drives. With speeds up to 388MB/s, that's fast enough for HD video workflows. Configure the Mercury Elite Pro Dual in RAID 1 mode for the extra security of mirrored data, or, use it as a single span of the two drives or two independent disks.
Performance by design
Mercury Elite Pro Dual features both high speed USB 3.0 and dual FW800 ports to offer the connectivity and versatility to work with your current equipment set-up. A heat-dissipating, brushed-aluminum chassis with a variable-speed fan delivers cool, quiet operation. In addition, drive activity LEDs give you an instant snapshot of the status of your RAID, and intelligent power management conserves energy and reduces wear by automatically spinning down the drives when inactive.
Support you can trust
Like all OWC products, Mercury Elite Pro is built to the highest standards from design to delivery. Each unit undergoes rigorous lab testing for exceptional performance and reliability. It's also always fully backed by a comprehensive warranty and our legendary US-based customer support team.

Product Specifications:

Software Requirements

  • OS
    • USB 3.0
      • OS X 10.6.8 or later
      • Windows XP or later
      • Linux Kernel v. 2.6.31 or later
    • FireWire 800
      • OS X 10.2 or later
      • Windows XP or later
      • Linux Kernel v. 2.6.31 or later
  • Driver
    • Driver not required for OS X
    • Driver not required for Windows

Hardware Requirements

  • Minimum
    • Mac or PC featuring USB 2.0 or FireWire 800 interface
  • Recommended (Best Performance)
    • Mac or PC featuring USB 3.0 interface

Bootability

  • USB 3.0 / 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) USB 3.0 (JMicron JMS562)
  • (2) FireWire 800 (JMicron JMB355)

Standard Mechanism

  • 4.0TB HGST Deskstar NAS Specifications:

    Specifications

    Form Factor
    3.5″ HDD
    Interface
    SATA 6.0Gb/s
    Capacity1
    4.0TB
    Formatted Capacity2
    3725GiB
    Rotational Speed
    7,200 RPM
    Cache / Data Buffer
    64MB
    Manufacturer Model Number
    0F22408
    Format

    Physical

    Height (max)
    26.1mm (1.027″)
    Width (max)
    101.6mm (4.0″)
    Length (max)
    147mm (5.787″)
    Weight (typical)
    690g (1.521 lbs.)
    Bytes per Sector
    512

    Reliability3

    Contact Start-Stops
    600,000
    Nonrecoverable Read Errors
    1 per 1014 bits read
    Warranty
    3 Year HGST Warranty

    Performance

    Transfer Rate (Max)
    6.0Gb/s

    Power

    Maximum Start Current, DC
    2.0 Amps
    Idle Mode
    6.9 Watts

    Environmental (Operating)

    Shock
    70 G max at 2ms
    Ambient Temperature (°F)
    41°F to 140°F
    Ambient Temperature (°C)
    5°C to 60°C
    Vibration
    (G RMS 5 to 500Hz): 0.67 (XYZ)
    Relative Humidity (non-condensing)
    8% to 90%
    Altitude
    -304.8 m to 3,048 m (-1,000 ft to 10,000+ ft)

    Environmental (Non-Operating)

    Shock
    350 G max at 1ms
    Ambient Temperature (°F)
    -40°F to 158°F
    Ambient Temperature (°C)
    -40°C to 70°C
    Vibration
    (G RMS 2 to 200Hz): 1.04 (XYZ)
    Relative Humidity (non-condensing)
    5% to 95%
    Altitude
    -304.8 m to 12,192 m (-1000 ft to 40,000+ ft)

    Acoustics

    Idle (Typical)
    2.9 bels
    1. 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less). The actual total capacity will depend on your own defined file settings/preferences.
    2. In terms of standard gigabytes, 1GiB ≈ 1.074GB and refers to the actual formatted capacity of shown under Mac OS 10.5 or earlier and Microsoft Windows OS.
    3. Specific application environments such as temperature and duty cycle will affect the overall reliability rates.
    2 x 4.0TB* HGST Deskstar NAS Hard Disk Drives**
    • *1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less). The actual total capacity will depend on your own defined file settings/preferences.

      **OWC reserves the right to replace or upgrade to equivalent or better components.

RAID Modes Supported

  • Hardware
  • RAID 0, 1, SPAN, and Independent drive mode

Initial Configuration

  • RAID 0
  • Included Drive Guide software will format the drive for either OS X or Windows

Power

  • Power Supply
    • External UL-listed universal auto-switching
    • AC input: 100 ~ 240V, 50/60Hz
    • DC output:, 12V @ 5A
    • Replacement power supply sold separately
    • Adapter plugs for international use sold separately

Environment

  • Environmental (Operating)
    • Temperature (°F) 41° — 107°
    • Temperature (°C) 5° — 42°
  • Environmental (Non-Operating)
    • Temperature (°F) &min;40° — 149°
    • Temperature (°C) &min;40° — 65°

Dimensions

  • Height: 5.3 in (13.5 cm)
  • Width: 2.8 in (7.1 cm)
  • Length: 8.9 in (22.7 cm)

Weight (without drives)

  • 2.4 lb. (1.0 kg)

Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n MED3FR7T08.0 UPC#: 812437022773

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Software

Prosoft Macworld 4.5 miceProsoft
Prosoft Engineering® Data Backup 3 for OS X v10.2.8 or later
Backup Made Easy. Data Backup makes it easy to backup to FireWire and USB drives, network drives, CDs and even DVDs. Make schedules so you don't need to 'think' about backing up... It does it for you.
A $59.00 Value! View detailed software info, or click here to purchase softwareseparately from solution
Novastor
NovaStor NovaBACKUP® Solution for Windows®
NovaBACKUP has been helping millions of users recover from data loss and disasters for over 18 years. Feature rich, NovaBACKUP provides a powerful backup solution. Built-in support for hundreds of the most popular storage devices and a step-by-step backup and restore wizard makes NovaBACKUP extremely easy to use. Requires Windows 2000 or later.
A $49.95 Value! View detailed software info
Intech SpeedTools Utilities
Intech® SpeedTools Utilities™
Intech SpeedTools consists of a suite of utilities managed by an application which controls the launching, documentation and version control of each individual component utility, such as Disk Defrag and QuickBack. An easy-to-use installation and removal application is provided to make installation a snap, yet powerful enough to allow you to customize which utility component set you would like to create.
An $89.95 Value! View detailed software info, or click here to purchase software separately from solution

Warranty

Do not disassemble or otherwise open your OWC solution prior to the conclusion of the 3 Year OWC Solution Limited Warranty period. Doing so will void the remainder of the OWC warranty. The best warranty is one you never have to use, but should the need occur – OWC is proud to provide a superior level of support and warranty coverage to our customers. Even when not used, we understand the peace of mind afforded by a longer warranty period. OWC's industry leading coverage is a testament to our confidence in the reliability of the solutions that we offer. OWC solutions are engineered to demanding quality standards in order to deliver the most reliable, highest performance available on the market in each storage category.