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(*) OWC Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 eSATA,FireWire 800+USB 2.0 4 SATA 4-Bay Desktop RAID Enclosureselectable RAID 0,1,5,10 Hardware RAID, NRAID Span Options. Add your own drives! Supports 4TB drive mechanisms. New, Open Box, 1 Year Warranty (MEQX2KIT0GB)

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OWC Mercury Elite Pro Qx2

0GB Multi-Interface 4 Bay Professional
Grade Performance RAID Kit

Mac / PC / USB 2.0 & 1.1 / FireWire 800 / FireWire 400 / eSATA
New Condition | Open Box
  • Mac
  • PC
  • eSATA
  • FireWire 800/400
  • USB
The Ultimate Blend of Professional
Performance and Convenience

Install your own set of four matched (same part number and firmware version) 3.5″ Serial ATA (SATA I/II) hard disk drives into this brushed aluminum enclosure with Hardware RAID setting flexibility and experience up to 300MB/s data transfer speed for high performance data storage and redundancy.
User Selectable Hardware RAID Settings
Thanks to a front panel selector switch, the Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 enables easy configuration of the Hardware RAID settings - NRAID, 0, 1, 5, 10 - so you can select the best combination of speed, capacity, redundancy, or any combination of the three.
Re-builds without a computer connection!
RAID 1, 5, 10 enables you to keep working even if one drive fails!
NRAID (Span)
Combines capacity of two or more drives of the same size without any RAID data distribution scheme into one logical desktop volume. Will also combine the capacity of varying size drives based on the lowest capacity drive in the set.
RAID 0 (Stripe)
Data is split into blocks over two or more drives at same time for high speed and large capacity. The ideal RAID setting for demanding video production/editing.
RAID 1 (Mirror)
Data is written at same time to two drives only for highest level of data safety and redundancy.
RAID 5 (Stripe with Parity)
Data is Striped (RAID 0) while incorporating redundancy over three or more drives for the best combination of speed, capacity, and redundancy. The Multi-Interface 4 Bay Enterprise Class Performance RAID Solutions are pre-configured as RAID 5.
RAID 10 (1+0)
Data is Striped (RAID 0) over two Mirrored sets (RAID 1) of drives for fast redundancy.
Hard Drive Not Included - Needs 3.5" Serial ATA (SATA) Hard Drive
3.5" sata hard drive
OWC NOTE: This drive enclosure requires 3.5″ Serial ATA (SATA) drive mechanisms with the same part number and firmware version for proper RAID mode operation. For recommended hard drives, please click on the product specs tab below. Please make sure that the drives you wish to use with this enclosure are compatible. If you need an enclosure for an ATA/IDE hard drive, click here.

Click Here for Qx2 Qualified/Recommended HD list

Qualified Hard Drives

Serial ATA drive models OWC has tested and qualified for use with the Qx2: A 'recommended' drive is one that, through our extensive and ongoing evaluation process, we've found to have optimum operational characteristics required for demanding RAID applications.

Note: OWC is always testing new drive models and adds additional models as they become available and have passed our stringent requirements. If you do not see a new drive model listed, please check back in the future for confirmed OWC Qx2 Qualification.

Note: Regardless of drive model used, OWC requires that all drives used match exactly for proper RAID operation.

**NOT RECOMMENDED**
  • Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 series - all models, particularly the 1.5TB 7200RPM model p/n ST31500341AS due to stability and performance concerns.
  • Western Digital Green drives - all models, due to potential critical operational issues attributed to the IntelliPower technology providing inconsistent variable transfer rates.
Includes the Powerful SpeedTools Utility Suite for Mac
The comprehensive Mac utility used by professionals for accurate Mac diagnosis and maintenance. Click the SOFTWARE tab below to learn more »

Includes

  • Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 Multi-Interface 4-Bay RAID Solution
  • 39" High Quality Double Shielded eSATA connecting cable
  • 72" High Quality Double Shielded FireWire 800 connecting cable (9-9 Pin cable)
  • 68" High Quality Double Shielded FireWire 400 connecting cable (6-6 Pin cable)
  • 76" High Quality Double Shielded USB 2.0/1.1 connecting cable
  • Internal UL Listed U.S./International Auto Switching Power Supply (adapter plugs for International use sold separately).
  • 2 keys for front panel lock
  • Pre-installed Backup and Utility software
    • Intech® SpeedTools Utilities™ OEM (For Mac OS 8.6 - X only)
    • ProSoft Engineering® Data Backup for Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later
    • NovaStor NovaBACKUP® for Windows 2000 or later
  • OWC Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 Manual (4.7MB PDF)
  • OWC 1 Year Warranty with 48-Hour Turnaround Time

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Product Specifications:

Chipset

  • Custom Oxford 936 eSATA / FW800 (1394B) / FW400(1394A) and USB 2.0 (1.1 Backwards compatible) Chipset

Interfaces Supported

  • eSATA (SATA-II)
  • FireWire 800 (1394B)
  • FireWire 400 (1394A)
  • USB 2.0 (1.1 Backwards compatible)

RAID / JBOD Support

  • RAID 0,1,5,10 Hardware RAID Mode, and NRAID Span Options
  • Solutions are pre-configured as RAID 5 for optimum speed, protection & capacity

Drive Rotation Speed

  • Varies with drive mechanisms installed

Drive Cache Size

  • Varies with drive mechanisms installed

Qualified Hard Drives

Serial ATA drive models OWC has tested and qualified for use with the Qx2:

A 'recommended' drive is one that, through our extensive and ongoing evaluation process, we've found to have optimum operational characteristics required for demanding RAID applications.

Note: OWC is always testing new drive models and adds additional models as they become available and have passed our stringent requirements. If you do not see a new drive model listed, please check back in the future for confirmed OWC Qx2 Qualification.

Note: Regardless of drive model used, OWC requires that all drives used match exactly for proper RAID operation.

**NOT RECOMMENDED**
  • Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 series - all models, particularly the 1.5TB 7200RPM model p/n ST31500341AS due to stability and performance concerns.
  • Western Digital Green drives - all models, due to potential critical operational issues attributed to the IntelliPower technology providing inconsistent variable transfer rates.

Port Configuration

  • eSATA - 1 eSATA port
  • FireWire 800 - (2) 9 pin ports
  • FireWire 400 - (1) 6 pin port
  • USB 2.0 - (1) "A" port

Max Data Transfer Rate

  • eSATA - 3.0 Gbit/s (or 300 MB/sec)
  • FireWire 800 - 800Mbps (or 100MB/sec)
  • FireWire 400 - 400Mbps (or 50MB/sec)
  • USB 2.0 - 480Mbps (or 60MB/sec)
  • USB 1.1 - 12Mbps (or 1.5MB/sec)

Port/Interface Bootability

    Can I use this solution as an external startup drive?
  • eSATA: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements. - Click for more info
  • FireWire 800: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements. - Click for more info
  • FireWire 400: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements. - Click for more info
  • USB 2.0: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements. - Click for more info

Recommended eSATA Cards

Macintosh System Requirements

  • Minimum Apple G4 processor, 128MB RAM
  • Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2.2, 10.0.x or later and an available USB 1.1 or FireWire 400 port
  • Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later including ‘Lion’ 10.7.x and an available USB 2.0/1.1, FireWire 800/400 port, or eSATA port
  • Time Machine® Compatible: Mac OS X 10.5 (version introduced) and later.

Windows System Requirements

  • Minimum Intel Pentium III CPU 500MHz, 128MB RAM
  • Windows 98SE or later and an available FireWire 400 or USB 2.0/1.1 port
  • Windows 2000 or later and an available USB 2.0/1.1, FireWire 800/400, or eSATA port

Linux Requirements

  • Linux compatible via supported USB and FireWire interfaces.

Software Included

Power Supply

  • Internal UL Listed U.S./International Auto Switching Power Supply (adapter plugs for International use sold separately).
  • Protection: OCP, OVP, Short

External Case Dimensions

  • 9.65″(D) x 5.31″(W) x 6.96″(H)
  • 245.11mm x 134.87mm x 176.78mm

Enclosure Weight (no accessories)

  • Approximately 8.6 pounds (3.9kg)

Product Manual

Operating Environment:

Temperature

  • Varies with drive mechanisms installed

Relative Humidity

  • Varies with drive mechanisms installed

Shock

  • Varies with drive mechanisms installed

Vibration

  • Varies with drive mechanisms installed

Warranty

OWC 1 Year Solution 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.

View more information about the OWC 1 Year Solution warranty

Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n MEQX2KIT0GB UPC#: 718122775576

Software

Prosoft Macworld 4.5 mice
Prosoft Engineering® Data Backup 3 for Mac 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 software separately 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

Reviews

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