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Professional Grade Performance.
Data Protection + Massive Capacity.

The Qx2 is engineered to excel for applications such as backup, audio/video, photography, data management and more. Preconfigured, plug and play ready in RAID-5 mode (high performance w/redundancy), you can easily change among its RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, span, and independent modes for the best combination of speed, capacity, and redundancy to meet any need you have.
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Elite Pro QX2 Multi-interface

Multi-interface connectivity

Get up to 300MB/s performance with super-fast eSATA and USB 3.0 interface options, and utilize FireWire 800 or USB 2.0 to connect to almost any Mac or PC from the last decade.

Adding Qx2 to any system is plug and play simple.

eSATA  |  FireWire 800  | USB 3.0

Rugged and secure by design

The Qx2's rugged brushed aluminum enclosure protects the internal drives while providing superior heat dissipation to keep them running cool, and the locking faceplate keeps the drives and RAID settings secure. Shock absorbing oversized rubber feet keep the Qx2 in one space while protecting the Qx2 from unwanted vibration. 5.31" width  6.96" height 9.65" depth 8.6 lbs Select the Qx2 that's right for you
Elite Pro QX2
Mac Observer 4.5 out of 5 "Fast, Quiet and Nicely Priced." — The Mac Observer SvenOnTech "This Thing Screams Quality and Speed!" — Sven Raferty, SvenOnTech Diglloyd "The QX2 ... Operated Flawlessly in All Modes, With Excellent Performance." — Lloyd Chambers, diglloyd
The Loop "Very Impressed ... It Stood Up to Everything I Threw at It" — Jim Dalrymple, The Loop Gear Patrol "Keeps Your Precious Data Completely Safe and Accessible To You At Ridiculously Fast Speeds." — Eric Yang, Gear Patrol Fritz Images "This is the UBER ENCLOSURE." — Ed Fritz, FritzImages
Layers 5 out of 5 stars "For the Performance, Capacity, and Connectivity, the Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 Is The One to Beat." — Daniel M. East, Layers Magazine American Photo "OWC's Latest Four-Drive Unit Doubles Maximum Data Transfer to a Smokin' 300MB/second." — Jonathan Barkey, American Photo Magazine Tom's Hardware "State of the Art" — Marcel Binder, Tom's Hardware
Mac Live "A Solid Win for Anyone Looking for Fast External Data Storage..." — Steve Manke, MacLive.net Mac Life Rated Great "More Storage Than You Could Possibly Need...A Workhorse Device" — Zack Stern, MacLife PhotoArts Monthly "Very Well Made, Very Sturdy, and Built to Last...I Have No Hesitations in Recommending the...Qx2" — Matt Beardsley, Photo Arts Monthly
IGM "A pretty cool solution if you have a lot of storage...a reliable system for all your data" — Mike Flaminio, Insanely Great Mac - Qx2 RAID 5 StorageReview.com "Sturdy and well-designed enclosure ... a large storage array that's simple to use ... a solid option." — Kevin O'Brien, Storage Review.com - 16.0TB The Examiner "...the Qx2 performed flawlessly..." — Doug Bardwell, Examiner.com - 16.0TB
Icrontic "... good price, excellent performance, and a wide range of storage options..." — Nick Mertes, Icrontic ProTootr "Taking out a bay is as simple as turning a screw by hand and slide it out by pulling it towards you." — Staff writer, Pro Audio Blog

User Selectable RAID Settings

Hardware RAID combines the Qx2's four drives to suit your workflow or project needs. RAID 0
RAID 5
RAID 10
span
independent
Capacity
Redundancy
Performance
Capacity
Redundancy
Performance
Capacity
Redundancy
Performance
Capacity
Redundancy
Performance
Capacity
Redundancy
Performance
Capacity
The total of all drives combined.
Redundancy
Dedicates no drive space to data redundancy.
Performance
Drive speeds are utilized together to provide the fastest performance possible.
Capacity
The total of all drives minus one for redundancy.
Redundancy
Provides data parity to ensure no loss of data if a drive fails.
 
Performance
Just slightly slower than a performance RAID 0 but with data redundancy.
Capacity
Half the total combined capacity of the drives.
Redundancy
Two RAID arrays are written with the same data at the same time.
Performance
The speed of two drives combined.
 
Capacity
The total capacity of all drives.
 
Redundancy
Dedicates no drive space to data redundancy.
Performance
Single drive speed.
 
 
Capacity
The total capacity of all drives.
 
Redundancy
Dedicates no drive space to data redundancy.
Performance
Single drive speed.
RAID 1 is also available and supported with two internal drives.
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