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OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual with Thunderbolt Technology and Hardware RAID Options Now Available in 12TB Capacity

OWC adds 20% larger capacity choice to the Mercury Elite Pro Dual line, which features high-speed Thunderbolt technology, Hardware RAID options, USB 3.0 speed and the massive capacity to handle demanding 4K video content. High-speed sustained data rates up to 442MB/s read at 7200RPM are ideal for creative professionals using a Mac or PC with Thunderbolt port, including the Mac Pro 2013.

Woodstock, IL – October 8, 2014 – Other World Computing, (OWC®), a leading zero emissions Mac upgrade and storage technology company announced a new 12TB capacity option for the OWC Mercury Elite Pro line of dual-bay external high-performance storage solutions, one of OWC's family of Thunderbolt interface storage products.

High-Performance Two-Bay Design
The Mercury Elite Pro Dual, now available in capacities from 0GB (add your own drives) and up to 12TB of total storage, adds tremendous storage capacity and throughput to any Mac or PC with a Thunderbolt port. Applications such as A/V post-production, photography, music, graphics, data management, and even Time Machine backups are enhanced with access to data at sustained data rates of up to 442MB/s read, 420MB/s write.

Flexible for Individual Storage Needs
The Mercury Elite Pro Dual supports independent drive access for two installed drives, providing hardware RAID, and is ideal for RAID 0, 1, Span, and Independent (JBOD) Modes. Choose the best combination of speed, capacity, and redundancy to meet your workflow needs.

Compatible With New And Legacy Macs And PCs
With USB 3.0 and two Thunderbolt ports and high-quality cables included, the Mercury Elite Pro Dual doesn't require complicated set-up and is ready for Plug and Play use with legacy Macs, the latest 2013 Mac models, and PCs. It provides data transfer speeds up to 442MB/s read and can be moved between nearly any system with an available Thunderbolt, USB 3.0, or USB 2.0 port and with complete interoperability for maximum data backup performance and flexibility.

Six Prosumer Models Available
2.0TB 7200RPM (1.0TB + 1.0TB) $399.00
4.0TB 7200RPM (2.0TB + 2.0TB) $469.00
6.0TB 7200RPM (3.0TB + 3.0TB) $549.00
8.0TB 7200RPM (4.0TB + 4.0TB) $699.00
10.0TB 7200RPM (5.0TB + 5.0TB) $799.00
12.0TB 7200RPM (6.0TB + 6.0TB) $1,099.99
Add Your Own Drives Enclosure Kit $259.00

All Mercury Elite Pro Dual solutions come ready for Plug and Play ease-of-use with interface connecting cables, a $200 retail value disk utility software bundle, and an industry leading three-year limited warranty, which includes free lifetime US-based 24/7 technical support, a 48-hour repair turnaround time, and one year of complimentary Level 1 data recovery service.

"This new 12TB capacity takes our best-selling Mercury Elite Pro Dual line up yet another notch," said Larry O'Connor, Founder and CEO, OWC. "The Mercury Elite Pro Dual line continues to deliver best in class performance and reliability and with the highest capacity yet. User selectable Hardware RAID 0, 1, SPAN, and non-RAID independent provides a great deal of use and flexibility that is also of significant benefit."

Key Mercury Elite Pro Dual Features:
- Mac and PC compatible
- High-performance chipset with USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) and Thunderbolt interfaces
- User selectable hardware RAID Level 0, 1, Span, and Independent/JBOD modes
- Suitable for Audio/Video applications
- 2.8"(W) x 9"(D) x 5.25" (H)
- 5.5 pound weight
- Two 3.5" Drives (2.5" Drives supported with adapter)
- Real world data transfer speeds up to 442MB/s read, 420MB/s write

- OWC 1.0 meter (39") Thunderbolt cable, premium quality, certified
- OWC 24" USB 3.0 cable, premium quality, certified

Available Immediately
The OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual Thunderbolt devices are available today from OWC and select retailers.

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About OWC
OWC is the manufacturer and upgrade provider of choice for Apple enthusiasts with OWC Memory upgrades for Apple computers dating as far back as the mid 90's. Over the last decade, OWC specifically built SSD upgrades for Apple computers winning multiple awards while also earning accolades for OWC External Drives and OWC Optical Drives. OWC also provides extensive US-based technical support for Mac users around the world. As a member of the Apple Developer Program, OWC also produces a catalog of upgrades and accessories having served the Apple community worldwide since 1988.

OWC's Industry Awards Include:
Inc. 5,000 "Fastest Growing Privately Owned Companies in America" list honoree 2007–2013
Reseller Ratings Elite Member 2009-2014
Better Business Bureau Top Rating of A+ 2010–2014 Readers' Choice Award winner for best Mac Peripheral Reseller
Business Intelligence Group 2013 Green Tech Company of the Year Company Contact:
Bill Herring
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