OWC Mercury Elite-Al Pro Qx2 Performance Raid Storage Solution Receives
Top Five-Star Rating From Dan East, Layers Magazine

OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro QX 2 Plug & Play four bay high capacity solution earns top marks for "incredibly fast performance," deemed, "the one to beat"

June 10, 2010, Woodstock, IL -- Other World Computing (OWC®), a leading zero emissions Mac® and PC technology company, earned a perfect 5 out of 5 rating from Layers Magazine reviewer Dan East, for the performance, capacity, connectivity, price and engineering of the OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2  “Quad Interface” 4-Bay Professional Grade Performance RAID Solution on June 7, 2010.

The desktop hardware RAID storage line was lauded as “one of the fastest, most consistent RAID solutions” with FireWire “transfer speeds … more than 5x faster than a comparably outfitted Drobo system.”  Pre-configured with hardware RAID 5 redundancy to protect against data loss, the Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 line features four hot swappable SATA hard drive bays; a “Quad Interface” of FireWire® 800, FireWire 400, USB 2.0, and eSATA ports for Mac and PC compatibility; and data transfer speeds of up to 300MB/s. Perfect for A/V editing, backup, photography, music, & graphics, the Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 features selectable hardware RAID settings of 0, 1, 10, as well as a Span (NRAID) setting.

The Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 line, starting at  $519.99, includes four “Prosumer” models, three Enterprise Class Options, as well as a 0GB (no drives included) option for $319.99. For more information on the complete OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 line, visit:

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About Reviewer Dan East
Dan East writes for Photoshop User Magazine, Layers Magazine, The Loop, Macsimum News, is associate editor of Macsimum News, has been an independent consultant for Apple and Mac related products and systems and a member of The Apple Consultants Network.

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About Other World Computing (OWC)
Other World Computing (OWC) has been providing quality hardware products and support to the computer industry since 1988 and features one of the largest online catalogs of computer, iPod®, iPhone®, and iPad enhancement products through its e-commerce portal As a Premiere Level Apple Developer Connection member, OWC also provides extensive US based technical support for Macintosh users around the world as well as Internet access via and

OWC’s industry awards and recognition include: Better Business Bureau Top Rating of A+ as Accredited Business Member; Crain’s Chicago Business 2009 “Fast 50” List of 50 Fastest Growing Companies in the Chicago Area; Inc. 5,000 Top 100 Computers & Electronics Companies 2007 to 2009; Reseller Ratings Elite Member 2009 & 2010; Reflex Packaging Commitment to Excellence Recycling Award 2009; Computerworld MagazineTop Green-IT Companies for 2008; and McHenry County Economic Development Corporation 2008 Business Champion Award.

In March 2010, OWC’s corporate campus was awarded LEED Platinum Certification ( by the Green Building Certification Institute. Platinum is the highest achievable level of the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Program, which began in 1998. Out of more than 14,000 LEED projects engaged worldwide since the program's inception, OWC is one of less than three hundred to achieve the Platinum standard. On a local level, OWC also became the first privately owned light manufacturing/assembly building in Illinois to obtain LEED Platinum status.

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