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OWC Mercury Rack Pro Four Bay 1U Rackmount RAID Storage Solutions Now Offer Up To 12.0TB Of High Performance Data Storage/Backup Capacity

Two models - "Quad Interface" FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB 2, and eSATA with selectable Hardware RAID 0/1/5/10/Span – OR – eSATA port multiplier RAID ready offer Plug & Play data interoperability with Macs and PCs starting at $529.99

November 30, 2010, Woodstock, IL -- Other World Computing (OWC®), a leading zero emissions Mac® and PC technology company today announced that it has expanded the storage capacity of its OWC Mercury Rack Pro rackmount storage solutions to an industry leading maximum of 12.0TB. With four hard drive bays each capable of holding up to 3.0TB each, the OWC Mercury Rack Pro now delivers up to a total of 12.0TB of high performance data storage and backup capacity in a space-saving 1U rackmount design. The Mercury Rack Pro is available in two RAID and interface models: the “Quad Interface” model with FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB 2, and eSATA ports and Hardware RAID 0/1/5/10/Span modes; and the eSATA port multiplier RAID ready model.

17 Mac and PC Compatible Solutions Up To 12.0TB from $529.99
The Mercury Rack Pro is immediately available in 17 pre-configured solutions, from 2.0TB to 12.0TB, priced starting at $529.99 MSRP from Other World Computing at The Mercury Rack Pro is compatible with Apple OS X 10.2 and higher, and Windows Windows XP and later operating systems and comes complete with all interface connecting cables, a $200 retail value disk utility software bundle, and up to a 5 year solution warranty. For more information on OWC Mercury Rack Pro Solutions, visit:

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Designed For Demanding A/V Production And Data Centers
Specifically designed to meet the performance and data capacity demands of Audio/Video production and data/network operation centers, the Mercury Rack Pro’s new higher capacity of up to 12.0TB compliments its interface and RAID capable flexibility for the best combination of data storage capacity, reliability, and overall data transfer performance.

Enterprise Edition For 24/7 Use
Enterprise Editions of the Mercury Rack Pro use Enterprise class SATA hard drives manufactured to tighter specifications intended for the more demanding requirements of 24/7 server environments.  All OWC Mercury Rack Pro standard solutions are covered by a two year warranty, while the Enterprise Editions are covered by a five year warranty.  In addition to the longer warranty, the Enterprise Editions also include a one year cross-ship warranty and three years of Level One Data Recovery, if needed. Mercury Rack Pro product line features:
  • Supports up to four 3.0TB, 3.5" SATA hard disk drives for up to 12.0TB total storage capacity
  • Up to 256MB total data buffer
  • “Quad Interface” model preconfigured in RAID 5 mode with rear panel selectable Hardware RAID settings: SPAN, 0, 1, 5, 10
  • eSATA port multiplier model features RAID readiness for RAID 0 and Span modes
  • Super quiet operation
  • System status & drive activity LED indicators
  • All interface connection cables
  • Internal US/International 100/240V Auto Switching power supply
  • Warranty: 2 year Standard Solution, 5 year Enterprise Solution
  • Mac and PC compatible
  • Includes $200 retail value utility software bundle consisting of Prosoft Engineering® Data Backup 3, NovaStor NovaBACKUP®, Intech® SpeedTools Utilities™, and Carbon Copy Cloner. For more details on this value bundle, visit:

“The demand for storage and backup capacity continues to grow and that is especially true for A/V production studios and corporate data centers,” said Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. “By offering the industry’s largest single drive capacity, a host of user conveniences, and reliability backed by up to a five year warranty, the Mercury Rack Pro is the choice for anyone seeking serious storage.”

Exclusive Checkout Savings Plus Up To 60% Off Leading Software Titles
Complimenting the $200 retail value utility software bundle included with every Mercury Rack Pro are two additional money-saving software offers:

• Maintain, repair, optimize, and manage drives like a pro with the full retail version of Drive Genius 3 for $39…a savings of 60% off retail. For full details on OWC’s Drive Genius 3 promotion, visit:

• Run Windows applications on a Mac with Parallels Desktop Version 6 for $39…a savings of 50% off retail.

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 an Apple Certified Developer, 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: Crain’s Chicago Business 2009 “Fast 50” List of 50 Fastest Growing Companies in the Chicago Area; Inc. 5,000 “Fastest Growing Privately Owned Companies in America” list honoree 2007-2010; Reseller Ratings Elite Member 2009 & 2010; Better Business Bureau Top Rating of A+ 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 designated as LEED Platinum by the Green Building Certification Institute ( Platinum is the highest achievable LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Program level, 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. In September 2010, OWC’s headquarters earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ENERGY STAR rating for building operations that perform in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency.

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