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OWC Expands Thunderbolt Technology Storage Family with Mercury Elite Pro Dual with Hardware RAID Options

PR_EliteTBDualOther World Computing expanded its family of Thunderbolt interface storage products with the addition of the OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual external high-performance drive with hardware RAID capabilities. The Mercury Elite Pro Dual with Thunderbolt interface will be featured at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas this week, at Other World Computing’s booth #SL14016, in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

High-Performance Two-Bay Design

The Mercury Elite Pro Dual, available in capacities up to 8TB 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 389MB/s read, 351MB/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 Modes. Get the best combination of speed, capacity, and redundancy to meet your workflow needs.

Convenient Yet Flexible Hardware RAID Settings

The Mercury Elite Pro Dual comes conveniently factory set for Plug and Play use in RAID-0 mode, for “striping” data across both drives for the highest speed backup. Users can easily change to any of three other modes via a switch selector. Modes include: RAID-1 for writing the same information in real-time for “live activity” data redundancy; Span, which combines both drives into a single, larger volume; and Independent Mode for the most capacity.

Compatible With New And Legacy Macs And PCs

With a SuperSpeed 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 389MB/s and can be moved between different systems utilizing its supported interfaces with complete interoperability for maximum data backup performance and flexibility.

Six Prosumer Models Available:

All Mercury Elite Pro Dual solutions come ready for Plug and Play ease of use with interface connecting cables, a $150 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.

“Since we began selling the Mercury Elite Pro Dual, OWC customers have made it a best seller,” said Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. “With the addition of this new model with Thunderbolt interface and SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology, the Mercury Elite Pro Dual line continues to deliver best in class performance and reliability.”

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  • I assume this works like any OWC drive and will boot your OS X system with a built-in MacBook Pro Thunderbolt port?

    Will it boot with any set up mentioned such as hardware RAID, RAID 0, 1, Span, and Independent Modes?

    • The Mercury Elite Pro Dual USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt enclosure is fully bootable through its USB and Thunderbolt ports for Mac OS X in any of the configuration options.