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OWC Announces Mercury Elite Pro Dual Featuring USB 3.1 Gen 1, FireWire 800 ports

MEPDualOWC announced today the release of the Mercury Elite Pro Dual, a hardware RAID storage solution featuring high speed USB 3.1 Gen 1 and two FireWire 800 ports.

Dual-Drive Hardware RAID
Designed with content creation professionals in mind, the Mercury Elite Pro Dual maximizes the full potential of two 7200 RPM 3.5″ hard drives in capacities up to 12.0TB. The Mercury Elite Pro Dual ships configured in RAID 0, achieving sustained speeds up to 390MB/s.

Mercury Elite Pro Dual Highlights

  • USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB 3.0/2.0 compatible) and dual FireWire 800 connectivity
  • Up to 12.0TB storage featuring 7200RPM hard drives
  • Transfer speeds up to 390MB/s
  • Aluminum enclosure with quiet fan cooling
  • Drive and Activity Status LEDs
  • Ships in RAID 0 for the fastest out-of-the-box performance
  • Onboard, user configurable support for RAID 0, 1, SPAN and Independent modes.

Versatility for Any Work Environment
In addition to RAID 0 for maximum performance, users can easily switch to any of three other modes via a rear-located dial. Additional modes include:

  • RAID 1 – writes the same information to both drives in real-time for virtually instant data redundancy
  • SPAN – combines both drives into a single, larger volume
  • Independent Mode – each drive will mount separately

The Mercury Elite Pro Dual is built to seamlessly integrate with any work environment from high demand production studios to a home office.

Performance By Design
The Mercury Elite Pro Dual utilizes both high speed USB 3.1 Gen 1 and two FireWire 800 ports to offer the connectivity and versatility to work with other existing equipment. A heat dissipating, brushed-aluminum chassis with a variable-speed fan delivers cool, quiet operation. In addition, drive activity LEDs provide an instant snapshot of RAID status, and intelligent power management conserves energy and reduces wear by automatically spinning down the drives when inactive.

All Mercury Elite Pro Dual solutions include connecting cables, configuration and backup software, 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.

“With its huge capacity and performance capabilities, the Mercury Elite Pro Dual makes a great solution for creative workflows of all types,” said Jennifer Soulé, President of Other World Computing. “Whether it’s high performance striping or peace of mind with data redundancy, the RAID configurations offered by the Mercury Elite Pro Dual make it simple for the user to choose the mode that best suits their needs.”

The OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual is available now at and other authorized resellers. Seven professional grade models are available:

Click here to see all of OWC’s announcements during CES 2016 week.

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