The OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 is the High-Performance, Redundant, RAID Solution for your high capacity needs of up to 8.0TB. Shipped default with RAID-5 mode enabled, this 4 bay solution allows the user to change/select between the RAID 0,1,5,10 and non-RAID SPAN modes that are fully hardware supported. Regardless of the mode of use selected, the Qx2 is plug & play accessible via its FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB2, or eSATA interfaces as per the best option/interface the user prefers to make use of based on the computer being connected to.
High-Performance, Flexibility, and Redundancy – all at a very competitive cost per gig + with extreme ease of use/plug & play simplicity.
Qx2 Key Features:
- Solutions Pre-configured & Pre-Tested in RAID-5 Mode (Striped with Data Protection/Redundancy)
- Multi-Hour Burn-in/Testing performed on Qx2 drive array prior to shipping
- User Selectable Hardware RAID 0/1/5/10 & Non-RAID modes
- Sustained Data Rates of up to/over 240MB per Second
- RAID Mode, Status, and Access Indicator LEDs
- Drive Status Alarm for drive failure
- 4 x SATA II 3.5” Drive Bays (Removable)
- Locking Front Cover
- Quad-Interface (FW800x2, FW400x1, USB2x1, eSATAx1)
- Ideal for Audio/Video including HD Video, Backup (including Time Machine Ready),
- Music, Photography, & More!
- Fully Mac, Windows, and Linux Compatible
- Cables for all supported interfaces
- Prosoft Data Backup 3(OS X), NovaStor NovaBackup(Windows), Carbon Copy Cloner(OS X, Intech HD Speedtools Utility Suite(Mac OS 8.6 to 10.6.x)
- Industry Leading 3 Year Solution Warranty
While that’s impressive in its own right, these new prices make it even better.
- 2.0TB 7200RPM with 64MB of Data Buffer — now $519.99 (a $ 10 Drop)
- 3.0TB 7200RPM with 128MB of Data Buffer — now $639.99 (a$ 10 Drop)
- 4.0TB 7200RPM with 128MB of Data Buffer — now $649.99 (a $ 50 Drop)
- 6.0TB 7200RPM with 128MB of Data Buffer — now $819.99 (a $ 80 Drop)
- 8.0TB 7200RPM with 128MB of Data Buffer — now $997.99 (a $202 Drop)
- Enterprise models 2TB to 8TB also also available.
Want to add your own drives?
Prosoft Drive Genius 3 Bundle Offer – Available for $39 with purchase of OWC External Solution! That’s 60% off Prosoft’s retail price, and 50% off OWC’s lowest normal selling price!
Get maximum performance via eSATA by adding eSATA to your Mac! Excellent plug & play performance via any interface, maximum performance of up to 3X FireWire 800 vis eSATA.
eSATA Controller Special Offer – When you purchase any OWC external solution that offers eSATA connectivity you can save an extra $10 off the NewerTech 6G eSATA PCIe Controller Card – Already a great value at $54.99, only $44.99 w/Qualifying Purchase.
The NewerTech MAXPower eSATA 6G PCIe controller card is 100% Plug n’ Play with both Mac and Windows too – no drivers needed now or ever!
See all eSATA controller options:
- Now From $44.99 for all Mac Pro models and G5 PCIe
- Now from $19.99 for MacBook Pro w/Express34 Card Slot
- Now from $67.99 for PowerMac G4 and PowerMac G5 Models with PCI/PCI-X Slots