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OWC Mercury Elite Pro RAID

1.5TB Triple Interface Mirrored RAID

Mac / FireWire 800 / FireWire 400 / USB 2.0 & 1.1
  • Mac
  • FireWire 800/400
  • USB
High Performance, High Reliability, High Portability, and Style are standard for the OWC Mercury Elite Pro RAID Series!
Outstanding Features
Superb Redundancy
The OWC Mercury Elite Pro MIRROR RAID is designed with data security in mind. Using the award-winning SoftRAID 4, this drive will give you the peace of mind knowing that your critical data is always safe, even if one of the hard disk drives fails. Featuring comprehensive monitoring tools, and automatic recovery, SoftRAID is the best solution on the market!
NOTE: SoftRAID 4 is an OS X system program only. For PC use we highly suggest the Guardian MAXimus HardWare RAID-1 data redundant solutions.
High Performance
The High-Speed Oxford 934 FireWire 800/USB 2.0 chipset combined with the fastest SATA drive mechanisms available give OWC Mercury Elite Pro RAID Solutions some of the fastest single drive transfer rates possible, even exceeding 80 Megabytes Per Second!
High Reliability
A Top-Notch Design and the Best Components ensure the OWC Mercury Elite Pro RAID Series is Built to Last. The included Three Year Warranty backs this up!
High Portability
The Compact and Shock Resistant Design has the Mercury Elite Series going places! In addition, the OWC Mercury Elite Pro RAID series offers (2) FireWire 800(1394B) ports, (1) FireWire 400 (1394A) port and a USB 2.0 Port for Easy Plug and Play on ANY system! The OWC Mercury Elite Pro RAID even includes all connecting cables!
Includes the Powerful SpeedTools Utility Suite for Mac
The comprehensive Mac utility used by professionals for accurate Mac diagnosis and maintenance. Click the SOFTWARE tab below to learn more »
From day one, the OWC Mercury Elite Series has been designed to be everything you'd hope for and more!


  • External OWC Mercury Elite Pro MIRROR RAID Hard Drive
  • 36" High Quality Double Shielded FireWire 800 connecting cable (9-9 Pin cable)
  • 36" High Quality Double Shielded FireWire 400 connecting cable (6-6 Pin cable)
  • 72" High Quality Double Shielded USB 2.0 conneting cable (A-B cable)
  • External AutoSwitching 100/240v 50/60Hz Power Adapter
  • Owner's Manual
  • Backup and Utility software CD
    • SoftRAID 4 (SoftRAID 4 requires Mac OS X 10.2 or later. Certain CD creation features will only run on 10.3 or later.)
    • Intech® SpeedTools Utilities™ OEM (For Mac OS 8.6 - X only)
    • ProSoft Engineering® Data Backup for Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later
    • NovaStor NovaBACKUP® for Windows 2000 or later
    • Carbon Copy Cloner® for Mac OS X 10.4 or later
  • Mercury Elite Pro Dual-Drive Triple Assembly Manual (7.1MB PDF)
  • Over 1.5GB of Freeware/Shareware/Public domain software installed
  • OWC 3 Year Solution Warranty with 48-Hour Turnaround Time
  • Complimentary 6 Month Level 1 Data Recovery


Product Specifications:


  • Custom Oxford 934 FW400(1394A) FW800(1394B) and USB 2.0 Integrated Chipset

Interfaces Supported

  • FireWire 800 (1394B), FireWire 400 (1394A) and USB 2.0

RAID Support

  • The OWC Mercury Elite Pro MIRROR RAID drive is shipped preconfigured as two independent drives, RAIDed together as a Mirror (RAID 1) for redundant backup using the included award-winning SoftRAID 4.

Standard Mechanism

  • 2 x 1.5TB* Seagate Barracuda 7200.11**

  • *1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less). The actual total capacity will depend on your own defined file settings/preferences.

    **OWC reserves the right to replace or upgrade to equivalent or better components.

Drive Rotation Speed

  • 7200 RPM

Drive Cache Size

  • 32 Megabyte (2 Drives with 16MB (16,384) cache each)

Port Configuration

  • FireWire 800 - (2) 9 pin ports
  • FireWire 400 - (1) 6 pin port
  • USB 2.0/1.1 - (1) 5 pin port

Max Data Transfer Rate

  • FireWire 800 - 800Mbps (or 100MB/sec)
  • FireWire 400 - 400Mbps (or 50MB/sec)
  • USB 2.0 - 480Mbps (or 60MB/sec)
  • USB 1.1 - 12Mbps (or 1.5MB/sec)

Port/Interface Bootability

    Can I use this solution as an external startup drive?
  • FireWire 800: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements. - Click for more info
  • FireWire 400: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements. - Click for more info
  • USB 2.0: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements. - Click for more info


Macintosh System Requirements

  • Requires Mac OS X 10.2 or later. Including ‘Lion’ 10.7.x .
  • FireWire 800: Macintosh with FireWire 800 interface, either built in or via PCI FireWire 800 card. FireWire 800 requires Mac OS X 10.2 or later.
  • FireWire 400: Macintosh with FireWire 400 interface, either built in or via PCI FireWire 400 card.
  • Time Machine® Compatible: Mac OS X 10.5 (version introduced) and later.
  • USB 2.0: Macintosh with USB 2.0 interface, either built in or via PCI USB 2.0 card.

Software Included

Power Supply

  • 4 Amp 100-240v 50/60hz US/International Auto Switching

External Case Dimensions

  • 2.9 in (W) x 9 in (D) x 5.3 in (H) (73mm x 229mm x 134mm)

Drive Weight (no accessories)

  • Approximately 5.8 pounds (2.63kg)

Product Manual

Operating Environment:


  • (operating) 5°C - 55°C (41°F - 131°F)
  • (non-operating) -40°C - 65°C (-40°F - 149°F)

Relative Humidity

  • (operating) 8% - 90% RH (Non-condensing)
  • (non-operating) 5% - 95% RH (Non-condensing)


  • 65G 2mS; (non-operating) 175G 2mS


  • (operating) 1.0G (5 - 300Hz)
  • (non-operating) 5.0G (5 - 500Hz)

MTBF (hours)

  • More than 300,000 power-on hours


OWC 3 Year Solution Warranty

The best warranty is one you never have to use, but should the need occur - OWC is proud to provide a superior level of support and warranty coverage to our customers. Even when not used, we understand the peace of mind afforded by a longer warranty period. OWC's industry leading coverage is a testament to our confidence in the reliability of the solutions that we offer. OWC solutions are engineered to demanding quality standards in order to deliver the most reliable, highest performance available on the market in each storage category.

View more information about the OWC 3 Year Solution warranty

Note: Do not disassemble or otherwise open your OWC solution prior to the conclusion of OWC's 3 year Warranty period. Doing so will void the remainder of the OWC warranty.

Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n ME8SRM15TB64


Prosoft Macworld 4.5 mice
Prosoft Engineering® Data Backup 3 for Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later
Backup Made Easy. Data Backup makes it easy to backup to FireWire and USB drives, network drives, CDs and even DVDs. Make schedules so you don't need to 'think' about backing up... It does it for you.
A $59.00 Value! View detailed software info, or click here to purchase software separately from solution
Carbon Copy Cloner© for Mac OS X 10.4 or later
CCC 3 features an interface designed to make the cloning and backup procedure very intuitive. In addition to general backup, CCC can also clone one hard drive to another, copying every single block or file to create an exact replica of your source hard drive. CCC's block-level copy offers the absolute best fidelity in the industry!
View detailed software info
NovaStor NovaBACKUP® Solution for Windows®
NovaBACKUP has been helping millions of users recover from data loss and disasters for over 18 years. Feature rich, NovaBACKUP provides a powerful backup solution. Built-in support for hundreds of the most popular storage devices and a step-by-step backup and restore wizard makes NovaBACKUP extremely easy to use. Requires Windows 2000 or later.
A $49.95 Value! View detailed software info
Intech SpeedTools Utilities
Intech® SpeedTools Utilities™
Intech SpeedTools consists of a suite of utilities managed by an application which controls the launching, documentation and version control of each individual component utility, such as Disk Defrag and QuickBack. An easy-to-use installation and removal application is provided to make installation a snap, yet powerful enough to allow you to customize which utility component set you would like to create.
An $89.95 Value! View detailed software info, or click here to purchase software separately from solution
SoftRAID 4
SoftRAID 4
All Mercury Elite 800 Mirror RAID Solutions include a FREE, licensed copy of SOFTRAID® from SoftRAID LLC. For Video Professionals, Server Administrators, Publishers, Graphic Designers, and anyone who relies on the integrity of their data! SoftRAID 4 takes your existing hard disks and groups them together to give you more speed, capacity and/or instantaneous backup. No more need of a hardware solution to get RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) protection. Now SoftRAID 4 lets your OS X system have all the benefits of RAID with your own Macintosh and hard disks. An $129.00 Value!


OWC 1.5TB OWC Mercury Elite Pro Mirrored RAID Mfr P/N: ME8SRM15TB64 OWC SKU: OWCME8SRM15TB64 Quad Interface Storage Solution 3 Year Warranty
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