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OWC Mercury Elite Pro

4.0TB Quad Interface Storage Solution

Mac / PC / eSATA / FireWire 800 / FireWire 400 / USB 2.0 & 1.1
  • Mac
  • PC
  • eSATA
  • FireWire 800/400
  • USB
High Performance, High Reliability, and High Portability are standard for the OWC
Mercury Elite Pro series!
Outstanding Features
High Performance
The high-speed Oxford 944SE bridge chipset combined with the fastest SATA drive mechanisms available allow Mercury Elite Pro Solutions to deliver the fastest single drive transfer rates possible, up to 300 Megabytes Per Second!
High Reliability
A top-notch design and the best components ensure the Mercury Elite Pro 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 Pro Series going places! In addition, the Mercury Elite Pro offers (1) eSATA, (2) FireWire 800(1394B), (1) FireWire 400(1394A), and (1) USB 2.0+1.1 ports for easy Plug and Play on virtually ANY system! Even the cables are included!
Style
Designed to complement any user's system, the Mercury Elite Pro was created in mind with the Mac Pro system as a starting point. As the pictures show, it's a fine storage solution for any computer. Also, a blue activity LED complements the design recessed behind the front grille showing when your drive is being accessed.
OWC Note:
FireWire interface not supported/recommend by Windows OS due to 3.0TB limitation that severely affects data transfer speed performance.
Speedtools
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 Pro Series has been designed to be everything you would hope for and more!

Includes

Mercury Elite Pro includes
  • OWC Mercury Elite Pro "Quad Interface" Hard Drive
  • 36" High Quality Double Shielded eSATA connecting cable (eSATA - eSATA)
  • 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)
  • 36" High Quality Double Shielded USB 2.0/1.1 connecting cable
  • External AutoSwitching 100/240v 50/60Hz Power Adapter
  • Vertical Stand
  • Mercury Elite Pro Quad Manual (3.7MB PDF)
  • Backup and Utility software CD
    • 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
  • Over 1.5GB of Freeware/Shareware/Public domain software installed
  • OWC 3 Year Solution Warranty with 48-Hour Turnaround Time
  • complementary Level 1 Data Recovery

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Product Specifications:

Chipset

  • Oxford 944SE High-Performance Chipset

Standard Mechanism

    4.0TB HGST Deskstar® 5K4000 Specifications:

    Specifications

    Form Factor
    3.5″ HDD
    Interface
    SATA 6.0Gb/s
    Capacity1
    4.0TB
    Formatted Capacity2
    3725GiB
    Rotational Speed
    5,400 RPM
    Cache / Data Buffer
    32MB
    Manufacturer Model Number
    HDS5C4040ALE630
    Format

    Physical

    Height (max)
    26.1mm (1.027″)
    Width (max)
    101.6mm (4.000″)
    Length (max)
    147mm (5.787″)
    Weight (typical)
    690g (1.52 lbs.)
    Bytes per Sector
    512

    Reliability3

    Contact Start-Stops
    600,000
    Nonrecoverable Read Errors
    1 per 1014 bits read
    Warranty
    3 Year HGST Warranty

    Performance

    Transfer Rate (Max)
    600MB/s

    Power

    Maximum Start Current, DC
    1.2 (+5V) & 1.5 (+12V)
    Idle Mode
    4.9 Watts

    Environmental (Operating)

    Shock
    70 G max at 2ms
    Ambient Temperature (°F)
    41°F to 140°F
    Ambient Temperature (°C)
    5°C to 60°C
    Vibration
    0.67 (XYZ)(G RMS 5 to 500 Hz)
    Relative Humidity (non-condensing)
    8% to 90%
    Altitude
    -304.8 m to 3,048 m (-1,000 ft to 10,000+ ft)

    Environmental (Non-Operating)

    Shock
    300 G max at 1ms
    Ambient Temperature (°F)
    -40°F to 158°F
    Ambient Temperature (°C)
    -40°C to 70°C
    Vibration
    1.04 (XYZ)(G RMS 2 to 200 Hz)
    Relative Humidity (non-condensing)
    5% to 95%
    Altitude
    -304.8 m to 12,192 m (-1000 ft to 40,000+ ft)

    Acoustics

    Seek (Typical)
    2.5 bels
    1. 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.
    2. In terms of standard gigabytes, 1GiB ≈ 1.074GB and refers to the actual formatted capacity of shown under Mac OS 10.5 or earlier and Microsoft Windows OS.
    3. Specific application environments such as temperature and duty cycle will affect the overall reliability rates.
  • 4.0TB* HGST Deskstar™ 5K4000**

  • *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 Interface

  • SATA (Serial ATA)

Drive Cache Size

  • 32 Megabyte (32,768k)

Drive Rotation Speed

  • 5400RPM

Port Configuration

  • eSATA - 1 port
  • 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

  • eSATA - 3.0 Gbit/s (or 300 MB/sec)
  • 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?

Format

Macintosh System Requirements

  • Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2.2 and an available USB 1.1 or FireWire 400 port.
  • Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later. Including ‘Lion’ 10.7.x and an available USB2.0/1.1, FireWire 800/400 port, or eSATA port.
  • Time Machine® Compatible: Mac OS X 10.5 (version introduced) and later.

Windows System Requirements

  • Windows XP (64-bit)* or later and an available USB 2.0/1.1 port**.
    *Windows XP (32-bit) does not support 3.0TB drives.
    **FireWire interface not supported/recommend for Windows OS.

ProTools Compatible

  • Protools Compatible Yes.
  • OWC recommends 7200RPM Drive Rotation Speed using FW800 & eSATA connections

Recommended eSATA Cards

Power Supply

External Case Dimensions

  • 1.5 in (W) x 9 in (D) x 4.6 in (H)
  • 38.1mm x 228.6mm x 139.7mm

Total Shipping Weight

  • Approximately 2.7 pounds (1.2kg)

Software Included

Product Manual

Operating Environment:

Temperature

  • (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)

Shock

  • 65G 2mS; (non-operating) 175G 2mS

Vibration

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

MTBF (hours)

  • 1,000,000

Load/Unload Cycles

  • 300,000

Warranty

OWC 3 Year Solution Warranty

The best warranty is one you never have to use - but should the need occur - we're proud to provide a superior level of support and service coverage to our customers. OWC and NewerTech storage solutions come fully backed by an Industry-leading 48-hour turnaround time which includes complementary Level 1 data recovery for the first year, plus additional data recovery options available throughout the warranty period, for complete peace of mind ownership confidence.

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 OWCMEAQ5H40TB64 UPC#: 736211772053

Software

Prosoft Macworld 4.5 miceProsoft
Prosoft Engineering® Data Backup 3 for 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 softwareseparately from solution
Novastor
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

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