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Mercury Elite Pro Dual
Performance RAID Enclosure

Mac / PC / USB3.1 Gen 1 / eSATA
With USB 3.1 Gen 1 & eSATA
Professional Grade Solution
Mercury Elite Pro Dual is the best dual-drive hardware RAID solution for creative workflows, project archives, and system backups where reliability and versatile performance count. With two fast hard drives, easily configured in multiple RAID modes at the flick of an easy-access switch, Mercury Elite Pro Dual is built to seamlessly integrate with any work environment from high demand production studios to your home office.
The Hardware RAID Workhorse
Reliable hardware RAID maximizes the full potential of two 3.5" 7200RPM hard drives in the Mercury Elite Pro Dual. It comes configured in high-speed RAID 0 mode for the maximum sustained throughput from your drives. With speeds up to 407MB/s, that's fast enough for HD video workflows. Configure the Mercury Elite Pro Dual in RAID 1 mode for the extra security of mirrored data, set up a span of the two drives, or use them independently.
Performance by Design
Mercury Elite Pro Dual features both high-speed USB 3.1 Gen 1 & eSATA ports to offer the connectivity and versatility to work with your current equipment at extreme speeds. A second-generation, free-flowing brushed-aluminum chassis with high-performance fan delivers cool, quiet operation. In addition, drive-activity LEDs give you an instant snapshot of the status of your RAID, and intelligent power management conserves energy and reduces wear by automatically spinning down the drives when inactive.
Support You Can Trust
Like all OWC products, Mercury Elite Pro Dual is built to the highest standards from design to delivery. Each unit undergoes rigorous lab testing for exceptional performance and reliability. It's also always fully backed by a comprehensive warranty and our legendary US-based customer support team.

Product Specifications:

Software Requirements

  • OS
    • USB 3.1 Gen 1
      • OS X 10.6.8 or later
      • Windows XP or later
    • eSATA
      • OS X 10.6.8 or later
      • Windows XP or later
  • Driver
    • Driver not required for OS X
    • Driver not required for Windows

Hardware Requirements

  • Minimum
    • Mac or PC featuring USB 2.0 interface
  • Recommended (Best Performance)
    • Mac or PC with a USB 3.1 Gen 1 interface
    • Mac or PC with an eSATA 6G interface

Bootability 1

  • Any Mac that supports booting via USB 2
  • Any Mac that supports booting via eSATA 3

UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) Compliant

  • Yes

Interface (Chipset)

  • (1) USB 3.1 Gen 1 (JMicron JMS562)
  • (1) eSATA (JMicron JMS562)
  • Interface Controller: ASMedia ASM1456B

Drive(s) Supported 4

  • (2) 3.5" SATA 6Gb/s drives
    • SATA revision 3.0 (6Gb/s) compliant
    • Compatible with SATA revisions 2.0 (3Gb/s) and 1.0 (1.5Gb/s)

Performance

  • USB 3.1 Gen 1
    • 401 MB/s Read
    • 407 MB/s Write
  • eSATA
    • 412 MB/s Read
    • 407 MB/s Write

RAID Modes Supported

  • Hardware
  • RAID 0, 1, SPAN, and Independent drive mode

Initial Configuration

  • Empty

Power

  • Power Supply
    • External UL-listed universal auto-switching
    • AC input: 100 ~ 240V, 50/60Hz
    • DC output:, 12V @ 4A
    • Replacement power supply sold separately
    • Adapter plugs for international use sold separately

Environment

  • Environmental (Operating)
    • Temperature (°F) 41° — 107°
    • Temperature (°C) 5° — 42°
  • Environmental (Non-Operating)
    • Temperature (°F) &min;40° — 149°
    • Temperature (°C) &min;40° — 65°

Height

  • 135 mm (5.3 in)

Width

  • 72 mm (2.8 in)

Length

  • 226 mm (8.9 in

Weight (without drives)

  • 1.3 kg (2.5 lbs.)


1. Booting in RAID 0, RAID 1, and SPAN mode are supported via both eSATA and USB.

2. When connected via USB, the following limitations apply when booting in Independent mode: only the disk connected to Port 1 is bootable when both drives are installed. If only one drive is installed, the disk will boot regardless of which port it is connected to. Please check the Assembly Manual & User Guide for more details.

3. When connected via eSATA, booting in Independent mode is not supported.

4. Not compatible with the following Seagate drive: Seagate ST8000NM0055, part number 1RM112-102, AND firmware version PN02. Please note that drives with the same model number but different firmware DO work correctly.
Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n MED3ER0GB UPC#: 812437023718

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Includes

  • OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual high performance enclosure
  • 0.6 meter (24 in) USB 3.1 Gen 1 Cable (Standard-A to Standard-B)
  • 1.0 meter (39 in) eSATA 6G Cable
  • External power supply and power cable
  • Assembly manual & user guide (Download Only)

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.

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.7 / 5 4 out of 4 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: videoartist Location: seattle, wa Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 work's like a charm March 26, 2017 My buying experience at OWC has be really good. I've had questions and concerns that over the years they have been responsive to and very helpful with. My latest purchase, this 6TB external drive has worked like a charm out of the box. It's speed is eye opening. I'd buy it again if I needed more storage. Great place to buy with great support.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 6.0TB OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual RAID USB 3.1 / eSATA Storage Solution. Customer Videos:

Verified Buyer Top 250 Contributor
Reviewer: eanbadean Location: Boston, MA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Nice, cheap RAID enclosure March 15, 2017 Easy to set up hardware RAID. The only thing I'd like to see is the instructions for changing the RAID setting printed on the enclosure somewhere as I'll never remember them and have to look it up on the website or save the instruction pamphlet. It's a sequence of a mode selector, power and a reset button--and I've already forgotten it. Most users will probably set it once and never need to change it, so maybe it's just me.

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Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Orenwolf Location: Toronto, Canada Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 4/5 Great case! December 22, 2016 Great, well-built case. I purchased it with no drives. Adding the drives was a little annoying because the rubber feet included by the screw-holes on the case wanted to slide around with pressure, so it took some finagling to get them in. Once they were in, though, reassembly was a snap and had no further issues.

Only negative I can see is the lack of management software - there's no way to query individual drive SMART status, for example, even with an included tool or open source software like smartctl.

The Fan is wonderfully quiet.

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Verified Buyer
Reviewer: mordicai Location: San Diego Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 OWC STANDARD FARE December 15, 2016 Delivered in a three days FREE; Hard drives installed in 15 minutes; Works the way its supposed to; Iooks cool. I like it, but then I've been using OWC Drives for eleven years with no problems. Oh oh, I've just jinked myself,,,,,

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Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Rayluca Location: Hannibal, Missouri Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Great Product November 30, 2016 Great Product at an insanely great price!

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