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Mercury Elite Pro Dual
4.0TB Performance RAID Solution

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

Interface (Chipset)

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

Standard Mechanism

  • 2.0TB Toshiba Surveillance HDD Specifications:

    Specifications

    Form Factor
    3.5″ HDD
    Interface
    SATA 6GB/s
    Capacity1
    2.0TB
    Formatted Capacity2
    1862GiB
    Rotational Speed
    7,200 RPM
    Cache / Data Buffer
    64MB
    Manufacturer Model Number
    MD03ACA200V
    RoHS Compliant
    Yes
    Format

    Physical

    Height (max)
    26.1mm (1.03″)
    Width (max)
    101.6mm (4.00″)
    Length (max)
    147mm (5.79″)
    Weight (typical)
    720g (1.590 lbs.)

    Reliability3

    MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures)
    1,000,000 hours
    Nonrecoverable Read Errors
    1 per 1014 bits read
    Warranty
    2 Years Toshiba Warranty

    Performance

    Transfer Rate (Max)
    6 Gb/sec
    Track-to-track Seek
    0.5ms

    Power

    Read Power
    11.3 Watts
    Write Power
    11.3 Watts
    Idle Mode
    6.0 Watts

    Environmental (Operating)

    Shock
    70 G max at 2ms
    Ambient Temperature (°F)
    32°F to 107°F
    Ambient Temperature (°C)
    0°C to 42°C
    Vibration
    0.67 G, with 5 - 500 Hz
    Relative Humidity (non-condensing)
    5% 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 2ms
    Ambient Temperature (°F)
    -40°F to 158°F
    Ambient Temperature (°C)
    -40°C to 70°C
    Vibration
    1.04 G, with 2 - 200 Hz
    Relative Humidity (non-condensing)
    5% to 90%
    Altitude
    -304.8 m to 12,192 m (-1000 ft to 40,000+ ft)

    Acoustics

    Seek (Typical)
    3.1 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.
    2 x 2.0TB* Toshiba Surveillance Hard Disk Drives**
    • *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.

RAID Modes Supported

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

Initial Configuration

  • RAID 0
  • Included Drive Guide software will format the drive for either OS X or Windows

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.

Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n MED3ER7T04.0 UPC#: 812437023732

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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.
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Warranty

Do not disassemble or otherwise open your OWC solution prior to the conclusion of the 3 Year OWC Solution Limited Warranty period. Doing so will void the remainder of the OWC 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 4.8 / 5 8 out of 8 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Candids100 Location: Vancouver, Canada Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 I am so pleased April 12, 2018 There was an issue with this drive - it kept on ejecting from my iMac Pro but a call to your support team and the problem was solved. The drive is super fast and I just love it. It is exactly what I wanted and better yet expected. This is why I buy from OWC.

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Reviewer: JakeRich Location: Winchester, VA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great Raid enclosure April 8, 2018 I was looking for an enclosure for two identical bare drives and saw this one. I ordered it and it came in a few days. Popped in the empty drives, set it for RAID1, powered it on and in a few seconds it was ready to go. Attached to my MBP via USB3 and put it in service. It's been brilliant in operations, with a simple set of lights on the front to tell you about the stats of the drives. The LEDs are a bit bright, so I've turned the drive to one side to avoid having them directly in my eyes. The cooling fan is also audible above the quiet of my office, but I've put an old mouse pad under the feet and the noise is less noticeable. Other reviews have referred to the noise, but it isn't intolerable, just louder than anything else in the setup.

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Reviewer: Emilio Location: Los Angeles, CA Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great enclosure to revive spare drives March 25, 2018 I bought this to turn two 3TB G-Tech drives that were collecting dust into a 6TB RAID 0 drive that I can use to edit off of. So far it's worked wonders. Great quality enclosure and I'm happy with the sturdy quality of the enclosed cables.

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Reviewer: Placek Location: Midcoast, Maine Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Quality enclosure; many RAID choices. March 21, 2018 I chose this enclosure to house a pair of drives I wanted to mount independently, and it will do that, however I could easily chosen one of three RAID options via the switch on the back. The quality of the machined aluminum enclosure is a rarity in these days of plastic. I have it hooked up to a USB 3.0 PCI card on my MacPro, but will probably hook it up to eSata if a port frees up. Very pleased.

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Reviewer: Jetjock Location: Illinois Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Quiet and fast March 3, 2018 I purchased this enclosure to set up a mirror RAID as a second backup for my digital photo files. I installed a pair of 4Tb HGST drives. It is very quiet in operation and with my eSATA connection on my old, upgraded MacPro, is very fast to handle these big files. Recommended.

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Reviewer: Melonhead Location: NZ Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 meets my needs easily and quickly November 26, 2017 Have installed two enterprise 3 TB drives and the unit is functioning as expected. Fan is a little noisier than I anticipated but that may only be a result of using it in a quiet office on a glass desk. High quality packaging and fast shipping as one would expect from OWC.

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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.

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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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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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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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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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