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OWC Mercury
Elite Pro Dual mini

1.5TB + 1.5TB RAID-1 Mirror
Bus-powered, multi-interface, external drive with 3.0TB total capacity.
User switchable to RAID-0, RAID-1, or span drive modes.

USB 3.0 & 2.0 / FireWire 800 (FireWire 400 compatible) / Mac / PC
Portable Dual-Drive Performance
This portable, bus-powered drive is perfect for backup, audio/video, photography, music, graphics, data management and more. Large storage capacity and selectable RAID-0, RAID-1, or span drive modes let you choose the best combination of speed, capacity, and redundancy. Get dual-drive high-performance and capacity with easy access to your data at the office, on the road, or at home.
Portable. Practical. Durable.
A rugged aluminum enclosure provides great looks with durable protection for the Elite Pro Dual mini's two internal drives. A sleek and slim design makes it practical and rugged enough to be tossed into your gear bag at a moment's notice while taking up minimal desktop space. You can also stack multiple drives together to easily add more storage capabiliites.
Dual-Drive Plug & Play Convenience
Simply use the included FireWire or USB cables to connect the Elite Pro Dual mini to your Mac or PC to enjoy plug-and-play convenience and take advantage of it's capacity and up to 500MB/s performance.
Preconfigured as a RAID-1 mirror, and easily changeable to RAID-0 or span drive modes.
RAID-1 Mirror (default)
Both drives are used to write two "mirrored" copies of your data at the same time to provide an instant backup copy of your data.
RAID-0 Performance Stripe
Both drives are combined together to create a single drive volume that's much faster and provides larger capacity.
NRAID (Span)
Creates a larger drive by combining the capacity of two or more drives of the same or varying sizes into a larger drive volume.

Note: Optional AC adapter not required for most applications provided computer bus supplies appropriate power needs.
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 »

Includes

  • Mercury Elite Pro Dual mini Bus-Powered, Multi-Interface Compact Enclosure
  • High Quality Double Shielded FireWire 800 connecting cable (9-9 Pin cable)
  • High Quality Double Shielded USB 3.0 connecting cable
  • Pre-installed Backup and Utility software
    • 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
  • Over 1.5GB of Freeware/Shareware/Public domain software pre-installed
  • Mercury Elite Pro Dual mini Assembly Manual and User Guide (1.7MB PDF)
  • OWC 3 Year Solution Warranty with 48-Hour Turnaround Time

Features

  • Uses TWO 2.5″ SATA type hard disks or solid state drives
  • Custom Oxford 946DSE and Oxford 3101 FW800 (1394B) / USB 3.0 (2.0 Backwards compatible) Chipset
  • Hardware RAID: RAID-1, RAID-0, or NRAID span drive modes
  • Smart Power switch – in switched on position, unit powers up and down in tandem with computer
  • System status LEDs
  • Near silent fanless operation
  • Heat dissipating anodized aluminum enclosure
  • Ultra-protective Shock Isolation System
  • Bus Powered Design through FireWire ports

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Product Specifications:

Drive Type

  • Two paired (identical) 2.5″ SATA devices

Bridge Chipset

  • Custom Oxford 946DSE and Oxford 3101 FW800 (1394B) / USB 3.0 (2.0 Backwards compatible) Chipset

Standard Mechanism

  • 1.5TB HGST Travelstar 5K1500 Specifications:

    Specifications

    Form Factor
    2.5″ HDD
    Interface
    SATA 6.0Gb/s
    Capacity1
    1.5TB
    Formatted Capacity2
    1395GiB
    Rotational Speed
    5,400 RPM
    Cache / Data Buffer
    32MB
    Manufacturer Model Number
    0J28001
    RoHS Compliant
    Yes
    Format

    Physical

    Height (max)
    9.5mm (0.370″)
    Width (max)
    69.85mm (2.750″)
    Length (max)
    100.35mm (3.951″)
    Weight (typical)
    118g (0.260 lbs.)
    Bytes per Sector
    512
    Areal Density
    694Gb/in2

    Reliability3

    Contact Start-Stops
    600,000
    Warranty
    3 Year HGST Warranty

    Performance

    Transfer Rate (Max)
    600MB/s
    Track-to-track Seek
    1.0ms
    Average Seek Time
    13.0ms
    Average Latency
    5.5ms

    Power

    Maximum Start Current, DC
    5.0 Watts
    Seek Power
    1.8 Watts
    Read Power
    1.6 Watts
    Write Power
    1.6 Watts
    Idle Mode
    1.5 Watts
    Idle Mode, Active
    0.8 Watts
    Idle Mode, Low Power
    0.5 Watts
    Standby Mode
    0.2 Watts
    Sleep Mode
    0.1 Watts

    Environmental (Operating)

    Shock
    400 G max at 2ms
    Ambient Temperature (°F)
    32°F to 140°F
    Ambient Temperature (°C)
    0°C to 60°C
    Altitude
    -304.8 m to 3,048 m (-1,000 ft to 10,000+ ft)

    Environmental (Non-Operating)

    Shock
    1000 G max at 1ms
    Ambient Temperature (°F)
    -40°F to 149°F
    Ambient Temperature (°C)
    -40°C to 65°C
    Altitude
    -304.8 m to 12,192 m (-1000 ft to 40,000+ ft)

    Acoustics

    Idle (Typical)
    2.5 bels
    Seek (Typical)
    2.7 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 1.5TB* 2.5″ HGST Travelstar 5K1500 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.

Drive Rotation Speed

  • 5400 RPM

Drive Cache Size

  • 64 Megabyte (2 Drives with 32MB (32,768k) cache each)

Maximum Data Transfer Rate

  • FireWire 800 – 100MB/sec
  • FireWire 400 – 50MB/sec
  • USB 3.0 – 500MB/sec
  • USB 2.0 – 60MB/sec

Port/Interface Bootability

Can I use this solution as an external startup drive?

Macintosh System Requirements

  • Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2.2 compatible, OS X 10.1.x and later. (10.2 or later required for FW800 and USB 3.0)
  • FireWire 800: Macintosh with FireWire 800 interface, either built in or via PCI FireWire 800 card.
  • FireWire 400: Macintosh with FireWire 400 interface, either built in or via PCI FireWire 400 card.
  • USB 3.0: Macintosh with USB 3.0 interface, either built in or via PCI USB 3.0 card.
  • USB 2.0: Macintosh with USB 2.0 interface, either built in or via PCI USB 2.0 card.

Windows System Requirements

  • FireWire 800: PC with FireWire 800 interface, either built in or via PCI FireWire 800 card.
  • FireWire 400: PC with FireWire 400 interface, either built in or via PCI FireWire 400 card.
  • USB 3.0: PC with USB 3.0 interface, either built in or via PCI USB 3.0 card.
  • USB 2.0: PC with USB 2.0 interface, either built in or via PCI USB 2.0 card.

Linux Requirements

  • Linux compatible via supported USB and FireWire interfaces.

Selectable RAID Modes

  • RAID-1 Mirror (factory default)
  • RAID-0 Stripe
  • NRAID span

Power Supply

  • Bus Power via FireWire 800 supported on all models equipped with an available FireWire 800 port either factory stock or via add on FireWire 800 PCI Card.
  • Note: not powered via USB
  • Optional AC Adapter* (available as a separate purchase here)
  • Operation with Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire adapter requires external power supply (sold separately)

    *AC adapter not required for most applications provided computer bus supplies appropriate power needs.

Format

Software Included

Enclosure Size

  • 5.6″(D) x 6.1″(W) x 1.1″(H)
  • 14.4 cm x 15.4 cm x 2.8 cm

Enclosure Weight (no accessories)

  • 1.80lbs. (0.81kg)

Product Manual

Operating Environment:

Temperature

  • (operating) Up to 0°C – 42°C (32°F – 107°F)
  • (non-operating) Up to -40°C – 85°C (-40°F – 185°F)

Relative Humidity

  • (operating) Up to 5% – 90% RH (Non-condensing)
  • (non-operating) Up to 5% – 95% RH (Non-condensing)

Shock

  • Up to 1500G

Vibration

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

MTBF

  • More than 300,000 power-on hours

Warranty

3 Year OWC Solution Limited 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 3 Year OWC Solution Limited Warranty

Note: Because the OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual mini offers three selectable RAID levels, your warranty coverage remains intact if you open the back plate to access the RAID dip switches only. For instructions on changing the RAID level from the preconfigured factory setting, please refer to the product manual.

Do not further disassemble or otherwise remove any components, including the drive mechanisms, on this OWC storage solution prior to the conclusion of the 3 Year OWC Solution Limited Warranty period. Doing so will void the remainder of the OWC warranty.

Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n MEMD3FH5T3.0

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

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 5 / 5 1 out of 1 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer Top 250 Contributor
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: New York City Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Reliable, safe portable drive February 5, 2015 Not the fastest drive around but with the mirrored RAID set-up you are guarded against drive corruption or failure.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

OWC 1.5TB + 1.5TB Preconfigured RAID-1 Mirror (3.0TB Total Drives Capacity) Mercury Elite-AL
Pro Dual mini
Mfr P/N: MEMD3FH5T3.0 OWC SKU: OWCMEMD3FH5T3.0 Multi-Interface RAID 1 Storage Solution 60 Day OWC Limited Warranty
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