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OWC Mercury Elite Pro RAID

0GB Quad Interface Performance RAID

New Condition | Open Box

Mac / PC / eSATA / FireWire 800 / FireWire 400 / USB 2.0 & 1.1
  • Mac
  • PC
  • eSATA
  • FireWire 800/400
  • USB
"Add Your Own SATA Hard Drives"
When you want high style in high performance storage, look no further than the Mercury Elite Pro Dual-Bay . With the highest quality chipset and drive mechanisms built into a shock resistant portable aluminum enclosure, the Mercury Elite Pro Dual-Bay is ready to go wherever you need an A/V, Digital Photography, Professional Music, Graphics, General Data, and Time Machine ready storage solution.
  • Supports two 3.5" SATA hard disk drives
  • RAID Support: RAID 0, 1, SPAN*
  • Up to 64MB data buffer
  • Up to 10,000RPM speeds
  • Oxford 936DS chipset
  • Cool Blue drive activity indicator LED
  • Super quiet operation
  • Shock resistant aluminum enclosure
  • All connector cables included
Professional Grade Plug and Play Data Storage/Backup Performance with Superior Convenience and Reliability
With two 3.5" Serial ATA (1.5Gb/s, 3.0Gb/s, and 6.0Gb/s) hard drives offering massive storage capacity with up to 3TB per bay (3.0TB x 2), the latest Oxford chipset, and a "Quad Interface" of FireWire 800/FireWire 400/ USB 2.0/eSATA connectivity, the Mercury Elite Pro Dual-Bay "Quad Interface" Performance RAID Solution delivers up to 300MB/s data transfer speeds for demanding data storage and backup needs.
Hard Drive Not Included - Needs 3.5" Serial ATA (SATA) Hard Drive
3.5" sata hard drive
OWC NOTE: This drive enclosure requires 3.5″ Serial ATA (SATA) drive mechanisms with the same part number and firmware version for proper RAID mode operation. For recommended hard drives, please click on the product specs tab below. Please make sure that the drives you wish to use with this enclosure are compatible. If you need an enclosure for an ATA/IDE hard drive, click here.

*Unit will arrive pre-configured for RAID 0. Changing the RAID level requires a Rosetta based software updater. This updater is compatible with machines running a Windows operating system or on machines running Mac OS X 10.3-10.6.8. Mac customers running OS X 10.7 (Lion) will not be able to change the RAID level unless they have access to a Mac running OS X 10.3-10.6.8 or to a Mac running a Windows operating system via Bootcamp.
From day one, the OWC Mercury Elite Series has been designed to be everything you'd hope for and more!

Includes

  • External OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual Bay 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
  • Mercury Elite Pro Dual-Drive Quad Assembly Manual (4.3MB PDF)
  • OWC 1 Year Solution Warranty with 48-Hour Turnaround Time

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Product Specifications:

Chipset

  • Custom Oxford 936DS eSATA / FW800 (1394B) / FW400(1394A) and USB 2.0 (1.1 Backwards compatible) Chipset

Supported Drive Type

  • Supports Two 3.5" Serial ATA Drives (1.5Gb/s, 3.0Gb/s, and 6.0Gb/s) up to 3TB per bay (3.0TB x 2)

Drive Speed Support

  • Up to 10,000RPM

Configurations supported*

  • RAID 0 Performance Striping for maximum performance (requires two identical Hard Drives)
  • Non-RAID Span mode combines the capacity of two drives of the same size without any RAID data distribution scheme into one logical volume. Will also combine the capacity of varying size drives based on the lowest capacity drive in the set.
  • RAID 1 also supported, but we strongly recommend the NewerTech Guardian MAXimus for maximum RAID 1 performance requirements.

Interfaces Supported

  • eSATA (SATA-II)
  • FireWire 800 (1394B)
  • FireWire 400 (1394A)
  • USB 2.0 (1.1 Backwards compatible)

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?
  • eSATA: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements. - Click for more info
  • 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

  • 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 98SE or later and an available FireWire 400 or USB 2.0/1.1 port.
  • Windows 2000 or later and an available USB 2.0/1.1, FireWire 800/400, or eSATA port.

Linux Requirements

  • Linux compatible via supported USB and FireWire interfaces.

Power Supply

  • 5A 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 2.3 pounds (1.03kg) bare enclosure only

Operating Environment:

Temperature

  • Dependent on mechanism installed

Relative Humidity

  • Dependent on mechanism installed

Vibration

  • Dependent on mechanism installed

MTBF (hours)

  • Dependent on mechanism installed

Warranty

*Unit will arrive pre-configured for RAID 0. Changing the RAID level requires a Rosetta based software updater. This updater is compatible with machines running a Windows operating system or on machines running Mac OS X 10.3-10.6.8. Mac customers running OS X 10.7 (Lion) will not be able to change the RAID level unless they have access to a Mac running OS X 10.3-10.6.8 or to a Mac running a Windows operating system via Bootcamp.
Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n OWCMEFW936AL2
OWC 0GB OWC Mercury Elite Pro Performance RAID Mfr P/N: OWCMEFW936AL2 OWC SKU: OWCMEPQ936AL2OB Quad Interface Storage Solution 90 Day OWC Limited Warranty
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