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Mercury Elite Pro Quad
Four-Bay Storage Enclosure

Mac / PC / USB 3.1 Gen 2 / RAID Ready
The Preferred Storage Solution
Designed to put the power of choice in your hands, the OWC Mercury Elite Pro Quad packs an unprecedented combination of USB connectivity, universal drive bays, and advanced SoftRAID capabilities into a whisper-quiet aluminum enclosure. Whatever your workflow needs, the Mercury Elite Pro Quad has the flexibility to take your storage capacity, performance, and data security to a whole new level.
The Flexibility of USB-C
The Mercury Elite Pro Quad's powerful USB-C interface delivers 10Gb/s USB 3.1 Gen 2 bandwidth and works with any USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 equipped Mac or Windows PC. Simply connect the Mercury Elite Pro Quad via the included USB-C cable to experience next-level performance. If your computer doesn't feature USB-C connectivity, the included USB-C to USB-A cable brings backward compatibility for machines with legacy USB ports.
Capacity without Compromise
Compatible with 2.5" and 3.5" drives, the Mercury Elite Pro Quad's four universal drive bays let users pack up to a massive amount of storage. With this level of capacity and drive flexibility, you will not have to compromise when it comes to your storage.
Designed for Professionals by Professionals
Every detail was considered when designing the Mercury Elite Pro Quad. Built with a heat-dissipating aluminum enclosure, a whisper-quiet fan, and vibration-absorbing feet, the Mercury Elite Pro Quad runs cool and quietly, making it ideal for noise-sensitive environments. Front-facing LEDs provide an instant drive-activity snapshot, while the front panel access lock keeps your drives safe. You can even secure the entire drive with the rear-mounted Kensington compatible lock slot. On top of that, drive-equipped models undergo OWC's multi-hour drive "burn-in" performance certification procedure to ensure that your drive arrives operating properly and ready to perform.
More Powerful With SoftRAID
Need more power and protection? Choose a solution that includes OWC's powerful SoftRAID RAID software.
SoftRAID is the most powerful, intuitive software RAID utility on the market. Multiple RAID levels let you select the RAID level that fits you or your project’s needs best. If you need maximum volume capacity, optimum drive performance, data protection, or a combination of attributes, SoftRAID has you covered.
Packed with features like drive validation, verification and failure prediction—SoftRAID includes features you simply don’t get with hardware RAID. It’s like having a datacenter on your desktop! From home users looking to protect photos and documents to professionals needing to protect and quickly access projects, SoftRAID is the perfect solution. Learn more about the power of SoftRAID XT.
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Reliability and Support You Can Count On
Like all OWC drives, the Mercury Elite Pro Quad is built to the highest standards of reliability and performance. Because 100% reliability is always the goal, Mercury Elite Pro Quad is rigorously quality tested, and backed by an OWC Limited Warranty and 24/7 customer support.
Advanced RAID features require RAID management software (such as OWC SoftRAID, sold separately).

Product Specifications

Specifications
  • Mechanisms Supported
    • Four (4) 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch SATA drives
  • Hot Swap Support
    • Yes
  • Chipset
    • USB 3.1 Gen 2: (1) VLI VL820
    • SATA: (4) ASMedia ASM 1351
  • Certifications
    • CE
    • FCC
  • Data Transfer Rate (Maximum)
    • USB 3.2 Gen 2 : 10 Gb/s (or 1250 MB/s)
  • Plug and Play
    • Yes
  • Reach Certification
    • Yes
RAID
  • RAID Capable
    • Yes
  • RAID Levels Supported
    • JBOD
  • RAID Features
    • Software RAID
Reliability
  • MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures)
    • Varies depending on drive mechanism installed
Compatibility
  • Mac OS Compatibility
    • Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
    • Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
    • Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
    • OS X 10.9 Mavericks
    • OS X 10.10 Yosemite
    • OS X 10.11 El Capitan
    • macOS 10.12 Sierra
    • macOS 10.13 High Sierra
  • PC OS Compatibility
    • Windows 7 32-bit Edition
    • Windows 7 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Home Server 2011
    • Windows 8 32-bit Edition
    • Windows 8 64-bit Edition
    • Windows 8.1 32-bit Edition
    • Windows 8.1 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Server 2012
    • Windows 10 32-bit Edition
    • Windows 10 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Server 2016
Power
  • Power Supply
    • Internal UL-listed universal auto-switching power supply
  • AC Input
    • 100-240V, 50-60Hz
  • DC Output
    • +12V, 10A
  • Wattage
    • 120W Watts
Physical
  • Number of Bays
    • 4
  • Device Ports
    • (1) USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C Port up to 10Gb/s (1250MB/s) - USB 2.0/3.0 backwards compatible
  • Cooling
    • (1) 92mm Temperature-controlled cooling fan
  • Security Slot
    • Yes
  • Power Button
    • Yes
  • Power/Activity LED
    • Yes
  • Housing Color
    • 0
  • Housing Material
    • Aluminum
  • Dimensions
    • Height: 18.5 cm (7.3 in)
    • Length: 24.0 cm (9.4 in)
    • Width: 13.5 cm (5.3 in)
  • Weight
    • 3.6 kg (7.94 lbs)
Environmental
  • Ambient Temperature
    • Operating: 32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)
    • Non-Operating: -4°F to 158°F (-20°C to 70°C)
  • Altitude
    • Operating: -304.8 m to 3,048.0 m (-1,000 ft to 10,000 ft)
    • Non-Operating: -304.8 m to 12,192.0 m (-1,000 ft to 40,000 ft)
Manufacturer provided specifications for OWC p/n OWCMEQCTJB000

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Includes

  • (1) OWC Mercury Elite Pro Quad
  • (1) USB-C to USB-C cable
  • (1) USB-C to USB-A cable
  • (2) Security keys
  • (1) External power cable
  • (1) Quick Start Guide
  • (1) Mercury Elite Pro Quad Assembly Manual & User Guide (download only)
  • 1 Year OWC Limited Warranty

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.6 / 5 7 out of 9 (78%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: CleverLeopard-80
Rating: 4/5 Might be defective and need of replacement? October 12, 2021 orange stand by light does not come on??

This review is from OWC Mercury Elite Pro Quad RAID 5 Four-Bay External Storage Enclosure.

Response from OWC, Support October 13, 2021 Thank you for providing us with your feedback. We will have a representative reach out to you for more information on the enclosure purchased.
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Reviewer: johnpike
Rating: 5/5 Oh Man I wish id got this sooner October 8, 2021 Using it as is,with my two Mac Mini's 2012 and a 2019 No software, and I like it. its saved my bacon going through all my old external hard drives and sorting them out, and condensing them Over 5T of .CRS (canon) files and other stuff even stripped out some of the drives to use :) only thing I did different is unscrew the 4-feet rolled it to the right and Double-Tape'd the feet back on (saving the small screws) so its now sitting on its right side and fits perfectly under my desk shelf its Very Quiet

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Response from OWC, Support October 8, 2021 Thanks for that awesome 5 star review and glad to hear it "saved your bacon". Providing solutions is what we do best and we work hard to provide solutions of all different types and varieties to meet the needs of each and every customer. Glad to hear this worked out well for you....and while we will "Shout Out" more about this awesome product, we will also continue to "Keep These Quiet" ;).
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Reviewer: MacRob2G4
Rating: 5/5 Love it! October 1, 2021 I got this to give my mac mini some additional storage. I ordered on labor day ( I was not in any rush) and it was delivered by Friday! It is heavier than I expected, and when I opened it I found out why. Its built like a tank. Setup only took a few minutes, I had picked up a few 2TB drives to pop in and I was off. I am not using it as a raid drive, but one of them is a time machine disk, the other three are for storage. transfer speeds are pretty good (no benchmarks, just real world use) and I've had it running for a few days straight, and the case is no warmer than room temp. If you need the space, you can't go wrong with this drive enclosure.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from (*) OWC Mercury Elite Pro Quad Four-Bay External Drive Enclosure with USB.

Response from OWC, Support October 1, 2021 Really appreciate the detailed feedback! Enjoy the new storage freedom!
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: SchoolhouseRocked Location: Savannah, GA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Happy to Recommend July 6, 2020 I am very happy with my Mercury Elite Pro Quad RAID. It works very well and was easy to configure. I bought mine without drives and was able to add the drives, configure the RAID and start copying data to it within about 45 minutes (with much of that time spent learning to configure the SoftRAID XT software). I am using mine for editing video and audio, and am currently editing a documentary with a mix of 4K and 1080p footage, Voiceover, Music, sound effects, and foley. I have 48TB of Seagate Ironwolf NAS drives in mine, which after formatting for RAID 5 gives me about 36TB of storage space.

This review is from (*) OWC Mercury Elite Pro Quad RAID 5 Four-Bay External Storage Enclosure.

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Reviewer: TheParasite Location: TheParasite Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 4/5 It's a drive bay enclosure! August 6, 2019 OK. So, I'm a bit old school in that I prefer my *physical* drives -- the ones with read/write arms -- to operate in a flat (horizontal) position, platter side up(!), not in the stand-up vertical position. And, that's my only negative with this product. So, for now, I'm operating it with the unit on its side. I suppose I will eventually remove the rubber feet and superglue (or something of the sort) them to the side, to permanently make it the bottom of the enclosure.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Mercury Elite Pro Quad RAID 5 Four-Bay External Storage Enclosure.

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Reviewer: Zoige Location: Baltimore Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great product May 10, 2019 Being using OWC for ages. Their products last forever.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 16TB OWC Mercury Elite Pro Quad RAID 5 4-Drive HDD Storage Solution.

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Reviewer: ekf5 Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 just what I needed November 16, 2018 I was looking for a quad disc raid setup.for my mid '10 mac pro . This is ideal in non Tbolt format; and while it's not exactly future-proof, this config. will last a good while. Much thanks to the chat folks for all the help.

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Reviewer: GoTread Location: Lexington, KY Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 So far, loving it June 26, 2018 A substantial block of storage. I've got video out the whazoo (technical term) over here, that I need to back up over there...this is working to do that. And doing it quickly and without a lot of hoohaa (marketing term).

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 20TB OWC Mercury Elite Pro Quad RAID Ready 4-Drive HDD Storage Solution.

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Reviewer: kallim123 Location: Arnessysla, Iceland Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Good Product April 13, 2018 I recently bought the OWC Mercury Elite Pro Quad RAID Ready (JBOD) 4-Bay Storage Enclosure. Featuring SoftRAID XT Lite. USB-C cables included.. I have wanted for a some time to buy it. Now I did.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Mercury Elite Pro Quad RAID Ready 4-Bay Storage Enclosure.

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