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Mercury Elite Pro Quad
32.0TB 4-Drive HDD Storage Solution

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 48TB of storage. With this level of capacity and drive flexibility, you will not have to compromise when it comes to your storage.
Speed, Storage, and Security with SoftRAID
The Mercury Elite Pro Quad features advanced RAID capabilities, letting you choose the best option for your workflow. Whether you need maximum performance up to 947MB/s, or redundancy to keep your data secure, OWC's SoftRAID XT Lite is included for RAID 0 and 1. The RAID Ready model also works with Windows Storage Spaces or you can install the RAID software of your choice.
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.
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 3 year limited warranty and 24/7 customer support.

Product Specifications:

Software Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later1
  • Windows 7 or later2

Hardware Requirements

  • Mac or PC featuring a USB Type-A or Type-C port
  • For the best performance (10Gbps) a host with a USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port is required

Interface (Chipset)

  • (1) USB 3.1 Gen 2 (VLI VL820)

Max Transfer Rate

  • USB 3.1 Gen 2: 10 Gb/s (or 1250 MB/s)

JBOD / RAID Support

  • JBOD: Utilize each of the four drives independently
  • RAID: Use the included SoftRAID XT Lite software RAID to setup the Mercury Elite Pro Quad for RAID 0 and 1

Initial Configuration

  • RAID 0

Standard Mechanism

  • 8.0TB HGST Deskstar™ NAS Specifications:

    Specifications

    Form Factor
    3.5″ HDD
    Interface
    SATA 6.0Gb/s
    Capacity1
    8.0TB
    Formatted Capacity2
    7451GiB
    Rotational Speed
    7,200 RPM
    Cache / Data Buffer
    128MB
    Manufacturer Model Number
    HDN728080ALE604
    Format

    Physical

    Height (max)
    26.1mm (1.027″)
    Width (max)
    101.6mm (4.0″)
    Length (max)
    147mm (5.787″)
    Weight (typical)
    650g (1.43 lbs.)
    Areal Density
    664Gb/in2

    Reliability3

    MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures)
    1,000,000 hours
    Contact Start-Stops
    600,000
    Nonrecoverable Read Errors
    1 per 1014 bits read

    Performance

    Transfer Rate (Max)
    6.0Gb/s

    Power

    Maximum Start Current, DC
    1.2 Amps
    Idle Mode
    5.1 Watts

    Environmental (Operating)

    Shock
    70 G max at 2ms
    Ambient Temperature (°F)
    41°F to 140°F
    Ambient Temperature (°C)
    5°C to 60°C
    Vibration
    0.67 G (5 to 500 Hz)
    Relative Humidity (non-condensing)
    8% 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 1ms
    Ambient Temperature (°F)
    −40°F to 158°F
    Ambient Temperature (°C)
    −40°C to 70°C
    Vibration
    1.04 G (5 to 500 Hz)
    Relative Humidity (non-condensing)
    5% to 95%
    Altitude
    -304.8 m to 12,192 m (-1000 ft to 40,000+ ft)
    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.
    4 x 8.0TB* HGST Deskstar NAS 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.

Performance

  • Sequential Read/Write (compressible data)
    • Read: 467MB/s
    • Write: 594MB/s
  • Sequential Read/Write (incompressible data)
    • Read: 454MB/s
    • Write: 539MB/s

Kensington Lock Slot

  • Yes

LED

  • Yes (Power and disk activity)

Plug and Play

  • Yes

Power

  • Power Supply
    • UL-listed universal auto-switching
    • AC input: 100 - 240V, 50/60 Hz
    • DC output: 12V, 6.25A

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)

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 (7.9 lbs)
1. SoftRAID Lite XT requires Mac OS X 10.9.3 or later
2. Setting up a RAID volume for Windows requires the use of the Disk Management application.
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Write a Review 5 / 5 2 out of 2 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
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. Customer Videos:

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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. Customer Videos:

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