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Mercury Elite Pro Quad
72.0TB 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 amount of storage. With this level of capacity and drive flexibility, you will not have to compromise when it comes to your storage.
Includes SoftRAID: Easy and Complete Drive Management
Now you can quickly access and robustly protect your data with SoftRAID XT. SoftRAID easy setup makes it a breeze to create RAID volumes by helping you through the entire process. With multiple RAID options, you decide what you’re using your RAID volume for and how much space to allocate to it. It's that simple to create your preference of speed and/or redundancy for your data volume.
SoftRAID Highlights
  • Flexible: create RAID 0 and 1 volumes with SoftRAID Lite XT (Windows and Mac)
  • Advanced: create RAID 0, 1, 4, 5, 1+0 (10) volumes (RAID 6, 6+ coming in 2020) and get email notifications for drive and RAID volume health with SoftRAID XT (Mac only)
  • Verify: volume validation ensures sectors can be read, parity is correct, and any potential volume failure is minimized
  • Certified: drives are validated before use to ensure they are safe for data storage
  • Vigilant: predictive warnings help protect against unexpected drive failure
  • Cross-platform ready: SoftRAID Lite includes built-in MacDrive technology that lets you  read/write SoftRAID RAID 0 and RAID 1 arrays and use them interchangeably with Windows and macOS computers
  • Outperforms: up to 86% faster than AppleRAID
  • Thorough: full TRIM support improves internal and external SSD performance in all RAID levels
  • Risk-free: 30-day free trial of fully functional application
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 award-winning U.S. based Technical Support.

Product Specifications

Specifications
  • Standard Mechanism
    • (1) Western Digital 18.0TB Ultrastar® DC HC550 Hard Disk Drive
    • *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.
  • Hot Swap Support
    • Yes
  • Chipset
    • USB 3.1 Gen 2: (1) VLI VL820
    • SATA: (4) ASMedia ASM 1351
  • Drive Interface
    • SATA
  • Rotational Speed
    • 7,200RPM
  • Certifications
    • CE
    • FCC
  • Data Transfer Rate (Maximum)
    • USB 3.2 Gen 2 : 10 Gb/s (or 1250 MB/s)
  • Plug and Play
    • Yes
RAID
  • RAID Capable
    • Yes
  • Default Raid Level
    • RAID 0
  • RAID Levels Supported
    • RAID 0
    • RAID 1
    • JBOD
  • RAID Features
    • Software RAID
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
  • Other Requirements
    • SoftRAID Lite XT requires Mac system version 10.9.3 or later
Power
  • Power Supply
    • Internal UL-listed universal auto-switching power supply
  • AC Input
    • 100-240V, 50-60Hz
  • DC Output
    • +12V, 10A
  • Wattage
    • 120W Watts
  • External Power Adapter
    • No
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
  • 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)
  • Humidity
    • Operating: 8% to 90% non-condensing
    • Non-Operating: 5% to 95% non-condensing

Notes

  • 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 Windows Storage Spaces or the Disk Management application.

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Customer Ratings

Write a Review 5 / 5 3 out of 3 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
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).

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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.

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