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Mercury Elite Pro Quad RAID
4-Bay Storage Enclosure

Mac / PC / USB 3.1 Gen 2 / RAID
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.
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 want massive capacity through a single large array, need maximum performance up to 947MB/s, or redundancy to keep your data secure, the Mercury Elite Pro Quad gives you the power of choice with OWC's proprietary SoftRAID engine or Windows-supported RAID modes. The Mercury Elite Pro Quad is also available in a RAID-ready model so 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 award-winning U.S. based Technical Support.

Product Specifications

  • 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 Capable
    • Yes
  • RAID Levels Supported
    • RAID 0
    • RAID 1
    • JBOD
    • RAID 4
    • RAID 5
    • RAID 0+1
  • RAID Features
    • Software RAID
  • MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures)
    • Varies depending on drive mechanism installed
  • Mac OS Compatibility
    • macOS 10.14 Mojave
    • macOS 10.13 High Sierra
    • macOS 10.12 Sierra
    • OS X 10.11 El Capitan
    • OS X 10.10 Yosemite
    • OS X 10.9 Mavericks
    • Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
    • Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
    • Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
  • 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 XT requires Mac system version 10.9.3 or later
  • Power Supply
    • Internal UL-listed universal auto-switching power supply
  • AC Input
    • 100-240V, 50-60Hz
  • DC Output
    • +12V, 10A
  • Wattage
    • 120W Watts
  • 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)
  • 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 OWCMEQCTSRT00



Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.5 / 5 2 out of 2 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
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.

Verified Buyer Top 250 Contributor
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!

Verified Buyer
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.

OWC Mercury Elite Pro Quad RAID 4-Bay Storage Enclosure Mfr P/N: MEQCTSRT00 OWC SKU: OWCMEQCTSRT00 Featuring SoftRAID XT. Add your own drives! USB-C cables included 1 Year OWC Limited Warranty Ships: Same Day only $299.00
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