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Mercury Elite Pro Quad RAID
48.0TB 4-Drive HDD Storage Solution

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 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 software RAID to setup the Mercury Elite Pro Quad for RAID 0, 1, 4, 5, and 0+1

Initial Configuration

  • RAID 5

Standard Mechanism

  • 12.0TB Toshiba MG07ACA12TE Specifications:

    Specifications

    Form Factor
    3.5″ HDD
    Interface
    SATA 6Gb/s
    Capacity1
    12.0TB
    Formatted Capacity2
    11176GiB
    Rotational Speed
    7,200 RPM
    Cache / Data Buffer
    256MB
    Manufacturer Model Number
    MG07ACA12TE
    Format

    Physical

    Height (max)
    26.1mm (1.03″)
    Width (max)
    101.9mm (4.00″)
    Length (max)
    147mm (5.79″)
    Weight (typical)
    720g (1.587 lbs.)
    Number of Disks
    9
    Bytes per Sector
    512

    Reliability3

    MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures)
    2,500,000 hours
    Contact Start-Stops
    600,000
    Nonrecoverable Read Errors
    1 per 1016 bits read

    Performance

    Transfer Rate (Max)
    6 Gb/sec

    Power

    Read Power
    7.5 Watts
    Write Power
    7.5 Watts
    Idle Mode, Active
    3.9 Watts

    Environmental (Operating)

    Shock
    70 G max at 2ms
    Ambient Temperature (°F)
    41°F to 131°F
    Ambient Temperature (°C)
    5°C to 55°C
    Vibration
    0.75 G, with 5 - 300 Hz
    0.25 G, with 300 - 500 Hz
    Relative Humidity (non-condensing)
    5% to 90%
    Altitude
    -304.8 m to 3,048 m (-1,000 ft to 10,000+ ft)

    Environmental (Non-Operating)

    Shock
    250 G max at 2ms
    Ambient Temperature (°F)
    -40°F to 158°F
    Ambient Temperature (°C)
    -40°C to 70°C
    Vibration
    3.00 G, with 5 - 500 Hz
    Relative Humidity (non-condensing)
    5% to 95%
    Altitude
    -304.8 m to 12,192 m (-1000 ft to 40,000+ ft)

    Acoustics

    Idle (Typical)
    2.0 bels
    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 12.0TB* Toshiba Enterprise Capacity 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: 527MB/s
    • Write: 695MB/s
  • Sequential Read/Write (incompressible data)
    • Read: 513MB/s
    • Write: 488MB/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 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, as SoftRAID is Mac only at this time
Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n MEQCTSRT48 UPC#: 812437029307

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Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.5 / 5 2 out of 2 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
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! This review is from OWC Mercury Elite Pro Quad RAID 5 Four-Bay External Storage Enclosure. Customer Videos:

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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. Customer Videos:

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