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Mercury Elite Pro Quad RAID
64.0TB 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.
Includes SoftRAID XT: Easy and Complete Drive Management
SoftRAID XT 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.
  • Compatible: Works with macOS 11 Big Sur, M1 Macs and Windows 10
  • Advanced: Create RAID 0/1/4/5/1+0 (10) with Macs, RAID 0/1 with Windows machines
  • Protected: SoftRAID Monitor constantly watches your disks and alerts you if problems are detected
  • Validated: Volume validation ensures sectors can be read and parity is correct
  • Certified: Checks disks before use to ensure they are safe for data storage
  • Vigilant: Error prediction helps protect against unexpected failure
  • Universal: Move SoftRAID arrays seamlessly between Macs and PCs with built-in OWC MacDrive technology

SoftRAID provides a level of performance that you simply can’t get with hardware RAID. Learn more about the power of SoftRAID XT.
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.
Your Digital Life…Protected for FREE
Your data is irreplaceable, and we take protecting it seriously. That’s why this OWC Solution includes Acronis True Image OEM — the world’s only combination backup and antimalware solution that keeps your data protected from accidents, failures, and malware/ransomware attacks.
  • Easy: Protect everything – photos, files, applications, systems, and the devices they’re on in just a few clicks
  • Efficient: create “set and forget” backups to recover and restore files and folders
  • Secure: Stop ransomware and cryptojacking attacks from harming your device data and backup

Learn more about Acronis True Image OEM

SoftRAID XT works with macOS 10.12 or later and Windows 10. Intel-based Macs require macOS 10.12 or later. M1 Macs require macOS 11.1 or 11.3 and later. macOS 11.3 is currently available as a public beta. SoftRAID is licensed per computer. The SoftRAID serial number will work with both Mac and Windows but can only be active on one computer at a time. Additional seats can be purchased. RAID 4/5/1+0 (10) are currently Mac only at this time.

Product Specifications

Specifications
  • Total Storage Capacity
    • 64.0TB
  • Total Solution Cache Size
    • 1024 MB
  • Standard Mechanism
    • (4) 16.0TB Seagate Exos X16 Enterprise 7,200RPM Hard Disk Drives with 256 MB cache
    • *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 5
  • RAID Levels Supported
    • RAID 0
    • RAID 1
    • JBOD
    • RAID 0+1
    • RAID 4
    • RAID 5
  • 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 OS Compatibility
    • SoftRAID XT works with macOS 10.12 or later and Windows 10. Intel-based Macs require macOS 10.12 or later. M1 Macs require macOS 11.1 or 11.3 and later. macOS 11.3 is currently available as a public beta.
  • Other Requirements
    • SoftRAID 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 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 OWC p/n OWCMEQCTSRT64

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Includes

  • (1) OWC Mercury Elite Pro Quad
  • (1) Type-C to Type-C cable (10Gbps)
  • (1) 1.0m Type-C to Type-A cable (5Gbps)
  • (2) security keys
  • (1) power cord
  • (1) Quick Start Guide
  • (1) SoftRAID XT
  • (1) SoftRAID XT Quick Start Guide
  • 3 Year OWC Limited Warranty

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 5 / 5 3 out of 3 (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! This review is from OWC Mercury Elite Pro Quad RAID 5 Four-Bay External Storage Enclosure.

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.

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.

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

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.

Verified Buyer
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.

OWC Mercury Elite Pro Quad RAID 64.0TB 4-Drive HDD Storage Solution Mfr P/N: MEQCTSRT64 OWC SKU: OWCMEQCTSRT64 Powered by SoftRAID. RAID-5 Pre-configured. USB-C cables included 3 Year OWC Limited Warranty Ships: 2 Days
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