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OWC Mercury Rack Pro

8.0TB 1U Multi-Interface 4 Bay
Performance RAID Solution

USB 3.0 & 2.0 / FireWire 800 / FireWire 400 / eSATA
eSATA Port-Multiplier / Mac / PC
OWC affordability, reliability, and ease-of-use
in a single 1U rack space.
OWC Mercury Rack Pro RAID 5 storage solutions come pre-configured as a hardware controlled RAID 5 "stripe with parity" array to provide both speed and data protection to meet high-performance demands.

The OWC Mercury Rack Pro RAID 5 consists of four matched SATA hard drives, up to 7200RPM; to provide the longest possible reliability and optimized performance.

Specifically designed to meet the performance demands of video and audio production, the OWC Mercury Rack Pro four Bay RAID 5 solution provides data transfer rates of over 300 Megabytes per second! Using the highest capacity SATA hard drive mechanisms available, and offering Plug & Play simplicity, the possibilities are endless!

Control and manage your RAID settings with the OWC RAID Manager Visual Interface. (read more)

Note: OWC Mercury Rack Pro solutions do not include rack rails. If rails are required for your rack setup, OWC has them available. Click Here.
Outstanding Features
High Performance
The Custom High Performance Chipset eSATA with Port-Multiplier capability, FireWire 800 (1394B), FireWire 400 (1394A), & USB 3.0 chipset, combined with the fastest SATA drive mechanisms available give OWC Mercury Rack Pro four Bay storage solutions some of the fastest drive transfer rates possible with eSATA exceeding 300 Megabytes per second!
High Reliability
A Top-Notch design using the best components gives the OWC Mercury Rack Pro an industry leading 2 Year OWC Mercury Rack Pro Limited Warranty and ensures the series is built to last!
Multi-Interface
The OWC Mercury Rack Pro RAID series offers (1) eSATA port with eSATA Port-Multiplier capability, (2) FireWire 800 (1394B) ports, (1) FireWire 400 (1394A) port, and (1) USB 3.0 port for easy Plug and Play on ANY system! The OWC Mercury Rack Pro RAID even includes all needed connection cables!
Swap Drives at Will
When using the OWC Mercury Rack Pro in Independent mode*, all four drives appear on your system as individual volumes drives, so you can mix and match drives of any size and brand and hot swap** the drives too.
Smart Power
Smart Power regulates power during prolonged periods of inactivity to save operating costs and prolong component lifespan.
Flexible Form
The OWC Mercury Rack Pro can easily be converted to a desktop form-factor via a Phillips screwdriver by simply removing the rack ears and installing the included anti-skid, vibration dampening feet.

*When using in independent mode via eSATA, you must use an eSATA Port Multiplier capable card.
Please see "Recommended eSATA Cards" in SPECS table and check for Port Multiplier compatibility.

**When using in Independent Mode and wanting to switch out one or more drives, ALL drives must be ejected (unmounted) from the Desktop to avoid data corruption. 
From day one, the OWC Mercury Rack Pro Series has been designed to be everything you'd hope for and more!
Speedtools
Includes the Powerful SpeedTools Utility Suite for Mac
The comprehensive Mac utility used by professionals for accurate Mac diagnosis and maintenance. Click the SOFTWARE tab below to learn more »

Includes

Mercury Rack Pro includes
  • External OWC Mercury Rack Pro 4 Bay External Hard Drive
  • High Quality Double Shielded eSATA connecting cable
  • High Quality Double Shielded FireWire 800 (1394B) connecting cable (9-9 Pin cable)
  • High Quality Double Shielded FireWire 400 (1394A) connecting cable (6-6 Pin cable)
  • High Quality Double Shielded USB 3.0 conneting cable (A-B cable)
  • Integrated ROHS, CE, and FCC compliant Power Supply
  • Rack Mounting Handles
  • Anti-skid, Vibration Dampening Desktop Mounting Feet
  • Screws for Rack / Desktop Conversion
  • OWC Mercury Rack Pro Assembly Manual & User Guide (782KB PDF)
  • Pre-installed Backup and Utility software
    • Intech® SpeedTools Utilities™ OEM (For Mac OS 8.6 - X only)
    • ProSoft Engineering® Data Backup for Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later
    • NovaStor NovaBACKUP® for Windows 2000 or later
  • Over 1.5GB of Freeware/Shareware/Public domain software pre-installed
  • 2 Year OWC Mercury Rack Pro Limited Warranty with 48-Hour Turnaround Time
  • Complimentary 6 Month Level 1 Data Recovery

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Product Specifications:

Chipset

  • Custom High Performance eSATA with Port-Multiplier capability, FireWire 800 (1394B), FireWire 400 (1394A) and USB 3.0 Chipset

RAID / JBOD Support

  • Rear panel selectable Hardware RAID settings – SPAN, 0, 1, 3, 5, 10 and Non-RAID/Raid Ready: Independent Mode – Each drive appears as independent volume
    • ALL drives must be ejected (unmounted) in independent mode, from the Desktop to avoid data corruption.

Standard Mechanism

    2.0TB Toshiba DT01ACAxx Series Specifications:

    Specifications

    Form Factor
    3.5″ HDD
    Interface
    SATA 6GB/s
    Capacity1
    2.0TB
    Formatted Capacity2
    1862GiB
    Rotational Speed
    7,200 RPM
    Cache / Data Buffer
    64MB
    Manufacturer Model Number
    HDKPC09
    RoHS Compliant
    Yes
    Format

    Physical

    Height (max)
    26.1mm (1.03″)
    Width (max)
    101.6mm (4.00″)
    Length (max)
    147mm (5.79″)
    Weight (typical)
    680g (1.499 lbs.)

    Reliability3

    Contact Start-Stops
    300,000
    Warranty
    2 Years Toshiba Warranty

    Performance

    Transfer Rate (Max)
    6 Gb/sec
    Track-to-track Seek
    0.5ms

    Power

    Read Power
    6.4 Watts
    Write Power
    6.4 Watts
    Idle Mode
    5.2 Watts
    Standby Mode
    1.0 Watts
    Sleep Mode
    1.0 Watts

    Environmental (Operating)

    Shock
    70 G max at 2ms
    Ambient Temperature (°F)
    32°F to 107°F
    Ambient Temperature (°C)
    0°C to 42°C
    Vibration
    0.67 G, with 5 - 500 Hz
    Altitude
    -304.8 m to 3,048 m (-1,000 ft to 10,000+ ft)

    Environmental (Non-Operating)

    Shock
    300 G max at 2ms
    Ambient Temperature (°F)
    -40°F to 158°F
    Ambient Temperature (°C)
    -40°C to 70°C
    Vibration
    1.04 G, with 2 - 200 Hz
    Altitude
    -304.8 m to 12,192 m (-1000 ft to 40,000+ ft)

    Acoustics

    Idle (Typical)
    2.7 bels
    Seek (Typical)
    2.8 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 2.0TB* Toshiba DT01ACAxx Series 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.

Drive Rotation Speed

  • 7200 RPM

Drive Cache Size

  • 64MB per drive, 256MB total for the solution

Port Configuration

  • eSATA – 1 eSATA port
    with Port-Multiplier capability
  • FireWire 800 – (2) 9 pin ports
  • FireWire 400 – (1) 6 pin port
  • USB 3.0 – (1) "A" port

Format

Max Data Transfer Rate

  • eSATA – 300MB/s
  • FireWire 800 – 100MB/s
  • FireWire 400 – 50MB/s
  • USB 3.0 – 500MB/s
  • USB 2.0 – 60MB/s
  • USB 1.1 – 1.5MB/s

Port/Interface Bootability**

    Can I use this solution as an external startup drive?
  • eSATA: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements. - Click for more info
  • FireWire 800: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements. - Click for more info
  • FireWire 400: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements. - Click for more info
  • USB 3.0: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements. - Click for more info
  • USB 2.0: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements. - Click for more info

Macintosh System Requirements

  • eSATA: Macintosh with eSATA PCI Interface card. eSATA requires Mac OS X 10.2 or later. Including 'Mavericks' 10.9.x.
  • FireWire 800* (1394B): Macintosh with FireWire 800 (1394B) interface, either built in or via PCI FireWire 800 (1394B) card. FireWire 800 (1394B) requires Mac OS X 10.2 or later. Including 'Mavericks' 10.9.x.
  • FireWire 400 (1394A): Macintosh with FireWire 400 interface, either built in or via PCI FireWire 400 card. FireWire 400 requires Mac OS 8.6 or later. Including 'Mavericks' 10.9.x.
  • USB 3.0: Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.2.2, OS X 10.2.x or later. Including 'Mavericks' 10.9.x, and an available USB 3.0 port.
  • Time Machine® Compatible: Mac OS X 10.5 (version introduced) and later.

Windows System Requirements

  • eSATA: Windows system with eSATA PCI Interface, either built in or via PCI eSATA card. eSATA requires Windows XP or later.
  • FireWire 800 (1394B): Windows system with FireWire 800 (1394B) interface, either built in or via PCI FireWire 800 (1394B) card. FireWire 800 (1394B) requires Windows XP or later.
  • FireWire 400 (1394A): Windows system with FireWire 400 interface, either built in or via PCI FireWire 400 card. FireWire 400 requires Windows XP or later.
  • USB 3.0: Windows 98 or later and an available USB 3.0/USB 2.0/USB 1.1 port.

Linux Requirements

  • Linux compatible via supported USB and FireWire interfaces.

Software Included

Cooling

  • Three (3) 4cm Brushless, whisper quiet, constant speed fans

Power Supply

  • UL Listed U.S./International Adjustable 100 ~ 240v, 50/60Hz, 200W (Max.) input Power Supply (power cables for International use sold separately).

External Case Dimensions

  • 11.9"(D) x 17.3"(W) x 1.7"(H)
  • 30.3cm x 44cm x 4.5cm
  • 11.9"(D) x 17.3"(W) x 2.2"(H) (with feet)
  • 30.3cm x 44cm x 5.5cm (with feet)
  • 11.9"D) x 19.2"(W) x 1.7"(H) (with rack mounting handles)
  • 30.3cm x 48.7cm x 4.5cm (with rack mounting handles)

Enclosure Weight (no accessories)

  • Approximately 10 lbs. (4.5kg)

Product Manual

Operating Environment:

Temperature

  • (operating) 5°C – 42°C (41°F – 107°F)
  • (non-operating) -40°C – 65°C (-40°F – 149°F)

Relative Humidity

  • (operating) 8% – 90% RH (Non-condensing)
  • (non-operating) 5% – 95% RH (Non-condensing)

Shock

  • 65G 2mS; (non-operating) 175G 2mS

Vibration

  • (operating) 1.0G (5 – 300Hz)
  • (non-operating) 5.0G (5 – 500Hz)

Warranty

2 Year OWC Mercury Rack Pro Limited Warranty

The best warranty is one you never have to use, but should the need occur – OWC is proud to provide a superior level of support and warranty coverage to our customers. Even when not used, we understand the peace of mind afforded by a longer warranty period. OWC's industry leading coverage is a testament to our confidence in the reliability of the solutions that we offer. OWC solutions are engineered to demanding quality standards in order to deliver the most reliable, highest performance available on the market in each storage category.

View more information about the 2 Year OWC Mercury Rack Pro Limited Warranty

Note: Do not disassemble or otherwise open your OWC solution prior to the conclusion of the 2 Year OWC Mercury Rack Pro Limited Warranty period. Doing so will void the remainder of the OWC warranty.

Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n OWMRPM3F8Q08.0T UPC#: 736211769558
*The use of FireWire 800 interface while the Rack Pro is in RAID 5 setting is not recommended for optimum drive speed performance.
**Not bootable over USB 3.0 when used with FileVault encryption or when formatted as Mac OS Extended (Journaled, Encrypted).

Software

OWC RAID Manager (BETA Version*)

Control and manage your RAID settings with this easy to use visual interface.

The power of simplicity is evident in the OWC RAID Manager. With easy to follow options and menus, this convenient user interface adds a level of control and monitoring for unrivaled operating confidence.

*While the functionality of the user interface is nearly complete, the overall look and feel as well as basic environment settings (dock and menu bar item) are still being finalized. As such, this product is in a BETA level of support and therefore no guarantee of system stability, data integrity, etc. is offered. For more information, please read the Software License Agreement here.

Please note: OWC RAID Manager is not compatible with OS X 10.10 or later.

Download the OWC RAID Manager

Two modes, Basic and Advanced, let you tailor the setting to best
suit your technical proficiency and particular needs.

Under the Basic Mode, you can:
  • View and monitor each drive's specific information including its serial number, model name, and capacity.
  • Create, and delete RAID arrays and monitor them visually and/or with audible alerts.
  • View drive S.M.A.R.T. status to determine future reliability.
  • Password protect your RAID array to prevent unauthorized access and modification of the array.
The Advanced Mode adds these features to the Basic set:
  • Create multiple RAID sets among the four drives
    • Eg. Select RAID 1 for two drives and RAID 0 for the other two drives.
    • RAID Choices: 0,1,3,5,10, Clone (an enhanced RAID 1), and Large (JBOD)
  • Selectable standby/sleep time for the Rack Pro
    • Select no standby or up to 10922 minutes for the Rack Pro to enter standby mode.
  • Program email notifications for drive failures, rebuild notifications, and other drive related events.

Download the OWC RAID Manager

OWC RAID Manager Visual Interface for Mac OS X 10.5.x or later with Intel® processor.
Control and manage your RAID settings with this easy to use visual interface. The power of simplicity is evident in the OWC RAID Manager. With easy to follow options and menus, this convenient user interface adds a level of control and monitoring for unrivaled operating confidence.
View detailed software info
Prosoft Macworld 4.5 mice
Prosoft Engineering® Data Backup 3 for Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later
Backup Made Easy. Data Backup makes it easy to backup to FireWire and USB drives, network drives, CDs and even DVDs. Make schedules so you don't need to 'think' about backing up... It does it for you.
A $59.00 Value! View detailed software info, or click here to purchase software separately from solution
Novastor
NovaStor NovaBACKUP® Solution for Windows®
NovaBACKUP has been helping millions of users recover from data loss and disasters for over 18 years. Feature rich, NovaBACKUP provides a powerful backup solution. Built-in support for hundreds of the most popular storage devices and a step-by-step backup and restore wizard makes NovaBACKUP extremely easy to use. Requires Windows 2000 or later.
A $49.95 Value! View detailed software info
Intech SpeedTools Utilities
Intech® SpeedTools Utilities™
Intech SpeedTools consists of a suite of utilities managed by an application which controls the launching, documentation and version control of each individual component utility, such as Disk Defrag and QuickBack. An easy-to-use installation and removal application is provided to make installation a snap, yet powerful enough to allow you to customize which utility component set you would like to create.
An $89.95 Value! View detailed software info, or click here to purchase software separately from solution

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 5 / 5 1 out of 1 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Jason5750 Location: Valdosta, GA Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Excellent CCTV/NVR Solution January 27, 2017 I'm the OPS & Applications Manager for a systems integrator in South Georgia. We use a lot of these Mercury Rack Pro units for storage array's on NVR's we build in-house. Paired with an economical 1U server chassis, the Mercury makes a formidable storage mechanism for custom CCTV solutions. With properly sized HDD's, you can accommodate several dozen HD IP cameras for 2-3 weeks. We like the RAID versatility, the reasonable price, and the ability to use USB3.0, eSATA, or SAS (if you choose the SAS model). The Mercury also makes an excellent choice for a backup location for video editing. I might would advise one of the newer ThunderBay units for pro-grade NLE, but the Mercury works well as an option for a safety net.

I would recommend this item to a friend! Customer Videos:

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