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OWC Mercury Rack Pro

8.0TB 1U 4 Bay Rack
Enterprise Class Storage Solution

External mini-SAS / Mac / PC
OWC affordability, reliability, and ease of use in a single 1U rack space.
Need massive amounts of storage?
The OWC Mercury Rack Pro features a single external mini-SAS interface, to not only reduce cable clutter, but to provide four full channels of data (one per drive) through a single external mini-SAS cable.  It's like having four separate eSATA/SAS cables but in a single package.

Designed specifically to meet the demands of server, audio production, and video production environments, the OWC Mercury Rack Pro four Bay 1U Solutions provide data transfer rates of up to 24Gb/s data rates¹! Using the highest capacity SATA hard drive mechanisms available, and offering Plug & Play simplicity, the possibilities are endless!

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
Great Performance
Using the fastest SATA drive mechanisms available gives the OWC Mercury Rack Pro mini-SAS 4 Bay 1 U Solutions a solid, performance focused base.  Adding a high-speed external mini-SAS card (not included) further enhances the OWC Mercury Rack Pro providing  some of the fastest drive transfer rates possible, up to 24Gb/s¹!
High Reliability
A Top-Notch design using the best components gives the OWC Mercury Rack Pro an industry leading 5 Year OWC Mercury Rack Pro Enterprise Limited Warranty and ensures the series is built to last!
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.
From day one, the OWC Mercury Rack Pro Series has been designed to be everything you'd hope for and more!

Includes

  • OWC Mercury Rack Pro 4 Bay 1U Storage Solution
  • Integrated ROHS, CE, and FCC compliant Power Supply
  • mini-SAS cable (1 meter)
  • Rack Mounting Handles
  • Anti-skid, Vibration Dampening Desktop Mounting Feet
  • Screws for Rack / Desktop Conversion
  • Mercury Rack Pro mini-SAS Assembly Manual & User Guide
  • OWC 5 Year Solution Warranty with 48-Hour Turnaround Time
  • Complimentary 6 Month Level 1 Data Recovery

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Product Specifications:

Interfaces Supported

  • Unit provides one (1) External mini-SAS, supporting up to 24Gb/s
  • Enclosure uses 3.5" Serial ATA (SATA) hard drives

RAID / JBOD Support

  • RAID-Ready ² and JBOD; 4 independent drive channels

Standard Mechanism

    2.0TB Toshiba MG03ACAxxx Specifications:

    Specifications

    Form Factor
    3.5″ HDD
    Interface
    SATA 6.0Gb/s
    Capacity1
    2.0TB
    Formatted Capacity2
    1862GiB
    Rotational Speed
    7,200 RPM
    Cache / Data Buffer
    64MB
    Manufacturer Model Number
    MG03ACA200
    Format

    Physical

    Height (max)
    26.1mm (1.027″)
    Width (max)
    101.6mm (4.0″)
    Length (max)
    147mm (5.787″)
    Weight (typical)
    720g (1.587 lbs.)
    Bytes per Sector
    512

    Reliability3

    MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures)
    1,200,000 hours
    Warranty
    5 Year Warranty

    Performance

    Transfer Rate (Max)
    6.0Gb/s

    Power

    Maximum Start Current, DC
    2.0 Amps
    Idle Mode
    3.7 Watts

    Environmental (Operating)

    Shock
    70 G max at 2ms
    Ambient Temperature (°F)
    32°F to 140°F
    Ambient Temperature (°C)
    0°C to 60°C
    Vibration
    0.75 G (5 to 500 Hz)
    Relative Humidity (non-condensing)
    8% to 90%
    Altitude
    -304.8 m to 3,048 m (-1,000 ft to 10,000+ ft)

    Environmental (Non-Operating)

    Shock
    300 G max at 1ms
    Ambient Temperature (°F)
    -40°F to 158°F
    Ambient Temperature (°C)
    -40°C to 70°C
    Vibration
    1.04 G (5 to 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)
    3.1 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 MG03ACA200 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

  • external mini-SAS up to 24Gb/s

Format

Max Data Transfer Rate

  • external mini-SAS – up to 24Gb/s (or 2400 MB/sec)

Recommended external mini-SAS Cards

Recommended mini-SAS Connecting Cables

  • When using Passive/passthrough mini-SAS storage solutions equipped with "6G" 6Gb/s (SATA 3.0 Revision) drives, we strongly recommend only using connecting cables of 1 meter or shorter length due to the increased signal integrity requirements of 6G drives. Active storage solutions such as SAS expander systems equipped with 6G drives can utilize mini-SAS connecting cables up to 10 meters in length.

Macintosh System Requirements

  • Mini-SAS cable included: 1M mini-SAS cable (included) is required for use with SATA/SAS 6Gb/s drives due to signal integrity requirements, longer cable lengths are not supported. When using SATA/SAS 3Gb/s drives, longer cable lengths (sold separately) can be used and are available here.
  • external mini-SAS: Macintosh with external mini-SAS via 3rd party controller card interface, (not included). external mini-SAS requires Mac OS X 10.2 or later. Including 'Mavericks' 10.9.x.
  • Time Machine® Compatible: Mac OS X 10.5 (version introduced) and later.

Windows System Requirements

  • Mini-SAS cable included: 1M mini-SAS cable (included) is required for use with SATA/SAS 6Gb/s drives due to signal integrity requirements, longer cable lengths are not supported. When using SATA/SAS 3Gb/s drives, longer cable lengths (sold separately) can be used and are available here.
  • external mini-SAS: Windows with external mini-SAS via 3rd party controller card interface, (not included). external mini-SAS requires Microsoft Windows 2000 or XP.

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)

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

5 Year OWC Mercury Rack Pro Enterprise 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 5 Year OWC Mercury Rack Pro Enterprise Limited Warranty

Note: Do not disassemble or otherwise open your OWC solution prior to the conclusion of the 5 Year OWC Mercury Rack Pro Enterprise Limited Warranty period. Doing so will void the remainder of the OWC warranty.

Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n OWMRPMSS4B08.0E UPC#: 812437021622

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.5 / 5 2 out of 2 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Alexandria, VA Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Excellent and affordable Raid 5 Storage March 20, 2013 We are using one of these units connected to a MacPro with an OWC miniSAS PCIe card and it has been rock solid from day one. In fact, we are getting ready to add a second one.

It took us about a day to set it up and get it configured, but after that it has been easy to use and maintain. We currently have it configured in Raid 5 and it's hosted on our iSCSI SAN. Multiple edit suites access this storage and our SAN server and this drive array runs without any problems.

If you have not worked with miniSAS do your homework ahead of time to avoid disappointment. It would be great to see this style raid from OWC with Thunderbolt.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 12.0TB OWC Mercury Rack Pro Enterprise Class 4 Bay SAS 1U Rackmount Solution.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Storeithere
Rating: 4/5 Big, fast and quite. November 6, 2012 The Mercury Rack Pro mini-SAS is a 16TB hard drive in a single rack space. Unfortunately, there is no RAID associated with this product.There is a PCIe card that's required for SAS operation which is supposed to have some RAID capabilities, but those seem to be unavailable with a Mac. However, you can have it appear as 4 separate drives on your desktop, and that works well. Populating these drives takes a while (about 9 hours per TB), but once completed, things work reasonably fast. One issue is that the drives never stop spinning. I put the computer to sleep for the weekend, and on Monday morning the drives were spinning just as fast as they were on Friday evening. So you need to either turn everything off everyday, or just let them spin. The Mercury Rack Pro mini-SAS is a good hard drive that's big enough to last for a while. It works fast and is quite. I would recommend this product to anyone needing a fast drive, or for use as a back up.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 16.0TB OWC Mercury Rack Pro 4-Bay SAS 1U Rackmount Solution.

Response from MacSales.com, Marketing November 7, 2012 Your comment of, "There is a PCIe card that's required for SAS operation which is supposed to have some RAID capabilities, but those seem to be unavailable with a Mac." is not quite accurate. Yes, any RAID features of this mini-SAS enclosure would be dependent on the HBA card you're using. However, we offer several options for Mac such as the Newer Technology MAXPower RAID mini-SAS 6G 2e http://eshop.macsales.com/item/NewerTech/MXPRMS6G2E/ Additional RAID controllers can be found under the Specifications Tab on the product page.


¹ Depending on selected drives, RAID setting, and external mini SAS equipped SAS or SATA card.
² RAID drives via software or SATA controller card.
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