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OWC Mercury Elite Pro RAID

3.0TB Quad Interface Performance RAID

Mac / PC / eSATA / FireWire 800 / FireWire 400 / USB 2.0 & 1.1
  • Mac
  • PC
  • eSATA
  • FireWire 800/400
  • USB
High Performance, High Reliability, High Portability, and Style are standard for the OWC Mercury Elite Pro RAID Series!
Outstanding Features
High Performance
The High-Speed Oxford 944 eSATA / FireWire 800/400 & USB 2.0 chipset combined with the fastest SATA drive mechanisms available give Mercury Elite Pro RAID Solutions some of the fastest single drive transfer rates possible, even exceeding 120 Megabytes Per Second!
High Reliability
A Top-Notch Design and the Best Components ensure the OWC Mercury Elite Pro RAID Series is Built to Last. The included Three Year Warranty backs this up!
High Portability
The Compact and Shock Resistant Design has the Mercury Elite Series going places! In addition, the OWC Mercury Elite Pro RAID series offers (1) eSATA port, (2) FireWire 800(1394B) ports, (1) FireWire 400 (1394A) port and 1 USB 2.0 port for Easy Plug and Play on ANY system! The OWC Mercury Elite Pro RAID even includes all types of cables!
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 »
From day one, the OWC Mercury Elite Series has been designed to be everything you'd hope for and more!

Includes

  • External OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual Bay Hard Drive
  • 36" High Quality Double Shielded eSATA connecting cable (eSATA - eSATA)
  • 36" High Quality Double Shielded FireWire 800 connecting cable (9-9 Pin cable)
  • 36" High Quality Double Shielded FireWire 400 connecting cable (6-6 Pin cable)
  • 36" High Quality Double Shielded USB 2.0/1.1 connecting cable
  • External AutoSwitching 100/240v 50/60Hz Power Adapter
  • Owner's Manual
  • Backup and Utility software CD
    • 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
    • Carbon Copy Cloner® for Mac OS X 10.4 or later
  • Mercury Elite Pro Dual-Drive Multi-Interface Assembly Manual (7.2MB PDF)
  • Over 1.5GB of Freeware/Shareware/Public domain software installed
  • OWC 3 Year Solution Warranty with 48-Hour Turnaround Time
  • Complimentary 6 Month Level 1 Data Recovery

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Product Specifications:

Chipset

  • Custom Oxford 944 eSATA / FW800 (1394B) / FW400(1394A) and USB 2.0 (1.1 Backwards compatible) Chipset

Interfaces Supported

  • eSATA (SATA-II)
  • FireWire 800 (1394B)
  • FireWire 400 (1394A)
  • USB 2.0 (1.1 Backwards compatible)

Recommended configurations supported

  • RAID 0 Performance Striping (default setting) for maximum performance (requires two identical Hard Drives).

Standard Mechanism

    1.5TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 Specifications:

    Specifications

    Form Factor
    3.5″ HDD
    Interface
    SATA 3Gb/s
    Capacity1
    1.5TB
    Formatted Capacity2
    1396GiB
    Rotational Speed
    7,200 RPM
    Cache / Data Buffer
    32MB
    Manufacturer Model Number
    SE3ST31500341AS
    RoHS Compliant
    Yes
    Format

    Physical

    Height (max)
    26.1mm (1.028″)
    Width (max)
    101.6mm (4.000″)
    Length (max)
    146.99mm (5.787″)
    Weight (typical)
    720g (1.587 lbs.)
    Guaranteed Sectors
    2,930,277,168

    Reliability3

    MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures)
    750,000 hours
    Contact Start-Stops
    50,000
    Annual Failure Rate
    0.34%
    Warranty
    3 Year Seagate Warranty

    Performance

    Transfer Rate (Max)
    3.0Gb/s
    Average Latency
    4.16ms

    Power

    Maximum Start Current, DC
    2.8 Amp

    Environmental (Operating)

    Altitude
    -304.8 m to 3,048 m (-1,000 ft to 10,000+ ft)

    Environmental (Non-Operating)

    Altitude
    -304.8 m to 12,192 m (-1000 ft to 40,000+ ft)
    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.
  • 2 x 1.5TB* Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 Hard Drive**

  • *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

  • 64 Megabyte (2 Drives with 32MB (32,768k) cache each)

Port Configuration

  • eSATA - 1 port
  • FireWire 800 - (2) 9 pin ports
  • FireWire 400 - (1) 6 pin port
  • USB 2.0/1.1 - (1) 5 pin port

Max Data Transfer Rate

  • eSATA - 3.0 Gbit/s (or 300 MB/sec)
  • FireWire 800 - 800Mbps (or 100MB/sec)
  • FireWire 400 - 400Mbps (or 50MB/sec)
  • USB 2.0 - 480Mbps (or 60MB/sec)
  • USB 1.1 - 12Mbps (or 1.5MB/sec)

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 2.0: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements. - Click for more info

Format

Macintosh System Requirements

  • Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2.2, Mac OS X 10.0.x or later and an available USB 1.1 or FireWire 400 port.
  • Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later. Including ‘Lion’ 10.7.x and an available USB2.0/1.1, FireWire 800/400 port, or eSATA port.
  • Time Machine® Compatible: Mac OS X 10.5 (version introduced) and later.

Windows System Requirements

  • Windows XP(64 bit) or later and an available USB 2.0/1.1, FireWire 800/400, or eSATA port.

Linux Requirements

  • Linux compatible via supported USB and FireWire interfaces.

Software Included

Power Supply

  • 5A 100-240v 50/60hz US/International Auto Switching

External Case Dimensions

  • 2.9 in (W) x 9 in (D) x 5.3 in (H) (73mm x 229mm x 134mm)

Drive Weight (no accessories)

  • Approximately 5.8 pounds (2.63kg)

Product Manual

Operating Environment:

Temperature

  • (operating) 5°C - 55°C (41°F - 131°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)

MTBF (hours)

  • More than 300,000 power-on hours

Warranty

OWC 3 Year Solution 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 OWC 3 Year Solution warranty

Note: Do not disassemble or otherwise open your OWC solution prior to the conclusion of OWC's 3 year Warranty period. Doing so will void the remainder of the OWC warranty.

Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n ME8Q7T30GB64 UPC#: 736211767752

Software

Prosoft Macworld 4.5 miceProsoft
Prosoft Engineering® Data Backup 3 for 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 softwareseparately 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

Benchmarks

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Customer Ratings

Write a Review 5 / 5 2 out of 2 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Magikarma Location: AZ Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Stood the of time April 9, 2018 I bought this many years ago and it is still in good working condition. Very reliable!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 2.0TB OWC Mercury Elite PRO Multi-Interface eSATA/FW800/400+USB2 Performance Dual Drive RAID 7200RPM. Customer Videos:

Reviewer: shipley Location: Missouri Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Incredible Value. Rock solid RAID. June 7, 2011 I have been using the 4.0TB Mercury Elite-Al pro in my home project studio both for music (Apple's Logic) and Video (Final Cut Pro.) Now I am in the process of reconfiguring my video production facility at Missouri University of Science and Technology and am replacing my "Little Big Disc" RAIDS with the Mercury Elite-AL pro. They are rock solid and the support is tremendous.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from (*) 4.0TB 7200RPM OWC Mercury Elite PRO Multi-Interfac eSATA/FW800/400+USB2 Performance Dual Drive RAID .

OWC 3.0TB OWC Mercury Elite Pro Performance RAID Mfr P/N: ME8Q7T30GB64 OWC SKU: OWCME8Q7T30GB64 Quad Interface Storage Solution 3 Year Warranty
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