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OWC Mercury Elite Pro RAID

6.0TB Multi-Interface Performance RAID

Mac / PC / USB 2.0 & 1.1 / FireWire 800 / FireWire 400 / eSATA
  • 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 946 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!
Smart Sense
Power Saving Connection Sensor. A built-in sensor on the chipset detects when the solution's data cable is disconnected from a Mac or PC's native FireWire, USB, or eSATA interface and automatically spins down the solution to conserve energy during periods of disk inactivity. Ideal for notebook users who can go mobile without needing to reach around the solution to turn it off or unplug power cord.*

*This function is also available through an interface card, provided the card offers hot plug capability. LED and fan will remain on during disk inactivity.
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
  • UL Listed U.S./International Auto Switching 100 ~ 240v, 50/60Hz input, 12 Volt 5 Amp output Power Supply (adapter plugs for International use sold separately). For replacement power supply, click here.
  • Owner's Manual
  • 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
  • Mercury Elite Pro Dual-Drive Multi-Interface Assembly Manual (7.2MB PDF)
  • Over 1.5GB of Freeware/Shareware/Public domain software pre-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 946 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

    3.0TB Toshiba DT01ACAxx Series Specifications:

    Specifications

    Form Factor
    3.5″ HDD
    Interface
    SATA 6GB/s
    Capacity1
    3.0TB
    Formatted Capacity2
    2790GiB
    Rotational Speed
    7,200 RPM
    Cache / Data Buffer
    64MB
    Manufacturer Model Number
    HDKPC08
    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.
  • 2 x 3.0TB* Toshiba Hard Disk 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

  • 128 Megabyte (2 Drives with 64MB (65,536k) 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?

Format

Macintosh System Requirements

  • Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2.2 and an available USB 1.1 or FireWire 400 port.
  • Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later. Including 'Mavericks' 10.9.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.

Pre-installed Backup and Utility software

Power Supply

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 ME8Q7T60H128 UPC#: 736211767950

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

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 5 / 5 1 out of 1 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
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 .

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