Tuesday, April 8th 2014

Other World Computing Introduces the Mercury Elite Pro Dual External RAID Drive

Other World Computing (OWC), a leading zero emissions Mac and PC upgrade and storage technology company, expanded its family of Thunderbolt interface storage products with the addition of the OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual external high-performance drive with hardware RAID capabilities. The Mercury Elite Pro Dual with Thunderbolt interface will be featured at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas this week, at Other World Computing's booth #SL14016, in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

High-Performance Two-Bay Design
The Mercury Elite Pro Dual, available in capacities up to 8 TB of total storage, adds tremendous storage capacity and throughput to any Mac or PC with a Thunderbolt port. Applications such as A/V post-production, photography, music, graphics, data management, and even Time Machine backups are enhanced with access to data at sustained data rates of up to 389 MB/s read, 351 MB/s write.

Flexible for Individual Storage Needs
The Mercury Elite Pro Dual supports independent drive access for two installed drives, providing hardware RAID, and is ideal for RAID 0, 1, Span, and Independent Modes. Get the best combination of speed, capacity, and redundancy to meet your workflow needs.

Convenient Yet Flexible Hardware RAID Settings
The Mercury Elite Pro Dual comes conveniently factory set for Plug and Play use in RAID-0 mode, for "striping" data across both drives for the highest speed backup. Users can easily change to any of three other modes via a switch selector. Modes include: RAID-1 for writing the same information in real-time for "live activity" data redundancy; Span, which combines both drives into a single, larger volume; and Independent Mode for the most capacity.

Compatible With New And Legacy Macs And PCs
With a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and two Thunderbolt ports and high quality cables included, the Mercury Elite Pro Dual doesn't require complicated set-up and is ready for Plug and Play use with legacy Macs, the latest 2013 Mac models, and PCs. It provides data transfer speeds up to 389 MB/s and can be moved between different systems utilizing its supported interfaces with complete interoperability for maximum data backup performance and flexibility.

Six Prosumer Models Available:
  • 2.0 TB 7200 RPM (1.0 TB + 1.0 TB) - $429.00
  • 4.0 TB 7200 RPM (2.0 TB + 2.0 TB) - $494.99
  • 4.0 TB HDD/SSD Hybrid (2.0 TB + 2.0 TB) - $579.99
  • 6.0 TB 7200 RPM (3.0 TB + 3.0 TB) - $574.99
  • 8.0 TB 7200 RPM (4.0 TB + 4.0 TB) - $759.99
  • Add Your Own Drives enclosure kit - $299.99
All Mercury Elite Pro Dual solutions come ready for Plug and Play ease of use with interface connecting cables, a $150 retail value disk utility software bundle, and an industry leading three-year limited warranty, which includes free lifetime US-based 24/7 technical support, a 48-hour repair turnaround time, and one year of complimentary Level 1 data recovery service.

"Since we began selling the Mercury Elite Pro Dual, OWC customers have made it a best seller," said Larry O'Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. "With the addition of this new model with Thunderbolt interface and SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology, the Mercury Elite Pro Dual line continues to deliver best in class performance and reliability."

Key Mercury Elite Pro Dual Features:
  • Mac and PC compatible
  • High performance chipset with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt 1 interfaces
  • Suitable for Audio/Video applications
  • 2.8"(W) x 9"(D) x 5.25"(H)
  • 5.5 pound weight
  • Two HDD or HDD/SSD Hybrid Drives
  • Real world data transfer speeds up to 389 MB/s Read, 351 MB/s Write
Includes:
  • OWC 1.0 meter (39") Thunderbolt cable, premium quality, certified
  • OWC 24" USB 3.0 cable, premium quality, certified
The Mercury Elite Pro Dual also includes OWC's exceptional Three Year limited warranty, with typical turn around time of 48 hours or less, and One Year of Complimentary Level 1 data recovery.

Available Immediately
The OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual Thunderbolt devices are available today from OWC and select retailers. For more information, visit: http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/Thunderbolt/External-Drive/OWC/Elite-Dual-RAID
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