Tuesday, May 6th 2014

OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual with Thunderbolt Tech Now Available in 10 TB Capacity

Other World Computing (OWC), a leading zero emissions Mac upgrade and storage technology company announced a new 10 TB capacity for the OWC Mercury Elite Pro line of dual-bay external high-performance storage solutions, one of OWC's family of Thunderbolt interface storage products.

High-Performance Two-Bay Design
The Mercury Elite Pro Dual, available in capacities up to 10 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 442 MB/s read, 424 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 (JBOD) Modes. Choose 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 select any of three other modes via a selector switch. 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 volume; and Independent Mode for the most capacity.

Compatible With New And Legacy Macs And PCs
With 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 442 MB/s read 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 7200RPM (1.0 TB + 1.0 TB) - $ 429.99
  • 4.0 TB 7200RPM (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 7200RPM (3.0 TB + 3.0 TB) - $ 574.99
  • 8.0 TB 7200RPM (4.0 TB + 4.0 TB) - $ 759.99
  • 10.0 TB 7200RPM (5.0 TB + 5.0 TB) - $ 949.99
  • 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 $200 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.

"This new 10 TB option adds even more value to our best selling Mercury Elite Pro Dual line," said Larry O'Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. "With the addition of this 25% larger capacity model with Thunderbolt interface and 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 USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt 1 interfaces
  • User selectable hardware RAID Level 0, 1, Span, and Independent/JBOD modes
  • 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 442 MB/s read, 424 MB/s write
  • 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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2 Comments on OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual with Thunderbolt Tech Now Available in 10 TB Capacity

Looks quite nice, price is....pretty good for a dual thunderbolt NAS. by chance, is there a cheaper one iwth just usb 3.0, or with gigabit ethernet?
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