Other World Computing (OWC), a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, announced today the OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 hardware RAID storage drive with massive 12TB of storage/backup in a desktop-sized brushed aluminum enclosure. Featuring four 3TB high performance hard drives in four hot swappable drive bays, the Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 12TB RAID storage drive offers the flexibility of a “Quad Interface” of FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB 2.0, and eSATA; four selectable Hardware RAID settings of 0, 1, 5, 10; and 300 MB/s data transfer rates for high speed, Plug & Play storage and redundancy for Macs and PCs. Built for Demanding Performance-Intensive Applications The OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 is built for demanding performance-intensive applications, such as: Cloud storage Massive Scale Out (MSO) Data warehousing & mining Disk-to-disk backup & archiving RAID arrays Network Attached Storage (NAS) Audio/Video/HD-video editing. Digital photography/graphics. Professional music. Redundant backup. 2 Million MTBF for Enterprise-Class High Reliability Designed for 24/7 enterprise-class capacity-optimized applications, the Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 offers two million MTBF, nearly double the MTBF of consumer class drives, for unsurpassed reliability for critical enterprise applications. Pre-configured in Hardware RAID 5 mode to provide data redundancy for uninterrupted access and protection against data loss, the drive can also be automatically configured to use the other hardware RAID settings: 0, 1, or 10, as well as a Span (NRAID). Selecting and visually confirming the RAID setting is performed by a recessed selector switch safely located behind the lockable front panel. Comprehensive “Burn-in” Testing Ensures Highest Reliability - Includes Five Year Warranty Unlike most other brands that are shipped with little or no testing, the OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 12TB as well as the full Qx2 line undergoes a multi-hour “burn in” performance certification procedure to ensure that the unit is operating properly and ready for demanding use. With this unmatched commitment to quality, OWC backs the Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 with an industry leading five year warranty. OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 12TB desktop hardware RAID Features: Four 3TB high performance hard drives for 12TB capacity. Four separate interfaces: FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB, & eSATA. Four selectable hardware RAID settings: 0, 1, 5, 10. Fast 300MB/s data transfer rates. Two million MTFP for high reliability. Extensively pre-tested for demanding use. Front panel LEDs offer quick, at-a-glance system status. All connection cables are included. Removable Key Lock for extra security. Five year warranty. Pricing & Availability and Additional Drive Capacity Models The 12TB OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 is available immediately, priced at $2,219.99. It includes cables for eSATA, FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and USB 2.0/1.1, power cord, two keys for front panel lock, Backup and Utility software CD: Intech SpeedTools Utilities OEM, Prosoft Engineering Data Backup, NovaStor NovaBACKUP, Carbon Copy Cloner, and Freeware/Shareware/Public domain software pre-installed. For more information on the OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 12TB, see this page. In addition, the Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 is also available with various drive capacity options from 0TB (no drive included) to 12TB, starting from $479.99 see this page for more info.