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OWC Announces Massive 12TB Enterprise RAID Storage Drive - Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2

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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.

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Great for people working in motion graphics/video editing/3D. :p

or really over the top pirates XD
 

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Great for people working in motion graphics/video editing/3D. :p

or really over the top pirates XD
And that means you! :D Still troubled with these babies... no USB 3.0, no NAS (e.a. GbE), and what the hell enterprise-class means if you don't get at least 1x GbE RJ-45 on this one and at least 5-year warranty...

Anyhow, I wanna see these 3TB disks in retail. WD, make your stand! :D:D
 
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no USB 3.0, no NAS (e.a. GbE), and what the hell enterprise-class means if you don't get at least 1x GbE RJ-45 on this one and at least 5-year warranty...
It's not really trying to be a NAS and OWC's enclosures will probably get USB 3.0 when (or if rather) it's supported (officially) on Macs. Not too many PCs out there with Firewire 800. I know they say "PCs" but the truth of the matter is that OWC has traditionally been a Mac retailer.

And they clearly state that "Enterprise" means 24/7 operation
Designed for 24/7 enterprise-class capacity-optimized applications
, in addition to
Five year warranty.
 
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