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RAID Storage Goes Portable With OWC’s Mercury Elite Pro Dual mini

Thursday, September 12th, 2013 | Author:

dual_miniOther World Computing has expanded its Mercury Elite Pro Dual mini portable hardware-RAID storage product line with two new 3.0TB models, available as 3.0TB RAID-1 (for robust data protection) or 3.0TB RAID-0 (for maximum performance).

What it does: This bus-powered (no AC adapter is required) unit stores a tremendous amount of data safely using RAID technology, or even more data with super-fast access. Featuring hardware RAID-1 (mirrored) redundancy for data protection or RAID-0 (striped) for maximum throughput, the Mercury Elite Pro Dual mini contains two 2.5″ hard drives or OWC Mercury Electra 6G SSDs for up to 3.0TB of capacity. A “quad interface” of FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB 2.0, and eSATA connections delivers data transfer speeds of up to 300MB/s with Mac and PC computers.

Why it’s cool: It’s the ultimate portable storage solution for professional users. Lightweight, bus-powered, and impact-resistant, in a 5.6 in (D) x 6.1 in (W) x 1.1 in (H) brushed aluminum enclosure with near silent, fanless operation, the Mercury Elite Pro Dual mini fits easily into laptop, photography, and other gear bags because of its side-by-side drive orientation. Fast, hardware-RAID technology is ideal for demanding data storage and backup needs, and can be configured with either high-performance hard disks or SSDs.

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OWC Joins “Intramural”

Thursday, August 1st, 2013 | Author:

Some would say that since its very inception in 1988, Other World Computing has been a star. And in a way, it’s true—we’ve always striven to provide “out of this world” products, services, and customer experiences. But in this case, we’re looking at achieving a different kind of stardom. Yes, we’re talking about celebrity. The “A” List, if you will. The elite, the red-carpet-walking, Botox-injecting, crash-diet following, only-green M&M-eating set that star in your favorite films. And now OWC is set to join the ranks of these stars and is about to embark upon its big break.

OWC is proud to announce that we will be sponsoring an upcoming independent film called “Intramural” by providing our Mercury Elite Pro drives to store the massive amounts of data needed to create a film. Everyone knows a good film needs a strong lead—okay, in this case that lead will be Jake Lacy (of The Office fame)—but they also need strong data support. And that is where OWC comes in to save the day. Article Continues…

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Other World Computing Mercury Elite Pro Dual mini Portable Drive Test Certified for High Definition Video Capture and Playback

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 | Author:

Other World Computing announced today it has test certified the OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual mini, a high-performance bus-powered RAID storage solution, for video capture and playback (via eSATA and FireWire 800) without dropping frames in the most popular compressed high definition video file formats including HDV, DVC Pro, and ProRes 422HQ. Available with two 2.5″ 7200RPM hard drives or OWC Mercury Electra 3G SSDs configured either in a RAID-1 “mirrored” or RAID-0 “stripe” mode, the test certified Mercury Elite Pro Dual mini models offers video and creative professionals Plug and Play storage capacity up to 2TB and data transfer speeds up to 300MB/s with Mac and PC computers. Article Continues…

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OWC Mercury Elite Pro Now Offers USB 3.0 ‘SuperSpeed’ Performance

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 | Author:

Other World Computing announced today it has enhanced its award-winning, high-performance Mercury Elite Pro desktop storage solution line with the USB 3.0 ‘SuperSpeed’ interface. Complemented by two FireWire 800 ports as well as an eSATA port, the new USB 3.0 model – which is fully USB 2.0 backwards compatible – delivers data transfer speeds up to 300MB/s. All of that speed resides in a brushed aluminum housing offering up to 4.0TB of Plug and Play storage and/or backup capacity.

High Performance for Professional Use

The Mercury Elite Pro is ideal for demanding A/V, digital photography, professional music, graphics, Time Machine backups, as well as general data uses requiring up to 4.0TB of reliable, high performance storage. With multiple interfaces, all connection cables included, and a $100 retail value disk utility software bundle, the Mercury Elite Pro offers Plug and Play ease of use with any Mac, PC, or Linux-based computer with a FireWire or USB interface. Article Continues…

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OWC Announces Mercury Elite Pro Mini As Industry’s Only 2TB ‘Quad Interface’ and eSATA 6G/USB 3.0 Bus-Powered Portable Storage Solution

Thursday, August 16th, 2012 | Author:

Other World Computing announced today it has expanded its OWC Mercury Elite Pro mini line with 33% more capacity to a new maximum of 2TB storage capacity. As the industry’s only ‘Quad Interface’ (FireWire 800/400, USB 2.0, and eSATA) or ‘Combo Interface’ (eSATA 6G and USB 3.0) bus-powered portable drive, the Mercury Elite Pro mini is now available in 14 different hard drive or OWC Mercury SSD-equipped configurations that deliver up to 600MB/s data rate storage/backup performance to Mac and PC users in a Plug and Play mobile footprint.

Portable and Bus-Powered for Mobile Lifestyles

Measuring a compact 5.5″ L x 3.8″ W x 1.1″ H, the Mercury Elite Pro mini offers portable storage capacity up to 2TB– enough space for up to 2 million JPEG photos, 1,000 DVD movies, 152 hours of digital video, or 700,000 MP3 songs – in its fanless brushed aluminum enclosure. Because it’s bus-powered, the Mercury Elite Pro mini doesn’t require an AC adapter, so it’s ideal for in-the-field business professionals, creative/entertainment professionals, students, and anyone else needing to back up data, transport large files between computers, gain additional storage capacity, and even perform video editing and live music recording.

Built for Performance and Flexibility

Designed to emulate the award-winning history of the larger desktop-sized Mercury Elite Pro, the Mercury Elite Pro mini portable storage solution line offers a choice of the fastest 2.5″ SATA hard drive mechanisms up to 7200RPM; or ‘faster in a flash’ OWC’s Mercury brand SSDs for demanding A/V, digital photography, professional music, graphics, general data, and Time Machine-ready storage needs. The ‘Quad Interface’ model offers connection flexibility among various systems; while those seeking the fastest interface offered in a portable drive will find their speed needs fulfilled by the 6G (6Gb/s) eSATA/USB 3.0 ‘Combo Interface’ model. The Mercury Elite Pro mini can also be used with digital cameras and camcorders with USB 3.0/2.0 data ports for fast, on-location backups of images and video. Article Continues…

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