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OWC Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 Hardware RAID Data Storage/Backup Solution Now Offers Up to 16.0TB Capacity

Thursday, February 16th, 2012 | Author:

 

Other World Computing announced today it has expanded the storage capacity of its high-performance OWC Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 desktop hardware RAID storage line to 16.0TB by utilizing four of the industry’s only 3.5″ 4.0TB SATA 6Gb/s hard drive in the Qx2’s four hot swappable drive bays.

In addition to offering massive storage/backup capacity in a desktop sized footprint, the Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 features a “Quad Interface” of FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB 2.0, and eSATA ports and four selectable Hardware RAID settings – 0, 1, 5, 10 – for high speed, highly reliable Plug and Play use with Macs and PCs.

Five Prosumer Models Available

The Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 is available in four Enterprise Class options up to 12.0TB and a 0GB kit (no drives included) option. All Qx2 models include a disk utility software bundle retail valued at more than $100, all interface connection cables, and a three-year warranty. Article Continues…

Category: Press Releases

Price Drop on Qx2 Lets You Get Your RAID On For Less!

Friday, July 8th, 2011 | Author:

Wow! The prices have been dropping on our products so often lately, some of us are considering hard hats! We’ve got yet another price reduction this week; this time around we’re dropping prices on our highly-acclaimed OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 storage solutions.

The OWC Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 is a High-Performance RAID Solution for your high capacity needs of up to 12.0TB and can be configured in RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 or non-RAID SPAN modes easily. The Qx2 features a “Quad Interface” allowing you to connect via FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB2, or eSATA. Article Continues…

OWC Mercury Elite Pro mini: Now The Price is Smaller, Too

Friday, July 1st, 2011 | Author:

Whether it’s the warm summer air, the anticipation of Independence Day around the corner or just a dedication to bringing you the best deal possible, we’ve got another price drop for you. This time around, we’re lowering prices on the OWC Mercury Elite Pro mini: a smaller, portable, bus-powered version of our best selling and award winning Mercury Elite Pro line of desktop solutions.

Designed for High-Performance, Flexibility, and Reliability + Ultimate Portability, this “Quad Interface” (FireWire 800/400+USB2+eSATA) unit measures in at only 5.5″ x 3.8″ x 1.1″ and provides up to 1.0TB of High-Performance Portable Capacity!

Key features:

  • Performance Oxford 944-based bridge solution
  • Two 1394B 9 Pin, One USB 2.0, and One eSATA Interface ports
  • Large Data Buffer up to 32MB
  • Fully bootable, ideal for applications, A/V, Backup (TimeMachine, Etc), Photos, Music, etc.
  • Single Cable Bus-Powerable via FireWire or USB2
  • Bus-Power via FireWire (or AC Adapter) for High-Performance eSATA Interface use.
  • Attractive & Compact shock resistant Aluminum design
  • FireWire 800, USB 2.0, and eSATA Flex Cables Included!
  • Prosoft DataBackup III (OS X), NovaStor NovaBackup (Windows), Carbon Copy Cloner (OS X), and Intech Speed Tools (8.6-10.6.x) included
  • Fully Mac & PC Compatible
  • Industry Leading Comprehensive 3 Year Solution Warranty

That’s a lot of value in such a little package – especially with these new, lower prices! Article Continues…

Price Drops on Two Elite-AL Pro Models for Double the Savings

Friday, April 8th, 2011 | Author:

It may have been a while since our last Price Drop announcement, but we haven’t forgotten about you. Far from it. We’ve just been waiting to spring (no pun intended) a double-drop on you to make up for the delay. Well, the wait is over; we’ve got price drops on both the Firewire/USB and “Quad” Interface versions of the OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro storage solution.

Like all of our storage solutions, the Mercury Elite-AL Pro series offers incredible performance along with great versatility. Key features include:

  • Oxford 924 based performance bridge solution
  • Two 1394B 9 pin FW800 ports, One 1394A 6 pin FW400 port, One USB 2.0 port, One eSATA port (“Quad” Interface Model Only)
  • Two 1394A Pin 6 Pin FW400 Ports, One USB 2.0 Port (FW/USB version only)
  • Large data buffer up to 32MB
  • Fully bootable, ideal for applications, A/V, Photos, Music, etc.
  • Certified for Audio/Video and Time Machine
  • Attractive & compact shock resistant Aluminum design
  • Connection cables for all interfaces included.
  • Prosoft DataBackup III (OS X), NovaStor NovaBackup (Windows), Carbon Copy Cloner (OS X), and Intech Speed Tools (8.6-10.6.x) included
  • Fully Mac & PC compatible
  • Industry leading comprehensive 3 year solution warranty

Sure, that’s a lot of great features, but we all know that’s not what you’re really reading for. You want to know about the new prices. I suppose that’s only fair – we’ve made you wait long enough… Article Continues…

Category: Press Releases

Fight the Cold with these Hot new prices on the Qx2!

Friday, February 18th, 2011 | Author:

Wow! It’s been over a month since our last Price Drop posting, but we’ve got a doozy for you; this time around we’re dropping prices on our highly-acclaimed OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 storage solutions.

The OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 is a High-Performance RAID Solution for your high capacity needs of up to 12.0TB and can be configured in RAID 0,1,5,10 or non-RAID SPAN modes easily.The Qx2 features a “Quad” interface allowing you to connect via FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB2, or eSATA.

Other key features include:

  • Solutions Pre-configured & Pre-Tested in RAID-5 Mode (Striped with Data Protection/Redundancy)
  • Multi-Hour Burn-in/Testing performed on all Qx2 drive arrays prior to shipping
  • User Selectable Hardware RAID 0/1/5/10 & Non-RAID modes
  • Sustained Data Rates of up to/over 240MB per Second
  • RAID Mode, Status, and Access Indicator LEDs
  • Drive Status Alarm in case of drive failure
  • Four(4) removable 3.5” SATA II drive bays
  • Locking Front Cover
  • Ideal for Audio/Video including HD Video, Backup (including Time Machine), Music, Photography, & More!
  • Fully Mac, Windows, and Linux Compatible
  • Cables for all supported interfaces included
  • Prosoft Data Backup 3(OS X), NovaStor NovaBackup(Windows), Carbon Copy  Cloner(OS X, Intech HD Speedtools Utility Suite(Mac OS 8.6 to 10.6.x) included
  • Industry Leading 3 Year Solution Warranty

Yeah, it’s a great unit – even Mac|Life said so in their recent review of the Qx2. But now we’ve made it even better with these great new prices. Article Continues…