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OWC Adds USB 3.0 ‘SuperSpeed’ To Its Multi-Interface Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 Hardware RAID Data Storage and Backup Solution

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 | Author:

PR_Qx2_4TBOther World Computing announced today higher data throughput and USB 3.0 compatibility for its multi-interface, four-bay professional-grade Mercury Elite Qx2 RAID storage product for enterprise, professional and prosumer users.

The Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 is now compatible with native USB 3.0 ‘SuperSpeed’ interface technology, in addition to offering FireWire 800 and eSATA connectivity. The improved Elite Pro Qx2 features four hot-swap bays, diverse multiple interface support, and up to 16TB of available storage capacity. It is engineered specifically for applications such as backup, audio/video, photography, data management, and data-intensive applications. Massive data storage and backup capacity, inter-operable interface support, user-selectable RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, span, and independent modes all provide the speed, capacity, and redundancy necessary to meet a wide array of application requirements.

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Category: Press Releases

Brain Bursting All Over My Desktop

Saturday, September 21st, 2013 | Author:

Z1I do enjoy mobile gaming, in fact one could say I feel it’s a very under-tapped market. Hopefully it will be be vastly expanded on as our mobile technology increases. With any luck, we will even start to see more altered reality games some time soon!

That being said, sometimes I want to sit in front of a larger screen and do some desktop gaming. OWC Nick slid this gem my way and said it would be great to review for the blog, so I am. Ready your shotguns, and get all the ammo you can find brother, it’s time for Zombies ate my Friends!

So the game is fairly straight forward, however unlike most zombie games, its more of a point and click adventure with some strategic combat.  All battles are turn based, and you take your time selecting somewhat goofy attacks to smash the heads of your foes in with. The user interface is pretty neat, we got our health, our experience, our energy… ENERGY!? Yeah, its one of those. Run out of energy and you’ll need to wait ’til you get more—or shell out some cash to buy some. Curse you freemium gaming! Oh well, no sense crying over spilled zombie.  The game’s interface is actually surprisingly helpful without being super cluttered. Very often, games will throw mini maps, objective lists, equipment tabs, status bars, buff icons, etc. at you, until you feel you are looking at the game world through an old-timey key hole. Which is about as exciting as watching a Chia Pet grow. Article Continues…

Category: App Review

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

NewerTech Introduces Highest Capacity 2.0TB Guardian MAXimus mini “Quad Interface” Portable RAID Solution For Macs And PCs

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011 | Author:

Newer Technology, Inc. announced today that it has added a new model – featuring dual 2.5″ 1.0TB SATA drives for up to 2.0TB of storage – to its bus powered (no AC adapter needed) ultra portable Guardian MAXimus mini storage solution line. The new model provides 1.0TB hardware RAID-1 redundancy for a MAXProtect “mirrored” copy of data or a 2.0TB RAID-0 mode for MAXPerform speed and a “Quad Interface” of FireWire 800/400, USB 2.0, & eSATA connections to offer Mac and PC users Plug and Play data transfer speeds up to 300MB/s.

The NewerTech Guardian MAXimus mini, a Visionary Product Awards finalist at CES in the Storage Visions 2011 Awards Program, is available immediately in seven hard drive based models with up to 2.0TB of capacity and three Solid State Drive (SSD) models with up to 960GB of storage capacity starting at $179.99 MSRP from NewerTech’s exclusive distributor, Other World Computing, as well as through the retail channel. 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…