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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…

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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 Mercury Elite Pro Storage Solutions

Friday, June 24th, 2011 | Author:

It’s been a couple of months since we had a nice Price Drop for you. Well, just in time to make some room for all the movies you might be making with the newly released Final Cut Pro X or simply to make sure your system is backed up and ready for OS X 10.7 Lion, we’ve got some great new prices on the OWC Mercury Elite Pro FireWire/USB 2.0 and “Quad Interface” model storage solutions.

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

  • Oxford-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 with one year Level 1 Data Recovery services

While some media outlets, like Maximum PC, are reporting that there could be a drive shortage in the second half of 2011 due to the affects of the earthquake in Japan, current drive prices are stable for the most part. Unfortunately, there will always be sources that see an opportunity to make more money by raising prices to resellers or the resellers themselves raising prices on existing inventory.

Even though we have observed some drive supply crunches, we fortunately have the personnel and procedures in place to keep our drive supply high…and prices low. These new lower prices are a great example of how OWC always has your best interests in mind. 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…

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