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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
Other 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.
We’ve never made it a secret that OWC SSDs will take your Mac’s performance to new heights. But many users think that a shiny new Mac or PC is needed to pair with that supercharged SSD in order to get great performance from your machine.
But as the folks over at Mac Performance Guide pointed out in a recent post, older machines can still get a ton of mileage – at high speeds – simply by dropping in an SSD!
The author of the article outlines his installation of a new NewerTech battery and an old SSD in to an aging white plastic-model MacBook. By simply putting in the new battery and SSD, the machine has a new lease on life. The poster even recommends an OWC SSD as the “go to” candidate for anyone in a similar situation!
Other 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.
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…