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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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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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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…

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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…