A couple of weeks ago, we saw price drops on both the miniStack v3 and the Triple-Interface Mercury Elite-AL Pro Performance 7200RPM RAID. It turns out that this week, the Elite RAID’s bigger brother, the OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro RAID “Quad” is also seeing a price reduction.
This round of pice drops adds even more value to a Storage Solution that’s already packed with features like these:
- Quad-Interface – The OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro RAID “Quad” can connect up via eSATA, FireWire 800, FireWire 400, or USB 2.0 for maximum versatility
- Fast, Fast, Fast – There are two 7200 RPM drives, configured in a RAID 0 (striped) in this solution. This provides fast read/write speeds, speeding up disk-intensive tasks, such as video capture and editing. The eSATA connection allows you to utilize the RAID to its maximum performance.
- Custom Oxford-based bridge – This A/V Certified bridge chipset ensures fast and reliable data transfer between the drives and your computer.
- Fully Bootable – If you use this Storage Solution to clone your internal drive, you can boot right to the Mercury Elite-AL Pro Performance 7200RPM RAID and continue working should your main drive fail. Speed enthusiasts may also want to try using it as their main boot drive, taking advantage of the speed this solution can offer.
- Large Capacity – The OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro RAID “Quad” is available in capacities up to 4.0TB. That’s enough to back up several home computers.
- Brand-name Hard Drives – There’s no worries about “mystery meat” here. OWC Storage Solutions use high-quality drive mechanisms from well-known drive manufacturers such as Hitachi and Western Digital, and we tell you exactly which mechanism is used right there in our specifications.
- No searching for cables – Like all OWC products, the OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro RAID “Quad” comes with all the cables you need. Whether you need eSATA, FireWire 800, FireWire 400 or USB 2.0, the cable is in the box so you can use your drive right away.
- Backup software included – For making your backups easy, we include the full retail version of Prosoft DataBackup III ($59 retail value) for OS X and NovaStor NovaBackup ($49 retail value) for Windows. Also included is the Intech HD Speedtools performance suite and Carbon Copy Cloner. None of these applications are required to use the Elite, but they are excellent applications to have in your utilities library.
- 3-Year Warranty – The OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro RAID “Quad” is backed by an industry leading 3 Year Full Solution Warranty. We know our products are high-quality, and we stand behind them!
- The Mercury Elite-AL Pro Performance 7200RPM RAID also qualifies for our exclusive Prosoft Drive Genius offer! Buy Drive Genius now for as low as $25 with purchase of a qualifying storage product – That’s up to 74% off retail price, up to 37% off OWC’s lowest normal selling price!
Okay, we all know that the The OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro RAID “Quad” is a great Storage Solution, but all the features in the world don’t mean anything if the pricing is obnoxiously high. Don’t worry. Remember the first paragraph of this post? We’re talking about price drops. Here’s the scoop:
- 640GB 7200RPM with 32MB Data Buffer – NOW $199.99
- 1.0TB 7200RPM with 32MB Data Buffer – $219.99
- 1.5TB 7200RPM with 64MB Data Buffer – $279.99
- 2.0TB 7200RPM with 32MB Data Buffer – NOW $289.99
- 2.0TB 7200RPM with 64MB Data Buffer – was $369.99, NOW $319.99 (a $50 price drop!)
- 2.0TB “Enterprise Class” 7200RPM w/64MB Buffer – NOW $394.99
- 3.0TB 7200RPM with 64MB of Data Buffer – NOW $409.99
- 4.0TB GreenPower w/64MB of Data Buffer – was $779.99, now $719.99 (a $60 price drop)
- OWC Elite-AL Pro RAID SATA HD x 2 enclosure kits are also available without drives as ‘Add Your Own Hard Drives Kit’ starting from $104.99, and have user configurable options for different RAID and non-RAID modes.
The OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro RAID “Quad” is a high-quality, fast, easy-to-use RAID storage solution. These new prices just make them an even better value.