OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro Dual-Bay RAID “Quad-Interface” Solutions use the latest Serial ATA drive technology and a custom Oxford 936DS based bridge design to provide total interface flexibility along with Sustained Data Rates of well beyond 200MB/s. These solutions are excellent for a wide range of applications and data storage needs – including all the way up to live High-Definition video capture! High-Performance, Plug & Play, and Reliability backed by an industry leading 3 year full solution warranty.
They’re constructed of aircraft-grade aluminum, measure only 9.3″ L x 2.8″ W x 5.6″ H, and are fully A/V Certified as well as EMC Retrospect Backup Certified for all your A/V, Backup (Time Machine Ready), Graphics, Music, General Data needs and more! You can Plug & Play on whichever best interface option is available on your systems today as well as have future compatibility with 2 x FireWire 800 ports, 1 x FireWire 400 port, 1 x USB port, and 1 x eSATA port. Completely transparent, total interoperability of data access, read/write regardless of what computer(s) and/or interface you switch between…ease of use just doesn’t get any better than this.
Prices start at just $199.99 for these solutions with capacities going all the way up to 4TB. And speaking of that 4TB model, that’s the early “Black Friday” deal…now just $499.99…a $50 drop! And if you want to look at it on a per byte basis, that’s like $0.12 per gigabyte of storage. Or further still, you could use this 4TB model as a home media center and store up to 481 uncompressed DVD’s.
But getting back to the reasons why OWC is better than other brands – we provide detailed information in our descriptions of the exact hard disk drive models you’ll find inside our solutions as well as performance throughput test data so you can see what these fastest in class solutions can offer you in real-world use.
Like all OWC storage solutions, ,the Mercury Elite-AL Pro Dual-Bay RAID models 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 complete Intech HD Speedtools performance suite. None of these applications are required to use the Elite, but are excellent applications to have in your utilities library. Plus, don’t overlook the convenience and cost-savings of the included FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB, and eSATA connecting cables.
If you like everything you’ve read thus far and have your own SATA hard drives, we even have DIY Enclosure Kits starting at $107.99 for different RAID and non-RAID modes.