Review OWC / Other World Computing Mercury Elite Pro Dual 2T

Review OWC / Other World Computing Mercury Elite Pro Dual 2TB (2x 1TB) 2-Bay Performance RAID Storage Solution, USB 3.0/2x FireWire 800, RAID 0/1/SPAN and Independent Drive Mode Supported

Professional Grade Solution Speed, Security, Performance Mercury Elite Pro Dual is the best dual-drive hardware RAID solution for creative workflows, project archives and system backups where reliability and versatile performance count. With two fast hard drives, easily configured in multiple RAID modes at the flick of an easy-access switch, Mercury Elite Pro Dual is built to seamlessly integrate with any work environment from high demand production studios to your home office. USB 3.0 and dual FireWire 800 connectivity Up to 12 TB storage Aluminum enclosure with low decibel fan Ships in RAID 0 for the fastest out-of-the-box performance Supports RAID 0, 1, Span and Independent configurations The hardware RAID workhorse Reliable hardware RAID maximizes the full potential of two 3.5″ hard drives in the Mercury Elite Pro Dual. It comes configured in high-speed RAID 0 mode for the maximum sustained throughput from your drives. With speeds up to 388MB/s, that’s fast enough for HD video workflows. Configure the Mercury Elite Pro Dual in RAID 1 mode for the extra security of mirrored data, or, use it as a single span of the two drives or two independent disks. Performance by design Mercury Elite Pro Dual features both high speed USB 3.0 and dual FW800 ports to offer the connectivity and versatility to work with your current equipment set-up. A heat-dissipating, brushed-a

  • Other World Computing Mercury Elite Pro Dual 2TB (2x 1TB) 2-Bay Performance RAID Storage Solution – 0.6m (24″) USB 3.0 Cable (Standard-A to Standard-B) – 0.3m (12″) 1394B FireWire 800 Cable (9-Pin to 9-Pin) – External Power Supply – Power Cable – Assembly Manual and User Guide – Complimentary 1 Year Level 1 Data Recovery – Other World Computing 3 Year Limited Warranty
  • Software Requirements: OSUSB 3.0OS X 10.6.8 or laterWindows XP or laterLinux Kernel v. 2.6.31 or laterFireWire 800OS X 10.2 or laterWindows XP or laterLinux Kernel v. 2.6.31 or laterDriverDriver not required for OS XDriver not required for Windows
  • Hardware Requirements: MinimumMac or PC featuring USB 2.0 or FireWire 800 interfaceRecommended (Best Performance)Mac or PC featuring USB 3.0 interface
  • Bootability: USB 3.0 / 2.0: Any Mac that supports booting via USBAny Mac that supports booting via FireWire 800Boot Camp volumes on this device cannot be used as OS X Startup Disks.
  • Interface (Chipset): 1x USB 3.0 (JMicron JMS562)2x FireWire 800 (JMicron JMB355)

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