8TB Mercury Elite Pro Dual USB 3.1 Gen 1 and Thunderbolt 2 RAID

$579.95
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Store and Stream Large Files with Ease

The 8TB Mercury Elite Pro Dual Thunderbolt 2 RAID Array from OWC / Other World Computing is the perfect storage solution for your Thunderbolt-equipped system. With two bays that each sport a 4TB hard drive, you get a total raw capacity of 8TB. The two 3.5" hard drives are preconfigured in a hardware RAID 0 array that strips the data across both drives to provide blazing-fast speeds of up to 474 MB/s. You can reconfigure the drives in a RAID 1, SPAN, or individual mode utilizing the hardware RAID controller. Other notable features include an aluminum enclosure and a quiet fan to cool the drives and internal components.

Fast and Reliable Connectivity

The Mercury Elite Pro Dual comes with dual Thunderbolt 2 ports that offer a bi-directional channel of up to 20 Gbps for each port. This allows you to transfer large files quickly and efficiently, making it ideal for creative workflows, project archives, and system backups. Additionally, the RAID array comes with a USB 3.0 connection for greater compatibility with a wider range of systems. Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 cables are included, so you can start storing and editing right out of the box.

Dual Drive Hardware RAID

The Mercury Elite Pro Dual with Thunderbolt 2 technology is a suitable RAID solution for creative workflows, project archives, and system backups. Inside are two drives, easily configured in RAID 0, 1, span, or independent mode.

Performance

Thunderbolt 2 technology supports the full potential of two 3.5" hard drives in RAID 0, which offers a maximum sustained throughput speed of up to 474 MB/s. You can also reconfigure the Mercury Elite Pro Dual in a RAID 1 mode to enjoy instant mirroring of your data.

Ready for You Right Out of the Box

The Mercury Elite Pro Dual comes with two Thunderbolt 2 ports, one USB 3.0 port, and all of the cables you need for use with almost any system. Ready to perform in RAID 0, it's also easily configured in RAID 1, span, and independent modes to match your workflow needs.

Thunderbolt 2

With dual Thunderbolt 2 ports, the Mercury Elite Pro Dual supports Thunderbolt daisy-chains that enable you to expand your workstation's capabilities with up to five additional Thunderbolt devices, including high-speed storage, expansion chassis for specialist workflows, and even a high-definition display.

Cooling

The Mercury Elite Pro Dual features a heat-dissipating, brushed-aluminum design with a whisper-quiet, variable-speed fan. In addition, smart power conserves energy and extends the life of the drives inside. The Elite Pro Dual automatically spins down during periods of inactivity, and powers on and off with your workstation.

Software Included

  • Intech Hard Disk SpeedTools Utilities OEM for Mac OS X 10.4
  • ProSoft Engineering Data Backup 3 for Mac OS X 10.4 or later
  • NovaStor NovaBACKUP for Windows 7
Product Specs
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Mercury Elite Pro Dual with Thunderbolt 2 technology features two Thunderbolt 2 ports, one USB 3.1 Gen 1 port, and all of the cables you need for use with almost any system. Ready to perform in RAID 0, it's also easily configured in RAID 1, span, and independent modes to match your workflow needs.

BrandOWC
ControllerASMedia ASM1153E (USB 3.0) ASMedia ASM1062 (SATA) ASMedia ASM1092R (RAID)
RAID Modes Supported1, and Independent drive mode, RAID 0, SPAN
Storage Temperature40 to 149F 4 to 65C
UASP SupportYes
WarrantyLimited 3-Year Warranty

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