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OWC Mercury Elite Pro Quad 8TB 4-Bay USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C RAID Array (4 x 2TB)
- 4 x 2TB 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" HDDs
- 4 x 3.5"/2.5" SATA III Drive Bays
- USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C Interface
- Supports RAID 0 and 1
The OWC Mercury Elite Pro Quad 8TB 4-Bay USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C RAID Array (4 x 2TB) is preconfigured as RAID 0 via included SoftRAID XT Lite software. 8TB also provides you with plenty of space to store files such as music, photos, movies, and documents. This array provides sequential compressible read speeds of up to 702 MB/s, sequential compressible write speeds of up to 740 MB/s, sequential incompressible read speeds of up to 665 MB/s, and sequential incompressible write speeds of up to 678 MB/s.
Within the OWC Mercury Elite Pro Quad RAID Array are four SATA III drive bays that can each house a single 3.5" or 2.5" drive using included drive brackets. Each drive bay has a 2TB 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" hard drive, each of which has a 64MB cache, for a total system cache of 256MB. While the array is software-configured as RAID 0, it can also be configured as RAID 1, which offers 1:1 data redundancy at a cost of 50% of the total storage capacity. As a RAID 0 volume, users will benefit from increased read and write speeds, but no data redundancy.
This volume will be recognized on systems running macOS 10.6 and later, as well as Windows 7 and later. Connectivity to your host system is achieved using an integrated 10 Gb/s USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port, and both USB Type-C to Type-C and USB Type-C to Type-A cables are included to help ensure compatibility with modern and legacy systems. To help ensure a smooth operating environment, the array is built using heat-dissipating aluminum, uses a cooling fan, and its included 100-240 VAC power supply runs at 50/60 Hz to help ensure worldwide compatibility. Also included is a power cable and two front panel keys.
The Flexibility of USB Type-C
The Mercury Elite Pro Quad's USB Type-C interface delivers 10 Gb/s USB 3.1 Gen 2 bandwidth and works with most USB Type-C or Thunderbolt 3 Mac or Windows system. Simply connect the Mercury Elite Pro Quad via the included USB Type-C cable to experience next-level performance. If your computer doesn't feature USB Type-C connectivity, the included USB Type-C to USB Type-A cable brings backward compatibility for machines with legacy USB ports.
Capacity without Compromise
Compatible with 2.5" and 3.5" drives, the Mercury Elite Pro Quad's four universal drive bays give users access to 8TB of storage. With this level of capacity and drive flexibility, you will not have to compromise when it comes to your storage.
Speed, Storage, and Security with SoftRAID
The Mercury Elite Pro Quad features advanced RAID capabilities, letting you choose the best option for your workflow. Whether you need maximum performance up to 740 MB/s, or redundancy to keep your data secure, OWC's SoftRAID XT Lite is included for RAID 0 and 1. This RAID-ready model also works with Windows Storage Spaces or you can install the RAID software of your choice.
Designed for Professionals, By Professionals
Every detail was considered when designing the Mercury Elite Pro Quad. Built with a heat-dissipating aluminum enclosure, a whisper-quiet fan, and vibration-absorbing feet, the Mercury Elite Pro Quad runs cool and quiet, making it suitable for noise-sensitive environments. Front-facing LEDs provide an instant drive-activity snapshot, while the front panel access lock keeps your drives safe. You can even secure the entire drive with the rear-mounted Kensington compatible lock slot. On top of that, this model undergoes OWC's multi-hour drive "burn-in" performance certification procedure to ensure that your drive arrives operating properly and ready to perform.
Reliability & Support
Like all OWC drives, the Mercury Elite Pro Quad is built to the highest standards of reliability and performance. Because 100% reliability is always the goal, Mercury Elite Pro Quad is rigorously quality tested, and backed by an OWC limited 3-year warranty and 24/7 customer support.
USB Type-C to Type-C Cable
USB Type-C to Type-A Cable
External Power Cable
2 x Front Panel Keys
24/7 Customer Support