OWC Mercury Rack Pro RAID Storage Solution

Macworld Australia Staff
9 March, 2011
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OWC Mercury Rack Pro RAID Storage Solution Gadget Guide

The Mercury Rack Pro RAID Storage Solution by Other World Computing has been designed to meet the performance demands of video and audio production and comes pre-configured as a hardware controlled RAID 5 “stripe with parity” array to provide speed and data protection.

The Mercury Rack Pro can also be used in Independent mode and by using a Port Multiplication card, all four drives show up as individual volumes. So you can mix and match drives of any size and brand and hot swap the drives just like in a four bay drive dock.

Features include:

  • “Quad Interface” FireWire 800 & 400, USB 3.0 and eSATA
  • Rear panel selectable
    • Hardware RAID settings – SPAN, 0, 1, 3, 5, 10
    • Non-RAID/Raid Ready – Independent Mode
      (each drive appears as independent volume)1
  • System status & drive activity LED indicators
  • Data transfer speeds up to 300MB/s
  • Drive speeds of up to 7200RPM
  • Solutions include all connecting cables needed for the device
  • Smart Power regulates power during prolonged periods of inactivity to save operating costs and prolong component lifespan.
  • Plug and play with Mac and PCs
  • Over $100 retail value utility software bundle consisting of Prosoft Engineering® Data Backup 3, NovaStor NovaBACKUP®, Intech® SpeedTools Utilities™, and Carbon Copy Cloner.
  • Up to 5 year warranty
  • Rack mount or desk/table solution

Prices start at US$549.99

Starting at US$549.99
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