OWC Debuts Mercury Elite-AL Pro Dual-Bay “Quad Interface” RAID Solution at Macworld Expo

Professional Grade Storage with Four Interfaces & up to 300MB/s Transfer Speed Dual Drive Performance Hardware RAID with up to 3.0TBs of Capacity

Jan 7, 2009 | San Francisco, CA


Other World Computing (OWC®), a leading Mac® and PC technology company, debuted the new Mercury Elite-AL Pro Dual-Bay “Quad Interface” RAID solution today at Macworld Expo, OWC Booth # S-2218, in San Francisco.

High Performance Plug and Play HARDWARE RAID Solution for Macs and PCs

The Mercury Elite-AL Pro Dual-Bay “Quad Interface” features a high performance Oxford chipset with two SATA I/II hard drive bays for high-performance RAID storage of up to 3.0TB and fast transfer speeds of 300MB/s. Built for performance-intensive applications, such as A/V, digital photography, professional music, graphics, as well as general data, the Mercury Elite-AL Pro Dual-Bay “Quad Interface” is beautifully designed for both Macs (Time Machine ready) and PCs, featuring a shock resistant, aircraft-grade brushed aluminum housing. The “Quad” Interfaces provide complete plug and play interoperability on/between systems equipped with FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB 2.0, and/or eSATA. Quad interface support makes it easy to use the Elite-AL Pro between multiple systems/interface options as best suited to system availability while providing the same data accessibility, without reconfiguration, regardless of which interface option is used.

Seven Pre-Configured Mac and PC Compatible Solutions from $219.99

The Mercury Elite-AL Pro Dual-Bay “Quad Interface” FireWire 800/400+USB2+eSATA RAID Solution is now available in seven pre-configured solutions, from 500GB to 3.0TB, priced starting at $219.99 from Other World Computing at

Complete Mercury Elite-AL Pro Dual-Bay “Quad Interface” Model Pricing:

500GB 7200RPM 32MB $219.99
640GB 7200RPM 32MB $234.99
1.0TB 7200RPM 32MB $259.99
1.5TB 7200RPM 64MB $339.99
2.0TB 5400RPM 64MB $399.99
2.0TB 7200RPM 64MB $419.99
3.0TB 7200RPM 64MB $499.99

Mercury Elite-AL Pro Dual-Bay “Quad Interface” Features:
• Performance Plug and Play Hardware RAID Stripe Operation
• Up to 64MB data buffer
• Oxford 936DS chipset
• Cool Blue drive activity indicator LED
• Super quiet operation
• Shock resistant aluminum enclosure
• 2 x FireWire 800 Ports, 1 x FireWire 400 Port, 1 x USB 2.0 Port, 1 x eSATA Port
• External US/International AutoSwitching 100/240v 50/60Hz 5A UL listed power supply
• Measures 2.8" (W) x 9" (D) x 5.25" (H)
• Industry Leading Three Year Solution Warranty
• Mac and PC compatible
• FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB, and eSATA connecting cables all included
• Includes ProSoft Engineering® Data Backup 3, NovaStor NovaBACKUP®, and Intech® SpeedTools Utilities™ software (a $200 retail value)

The Mercury Elite-AL Pro Dual Bay “Quad Interface” is compatible with Apple OS 8.6 to 9.2.2, OS X 10.0.x, and 10.2.8 or later, and Windows 98SE and later operating systems.

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