OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro 800 RAID Solutions Offer Up to 800GB of Storage

Outstanding FireWire 800 performance with new dual drive models

Jun 21, 2005 | Woodstock, IL


Other World Computing (OWC) is bulking up its line of Mercury Elite external storage solutions by adding the Mercury Elite-AL Pro 800 RAID Dual Drive FireWire 800 Solutions, immediately available at a starting price of $249.99.

“These drives are a beautiful combination of high performance and high style,”said Larry O’Connor, president of OWC. “They carry on a tradition established by our award-winning Mercury Elites – they’re high-performance, high-reliability and high-capacity solutions.”

The new Pro 800 RAIDs combine custom Oxford bridge solutions with fast and reliable disk mechanisms to provide the ultimate in performance and reliable operation. Using drives with a 7200RPM spindle speed and combining to feature up to a 16 Megabyte (MB) data buffer, these solutions take full advantage of the 100 Megabytes per second data rates supported by the FireWire 800 interface.

The 800 Pro RAID is one of four versions of OWC’s new Mercury Elite-AL Pro series. These aluminum drives were designed with today’s aluminum style displays and computers in mind.

The following 800 Pro RAID solutions are immediately available:

  • 160GB with 4MB Data Buffer for $249.99
  • 240GB with 16MB Data Buffer for $299.99
  • 320GB with 16MB Data Buffer for $319.99
  • 400GB with 16MB Data Buffer for $379.99
  • 500GB with 16MB Data Buffer for $419.99
  • 600GB with 16MB Data Buffer for $549.99
  • 800GB with 16MB Data Buffer for $749.99

As with all Mercury Elite-AL Pro models, the Pro 800 RAID is covered by a two-year warranty and comes with Dantz/EMC Retrospect Backup, Intech Hard Disk SpeedTools and connecting cables. The drives also are compatible with Apple OS X 10.1 and later (including ‘Tiger’), Windows 98SE and later, and Linux. Apple OS X 10.2.8 or later or Windows 2000 or later are required for FireWire 800 performance.

The full line of Mercury Elite-AL Pro 800 RAID solutions, as well as the single drive Elite-AL models available from $129.99 can be viewed at


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