OWC Mercury Elite-Al Pro Qx2 Performance Raid Storage Solution Receives Top Five-Star Rating From Dan East, Layers Magazine

OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro QX 2 Plug & Play four bay high capacity solution earns top marks for "incredibly fast performance," deemed, "the one to beat"

Jun 10, 2010 | Woodstock, IL


Other World Computing (OWC®), a leading zero emissions Mac® and PC technology company, earned a perfect 5 out of 5 rating from Layers Magazine reviewer Dan East, for the performance, capacity, connectivity, price and engineering of the OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 “Quad Interface” 4-Bay Professional Grade Performance RAID Solution on June 7, 2010.

The desktop hardware RAID storage line was lauded as “one of the fastest, most consistent RAID solutions” with FireWire “transfer speeds … more than 5x faster than a comparably outfitted Drobo system.” Pre-configured with hardware RAID 5 redundancy to protect against data loss, the Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 line features four hot swappable SATA hard drive bays; a “Quad Interface” of FireWire® 800, FireWire 400, USB 2.0, and eSATA ports for Mac and PC compatibility; and data transfer speeds of up to 300MB/s. Perfect for A/V editing, backup, photography, music, & graphics, the Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 features selectable hardware RAID settings of 0, 1, 10, as well as a Span (NRAID) setting.

The Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 line, starting at $519.99, includes four “Prosumer” models, three Enterprise Class Options, as well as a 0GB (no drives included) option for $319.99. For more information on the complete OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 line, visit:

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About Reviewer Dan East
Dan East writes for Photoshop User Magazine, Layers Magazine, The Loop, Macsimum News, is associate editor of Macsimum News, has been an independent consultant for Apple and Mac related products and systems and a member of The Apple Consultants Network.

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About OWC

Other World Computing (OWC), founded in 1988, is dedicated to helping Mac and PC enthusiasts do more and reach higher. We believe in sustainability – OWC solutions are genuinely built to last, go the distance, and enable users to maximize the technology investment they have already made. OWC's operation provides leadership in business sustainability, with its headquarters among the first in the world awarded LEED Platinum certification. OWC features an award-winning technical support team and an unparalleled library of step-by-step DIY and informational videos. From the home desktop to the enterprise rack, the corporate backup to secure medical data, the recording studio to the motion picture set, and beyond, there should be no compromise. That is why OWC is here.

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