OWC Mercury Elite Pro Data Storage/Backup Solution Line Now Offers Up to 8.0TB Capacity

Uses Performance-Optimized, Energy-Efficient 3.5" 4.0TB SATA 6Gb/s Hard Drive to Meet the Performance Demands of Professional A/V Production Workflows Three Models for Plug and Play Use with Macs and PCs Available Starting at $429.99

Feb 21, 2012 | Woodstock, IL


Other World Computing (OWC®), a leading zero emissions Mac® and PC technology company, announced today it has expanded the storage capacity of its high-performance OWC Mercury Elite Pro™ single bay and dual bay desktop storage solution line to 8.0TB. By utilizing the industry’s only 3.5" 4.0TB SATA 6Gb/s hard drive, OWC’s Mercury Elite Pro storage solutions deliver 33 percent more storage/back-up capacity per drive over current 3.0TB hard drives With up to a “Quad Interface” of FireWire® 800, FireWire 400, USB 2.0, and eSATA connections, the Mercury Elite Pro line offers Plug and Play data transfer speeds up to 300MB/s with Mac and PC computers.

Performance-Certified Models for All Backup and Storage Needs
The OWC Mercury Elite Pro line of 4.0TB hard drive-based storage solutions are available in three configurations to meet any common to professional A/V production backup and storage need:

  • 4.0TB Mercury Elite Pro with “Combo Interface” (FireWire 400 and USB 2.0) $429.99
  • 4.0TB Mercury Elite Pro with “Quad Interface” (FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB 2.0, eSATA) $469.99
  • 8.0TB Mercury Elite Pro Dual RAID 0 (4.0TB x 2) with “Quad Interface” (FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB 2.0, eSATA) $869.99

The Mercury Elite Pro Dual RAID is also available in RAID 1, RAID 0+1, and RAID-ready dual eSATA models up to 6.0TB. All Mercury Elite Pro models include a disk utility software bundle retail valued at more than $100 and all interface connection cables.

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Highest Capacity, Lowest Environmental Impact
The new 4.0TB hard drive built into OWC Mercury Elite storage solutions employs a halogen-free design and power-efficient operation — up to a 28 percent idle power savings — to complement OWC’s well-regarded environmental practices. The drive also uses Advanced Format, which increases the sector size from 512 bytes to 4096 (4K) bytes, thereby increasing capacities and improving error correction capabilities.
Backed by the Best Support in the Industry
The best warranty is one a consumer should never have to use, but should the need occur, OWC is proud to provide a superior level of support and warranty coverage. All OWC Mercury Elite Pro storage solutions come fully backed by free lifetime US-based 24/7 technical support and a three-year warranty which includes a 48-hour repair turnaround time with up to one year of complimentary Level 1 data recovery.


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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