OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 RAID Drive Handles 12TB Of Data

OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 RAID Drive Handles 12TB Of Data

If you're in need of a place to store a lot of digital files, and we mean a lot of digital files, OWC has a new RAID storage drive that's ready to handle extreme needs. The OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 is a massive, intimidating 12TB enterprise RAID storage drive, designed with a highly-reliable two million MTBF for critical 24/7 applications. The drive ships with four 3TB drives, all of which are located in hot-swappable drive bays.

There's also four interfaces to choose from: FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB 2.0 and eSATA. If you like choices, you're in luck. There's also selectable Hardware RAID settings of 0, 1, 5, 10; and 300MB/s data transfer rates for high speed, Plug & Play storage and redundancy for Macs and PCs. All of that is covered by a 5-year warranty, and all connection cables are included. But when you're looking at a $2219.99 price, you'd expect nothing less.

OWC ANNOUNCES MERCURY ELITE-AL PRO QX2 - MASSIVE 12TB ENTERPRISE RAID STORAGE DRIVE

Highly Reliable 2 Million MTBF for Critical 24/7 Applications
Plug & Play Desktop-Sized Hardware RAID Storage/Backup Drive
5 Year Warranty Protection for Macs & PCs

February 22, 2011, Woodstock, IL -- Other World Computing (OWC®) http://www.macsales.com, a leading zero emissions Mac® and PC technology company, announced today the OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 hardware RAID storage drive with massive 12TB of storage/backup in a desktop-sized brushed aluminum enclosure.  Featuring four 3TB high performance hard drives in four hot swappable drive bays, the Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 12TB RAID storage drive offers the flexibility of a “Quad Interface” of FireWire® 800, FireWire 400, USB 2.0, and eSATA; four selectable Hardware RAID settings of 0, 1, 5, 10; and 300MB/s data transfer rates for high speed, Plug & Play storage and redundancy for Macs and PCs.

Built for Demanding Performance-Intensive Applications

The OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 is built for demanding performance-intensive applications, such as:

·        Cloud storage
    * Massive Scale Out (MSO)
    * Data warehousing & mining
    * Disk-to-disk backup & archiving
    * RAID arrays
    * Network Attached Storage (NAS)
    * Audio/Video/HD-video editing.
    * Digital photography/graphics.
    * Professional music.
    * Redundant backup.

2 Million MTBF for Enterprise-Class High Reliability

Designed for 24/7 enterprise-class capacity-optimized applications, the Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 offers two million MTBF, nearly double the MTBF of consumer class drives, for unsurpassed reliability for critical enterprise applications.  Pre-configured in Hardware RAID 5 mode to provide data redundancy for uninterrupted access and protection against data loss, the drive can also be automatically configured to use the other hardware RAID settings: 0, 1, or 10, as well as a Span (NRAID).  Selecting and visually confirming the RAID setting is performed by a recessed selector switch safely located behind the lockable front panel.

Comprehensive “Burn-in” Testing Ensures Highest Reliability - Includes Five Year Warranty

Unlike most other brands that are shipped with little or no testing, the OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 12TB as well as the full Qx2 line undergoes a multi-hour “burn in” performance certification procedure to ensure that the unit is operating properly and ready for demanding use.  With this unmatched commitment to quality, OWC backs the Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 with an industry leading five year warranty.

OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 12TB desktop hardware RAID Features:

    * Four 3TB high performance hard drives for 12TB capacity.
    * Four separate interfaces: FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB, & eSATA.
    * Four selectable hardware RAID settings: 0, 1, 5, 10.
    * Fast 300MB/s data transfer rates.
    * Two million MTFP for high reliability.
    * Extensively pre-tested for demanding use.
    * Front panel LEDs offer quick, at-a-glance system status.
    * All connection cables are included.
    * Removable Key Lock for extra security.
    * Five year warranty.

Pricing & Availability and Additional Drive Capacity Models

The 12TB OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 is available immediately, priced at $2,219.99.  It includes cables for eSATA, FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and USB 2.0/1.1, power cord, two keys for front panel lock, Backup and Utility software CD:  Intech® SpeedTools Utilities™ OEM, Prosoft Engineering® Data Backup, NovaStor NovaBACKUP®, Carbon Copy Cloner©, and Freeware/Shareware/Public domain software pre-installed.  For more information on the OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 12TB, see:  http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/hard-drives/RAID/Desktop/

In addition, the Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 is also available with various drive capacity options from 0TB (no drive included) to 12TB, starting from $479.99 see http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/hard-drives/RAID/Desktop/ for more info. 
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WOW... so with 12TB its 2.2k but with out its only 400?...

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