OWC 16TB Mercury Elite Pro Dual 2-Bay Thunderbolt 2 RAID Array

As low as $379.75
SKU
64998
  • (2) 8TB 3.5" Hard Drives
  • (2) SATA III 3.5" Drive Bays
  • (2) Thunderbolt 2 and 1 x USB 3.0 Ports
  • RAID 0, 1, SPAN, and Independent Modes
  • Preconfigured as RAID 0
  • Hardware RAID Controller
  • Data Transfer Speeds up to 474 MB/s
  • Aluminum Enclosure with Cooling Fan
  • Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 Cables Included

The OWC 16TB  Mercury Elite Pro Dual 2-Bay Thunderbolt 2 RAID Array is a media storage that features two bays each sporting an 8TB hard drive to deliver a 16TB solution with Thunderbolt capabilities. The two 3.5" hard drives are preconfigured with RAID 0 array, which allows speeds of up to 474 MB/s. You can reconfigure the drives in a RAID 1, SPAN, or individual mode utilizing the hardware RAID controller. Other notable features include an aluminum enclosure and a quiet fan to cool the drives and internal components.

To keep up with the fast transfer speeds from the drives, the dual Thunderbolt 2 ports have a 20 Gbps bi-directional channel for each port. The Mercury Elite Pro also has a USB 3.0 connection for greater compatibility with a wider range of systems. Moreover, Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 cables are included so you can start storing and editing right out of the box.

Dual Drive Hardware RAID

The Mercury Elite Pro Dual with Thunderbolt 2 technology is a suitable RAID solution for creative workflows, project archives, and system backups. Inside are two drives, easily configured in RAID 0, 1, span, or independent mode.

Performance

Thunderbolt 2 technology supports the full potential of two 3.5" hard drives in RAID 0, which offers a maximum sustained throughput speed of up to 474 MB/s. You can also reconfigure the Mercury Elite Pro Dual in a RAID 1 mode to enjoy instant mirroring of your data.

Ready for You Right Out of the Box

The Mercury Elite Pro Dual comes with two Thunderbolt 2 ports, one USB 3.0 port, and all of the cables you need for use with almost any system. Ready to perform in RAID 0, it's also easily configured in RAID 1, span, and independent modes to match your workflow needs.

Thunderbolt 2

With dual Thunderbolt 2 ports, the Mercury Elite Pro Dual supports Thunderbolt daisy-chains that enable you to expand your workstation's capabilities with up to five additional Thunderbolt devices, including high-speed storage, expansion chassis for specialist workflows, and even a high-definition display.

Cooling

The Mercury Elite Pro Dual features a heat-dissipating, brushed-aluminum design with a whisper-quiet, variable-speed fan. In addition, smart power conserves energy and extends the life of the drives inside. The Elite Pro Dual automatically spins down during periods of inactivity, and powers on and off with your workstation.

Software Included

  • Intech Hard Disk SpeedTools Utilities OEM for Mac OS X 10.4
  • ProSoft Engineering Data Backup 3 for Mac OS X 10.4 or later
  • NovaStor NovaBACKUP for Windows 7
More Information
SKU 64998
Specifications
Ports 2 x Thunderbolt 2 (20 Gbps, backwards compatible with Thunderbolt) 
1 x USB 3.0 (5 Gbps, backwards compatible with USB 2.0)
Software Requirements Thunderbolt: Mac OS X 10.9.3 or later, Windows 7 or higher 
USB 3.0: Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later, Windows XP or higher
Controller ASMedia ASM1153E (USB 3.0) 
ASMedia ASM1062 (SATA) 
ASMedia ASM1092R (RAID)
RAID Modes Supported RAID 0, 1, SPAN, and Independent drive mode
UASP Support Yes
Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Output Power 12 V DC, 6 A
Operating Temperature 32 to 107°F / 0 to 42°C
Storage Temperature 40 to 149°F / 4 to 65°C
Dimensions (H x W x L) 5.3 x 2.8 x 8.9" / 135 x 72 x 226 mm
Weight 2.4 lb / 1.1 kg

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