OWC Mercury Elite Pro Qx2
2 TB Quad-Interface 4-Bay RAID Solution/Hard Drive, 7200RPM, 64MB


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2.0TB OWC Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 eSATA,FireWire 800+USB 2.0 1U 4-Bay SATA Desktop RAID Solution with selectable RAID 0,1,5,10 Hardware RAID Mode, NRAID Span Options. Oxford 936 chipset, 3 Year Warranty.

Four 3.5" Serial ATA (SATA I/II) hard disk drives in a brushed aluminum enclosure with Hardware RAID setting flexibility and up to 300MB/s data transfer speed for high performance data storage and redundancy.

Thanks to a front panel selector switch, the Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 enables easy configuration of the Hardware RAID settings - NRAID, 0, 1, 5, 10 - so you can select the best combination of speed, capacity, redundancy, or any combination of the three.


  • Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 "Quad Interface" 4-Bay RAID Solution
  • 39" High Quality Double Shielded eSATA connecting cable
  • 72" High Quality Double Shielded FireWire 800 connecting cable (9-9 Pin cable)
  • 68" High Quality Double Shielded FireWire 400 connecting cable (6-6 Pin cable)
  • 76" High Quality Double Shielded USB 2.0/1.1 connecting cable
  • UL listed power cord
  • 2 keys for front panel lock
  • Backup and Utility software CD
    - Intech® SpeedTools Utilities™ OEM (For Mac OS 8.6 - X only)
    - Prosoft Engineering® Data Backup for Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later
    - NovaStor NovaBACKUP® for Windows 2000 or later
    - Carbon Copy Cloner© for Mac OS X 10.4 or later
  • Over 1.5GB of Freeware/Shareware/Public domain software installed


  • Chipset: Custom Oxford 936 eSATA / FW800 (1394B) / FW400(1394A) and USB 2.0 (1.1 Backwards compatible) Chipset
  • Interfaces Supported:
    - eSATA (SATA-II)
    - FireWire 800 (1394B)
    - FireWire 400 (1394A)
    - USB 2.0 (1.1 Backwards compatible)
  • RAID / JBOD Support:
    - RAID 0,1,5,10 Hardware RAID Mode, and NRAID Span Options
    - Solutions are pre-configured as RAID 5 for optimum speed, protection & capacity
  • Standard Mechanism: 4 x 500GB* Hitachi Deskstar™ 7K1000.C**
    *1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less). The actual total capacity will depend on your own defined file settings/preferences.
    **OWC reserves the right to replace or upgrade to equivalent or better components.
  • Drive Rotation Speed: 7200 RPM
  • Drive Cache Size: 16MB per drive, 64MB total for the solution
  • Port Configuration:
    - eSATA - 1 eSATA port
    - FireWire 800 - (2) 9 pin ports
    - FireWire 400 - (1) 6 pin port
    - USB 2.0 - (1) "A" port
  • Format: Pre-formatted for Mac OSX
  • Max Data Transfer Rate:
    - eSATA - 3.0 Gbit/s (or 300 MB/sec)
    - FireWire 800 - 800Mbps (or 100MB/sec)
    - FireWire 400 - 400Mbps (or 50MB/sec)
    - USB 2.0 - 480Mbps (or 60MB/sec)
    - USB 1.1 - 12Mbps (or 1.5MB/sec)
  • Recommended eSATA Cards:
    - Cards that OWC has tested and qualified for the OWC Mercury Elite-AL QX2
    - eSATA Extender Cables for Mac Pro: Newer Technology eSATA Extender Cable Adapter for Mac Pro
    - PCIe (PCI Express) for Desktops:
          Sonnet Technology Tempo SATA E2P
          NewerTech MAXPower eSATA 6G PCIe 2.0 Card
          Firmtek Seritek/2SE2-E PCI Express
          NewerTech MAXPower 6G eSATA RAID card w/ port multiplier.
          DAT Optic PCIe 8x 4 Channel eSATA host adapter
          HighPoint RocketRaid 2314 PCI-Express eSATA 4 Port RAID
          FirmTek SeriTek/2ME4E Four-Port External PCI-Express
          Sonnet Tempo SATA E4P Serial ATA Host Adapter
          HighPoint RocketRaid 2522 PCI-Express x8 eSATA 2 Port
          HighPoint RocketRaid 3522 PCI-Express x8 mini-SAS 2 Port
    - PCI for Desktops and Towers: FirmTek SeriTek/2SE4 Four-Port External PCI-X
    - ExpressCard/34 for Laptops:
          OWC ExpressCard/34 eSATA SATA I/II ExpressCard/34
          APIOTEK EXTREME Dual eSATA SATA I/II Express Card
  • Macintosh System Requirements:
    - Minimum Apple G4 processor, 128MB RAM
    - Apple® OS 8.6 to 9.2.2, 10.0.x or later and an available USB 1.1 or FireWire 400 port
    - Apple® OS X 10.2.8 or later and an available USB 2.0/1.1, FireWire 800/400 port, or eSATA port
  • Windows System Requirements:
    - Minimum Intel Pentium III CPU 500MHz, 128MB RAM
    - Windows 98SE or later and an available FireWire 400 or USB 2.0/1.1 port
    - Windows 2000 or later and an available USB 2.0/1.1, FireWire 800/400, or eSATA port
  • Linux Requirements: Linux compatible via supported USB and FireWire interfaces.
  • Software Included:
    - Intech® Hard Disk SpeedTools Utilities™ OEM (For Mac OS 8.6 – X only):
    Intech SpeedTools consists of a suite of utilities managed by an application which controls the launching, documentation and version control of each individual component utility, such as Disk Defrag and QuickBack.  An easy-to-use installation and removal application is provided to make installation a snap, yet powerful enough to allow you to customize which utility component set you would like to create.
    - ProSoft Engineering® Data Backup for Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later:
    Data Backup makes it easy to backup to FireWire and USB drives, network drives, CDs and even DVDs.  Make schedules so you don't need to think about backing up.
    - NovaStor NovaBACKUP® for Windows 2000 or later:
    NovaBACKUP provides a powerful backup solution.  Built-in support for hundreds of the most popular storage devices and a step-by-step backup and restore wizard makes NovaBACKUP extremely easy to use.  Requires Windows 2000 or later.
    - Carbon Copy Cloner© for Mac OS X 10.4 or later:
    CCC 3 features an interface designed to make the cloning and backup procedure intuitive.  In addition to general backup, CCC can also clone one hard drive to another, copying every single block or file to create an exact replica of your source hard drive.
    - Over 1.5GB of Freeware, Shareware, Public domain software installed
  • Power Supply:
    - Internal US/International AutoSwitching (UL, cUL, CE, TUV approved)
    - Protection: OCP, OVP, Short
    - Input: AC 100-260V, 50Hz/60Hz
    - Output: DC +5V/8.4Amp +12V/6Amp (12V peak current 4Amp/10sec)
  • External Case Dimensions: 9.65" D x 5.31" W x 6.96" H (245.11 x 134.87 x 176.78 mm)
  • Approximate Enclosure Weight without Accessories: 8.6 lbs (3.9 kg)

Operating Environment:

  • OperatingTemperature: 5°C – 55°C (41°F – 131°F)
  • Non-operating Temperature: –40°C – 65°C (–40°F – 149°F)
  • Relative Humidity:
    - Operating: 8% - 90% RH (Non-condensing)
    - Non-operating: 5% - 95% RH (Non-condensing)
  • Shock:
    - Operating: 65G 2mS
    - Non-operating: 175G 2mS
  • Vibration:
    - Operating: 1.0G (5 - 300Hz)
    - Non-operating: 5.0G (5 - 500Hz)
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