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OWC OWCM3QX2T08.0S
8TB 7200RPM Hard Drive

OUR PART #  OWCM3QX2T08.0S

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The high-capacity, high-performance Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 was engineered for performance-intensive applications such as HD-video, digital photography, professional music, graphics and backup. Choose between five different RAID levels for the best combination of speed, capacity and redundancy for your needs.

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 Pro Qx2 enables easy configuration of the Hardware RAID settings - Span, 0, 1, 5, 10 - so you can select the best combination of speed, capacity, redundancy, or any combination of the three.

OWC OWCM3QX2T08.0S Includes:

  • Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 Multi-Interface 4-Bay RAID Solution
  • 39" High Quality Double Shielded eSATA connecting cable
  • 36" High Quality Double Shielded FireWire 800 connecting cable (9-9 Pin cable)
  • 36" High Quality Double Shielded USB 3.0/2.0 connecting cable
  • Internal UL Listed U.S./International Auto Switching Power Supply (adapter plugs for International use sold separately).
  • 2 keys for front panel lock
  • Pre-installed Backup and Utility software
    • 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
  • OWC Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 Manual (1.5MB PDF)
  • Over 1.5GB of Freeware/Shareware/Public domain software pre-installed
  • OWC 3 Year Solution Warranty with 48-Hour Turnaround Time
  • Complimentary 6 Month Level 1 Data Recovery

OWC OWCM3QX2T08.0S Specifications:

  • Chipset: Micron 355 FW800 (1394B) / FW400 (1394A) and Micron 567 USB 3.0 (2.0/1.1 Backwards compatible)
  • Interfaces Supported:
    • eSATA (SATA-II)
    • FireWire 800 (1394B) (FireWire 400 Backwards compatible)
    • USB 3.0 (2.0 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 2.0TB* Toshiba DT01ACAxx Series Hard Disk Drives**
    • *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: 64MB per drive, 256MB total for the solution
  • Port Configuration:
    • eSATA - 1 eSATA port
    • FireWire 800 - (2) 9 pin ports
    • USB 3.0 - (1) 9 pin mini B port
  • Format: Included Drive Guide Software will format drive for either OS X, or Windows
  • Max Data Transfer Rate:
    • eSATA - 300 MB/sec
    • FireWire 800 - 100MB/sec
    • FireWire 400 - 50MB/sec
    • USB 3.0 - 300MB/sec
    • USB 2.0 - 60MB/sec
  • Port/Interface Bootability:
    • Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 can be used as an external startup drive.
    • eSATA: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements.
    • FireWire 800: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements.
    • FireWire 400: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements.
    • USB 3.0: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements.
  • Recommended eSATA Cards:
    • eSATA Extender Cables for Mac Pro
    • Newer Technology eSATA Extender Cable Adapter for Mac Pro
  • PCIe (PCI Express) for Desktops–OWC tested and qualified for the OWC Mercury Elite QX2
    • NewerTech MAXPower eSATA 6G PCIe 2.0 Card
    • Firmtek Seritek/2SE2-E PCI Express
    • NewerTech MAXPower 6G eSATA RAID card w/ port multiplier.
    • HighPoint RocketRaid 2314 PCI-Express eSATA 4 Port RAID
  • PCI for Desktops and Towers
    • FirmTek SeriTek/2SE4 Four-Port External PCI-X
    • ExpressCard/34 for Laptops
    • Sonnet Tempo SATA Edge ExpressCard/34 eSATA
  • Macintosh System Requirements:
    • Minimum Apple G4 processor, 128MB RAM
    • Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2.2, 10.0.x or later and an available FireWire 400 port
    • Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later including 'Mavericks' 10.9.x and an available USB 3.0/2.0, FireWire 800*/400 port, or eSATA port
    • Time Machine® Compatible: Mac OS X 10.5 (version introduced) and later.
  • Windows System Requirements:
    • Minimum Intel Pentium III CPU 500MHz, 128MB RAM
    • Windows XP(64 bit) or later and an available USB 3.0/2.0, 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)
    • ProSoft Engineering® Data Backup for Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later
    • NovaStor NovaBACKUP® for Windows 2000 or later
    • Over 1.5GB of Freeware, Shareware, Public domain software installed
  • Power Supply:
    • Internal UL Listed U.S./International Auto Switching Power Supply (adapter plugs for International use sold separately).    
    • Protection: OCP, OVP, Short
  • External Case Dimensions:
    • 9.65?(D) x 5.31?(W) x 6.96?(H)
    • 245.11mm x 134.87mm x 176.78mm
  • Enclosure Weight (no accessories): Approximately 8.6 pounds (3.9kg)
  • Temperature:
    • (operating) 5°C – 55°C (41°F – 131°F)
    • (non-operating) –40°C – 65°C (–40°F – 149°F)
  • Relative Humidity:
    • (operating) 8% - 90% RH (Non-condensing)
    • (non-operating) 5% - 95% RH (Non-condensing)
  • Shock: 65G 2mS; (non-operating) 175G 2mS
  • Vibration:
    • (operating) 1.0G (5 - 300Hz)
    • (non-operating) 5.0G (5 - 500Hz)
  • Warranty: OWC 3 Year Solution Warranty

OWC OWCM3QX2T08.0S
8TB 7200RPM Hard Drive

OUR PART #  OWCM3QX2T08.0S

Product Information:

The high-capacity, high-performance Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 was engineered for performance-intensive applications such as HD-video, digital photography, professional music, graphics and backup. Choose between five different RAID levels for the best combination of speed, capacity and redundancy for your needs.

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 Pro Qx2 enables easy configuration of the Hardware RAID settings - Span, 0, 1, 5, 10 - so you can select the best combination of speed, capacity, redundancy, or any combination of the three.

OWC OWCM3QX2T08.0S Includes:

  • Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 Multi-Interface 4-Bay RAID Solution
  • 39" High Quality Double Shielded eSATA connecting cable
  • 36" High Quality Double Shielded FireWire 800 connecting cable (9-9 Pin cable)
  • 36" High Quality Double Shielded USB 3.0/2.0 connecting cable
  • Internal UL Listed U.S./International Auto Switching Power Supply (adapter plugs for International use sold separately).
  • 2 keys for front panel lock
  • Pre-installed Backup and Utility software
    • 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
  • OWC Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 Manual (1.5MB PDF)
  • Over 1.5GB of Freeware/Shareware/Public domain software pre-installed
  • OWC 3 Year Solution Warranty with 48-Hour Turnaround Time
  • Complimentary 6 Month Level 1 Data Recovery

OWC OWCM3QX2T08.0S Specifications:

  • Chipset: Micron 355 FW800 (1394B) / FW400 (1394A) and Micron 567 USB 3.0 (2.0/1.1 Backwards compatible)
  • Interfaces Supported:
    • eSATA (SATA-II)
    • FireWire 800 (1394B) (FireWire 400 Backwards compatible)
    • USB 3.0 (2.0 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 2.0TB* Toshiba DT01ACAxx Series Hard Disk Drives**
    • *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: 64MB per drive, 256MB total for the solution
  • Port Configuration:
    • eSATA - 1 eSATA port
    • FireWire 800 - (2) 9 pin ports
    • USB 3.0 - (1) 9 pin mini B port
  • Format: Included Drive Guide Software will format drive for either OS X, or Windows
  • Max Data Transfer Rate:
    • eSATA - 300 MB/sec
    • FireWire 800 - 100MB/sec
    • FireWire 400 - 50MB/sec
    • USB 3.0 - 300MB/sec
    • USB 2.0 - 60MB/sec
  • Port/Interface Bootability:
    • Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 can be used as an external startup drive.
    • eSATA: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements.
    • FireWire 800: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements.
    • FireWire 400: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements.
    • USB 3.0: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements.
  • Recommended eSATA Cards:
    • eSATA Extender Cables for Mac Pro
    • Newer Technology eSATA Extender Cable Adapter for Mac Pro
  • PCIe (PCI Express) for Desktops–OWC tested and qualified for the OWC Mercury Elite QX2
    • NewerTech MAXPower eSATA 6G PCIe 2.0 Card
    • Firmtek Seritek/2SE2-E PCI Express
    • NewerTech MAXPower 6G eSATA RAID card w/ port multiplier.
    • HighPoint RocketRaid 2314 PCI-Express eSATA 4 Port RAID
  • PCI for Desktops and Towers
    • FirmTek SeriTek/2SE4 Four-Port External PCI-X
    • ExpressCard/34 for Laptops
    • Sonnet Tempo SATA Edge ExpressCard/34 eSATA
  • Macintosh System Requirements:
    • Minimum Apple G4 processor, 128MB RAM
    • Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2.2, 10.0.x or later and an available FireWire 400 port
    • Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later including 'Mavericks' 10.9.x and an available USB 3.0/2.0, FireWire 800*/400 port, or eSATA port
    • Time Machine® Compatible: Mac OS X 10.5 (version introduced) and later.
  • Windows System Requirements:
    • Minimum Intel Pentium III CPU 500MHz, 128MB RAM
    • Windows XP(64 bit) or later and an available USB 3.0/2.0, 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)
    • ProSoft Engineering® Data Backup for Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later
    • NovaStor NovaBACKUP® for Windows 2000 or later
    • Over 1.5GB of Freeware, Shareware, Public domain software installed
  • Power Supply:
    • Internal UL Listed U.S./International Auto Switching Power Supply (adapter plugs for International use sold separately).    
    • Protection: OCP, OVP, Short
  • External Case Dimensions:
    • 9.65?(D) x 5.31?(W) x 6.96?(H)
    • 245.11mm x 134.87mm x 176.78mm
  • Enclosure Weight (no accessories): Approximately 8.6 pounds (3.9kg)
  • Temperature:
    • (operating) 5°C – 55°C (41°F – 131°F)
    • (non-operating) –40°C – 65°C (–40°F – 149°F)
  • Relative Humidity:
    • (operating) 8% - 90% RH (Non-condensing)
    • (non-operating) 5% - 95% RH (Non-condensing)
  • Shock: 65G 2mS; (non-operating) 175G 2mS
  • Vibration:
    • (operating) 1.0G (5 - 300Hz)
    • (non-operating) 5.0G (5 - 500Hz)
  • Warranty: OWC 3 Year Solution Warranty
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