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OWC OWCMETB7DH8.0T
8TB Mercury Elite Pro Dual Interface RAID External Hard Drive

OUR PART #  OWCMETB7DH8.0T

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OWC external drives are built to last and have become the "go to" drives for professionals and enthusiasts alike. The OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual houses two drives that can be easily configured in RAID 0, RAID 1, span, or JBOD/independent modes via the easy-to-use RAID selector switch on the back, while USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt interfaces provide blazing fast access to your data. This feature-packed external drive comes in a durable, heat-dissipating, brushed-aluminum enclosure.

OWC OWCMETB7DH8.0T Includes:

  • External OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual
  • High-Quality, Certified, Double-Shielded 1 Meter (39-inch) Thunderbolt cable
  • High-Quality Double-Shielded 2' (24-inch) USB 3.0 cable (Standard-B to Standard-A, USB 2.0 compatible)
  • Kensington Security Slot
  • UL Listed U.S./International Auto Switching 100 ~ 240v, 50/60Hz input, 12 Volt 6 Amp output Power Supply (adapter plugs for International use sold separately). For replacement power supply, click here.
  • Auto-setup/partitioning utility for OS X & Windows
  • User Guide
  • Utility software bundle for Mac and PC
  • Mercury Elite Pro Dual-Drive Multi-Interface Assembly Manual (3.8MB PDF)
  • 3 Year OWC Solution Limited Warranty with 48-Hour Turnaround Time
  • Complimentary 6 Month Level 1 Data Recovery

OWC OWCMETB7DH8.0T Features:

  • High-Performance + Flexible: A blazing fast Thunderbolt chipset unleashes the full potential of this rugged external drive's dual 3.5" hard drives with sustained data rates of nearly 400MB/s plus the flexibility of hardware RAID 0, 1, and non-RAID modes to best suit your demanding applications and workflow.
  • High-Reliability: The OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual Series is Built to Last, with a quality design and the best components, backed up by a 3 Year OWC Solution Limited Warranty.
  • Portability: The Compact and Shock-Resistant Design has the Mercury Elite Series going places! In addition, the OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual series offers two Thunderbolt ports and one USB 3.0 port for easy use with ANY system! The OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual even includes all needed cables!
  • Smart Sense: Power Saving Connection Sensor. A built-in sensor detects when the data cable is disconnected from a Mac or PC's native Thunderbolt or USB interface and automatically spins down the drives to conserve energy during periods of inactivity. Ideal for notebook users who can go mobile without the need to turn it off or unplug the power cord.*
    • *Note: This function is also available through an interface card, provided the card offers hot plug capability. LED and fan will remain on during disk inactivity.
  • Includes the Powerful SpeedTools Utility Suite for Mac: The comprehensive Mac utility used by professionals for accurate Mac diagnosis and maintenance. Click the SOFTWARE tab below to learn more »

OWC OWCMETB7DH8.0T Specifications:

  • Chipset: Intel DSL3510 "Cactus Ridge" + ASMedia ASM1092R
  • Interfaces Supported:
    • Thunderbolt
    • USB 3.0 (2.0 Backwards compatible)
  • Recommended configurations supported:
    • RAID 0 – Performance Striping (default setting) for maximum performance(requires two identical hard drives).
    • RAID 1 – One drive mirrors the other for an instant backup(requires two identical hard drives).
    • Span – Combines both drives into a single, large volume.
    • Independent – Use both drives separately.
  • Standard Mechanisms: 2 x 4.0TB* HGST Deskstar™ NAS 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: 128 Megabyte (2 Drives with 64MB (65,536K) cache each)
  • Port Configuration:
    • Thunderbolt – 2 ports
    • USB 3.0/2.0 – 1 USB 3.0 Standard B port
  • Max Data Transfer Rate:
  • Thunderbolt – Up to 1250MB/sec
  • USB 3.0 – Up to 500MB/sec
  • USB 2.0 – Up to 60MB/sec
  • Port/Interface Bootability:
    • USB 3.0: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements.
    • USB 2.0: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements.
    • Thunderbolt: Supported on Macs meeting minimum requirements.
  • Format:  Included Drive Guide Software will format drive for either OS X, or Windows
  • Macintosh System Requirements:
    • USB 3.0: Macintosh with USB 3.0 interface, either built in or via USB 3.0 expander card and OS 10.6.8 or later.
    • USB 2.0: Macintosh with USB 2.0 interface, either built in or via USB 2.0 expander card and OS 10.2.8 or later.
    • Available Thunderbolt port and OS 10.6.8 or later.
    • Time Machine® Compatible: Mac OS X 10.5 (version introduced) and later.
  • Windows System Requirements:
    • Thunderbolt: Available Thunderbolt port and Windows 7 SP 1 or later.
    • USB 3.0: Windows XP and later with USB 3.0 interface, either built in or via USB 3.0 expander card.
    • USB 2.0: Windows 2000 and later with USB 2.0 interface, either built in or via USB 2.0 expander card.
  • Linux Requirements: Linux compatible via supported USB 3.0/USB 2.0 interfaces.
  • Pre-installed Backup and Utility software:
    • 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 pre-installed
  • Power Supply: UL Listed U.S./International Auto Switching 100 ~ 240v, 50/60Hz input, 12 Volt 6 Amp output Power Supply (adapter plugs for International use sold separately). For replacement power supply, click here.
  • External Case Dimensions:  2.8 in (W) x 9 in (D) x 5.25 in (H) (71.2mm x 228.6mm x 133.4mm)
  • Drive Weight (no accessories): Approximately 5.5 pounds (2.5kg)

OWC OWCMETB7DH8.0T
8TB Mercury Elite Pro Dual Interface RAID External Hard Drive

OUR PART #  OWCMETB7DH8.0T

Product Information:

OWC external drives are built to last and have become the "go to" drives for professionals and enthusiasts alike. The OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual houses two drives that can be easily configured in RAID 0, RAID 1, span, or JBOD/independent modes via the easy-to-use RAID selector switch on the back, while USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt interfaces provide blazing fast access to your data. This feature-packed external drive comes in a durable, heat-dissipating, brushed-aluminum enclosure.

OWC OWCMETB7DH8.0T Includes:

  • External OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual
  • High-Quality, Certified, Double-Shielded 1 Meter (39-inch) Thunderbolt cable
  • High-Quality Double-Shielded 2' (24-inch) USB 3.0 cable (Standard-B to Standard-A, USB 2.0 compatible)
  • Kensington Security Slot
  • UL Listed U.S./International Auto Switching 100 ~ 240v, 50/60Hz input, 12 Volt 6 Amp output Power Supply (adapter plugs for International use sold separately). For replacement power supply, click here.
  • Auto-setup/partitioning utility for OS X & Windows
  • User Guide
  • Utility software bundle for Mac and PC
  • Mercury Elite Pro Dual-Drive Multi-Interface Assembly Manual (3.8MB PDF)
  • 3 Year OWC Solution Limited Warranty with 48-Hour Turnaround Time
  • Complimentary 6 Month Level 1 Data Recovery

OWC OWCMETB7DH8.0T Features:

  • High-Performance + Flexible: A blazing fast Thunderbolt chipset unleashes the full potential of this rugged external drive's dual 3.5" hard drives with sustained data rates of nearly 400MB/s plus the flexibility of hardware RAID 0, 1, and non-RAID modes to best suit your demanding applications and workflow.
  • High-Reliability: The OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual Series is Built to Last, with a quality design and the best components, backed up by a 3 Year OWC Solution Limited Warranty.
  • Portability: The Compact and Shock-Resistant Design has the Mercury Elite Series going places! In addition, the OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual series offers two Thunderbolt ports and one USB 3.0 port for easy use with ANY system! The OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual even includes all needed cables!
  • Smart Sense: Power Saving Connection Sensor. A built-in sensor detects when the data cable is disconnected from a Mac or PC's native Thunderbolt or USB interface and automatically spins down the drives to conserve energy during periods of inactivity. Ideal for notebook users who can go mobile without the need to turn it off or unplug the power cord.*
    • *Note: This function is also available through an interface card, provided the card offers hot plug capability. LED and fan will remain on during disk inactivity.
  • Includes the Powerful SpeedTools Utility Suite for Mac: The comprehensive Mac utility used by professionals for accurate Mac diagnosis and maintenance. Click the SOFTWARE tab below to learn more »

OWC OWCMETB7DH8.0T Specifications:

  • Chipset: Intel DSL3510 "Cactus Ridge" + ASMedia ASM1092R
  • Interfaces Supported:
    • Thunderbolt
    • USB 3.0 (2.0 Backwards compatible)
  • Recommended configurations supported:
    • RAID 0 – Performance Striping (default setting) for maximum performance(requires two identical hard drives).
    • RAID 1 – One drive mirrors the other for an instant backup(requires two identical hard drives).
    • Span – Combines both drives into a single, large volume.
    • Independent – Use both drives separately.
  • Standard Mechanisms: 2 x 4.0TB* HGST Deskstar™ NAS 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: 128 Megabyte (2 Drives with 64MB (65,536K) cache each)
  • Port Configuration:
    • Thunderbolt – 2 ports
    • USB 3.0/2.0 – 1 USB 3.0 Standard B port
  • Max Data Transfer Rate:
  • Thunderbolt – Up to 1250MB/sec
  • USB 3.0 – Up to 500MB/sec
  • USB 2.0 – Up to 60MB/sec
  • Port/Interface Bootability:
    • USB 3.0: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements.
    • USB 2.0: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements.
    • Thunderbolt: Supported on Macs meeting minimum requirements.
  • Format:  Included Drive Guide Software will format drive for either OS X, or Windows
  • Macintosh System Requirements:
    • USB 3.0: Macintosh with USB 3.0 interface, either built in or via USB 3.0 expander card and OS 10.6.8 or later.
    • USB 2.0: Macintosh with USB 2.0 interface, either built in or via USB 2.0 expander card and OS 10.2.8 or later.
    • Available Thunderbolt port and OS 10.6.8 or later.
    • Time Machine® Compatible: Mac OS X 10.5 (version introduced) and later.
  • Windows System Requirements:
    • Thunderbolt: Available Thunderbolt port and Windows 7 SP 1 or later.
    • USB 3.0: Windows XP and later with USB 3.0 interface, either built in or via USB 3.0 expander card.
    • USB 2.0: Windows 2000 and later with USB 2.0 interface, either built in or via USB 2.0 expander card.
  • Linux Requirements: Linux compatible via supported USB 3.0/USB 2.0 interfaces.
  • Pre-installed Backup and Utility software:
    • 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 pre-installed
  • Power Supply: UL Listed U.S./International Auto Switching 100 ~ 240v, 50/60Hz input, 12 Volt 6 Amp output Power Supply (adapter plugs for International use sold separately). For replacement power supply, click here.
  • External Case Dimensions:  2.8 in (W) x 9 in (D) x 5.25 in (H) (71.2mm x 228.6mm x 133.4mm)
  • Drive Weight (no accessories): Approximately 5.5 pounds (2.5kg)
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