Other World Computing -- Announces New "Add Your Own Drives" Kit

Other World Computing (OWC(r)) http://www.macsales.com, a leading PC and Mac technology company, announced today lower pricing of up to $300 and a new 0TB “Add Your Own Drives” Kit for the Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 desktop hardware RAID storage line. Featuring Hardware RAID 5 redundancy to protect against data loss, the Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 has four SATA hard drive bays for up to 8TB of storage; a “Quad Interface” of FireWire(r) 800, FireWire 400, USB 2.0, and eSATA ports for Mac and PC compatibility; and data transfer speeds of up to 300MB/s. With this combination of features, the Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 offers the highest level of data capacity, performance, and reliability in a Plug and Play desktop ha rdware RAID solution.

Built for Demanding Performance-Intensive Applications
Built for demanding performance-intensive applications, such as Audio/Video editing, HD-video, digital photography, professional music, graphics, redundant backup, and any use requiring data storage performance and reliability, the Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 features four hot swappable hard drive bays for up to 8TB of bootable capacity. Pre-configured in a Hardware RAID 5 mode, the Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 provides data redundancy to ensure uninterrupted access to stored data, as well as protecting against data loss. The Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 can also be configured to automatically perform one of the other three Hardware RAID settings: 0, 1, 10, as well as a Span (NRAID) setting via the easy to access front panel selector switch.

Plug & Play Desktop RAID for Mac & PC
The Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 also offers a variety of convenience features that make adding it to any Mac or PC Plug & Play easy: FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB 2.0, and eSATA interfaces, along with connection cables provide compatibility with multiple operating systems and computers; front panel LEDs give quick, at-a-glance system status; and a removable key lock ensures the installed hard drives remain secure.

The Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 is available immediately in eight models with capacities from 0TB to 8TB, priced starting at $379.99 MSRP. The Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 is compatible with Apple OS 8.6 to 9.2.2, OS X 10.0.x, and 10.2.8 or later, Windows 98SE or later, and comes complete with all interface connecting cables and up to an industry leading five year warranty. For more information on the Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2, visit: http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/hard-drives/RAID/Desktop/

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