Rackmount RAID System provides up to 6.0 Tb capacity.

Press Release Summary:

Based on Oxford 936DS chipset, Mercury Rack Pro Quad Interface RAID Solution is designed for A/V production and data/network centers. Unit supports up to four 2.0 Tb 3.5 in. SATA I/II type HDDs for up to 8.0 Tb total storage capacity. Through rear panel selector switch, users can configure Hardware RAID settings, including Span, 0, 1, 5, and 10. System provides up to 128 Mb total data buffer, speeds up to 10,000 rpm, and plug-and-play data interoperability with FireWire 800/400/USB 2.0/eSATA.

Original Press Release:

OWC Debuts New Mercury Rack Pro "Quad Interface" 4-Bay Rack Mount Hardware RAID Solution at Macworld Expo 2009

Selectable Hardware RAID 0/1/5/10 with up to 6.0TB of Performance Capacity

Plug & Play data interoperability with FireWire 800/400/USB 2.0/eSATA

January 7, 2009, San Francisco, CA -- Other World Computing (OWC®) www.macsales.com, a leading Mac® and PC technology company, debuted the new OWC Mercury Rack Pro "Quad Interface" rack mount RAID solution today at Macworld Expo in San Francisco, at the OWC Booth # S-2218.

Designed For Demanding A/V Production and Data Centers

Specifically designed to meet the performance demands of Audio/Video production and data/network operation centers, the Mercury Rack Pro "Quad Interface" expands on OWC's existing Mercury Rack Pro FireWire 800/USB 2.0 "dual interface" and eSATA only interface models with higher capacity of up to 6.0TB additional, new Hardware RAID selection flexibility. With its easily accessible rear panel selector switch, the Mercury Rack Pro "Quad Interface" enables simple configuration of the Hardware RAID settings - Span, 0, 1, 5, 10 - for the best combination of data storage capacity, reliability, and overall data transfer performance.

Enterprise Edition for 24/7 Use

Enterprise Editions of the Mercury Rack Pro "Quad Interface" line use Enterprise class SATA I/II drives manufactured to tighter specifications intended for the more demanding requirements of 24/7 server environments. All OWC Mercury Rack Pro standard solutions are covered by a two year warranty, while the Enterprise Editions are covered by a five year warranty. In addition to the longer warranty, the Enterprise Editions also include a one year cross-ship warranty and three years of Level One Data Recovery, if needed.

Six Mac and PC Compatible Solutions Up To 6.0TB from $899.99

The Mercury Rack Pro "Quad Interface" is immediately available in six pre-configured solutions, from 2.0TB to 6.0TB, priced starting at $899.99 MSRP from Other World Computing at www.macsales.com.

OWC Mercury Rack Pro "Quad Interface" Model Pricing:

2.0TB Standard Solution with 2 year warranty - $899.99

3.0TB Standard Solution with 2 year warranty - $997.99

4.0TB Standard Solution with 2 year warranty - $1129.99

6.0TB Standard Solution with 2 year warranty - $1299.99

2.0TB Enterprise Edition with 5 year warranty - $979.99

4.0TB Enterprise Edition with 5 year warranty - $1499.99

Mercury Rack Pro "Quad Interface" features:

o Supports up to four 2.0TB 3.5" SATA I/II type hard disk drives for up to 8.0TB total storage capacity

o Up to 128MB total data buffer

o Up to 10,000RPM speeds

o Oxford 936DS chipset

o Rear panel selectable Hardware RAID settings: SPAN, 0, 1, 5, 10

o Super quiet operation

o System status & drive activity LED indicators

o All interface connection cables

o Internal US/International 100/240V Auto Switching power supply

o Warranty: 2 year Standard Solution, 5 year Enterprise Solution

o Mac and PC compatible

o Includes ProSoft Engineering® Data Backup 3, NovaStor NovaBACKUP®, and Intech® SpeedTools Utilities(TM) software (a $200 retail value)

The Mercury Rack Pro "Quad Interface" is compatible with Apple OS 8.6 to 9.2.2, OS X 10.0.x, and 10.2.8 or later, and Windows 98SE and later operating systems and comes complete with all interface connecting cables, a $200 retail value disk utility software bundle, and up to a 5 year solution warranty.

For more information on OWC Mercury Rack Pro Solutions, visit: http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/hard-drives/RAID/Rack_Mount/

For more information on all OWC External Storage Solutions, visit: http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/External_Storage

About Other World Computing

Other World Computing (OWC) has been providing quality hardware products and support to the computer industry since 1988. The Illinois based company operates the popular e-commerce portal www.MacSales.com, which features one of the largest online catalogs of computer and iPod enhancement products, including Mercury, Neptune, and NewerTech® acceleration, storage, and FireWire® product lines.

OWC is a Premiere Level Apple Developer Connection member and provides extensive US-based technical support for Macintosh users around the world. OWC is also a strategic partner with Axiotron and exclusive US distributor of the award winning Axiotron Modbook®. OWC is the winner of numerous awards, including Computerworld Magazine's Top Green-IT Companies for 2008, BizRate's Gold Circle of Excellence for 2008, and the 2008 "Business Champion Award" from McHenry County Economic Development Corporation. The company's management umbrella includes leading Internet Service Providers www.fastermac.net and www.owc.net and is the leading technology employer as ranked by the McHenry County Business Journal.

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