RAID System provides up to 3.0 TB storage capacity.

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Suited for Macs and PCs, Mercury Elite-AL Pro Dual-Bay Quad Interface RAID solution features Oxford 936DS chipset with 2 SATA I/II hard drive bays for transfer speeds of 300 MB/s. Quad Interfaces provide plug-and-play interoperability on/between systems equipped with FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB 2.0, and/or eSATA. Measuring 2.8 x 9 x 5.25, system is housed in shock-resistant aluminum enclosure with up to 64 MB data buffer and Cool Blue drive activity indicator LED.



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OWC Debuts Mercury Elite-AL Pro Dual-Bay "Quad Interface" RAID Solution at Macworld Expo



Professional Grade Storage with Four Interfaces & up to 300MB/s Transfer Speed

Dual Drive Performance Hardware RAID with up to 3.0TBs of Capacity

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

High Performance Plug and Play HARDWARE RAID Solution for Macs and PCs

The Mercury Elite-AL Pro Dual-Bay "Quad Interface" features a high performance Oxford chipset with two SATA I/II hard drive bays for high-performance RAID storage of up to 3.0TB and fast transfer speeds of 300MB/s. Built for performance-intensive applications, such as A/V, digital photography, professional music, graphics, as well as general data, the Mercury Elite-AL Pro Dual-Bay "Quad Interface" is beautifully designed for both Macs (Time Machine ready) and PCs, featuring a shock resistant, aircraft-grade brushed aluminum housing. The "Quad" Interfaces provide complete plug and play interoperability on/between systems equipped with FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB 2.0, and/or eSATA. Quad interface support makes it easy to use the Elite-AL Pro between multiple systems/interface options as best suited to system availability while providing the same data accessibility, without reconfiguration, regardless of which interface option is used.

Seven Pre-Configured Mac and PC Compatible Solutions from $219.99

The Mercury Elite-AL Pro Dual-Bay "Quad Interface" FireWire 800/400+USB2+eSATA RAID Solution is now available in seven pre-configured solutions, from 500GB to 3.0TB, priced starting at $219.99 from Other World Computing at www.macsales.com.

Complete Mercury Elite-AL Pro Dual-Bay "Quad Interface" Model Pricing:

500GB 7200RPM 32MB $219.99

640GB 7200RPM 32MB $234.99

1.0TB 7200RPM 32MB $259.99

1.5TB 7200RPM 64MB $339.99

2.0TB 5400RPM 64MB $399.99

2.0TB 7200RPM 64MB $419.99

3.0TB 7200RPM 64MB $499.99

Mercury Elite-AL Pro Dual-Bay "Quad Interface" Features:

o Performance Plug and Play Hardware RAID Stripe Operation

o Up to 64MB data buffer

o Oxford 936DS chipset

o Cool Blue drive activity indicator LED

o Super quiet operation

o Shock resistant aluminum enclosure

o 2 x FireWire 800 Ports, 1 x FireWire 400 Port, 1 x USB 2.0 Port, 1 x eSATA Port

o External US/International AutoSwitching 100/240v 50/60Hz 5A UL listed power supply

o Measures 2.8" (W) x 9" (D) x 5.25" (H)

o Industry Leading Three Year Solution Warranty

o Mac and PC compatible

o FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB, and eSATA connecting cables all included

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

The Mercury Elite-AL Pro Dual Bay "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.

For more information on the Mercury Elite-AL Pro Dual-Bay RAID solution, visit:
http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/firewire/1394/USB/EliteAL/PerformanceRAID

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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