OWC LOWERS PRICE OF MERCURY ELITE-AL PRO Qx2 RAID LINE -- ANNOUNCES NEW "ADD YOUR OWN DRIVES" KIT
High Capacity, High Performance Hardware RAID Storage Solution With Data Redundancy Protection that Fits on a Desktop - Priced From $379.99 - Perfect for Intensive A/V Editing, Photography, Music, & Graphics Applications
June 25, 2009, Woodstock, IL -- Other World Computing (OWC®) 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® 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 hardware RAID solution.
Eight OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 Models Now Available:
• NEW! OTB "Add Your Own Drives" Kit with one year warranty - $379.99
• 2TB OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 (500GB x 4 w/64MB cache) & three year warranty - $579.99 ($100 lower price)
• 3TB OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 (750GB x 4 w/128MB cache) & three year warranty - $679.99 ($170 lower price)
• 4TB OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 (1TB x 4 w/128MB cache) & three year warranty - $799.99 ($180 lower price
• 6TB OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 (1.5TB x 4 w/128MB cache) & three year warranty - $969.99 ($180 lower price)
• 8TB OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 (2TB x 4 w/128MB cache) & three year warranty - $1599.99 ($300 lower price)
• Enterprise Class 2TB OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 (500GB x 4 w/64MB cache) & five year warranty - $749.99 ($50 lower price)
• Enterprise Class 4TB OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 (1TB x 4 w/128MB cache) & five year warranty - $979.99 ($170 lower price)
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 from Other World Computing at http://www.macsales.com. 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/
About Other World Computing (OWC)
Other World Computing (OWC) has been providing quality hardware products and support to the computer industry since 1988 and features one of the largest online catalogs of computer, iPod, and iPhone enhancement products through its e-commerce portal http://www.macsales.com. As a Premiere Level Apple Developer Connection member, OWC also provides extensive US based technical support for Macintosh users around the world as well as Interest access via http://www.fastermac.net and http://www.owc.net.
OWC's industry awards and recognition include: Crain's Chicago Business 2009 "Fast 50" List of 50 Fastest Growing Companies in the Chicago Area; Computerworld Magazine Top Green-IT Companies for 2008; BizRate's Gold Circle of Excellence, 2004 to 2008; Inc. 5,000 Top 100 Computers & Electronics Companies 2007 & 2008; Crain's Chicago Business 2008 Largest Privately Held Companies List; and McHenry County Economic Development Corporation 2008 Business Champion Award.