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OWC Debuts Mercury Rack Pro “Quad Interface” 4-Bay Rack Mount

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), 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

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:

* Supports up to four 2.0TB 3.5″ SATA I/II type hard disk drives for up to
8.0TB total storage capacity
* Up to 128MB total data buffer
* Up to 10,000RPM speeds
* Oxford 936DS chipset
* Rear panel selectable Hardware RAID settings: SPAN, 0, 1, 5, 10
* Super quiet operation
* System status & drive activity LED indicators
* All interface connection cables
* Internal US/International 100/240V Auto Switching power supply
* Warranty: 2 year Standard Solution, 5 year Enterprise Solution
* Mac and PC compatible
* Includes ProSoft Engineering Data Backup 3, NovaStor NovaBACKUP, and
Intech SpeedTools Utilities 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:

For more information on all OWC External Storage Solutions, visit:

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, 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.

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