Other World Computing (http://www.macsales.com) has expanded its storage solution line with the new Mercury Elite-AL Pro Dual mini bus powered portable hardware RAID storage solution.

It features 14 pre-configured models with hardware RAID-1 “mirrored” redundancy for “live activity” data protection — or RAID-0 “stripe” for maximum data transfer speed. The Mercury Elite-AL Pro Dual mini contains two 2.5-inch hard drives or OWC Mercury SSDs for up to 2TB of capacity, a “quad interface” of FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB 2.0 and eSATA connections for plug and play data transfer speeds up to 300MB/second with Mac and PC computers.

Measuring the approximate size of a portable CD player — 5.6 x 6.1 x 1.1 — the bus powered (no AC adapter is needed) Mercury Elite-AL Pro Dual mini’s flat side by side two drive design enables it to fit into laptop, photography, and other gear carrying bags. It’s an under two pound, fanless solution

The Mercury Elite-AL Pro Dual mini is available from OWC in 14 pre-configured hard drive and Solid State Drive (SSD) models with up to 2.0TB of storage capacity starting at IS$179.99. The line is compatible with Mac OS 8.6 and later including all versions of Apple OS X and Windows 98SE or later operating systems.