Other World Computing (http://www.macsales.com) has expanded the storage capacity of its OWC Mercury Elite Pro single bay and dual bay desktop storage solution line to 8TB.
By utilizing a 3.5-inch, 4TB SATA 6Gb/s hard drive, OWC’s Mercury Elite Pro storage solutions deliver 33% more storage/back-up capacity per drive over current 3TB hard drives, the company says. With up to a “quad interface” of FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB 2.0, and eSATA connections, the Mercury Elite Pro line offers plug and play, data transfer speeds up to 300MB/s with Mac and PC computers.
The OWC Mercury Elite Pro line of 4.0TB hard drive-based storage solutions are available in three configurations:
° 4TB Mercury Elite Pro with “combo interface” (FireWire 400 and USB 2.0), US$429.99;
° 4TB Mercury Elite Pro with “quad interface” (FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB 2.0, eSATA), $469.99;
° 8TB Mercury Elite Pro Dual RAID 0 (4.0TB x 2) with “quad interface” (FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB 2.0, eSATA), $869.99.
The Mercury Elite Pro Dual RAID is also available in RAID 1, RAID 0+1, and RAID- ready dual eSATA models up to 6TB. All Mercury Elite Pro models include a disk utility software bundle and all interface connection cables. For more info go to http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/firewire/ .