OWC (www.MacSales.com) has introduced the OWC Mercury Elite Pro Quad, an external storage solution that offers four drive bays to provide massive amounts of storage from a single USB-C connection, with the flexibility to be utilized in Mac, PC and mixed Mac/PC environments.
It’s designed for users who require high capacity storage with fast transfer speeds, such as those in post- production firms, photographers, creative agencies, higher education programs, and small businesses. The Mercury Elite Pro Quad’s USB 3.1 Gen 2 interface and USB-C port work universally with any USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 equipped Mac or Windows PC. The included USB-C to USB-A adapter cable provides the ability to connect to any USB equipped computer. And it packs a heat-dissipating aluminum enclosure, quiet fan and vibration-absorbing feet.
The Mercury Elite Pro Quad is available in two versions of the SoftRAID engine for Mac users, one with RAID 0 and RAID 1 modes along with disk certification and drive monitoring, and one with support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 4, RAID 5, and RAID 1+0. Windows users can create simple (striped), two-way mirrored, or parity storage spaces directly in Windows 7, 8, or 10.