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3.0TB OWC Mercury Elite-Al Pro External Hard Drive - eSATA/FW800/FW400/USB 3.0

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Product Code: *OWC-ELQ-3TB-DD + FIGURE 8
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Outstanding Features:

High Performance: The next-gen High-Speed Oxford 924 chipset combined with the fastest drive mechanisms available give Mercury Elite -AL Pro Solutions the fastest single drive transfer rates possible, exceeding an amazing 80 Megabytes Per Second!

High Reliability: A Top-Notch Design and the Best Components ensure the Mercury Elite -AL Pro Series is Built to Last. The included Three Year Warranty backs this up!

High Portability: The Compact and Shock Resistant Design has the Mercury Elite Series going places! In addition, the Mercury Elite -AL series offers (1) eSATA, (2) FireWire 800(1394B), (1) FireWire 400(1394A) port and (1) USB 3.0+1.1 Port for Easy Plug and Play on virtually ANY system! Even the cables are included!

Style: Designed to compliment any user's system, the Mercury Elite -AL was created in mind with the Power Macintosh G5 system as a starting point. As the pictures show, it's a fine storage solution for any computer. Also, a blue activity LED compliments the design recessed behind the front grille showing when your drive is being accessed

From day one, the OWC Mercury Elite Series has been designed to be everything you'd hope for and more!


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Time Machine Ready Logo
Time Machine ready means that our external hard drives keep an up-to-date copy of all of your files and document under OS X Leopard™. Go back in time to recover anything with ease.
EMC Retrospect & Intech Hard Disk SpeedTools Included

PRoSoft LogoProsoft Engineering® Data Backup
for Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later  

Macworld Top ProductMacworld 4.5 miceBackup Made Easy. Data Backup makes it easy to backup to FireWire and USB drives, network drives, CDs and even DVDs. Make schedules so you don't need to 'think' about backing up... It does it for you. A $59.00 Value, FREE!

NovaStor
NovaStor NovaBACKUP® Solution for
Windows®
NovaBACKUP has been helping millions of users recover from data loss and disasters for over 18 years. Feature rich, NovaBACKUP provides a powerful backup solution. Built-in support for hundreds of the most popular storage devices and a step-by-step backup and restore wizard makes NovaBACKUP extremely easy to use. Requires Windows 2000 and later. A $49.95 Value, FREE!

Intech Speed Tools logoIntech® SpeedTools Utilities™
Intech Hard Disk SpeedTools consists of a suite of utilities managed by an application which controls the launching, documentation and version control of each individual component utility, such as Disk Defrag and QuickBack. An easy-to-use installation and removal application is provided to make installation a snap, yet powerful enough to allow you to customize which utility component set you would like to create.
An $89.95 Value, FREE!
All OWC Mercury FireWire hard drives are fully compatible with these systems
MacOS logo Apple OS X 10.1.x and later - including the latest 10.5.x Leopard, Apple Mac OS 8.6 and Later.
Mac OS X 10.2.x or later required for FW800 or eSATA Operation.
eSATA PCI Card required with some systems.
Windows PC logo Windows ME and Later.
Windows 2000 or later required for FW800 Operation.
eSATA PCI Card required with some systems.
Product Specifications:
Chipset:
  • Oxford Semiconductor 924 (OXUF924DS)
Interfaces Supported:
  • eSATA
  • FireWire 800 (1394B)
  • FireWire 400 (1394a)
  • USB 3.0
  • USB 2.0
  • USB 1.1
Drive Rotation Speed: 7200RPM
Storage Capacity and Buffer
3.0TB (2000TB) 64 Megabyte Cache
Port Configuration:
  • USB 3.0 - (1) B Standard-B port
  • FireWire 800 - (2) 9 pin ports
  • eSATA - 1 port
Maximum Data
Transfer Rate:
  • USB 3.0 - Up to 300MB/sec
  • USB 2.0 - Up to 60MB/sec
  • USB 1.1 - Up to 1.5MB/sec
  • FireWire 800 - Up to 100MB/sec
  • FireWire 400 - Up to 50MB/sec
  • eSATA - Up to 300 MB/sec
Macintosh System
Requirements:
  • Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2.2 compatible, OS X 10.1.x and later. Including 'Lion' 10.7.x (10.2 or later required for FW800 and USB 2.0)
  • USB 3.0: Macintosh with USB 3.0 interface, either built in or via USB 3.0 expander card.
  • USB 2.0: Macintosh with USB 2.0 interface, either built in or via USB 2.0  expander card.
  • FireWire 800: Macintosh with FireWire 800 interface, either built in or via FireWire 800 expander card.
  • FireWire 400: Macintosh with FireWire 400 interface, either built in or via FireWire 400 expander card.
  • eSATA: Macintosh with eSATA interface, either built in or via eSATA  expander card.
  • Time Machine® Compatible: Mac OS X 10.5 (version introduced) and later.
Windows System
Requirements:
  • USB 3.0: Windows XP and later with USB 3.0 interface, either built in or via USB 3.0 expander card.
  • USB 2.0: Windows 2000 and later with USB 2.0 interface, either built in or via USB 2.0 expander card.
  • FireWire 800: Windows 2000 and later with FireWire 800 interface, either built in or via FireWire 800 expander card.
  • FireWire 400: Windows 2000 and late with FireWire 400 interface, either built in or via FireWire 400 expander card.
  • eSATA: Windows 2000 and later with eSATA interface, either built in or via eSATA expander card.
Software Included:
  • Intech® Hard Disk SpeedTools Utilities™ OEM (For Mac OS 8.6 - X only)
  • ProSoft Engineering® Data Backup for Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later
  • NovaStor NovaBACKUP® for Windows 2000 or later
Power Supply: 3A 100-240v 50/60hz International Auto Switching
External Case Dimensions: 237mm x 36mm x 142mm
Drive Weight
(no accessories):
Approximately 1.36kg
Operating Environment:
Temperature: (operating) 5°C - 55°C (41°F - 131°F)
(non-operating) -40°C - 65°C (-40°F - 149°F)
Relative humidity: (operating) 8% - 90% RH (Non-condensing)
(non-operating) 5% - 95% RH (Non-condensing)
Shock: (operating) 65G 2mS; (non-operating) 175G 2mS
Vibration: (operating) 1.0G (5 - 300Hz)
(non-operating) 5.0G (5 - 500Hz)
MTBF: More than 500,000 power-on hours
Warranty: 3 Year Solution Warranty

The best warranty is one you never have to use, but should the need occur – OWC is proud to provide a superior level of support and warranty coverage to our customers. Even when not used, we understand the peace of mind afforded by a longer warranty period. OWC's industry leading coverage is a testament to our confidence in the reliability of the solutions that we offer. OWC solutions are engineered to demanding quality standards in order to deliver the most reliable, highest performance available on the market in each storage category.

Note: Do not disassemble or otherwise open your OWC solution prior to the conclusion of OWC's 3 year Warranty period. Doing so will void the remainder of the OWC warranty.

Standard mechanism: Western Digital Caviar Green

Performance Benchmarks
Tested using a Dual 1.25GHz Power Mac G4 (FW800) running Mac OS X 10.5.6

eSATA

eSATA benchmark results
eSATA

FireWire

fw800 benchmark results
FireWire 800 (1394B)

USB

USB benchmark results
USB 2.0

High Def Video Test Results


AJA System Test

fw400 benchmark results
FireWire 400 (1394A)
 

blackmagic benchmark results
BlackMagic Performance Test

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The OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro 'Quad Interface' includes:

Package Contents

  • 1.0TB External OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro "Quad Interface" Drive
  • 36" High Quality Double Shielded eSATA connecting cable
  • 36" High Quality Double Shielded FireWire 800 connecting cable (9-9 Pin cable)
  • 36" High Quality Double Shielded FireWire 400 connecting cable (6-6 Pin cable)
  • 36" High Quality Double Shielded USB 3.0/2.0/1.1 connecting cable
  • External AutoSwitching 100/240v 50/60Hz Power Adapter with Australian cable
  • Intech® SpeedTools Utilities™ OEM (For Mac OS 8.6 - X only)
  • Prosoft Engineering® Data Backup for Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later
  • NovaStor NovaBACKUP® for Windows 2000 or later
  • Over 1.5GB of Freeware/Shareware/Public domain software installed

Additional Information

Colour Silver
Capacity 3.0TB
RPM 7200
Number of Bays/Drives 1
Type HDD
Connection eSATA, FW400, FW800, USB 1.1, USB 2.0
Form Factor 3.5 inch
Manufacturer OWC
Manufacturer P/N OWCME3QH7T3.0
UPC 794504765526
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