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OWC Rack Pro/Desktop 4-Bay RAID 0/1/5/10/SPAN/Independent Quad-Interface Enclosure

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Drive Enclosure Kit with Hardware RAID 0/1/5/10/SPAN/Independent Mode Support.

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OWC Mercury Rack Pro

0GB 1U Quad Interface 4 Bay
Performance RAID Kit

FireWire 800 / FireWire 400 / eSATA / eSATA Port-Multiplier / USB 3.0 
Mac / PC
 
OWC affordability, reliability, and ease-of-use 
in a single 1U rack space.
OWC Mercury Rack Pro RAID 5 storage solutions come pre-configured as a hardware controlled RAID 5 "stripe with parity" array to provide both speed and data protection to meet high-performance demands. 

The OWC Mercury Rack Pro RAID 5 consists of four matched SATA hard drives, up to 7200RPM; to provide the longest possible reliability and optimized performance. 

Specifically designed to meet the performance demands of video and audio production, the OWC Mercury Rack Pro four Bay RAID 5 solution provides data transfer rates of over 300 Megabytes per second! Using the highest capacity SATA hard drive mechanisms available, and offering Plug & Play simplicity, the possibilities are endless!

Control and manage your RAID settings with the OWC RAID Manager Visual Interface. (read more)

Note: OWC Mercury Rack Pro solutions do not include rack rails. If rails are required for your rack setup, OWC has them available. Click Here.
Outstanding Features
High Performance
The Custom High Performance Chipset eSATA with Port-Multiplier capability, FireWire 800 (1394B), FireWire 400 (1394A), & USB 3.0 chipset, combined with the fastest SATA drive mechanisms available give OWC Mercury Rack Pro four Bay storage solutions some of the fastest drive transfer rates possible with eSATA exceeding 300 Megabytes per second!
High Reliability

A Top-Notch design using the best components gives the OWC Mercury Rack Pro an industry leading two year warranty and ensures the series is built to last! 

Multi-Interface
The OWC Mercury Rack Pro RAID series offers (1) eSATA port with eSATA Port-Multiplier capability, (2) FireWire 800 (1394B) ports, (1) FireWire 400 (1394A) port, and (1) USB 3.0 port for easy Plug and Play on ANY system! The OWC Mercury Rack Pro RAID even includes all needed connection cables!
Swap Drives at Will
When using the OWC Mercury Rack Pro in Independent mode*, all four drives appear on your system as individual volumes drives, so you can mix and match drives of any size and brand and hot swap** the drives too.
Smart Power
Smart Power regulates power during prolonged periods of inactivity to save operating costs and prolong component lifespan.
Flexible Form
The OWC Mercury Rack Pro can easily be converted to a desktop form-factor via a Phillips screwdriver by simply removing the rack ears and installing the included anti-skid, vibration dampening feet.

*When using in independent mode via eSATA, you must use an eSATA Port Multiplier capable card.
Please see "Recommended eSATA Cards" in SPECS table and check for Port Multiplier compatibility.

**When using in Independent Mode and wanting to switch out one or more drives, ALL drives must be ejected (unmounted) from the Desktop to avoid data corruption. 
From day one, the OWC Mercury Rack Pro Series has been designed to be everything you'd hope for and more!

Includes

Mercury Rack Pro includes
  • External OWC Mercury Rack Pro 4 Bay External Hard Drive
  • High Quality Double Shielded eSATA connecting cable
  • High Quality Double Shielded FireWire 800 (1394B) connecting cable (9-9 Pin cable)
  • High Quality Double Shielded FireWire 400 (1394A) connecting cable (6-6 Pin cable)
  • High Quality Double Shielded USB 3.0 conneting cable (A-B cable)
  • Integrated ROHS, CE, and FCC compliant Power Supply
  • Rack Mounting Handles
  • Anti-skid, Vibration Dampening Desktop Mounting Feet
  • Screws for Rack / Desktop Conversion
  • OWC Mercury Rack Pro Manual (1.5MB PDF)
  • OWC 1 Year Solution Warranty with 48-Hour Turnaround Time

 

 

Product Specifications:

Chipset

  • Custom High Performance eSATA with Port-Multiplier capability, FireWire 800 (1394B), FireWire 400 (1394A) and USB 3.0 Chipset

RAID / JBOD Support

  • Rear panel selectable Hardware RAID settings – SPAN, 0, 1, 3, 5, 10 and Non-RAID/Raid Ready: Independent Mode – Each drive appears as independent volume

Drive Rotation Speed

  • Varies with drive mechanisms installed

Drive Cache Size

  • Varies with drive mechanisms installed

Qualified Hard Drives

Serial ATA drive models OWC has tested and qualified for use with the Mercury Rack Pro:

  • Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C(Recommended),
  • Hitachi Deskstar 7K2000(Recommended),
  • Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000(Recommended),
  • Hitachi Deskstar A7K2000 Enterprise (Recommended),
  • Western Digital Caviar Black(Recommended),
  • Western Digital RE3,
  • Western Digital RE4(Recommended),
  • Samsung Spinpoint F1 RAID-Class,
  • Samsung Spinpoint F3,
  • Samsung Spinpoint F4EG
  • Seagate Barracuda 7200.12,
  • Seagate Barracuda LP,
  • Seagate Barracuda ES.2,
  • Seagate Barracuda XT,
  • Seagate Constellation ES
A 'recommended' drive is one that, through our extensive and ongoing evaluation process, we've found to have optimum operational characteristics required for demanding RAID applications.

Note: OWC is always testing new drive models and adds additional models as they become available and have passed our stringent requirements. If you do not see a new drive model listed, please check back in the future for confirmed OWC Mercury Rack Pro Qualification.

Note: Regardless of drive model used, OWC recommends all drives used in RAID configurations match exactly for proper RAID operation.

**NOT RECOMMENDED**
  • Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 series- all models, particularly the 1.5TB 7200RPM model p/n ST31500341AS due to stability and performance concerns.
  • Western Digital Green drives - all models, due to potential critical operational issues attributed to the IntelliPower technology providing inconsistent variable transfer rates.

Port Configuration

  • eSATA - 1 eSATA port 
    with Port-Multiplier capability
  • FireWire 800 - (2) 9 pin ports
  • FireWire 400 - (1) 6 pin port
  • USB 3.0 - (1) "A" port

Format

  • Pre-formatted for Mac OSX 
    View instructions on Windows formatting

Max Data Transfer Rate

  • eSATA - 3.0 Gbit/s (or 300MB/s)
  • FireWire 800 - 800Mb/s (or 100MB/s)
  • FireWire 400 - 400Mb/s (or 50MB/s)
  • USB 3.0 - 5.0Gbit/s (or 500MB/s)
  • USB 2.0 - 480Mb/s (or 60MB/s)
  • USB 1.1 - 12Mb/s (or 1.5MB/s)

Port/Interface Bootability

    Can I use this solution as external startup drive?
  • eSATA: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements.
  • FireWire 800: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements.
  • FireWire 400: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements.
  • USB 3.0: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements.
  • USB 2.0: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements.

Recommended eSATA Cards

  • Cards that OWC has tested and qualified for the OWC Mercury Rack Pro
  • PCIe (PCI Express) for Desktops
    Sonnet Technology Tempo SATA E2P
     
    NewerTech MAXPower eSATA 6G PCIe 2.0 Card
     
    Firmtek Seritek/2SE2-E PCI Express
     
    NewerTech MAXPower 6G eSATA RAID card w/ port multiplier.
     
    DAT Optic PCIe 8x 4 Channel eSATA host adapter
     
    HighPoint RocketRaid 2314 PCI-Express eSATA 4 Port RAID
     
    Sonnet Tempo SATA E4P Serial ATA Host Adapter
     
    HighPoint RocketRaid 2522 PCI-Express x8 eSATA 2 Port
     
    HighPoint RocketRaid 3522 PCI-Express x8 mini-SAS 2 Port
     
    PCI for Desktops and Towers
    FirmTek SeriTek/2SE4 Four-Port External PCI-X 
     
    ExpressCard/34 for Laptops
    OWC ExpressCard/34 eSATA SATA I/II ExpressCard/34 
     
    APIOTEK EXTREME Dual eSATA SATA I/II Express Card
     

Recommended USB 3.0 Cards

  • Cards that OWC has tested and qualified for the OWC Mercury Rack Pro
  • PCIe (PCI Express) for Desktops
    HighPoint RocketU USB 3.0 Host Adapter for Mac
     
    CalDigit 2 Port USB 3.0 Host Adapter
     
    Sonnet Allegro USB 3.0 PCIe SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Host Adapter
     

Macintosh System Requirements

  • eSATA: Macintosh with eSATA PCI Interface card. eSATA requires Mac OS X 10.2 or later. Including ‘Lion’ 10.7.x.
  • FireWire 800 (1394B): Macintosh with FireWire 800 (1394B) interface, either built in or via PCI FireWire 800 (1394B) card. FireWire 800 (1394B) requires Mac OS X 10.2 or later. Including ‘Lion’ 10.7.x.
  • FireWire 400 (1394A): Macintosh with FireWire 400 interface, either built in or via PCI FireWire 400 card. FireWire 400 requires Mac OS 8.6 or later. Including ‘Lion’ 10.7.x.
  • USB 3.0: Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.2.2, OS X 10.2.x or later. Including ‘Lion’ 10.7.x, and an available USB 3.0 port.
  • Time Machine® Compatible: Mac OS X 10.5 (version introduced) and later.

Windows System Requirements

  • eSATA: Windows system with eSATA PCI Interface, either built in or via PCI eSATA card. eSATA requires Windows 2000 or XP.
  • FireWire 800 (1394B): Windows system with FireWire 800 (1394B) interface, either built in or via PCI FireWire 800 (1394B) card. FireWire 800 (1394B) requires Microsoft Windows 2000 or XP.
  • FireWire 400 (1394A): Windows system with FireWire 400 interface, either built in or via PCI FireWire 400 card. FireWire 400 requires Windows ME, 2000 or XP.
  • USB 3.0: Windows Vista, XP, 2000, NT, 98, and an available USB 3.0 port.

Linux Requirements

  • Linux compatible via supported USB and FireWire interfaces.

Cooling

  • Three (3) 4cm Brushless, whisper quiet, constant speed fans

Power Supply

  • UL Listed U.S./International Adjustable 100 ~ 240v, 50/60Hz, 200W (Max.) input Power Supply (adapter plugs for International use sold separately).

External Case Dimensions

  • 11.9"(D) x 17.3"(W) x 1.7"(H)
  • 30.3cm x 44cm x 4.5cm
  • 11.9"(D) x 17.3"(W) x 2.2"(H) (with feet)
  • 30.3cm x 44cm x 5.5cm (with feet)
  • 11.9"D) x 19.2"(W) x 1.7"(H) (with rack mounting handles)
  • 30.3cm x 48.7cm x 4.5cm (with rack mounting handles)

Enclosure Weight (no accessories)

  • Approximately 10 lbs. (4.5kg)

Product Manual

  • OWC Mercury Rack Pro Manual (7.0MB PDF)
 

Operating Environment:

Temperature

  • Varies with drive mechanisms installed

Relative Humidity

  • Varies with drive mechanisms installed

Shock

  • Varies with drive mechanisms installed

Vibration

  • Varies with drive mechanisms installed

Warranty

OWC 1 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.

View more information about the OWC 1 Year Solution warranty

 

Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n OWCMRP1UF8U3EP UPC#: 794504769623

Additional Information

Colour Silver
Capacity Enclosure Only
RPM No
Number of Bays/Drives 4
Type HDD
Model Identifier No
Connection eSATA, FW400, FW800, USB 2.0, USB 3.0
Form Factor 3.5 inch
Manufacturer OWC
Manufacturer P/N OWCMRP1F8U3EP
UPC 794504329957

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