OWC offers triple-interface RAID drive

Other World Computing (OWC) on Friday announced the availability of their Mercury Elite-Al Pro Mirror drive — a RAID 1-based external hard disk drive equipped with FireWire 400, FireWire 800 and USB 2.0 inputs. Prices start at $349.99, with capacities ranging from 250GB to 750GB.

The drive chassis features two drive mechanisms paired in a mirrored RAID system, for maximum safety. The drives operate at 7,200 RPM and feature 32MB of cache. The drives include EMC Retrospect Express backup software, Intech Speed Tools and SoftRAID.

The drive chassis sport blue activity lights and connects to the drive mechanisms using an Oxford 924 bridge chip. The chassis sports two FireWire 800 ports, one FireWire 400 port and one USB 2.0 B-style port.

System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.2 or later.

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