Mercury Elite-AL Pro Dual mini 640GB

by Other World Computing

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G-RAID with Thunderbolt 8TB

by G-Technology

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Mercury Elite-AL Pro (1TB)

by OWC

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MB662USEB-2S Dual Bay FireWire 400/800 eSATA & USB RAID Enclosure

by Icy Dock

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Price
Pros
  • Excellent Photoshop scores
  • Fast read speeds via FireWire 800
  • Time Machine-ready out of the box
  • Dual Thunderbolt ports
  • Preconfigured RAID 0
  • Bundled backup software
  • Quad interface
Cons
  • No included power adapter for USB or eSATA use
  • Difficult to reconfigure RAID setup
  • Thunderbolt cable not included
  • Only supports Thunderbolt connectivity
  • No slot for anti-theft cable
  • Expensive
At A Glance

Specs

Storage

Drive type External External Desktop External External
Drives included   2.0    
Raid type   RAID 0   JBoD|RAID 0|RAID 1
Drive size   8000.0  GB 1000.0  GB  
Hard Drive Speed     7200.0  RPM  

Ports and Connections

Available Interfaces FireWire 400|FireWire 800|USB 2.0|eSATA Thunderbolt FireWire 400|FireWire 800|USB 2.0|eSATA FireWire 400|FireWire 800|USB 2.0|eSATA
Firewire FireWire 400|FireWire 800   FireWire 400|FireWire 800 FireWire 400|FireWire 800
USB 2.0 Yes   Yes Yes
Serial ATA eSATA   eSATA eSATA

General Features

Bus Powered 1.0 0.0 1.0 0.0
File System(s) Supported EXT3|FAT16|FAT32|HFS|HFS+|NTFS FAT16|FAT32|HFS|HFS+|NTFS FAT32|HFS+  
Form Factor   3.5-inch    

Pricing

Part Number   GR44000   MB662USEB-2S

Warranty

Warranty information   3 Years   3 Years
Warranty information   3 Years   3 Years

Performance

eSATA Performance - Macworld

Write 10GB Folder

MB per second

  191.7    
Read 10GB Folder

MB per second

  149.3    
Write 10GB File

MB per second

  206.2    
Read 10GB File

MB per second

  170.5    
Write Video Files

MB per second

  314.0    
Read Video Files

MB per second

  317.9