Other World Computing (OWC) on Tuesday announced the Mercury Elite-AL Pro 800 RAID dual drive series. The Pro 800 RAID dual drive storage systems use FireWire 800 and support capacities up to 800GB. Prices start at US$249.99.
The new external hard drive systems use two 7200RPM hard disk drive mechanisms with up to a 16MB data buffer. The drives are encased in an aluminum chassis designed to complement Apple’s aluminum-clad professional desktop and laptop systems. OWC includes Dantz/EMC Retrospect Backup software, Intech Hard Disk SpeedTools and connecting cables. System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later, and various flavors of Windows and Linux.
Prices run $249.99, $299.99, $319.99, $379.99, $419.99, $549.99 and $749.99 for 160GB, 240GB, 320GB, 400GB, 500GB, 600GB and 800GB models respectively. The 160GB model features a 4MB data buffer; all others have a 16MB data buffer.