Other World Computing has introduced its 1 terabyte (TB) Mercury Elite-AL Pro 800 RAID Dual Drive. The $979.99 external hard disk drive system uses two 500GB hard disk drive mechanisms to offer users a total of 1TB of storage connected to a Mac or PC using FireWire 800.
The new system features a silver-colored chassis designed to complement Apple’s Power Mac G5 systems and uses a custom version of Oxford Semiconductor’s 912 chipset. The storage system uses software-based RAID to provide the total of 1TB of storage capacity. The drive features two FireWire 800 9-pin ports and a FireWire 400 6 pin to 9 pin cable.
The storage system includes a two-year warranty, EMC Dantz’s Retrospect Backup software and Intech’s Hard Disk Speed Tools. OWC is also offering the 500GB hard disk mechanism in single-bay versions of its Mercury Elite-AL Pro 800 line at prices started at $499.99.