Other World Computing (OWC) has announced its new 1.5 terabyte (TB) Mercury
Elite-AL Pro FireWire RAID system. The dual drive mechanism external FireWire RAID drive costs $1,149.99.
The system is molded in an aluminum chassis evocative of Apple’s pro desktop and laptop systems that measures 9 x 2.8 x 5.8 inches. It includes two FireWire 800 ports and one FireWire 400 port, and features a blue activity indicator LED. The drive comes with two 36-inch Firewire cable, EMC Dantz Retrospect Express backup software and Intech Hard Disk Speedtools.
Inside, the drive uses two of Seagate’s new Barracuda 7200.10 750GB hard disk mechanisms, each with 16MB of data cache buffer, connected using a customized Oxford Semiconductor Oxford912 bridge.
OWC offers other versions of the Mercury Elite-AL Pro RAID in capacities from 160GB to 1TB, priced from $219.99 to $759.99 depending on capacity.