Other World Computing (OWC) announced Tuesday the release of its
Mercury Elite-AL Pro Striped RAID, an external hard disk storage system with FireWire 400, FireWire 800 and USB 2.0 interfaces, starting at $279.99.
The external drive uses two 7200RPM SATA II 3Gb/s hard drive mechanisms housed in a chassis that complements Apple’s pro desktop and laptop systems. The drives are striped together using RAID Level 0 for high performance. A blue activity indicator LED shows you when the drives are working. The system uses an Oxford 924 bridge and is equipped with two FireWire 800 ports, one FireWire 400 port and one USB 2.0 port.
OWC also includes EMC Retrospect Express and Intech Hard Disk SpeedTools software. It works with Mac OS 8.5 or later and Mac OS X v10.0.3 or later.
Capacities range from 320GB to 1.5 terabytes (TB); prices range from $279.99 to $1,049.99 depending on capacity.