With so many home theater and audio enthusiasts going digital these days, it doesn’t take long to fill up the disc space on your PC or Mac. And when you add your digital photo collection, not only do you add to the storage challenge, but you’ve got archives of data that you can’t afford to lose (and that you don’t want to have to re-create).
Other World Computing, a company based in Woodstock, IL, specializes in PC and Mac technology and is now shipping its Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 “Quad Interface” plug and play desktop hardware RAID storage solution. (Wow, that’s a mouthful).
The Qx2 offers 7 different configurations, at the following prices:
• 2TB (500GB x 4 w/64MB cache) and 3-year warranty, $680
• 3TB (750GB x 4 w/128MB cache) and 3-year warranty, $850
• 4TB (1TB x 4 w/128MB cache) and 3-year warranty, $980
• 6TB (1.5TB x 4 w/128MB cache) and 3-year warranty, $1,150
• 8TB (2TB x 4 w/128MB cache) and 3-year warranty, $1,900
• Enterprise Class 2TB (500GB x 4 w/64MB cache) and 5-year warranty, $800
• Enterprise Class 4TB (1TB x 4 w/128MB cache) and 5-year warranty, $1,150
• Oxford 936QSE chipset
• Data buffer up to 128MB
• Speeds up to 10,000RPM
• Data transfer speeds up to 300MB/s
• 2 FireWire 800 ports, 1 FireWire 400 port, 1 USB 2.0 port, 1 eSATA port
• 4 hot-swappable hard drive bays
To learn more about the Qx2 and OWC, go to http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/hard-drives/RAID/Desktop/.