12.0TB OWC Mercury Rack Pro 4 Bay 1U Rackmount Hardware RAID Solution 256MB Cache / 7200RPM w/ selectable RAID 0,1,3,5,10, JBOD Span & Independent Mode Options. eSATA w/ Port-Multiplier capability, FW800, FW400 & USB 3.0.
OWC affordability, reliability, and ease-of-use in a single 1U rack space.
OWC Mercury Rack Pro RAID 5 storage solutions come pre-configured as a hardware controlled RAID 5 "stripe with parity" array to provide both speed and data protection to meet high-performance demands.
The OWC Mercury Rack Pro RAID 5 consists of four matched SATA hard drives, up to 7200RPM; to provide the longest possible reliability and optimized performance.
Specifically designed to meet the performance demands of video and audio production, the OWC Mercury Rack Pro four Bay RAID 5 solution provides data transfer rates of over 300 Megabytes per second! Using the highest capacity SATA hard drive mechanisms available, and offering Plug & Play simplicity, the possibilities are endless!
Control and manage your RAID settings with the OWC RAID Manager Visual Interface.
Note: OWC Mercury Rack Pro solutions do not include rack rails.
The Custom High Performance Chipset eSATA with Port-Multiplier capability, FireWire 800 (1394B), FireWire 400 (1394A), & USB 3.0 chipset, combined with the fastest SATA drive mechanisms available give OWC Mercury Rack Pro four Bay storage solutions some of the fastest drive transfer rates possible with eSATA exceeding 300 Megabytes per second!
A Top-Notch design using the best components gives the OWC Mercury Rack Pro an industry leading 2 Year OWC Mercury Rack Pro Limited Warranty and ensures the series is built to last!
The OWC Mercury Rack Pro RAID series offers (1) eSATA port with eSATA Port-Multiplier capability, (2) FireWire 800 (1394B) ports, (1) FireWire 400 (1394A) port, and (1) USB 3.0 port for easy Plug and Play on ANY system! The OWC Mercury Rack Pro RAID even includes all needed connection cables!
Swap Drives at Will
When using the OWC Mercury Rack Pro in Independent mode, all four drives appear on your system as individual volumes drives, so you can mix and match drives of any size and brand and hot swap the drives too.
Smart Power regulates power during prolonged periods of inactivity to save operating costs and prolong component lifespan.
The OWC Mercury Rack Pro can easily be converted to a desktop form-factor via a Phillips screwdriver by simply removing the rack ears and installing the included anti-skid, vibration dampening feet.
- Custom High Performance eSATA with Port-Multiplier capability, FireWire 800 (1394B), FireWire 400 (1394A) and USB 3.0 Chipset
RAID / JBOD Support
- Rear panel selectable Hardware RAID settings - SPAN, 0, 1, 3, 5, 10 and Non-RAID/Raid Ready: Independent Mode - Each drive appears as independent volume
- 4 x 1.0TB* Toshiba/HGST DeskstarÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ 7K1000.D Hard Disk Drive**
*1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less). The actual total capacity will depend on your own defined file settings/preferences.
**OWC reserves the right to replace or upgrade to equivalent or better components.
Drive Rotation Speed
- 7200 RPM
Drive Cache Size
- 32MB per drive, 128MB total for the solution
- eSATA - 1 eSATA port
with Port-Multiplier capability
- FireWire 800 - (2) 9 pin ports
- FireWire 400 - (1) 6 pin port
- USB 3.0 - (1) "A" port
- Included Drive Guide Software will format drive for either OS X, or WindowsDownload instructions on OS X formatting (DOC 8.5MB)Download instructions on Windows formatting (DOC 4.6MB)
Max Data Transfer Rate
- eSATA - 300MB/s
- FireWire 800 - 100MB/s
- FireWire 400 - 50MB/s
- USB 3.0 - 500MB/s
- USB 2.0 - 60MB/s
- USB 1.1 - 1.5MB/s
- Can I use this solution as an external startup drive?
- eSATA: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements. - Click for more info
- FireWire 800: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements. - Click for more info
- FireWire 400: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements. - Click for more info
- USB 3.0: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements. - Click for more info
- USB 2.0: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements. - Click for more info
Recommended eSATA Cards
- Cards that OWC has tested and qualified for the OWC Mercury Rack Pro
- Cards that OWC has tested and qualified for the OWC Mercury Rack Pro
- eSATA: Macintosh with eSATA PCI Interface card. eSATA requires Mac OS X 10.2 or later. Including Mavericks 10.9.x.
- FireWire 800* (1394B): Macintosh with FireWire 800 (1394B) interface, either built in or via PCI FireWire 800 (1394B) card. FireWire 800 (1394B) requires Mac OS X 10.2 or later. Including Mavericks 10.9.x.
- FireWire 400 (1394A): Macintosh with FireWire 400 interface, either built in or via PCI FireWire 400 card. FireWire 400 requires Mac OS 8.6 or later. Including Mavericks 10.9.x.
- USB 3.0: Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.2.2, OS X 10.2.x or later. Including Mavericks 10.9.x, and an available USB 3.0 port.
- Time Machine Compatible: Mac OS X 10.5 (version introduced) and later.
- eSATA: Windows system with eSATA PCI Interface, either built in or via PCI eSATA card. eSATA requires Windows XP or later.
- FireWire 800 (1394B): Windows system with FireWire 800 (1394B) interface, either built in or via PCI FireWire 800 (1394B) card. FireWire 800 (1394B) requires Windows XP or later.
- FireWire 400 (1394A): Windows system with FireWire 400 interface, either built in or via PCI FireWire 400 card. FireWire 400 requires Windows XP or later.
- USB 3.0: Windows 98 or later and an available USB 3.0/USB 2.0/USB 1.1 port.
- Linux compatible via supported USB and FireWire interfaces.
- OWC RAID Manager Visual Interface (for Mac OS X 10.5.x or later with Intel processor)
- Intech Hard Disk SpeedTools Utilities OEM (For Mac OS 8.6 - X only)
- ProSoft Engineering Data Backup for Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later
- NovaStor NovaBACKUP for Windows 2000 or later
- Over 1.5GB of Freeware, Shareware, Public domain software installed
- Three (3) 4cm Brushless, whisper quiet, constant speed fans
- UL Listed U.S./International Adjustable 100 ~ 240v, 50/60Hz, 200W (Max.) input Power Supply (adapter plugs for International use sold separately).
- 11.9"(D) x 17.3"(W) x 1.7"(H)
- 30.3cm x 44cm x 4.5cm
- 11.9"(D) x 17.3"(W) x 2.2"(H) (with feet)
- 30.3cm x 44cm x 5.5cm (with feet)
- 11.9"D) x 19.2"(W) x 1.7"(H) (with rack mounting handles)
- 30.3cm x 48.7cm x 4.5cm (with rack mounting handles)
- Approximately 10 lbs. (4.5kg)
- (operating) 5C - 42C (41F - 107F)
- (non-operating) -40C - 65C (-40F - 149F)
- (operating) 8% - 90% RH (Non-condensing)
- (non-operating) 5% - 95% RH (Non-condensing)
- 65G 2mS; (non-operating) 175G 2mS
- (operating) 1.0G (5 ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ 300Hz)
- (non-operating) 5.0G (5 ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ 500Hz)
Recommended USB 3.0 Cards
Macintosh System Requirements
Windows System Requirements
External Case Dimensions
Enclosure Weight (no accessories)
2 Year OWC Mercury Rack Pro Limited Warranty
The best warranty is one you never have to use, but should the need occur - OWC is proud to provide a superior level of support and warranty coverage to our customers. Even when not used, we understand the peace of mind afforded by a longer warranty period. OWC's industry leading coverage is a testament to our confidence in the reliability of the solutions that we offer. OWC solutions are engineered to demanding quality standards in order to deliver the most reliable, highest performance available on the market in each storage category.
Note: Do not disassemble or otherwise open your OWC solution prior to the conclusion of the 2 Year OWC Mercury Rack Pro Limited Warranty period. Doing so will void the remainder of the OWC warranty.