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OWC Intros New Mercury Elite-AL Pro USB 2.0 Dual-Drive

 
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:16 pm    Post subject: OWC Intros New Mercury Elite-AL Pro USB 2.0 Dual-Drive Reply with quote

OWC Intros New Mercury Elite-AL Pro USB 2.0 Dual-Drive
Thursday, August 14, 2008
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OWC today announced its new OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro USB 2.0 Dual-Drive storage solution with a built-in USB 2.0 powered hub. According to the company, the Mercury Elite-AL Pro USB 2.0 Dual-Drive offers the best USB 2.0 storage performance possible with data transfer rates of over 60MB per second. And with its additional two powered USB 2.0 ports on the rear of the unit and one easy-access USB 2.0 port directly on the front, there's no need for an additional separate hub. The Mercury Elite-AL Pro USB 2.0 Dual-Drive is available in capacities from 500GB to 2TB, with prices starting at $169.99. OWC also offers a barebones enclosure kit for $79.99.



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shame it lacks firewire, but that's a nice looking enclosure.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Isn't the power button a bit too close to the holes grid? At least judging from these pictures.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Isn't the power button a bit too close to the holes grid? At least judging from these pictures.

Kinda, but it looks to be inline and spaced equally with the stuff below it.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

devo wrote:
Shame it lacks firewire, but that's a nice looking enclosure.


I only use the OWC AL enclosures. They look great, are very quiet, and use Premium Oxford 9xx FW chipsets. Add the HD of your choice and your set. (I typically use either Hitachi or Seagate)

I have 5 of them now, and will be adding at least 3 more in the near future.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This seems like a way better deal than the MiniStack for a dual SATA enclosure. It's also made outta metal! Cool

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I have 5 of them now, and will be adding at least 3 more in the near future.

Which ones do you have?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 3:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ohhhhh ahhhhhh pretty!!!

(just kidding!!!)


Nice enclosure though.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 4:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We like these kind of enclosures (there are a couple very much like these) because they remind us of a Mac Pro Laughing It would be a major advantage though, if at least they had FW 400/800 or even SATA connection outside as I think that's the future professional connection!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WheelSpinners wrote:
This seems like a way better deal than the MiniStack for a dual SATA enclosure. It's also made outta metal! Cool

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I have 5 of them now, and will be adding at least 3 more in the near future.

Which ones do you have?


I have 4 of the USB/FW400 and 1 of the "Triple Interface" enclosures. (eSata,FW,USB)

some with IDE buss, some with SATA. Great product!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What I like about the new one is multiple USB ports. This is something the ministacks have that makes them particularly useful with the mini. I have a version 1 ministack that I bought for its fit with the mini as well as the ports. But combining it with the mini affects the heat dissipation of both of them, and I now think it would be better to have a separate external that sits vertically so as not to use too much desk space. I would buy this OWC device if it had FW400 as well as USB.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What I like about the new one is multiple USB ports. This is something the ministacks have that makes them particularly useful with the mini. I have a version 1 ministack that I bought for its fit with the mini as well as the ports. But combining it with the mini affects the heat dissipation of both of them, and I now think it would be better to have a separate external that sits vertically so as not to use too much desk space. I would buy this OWC device if it had FW400 as well as USB.


Just check their site, they have FW models, just not with the USB port and the button on the front. For the rest similar.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

James T Kirk wrote:

Just check their site, they have FW models, just not with the USB port and the button on the front. For the rest similar.

I meant with a USB hub to provide the extra ports like in the ministack.
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Fox wrote:
James T Kirk wrote:

Just check their site, they have FW models, just not with the USB port and the button on the front. For the rest similar.

I meant with a USB hub to provide the extra ports like in the ministack.


Might be a matter of time...
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I have 4 of the USB/FW400 and 1 of the "Triple Interface" enclosures. (eSata,FW,USB)

I wish that I had four of those instead of my Fantom Titanium IIs. I went through this stage and kinda regret buying them. I have two OWC drives though. A Ministack and SATA Mercury On-The-Go USB/FW. Both were purchased in kit form.
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