anyone have the OWC mercury elite-AL quad interface external enclosure?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by robcts, Oct 31, 2006.

  1. robcts macrumors regular

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  2. SRSound macrumors 6502

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    I own the OWC Mercury Elite Pro Classic, and if it helps to know, it works wonderfully. I bought it as a high-intensity write drive for mobile audio production and it can handle quite a bit; never a hiccup BUT don't install the Retrospect software that comes with it unless you want to seriously mess up your computer!
     
  3. robcts thread starter macrumors regular

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    luckily the bare drive version doesn't come with any software :) thanks for the help.
     
  4. roland.g macrumors 603

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    Why do you say that!?!

    I just ordered a newertech v2 miniStack and it is coming tomorrow. It includeds the Retrospect backup software as well as some disk utilities.

    What happened?
     
  5. xPismo macrumors 6502a

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    As do I and I have never had a single problem with it. The included videos and apps are a kick too. I am thinking about upgrading to the quad port version but holding off until this one finally gives up.

    So far <knock on silicon> its being a trooper.
     
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    Anyone from the UK who have purchased the enclosure, any experiences regarding custom duties?
     
  7. lssmit02 macrumors 6502

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    Works great

    I have it and it works great. I purchased it to go with my MBP, and I use it with the Firmtek eSata expresscard/34. I have a Maxtor Diamondmax 10 300GB, 16mb cache, drive in it, and it's fast. I also have an iMac, so I can easily transfer files between computers using firewire 400. One note, you definitely can hear the drive spinning (I imagine the aluminum does nothing to muffle the sound).
     

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