OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro Dual-Bay setup help

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by ThirteenXIII, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. ThirteenXIII macrumors 6502a

    Mar 8, 2008
    System info:
    Enclosure: OWC Mercury Elite-Pro Dual Bay (RAID Enclosure)
    Comp: MacBook Pro 13" 2009
    OS: 10.6.4
    Connected enclosure via firewire800 with 2x 2tb hitachi drives.

    So I picked up an Open Box version of essentially this enclosure:
    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other World Computing/MEFW936AL2/

    (the differences is, the light is not in the direct center of the enclosure as pictured and the little blue switch is not on the logicboard under the fan like it was pictured in the instructional booklet).

    Now going through the instructional manual, and wanting to set it up as a RAID 0 i noticed that on my enclosure there wasnt a place on the board for it to switch it to proper type of configuration i wanted.

    And their site is a little messy (imho) to find the proper info and so many variants of their enclosures.

    So heres what my enclosure board looks like:

    I put two 2TB drives in the enclosure (2 Hitachi Deskstar 7200s).
    plug it in via FireWire800 to my MacBookPro and get the initialize the drive alert and thats where iam at. I havent set up this particular enclosure before so im not sure if its all software controlled now and the best way to go about configuring it the way I want it to (RAID 0 for now).

    and how to go about in the future changing it if i say wanted RAID 1 or JBOD.

    any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Thank you!
  2. mac.rumors macrumors regular

    May 9, 2008
    New York, NY

    I have the same issue as the OP... need to setup this drive as JBOD, but not able to figure out how. Any help would be appreciated!

  3. CiTroNaK macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2010
  4. StE823 macrumors member

    Mar 31, 2009
    I bought the same enclosure and I can't figure out how to set it up as RAID1, the drive is now RAID0 right out of the box... It says it support both RAID0 and 1 on the box. Kinda frustrated...
  5. AppleNewton macrumors 68000


    Apr 3, 2007
    1 Finite Place
    send an email to: support@macsales.com they will provide with the firmware utility that is used to adjust the RAID settings.
  6. StE823 macrumors member

    Mar 31, 2009
    Thanks man, just got an email from them.. Apparently the firemware update can only be done on 10.6.8... I need to find someone who can give me a help.

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