Working with video can be a ton of fun, but when it comes to saving and backing them up, no one wants to be left with a messy desk full of external drives. This is where the OWC Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 comes in: a 4-bay external RAID solution that supports a massive amount of storage. This array, housed in a gorgeous aluminum shell that looks similar to a pre-garbage can Mac Pro, can be purchased either drive-free or with hard-drives pre-installed. If purchasing with drives installed, OWC gives customers the ability to purchase with up to 20TB (!!!) of storage. That’s a lotta 4K video.
While the Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 isn’t equipped with Thunderbolt, recent Mac owners can rejoice as the drive offers USB 3.0 connectivity as well as USB 2.0 and FireWire 800. This makes for quick file transfers as well as backwards compatibility with most older Macs.
If the Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 seems like something that’d fit your video rig, you can grab one drive-free for $279. However, if you’d like OWC to preinstall drives for you, a 4TB model starts at $549 while the 20TB option will run you $1,579. If you purchase the 20TB option, your Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 will ship with four massive 7200rpm 5TB drives pre-installed.
So OWC, how about a Thunderbolt option?