While a 40TB storage sounds like the kind of thing only companies will need, that’s not exactly what our current media consumption suggests. That’s especially true if you like to keep your movies, TV shows, and other multimedia content offline, where you can retain access even after the apocalypse comes down and renders our internet nonfunctional. Yes, we’re saying it’s not entirely overkill to have one of OWC’s Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 storage boxes lying somewhere around the house.
An enterprise-class RAID storage solution, it’s designed to house four 3.5-inch SATA hard drives with 10TB of storage each, allowing you to bundle a whopping 40TB in a single enclosure. Whether you’re an aspiring music producer holding on to terabytes of samples, a filmmaker with reels upon reels of 4K captures, or just a guy who hoards an absurd amount of digital content, this thing should let you keep everything in one place for ready access.
Designed to work with both Macs and PCs, the OWC Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 comes with connectors for USB 3, USB 2, FireWire 800, and eSATA, so most every data transmission protocol (save for Thunderbolt) is supported. It comes with five user-selectable hardware RAID settings, so you can get the exact combo of speed, capacity, and redundancy your specific applications require. Dimensions are 9.65 x 5.31 x 6.96 inches, so you can square it away next to a desktop tower, with a lockable front panel that lets you restrict physical access to the drives.
Available now, the OWC Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 is priced at $3,599.99.