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OWC Introduces Redesigned Mercury Elite Pro Dual with Thunderbolt 2 Technology

owc-mercury-elite-pro-dual-thunderbolt2-hero-leftOWC today introduced the OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual with Thunderbolt® 2 Technology. The new Mercury Elite Pro Dual – designed in Austin, TX by the OWC new product development team – offers speeds up to 474 MB/s, capacities up to 20TB, and RAID modes 0 and 1. A newly engineered aluminum enclosure features a larger, quieter fan and an advanced airflow design for drive health and longevity.

For professionals who need the additional performance of RAID 0 (two disks working together to create one very fast volume), or the peace of mind provided by RAID 1 (two disks mirrored to create instant redundancy), Mercury Elite Pro Dual with Thunderbolt 2 Technology packs serious connectivity in a versatile package.

“The Mercury Elite Pro Dual has long been a go-to solution for creative professionals who need flexibility without sacrificing performance,” said Larry O’Connor, CEO, OWC. “With the addition of Thunderbolt 2 Technology and a new, cooler, quieter design, the Mercury Elite Pro Dual is built to handle demanding workflows, providing peace of mind so you can focus on creating your next masterpiece.”

Faster. Quieter. Rugged.
The redesigned Mercury Elite Pro Dual includes a larger, quieter fan and a vented back plane, designed to provide increased airflow and better cooling for the overall health of the unit. The elegant, brushed aluminum enclosure provides rugged protection, designed to withstand demanding environments and persistent travel. Configurable in RAID 0, 1, span, or independent modes via an easy-to-use selector switch, the Mercury Elite Pro Dual is ideal for creative professionals who need fast access to their data with an option for redundancy.

Versatility for Professionals
owc-mercury-elite-pro-dual-thunderbolt2-backTwo Thunderbolt 2 ports and a USB 3.1 Gen 1 port provide excellent speed and compatibility for connecting to virtually any Mac or PC. The two Thunderbolt 2 ports provide the capability to daisy-chain up to five additional devices including peripherals like additional storage, displays, video devices, and expansion hubs.


  • Redesigned aluminum enclosure for cooler, quieter operation
  • Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3.1 Gen 1 Connectivity (Read: Up to 474 MB/s; Write: Up to 474 MB/s)
  • Up to 20TB capacity
  • Dual-drive hardware RAID 0, 1, span, and independent modes
  • Daisy-chain up to 6 devices
  • Includes Thunderbolt and USB cables
  • Three-year OWC Limited Warranty*

*0GB enclosure-only models feature a one-year OWC Limited Warranty

Pricing and Availability
The OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual Thunderbolt 2 is now available at and authorized OWC resellers in the following configurations.

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  • Great, but bring Thunderbolt (40 Gbps) 3 and USB 3.1 Type-C (reversible) generation 2 (10 Gbps).

  • I own the first gen of this drive. Can you tell me why there is no power button on these???