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Reviewers Put ThunderBay 4 mini, Mercury Elite Pro Dual mini to the Test

OWC ThunderBay 4 Mini

OWC’s award-winning selection of storage solutions available at continues to grow, and industry professionals are taking notice.

Recently two tech writers have put OWC storage solutions to the test and shown just how seamlessly they can integrate into creative professionals’ workflow.

OWC ThunderBay 4 mini
In a recent article titled Music Studio Construction: Amping Up the Storage Matt Vanacoro writes about the goal of taking a home or project studio to the next level. And when it came to editing, Vanacoro has a wide range of needs. The storage solution would need to be fast, portable, have a high enough capacity. For this, Vanacoro employed the OWC ThunderBay 4 mini.

“For current working projects, I’d want the fastest possible drive system I could get. It would have to be large enough to accommodate the huge 4k projects coming my way, but I couldn’t skimp on speed,” Vanacoro said. “I decided to go with the OWC ThunderBay 4 mini. It’s a pretty amazing RAID enclosure that works with 2.5” drives. In this case, I loaded it up with 4 2 TB SSD drives in a RAID 0 format. This gives me an absurd amount of speed (1300 MB/s) with a decent amount of space (8 TB) to work with.”

You can read the entire article here to see Vanacoro’s complete storage set up.

OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual Mini
owc-mercury-elite-pro-dual-mini-heroMercury Elite Pro Dual mini is the latest high-performance portable RAID from OWC. Packing dual-drive, USB 3.1 Gen 2 performance into a portable, bus-powered form factor, this is the perfect drive for high demand applications on the go.

Producer, director, editor and consultant Larry Jordan recently got his hands on the new Mercury Elite Pro Dual mini and put it through its paces for a thorough review as well as testing and benchmarks.

Jordan came away impressed with the versatility of the MEPD mini in addition to its performance.

“The light weight, small size, high speed and configuration flexibility of the Mercury Elite Pro Dual Mini, combined with its ability run directly off the battery of the computer make it very attractive for all HD, 2K and some 4K editing provided you have a computer with a USB-C port,” Jordan said.

You can read the entire article at and learn more about the Mercury Elite Pro Dual mini. Be sure to visit for more information on the OWC ThunderBay 4 mini and Mercury Elite Pro Dual mini.

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