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Mercury Elite Pro Dock
28.0TB Thunderbolt 3 Dock and Dual-Drive RAID Solution

Thunderbolt 3 / SATA 6.0Gb/s / USB 3.1 / GbE / DisplayPort
Your Multitool for Digital Workflows
With dual drive bays, and seven connectivity ports including an SD 4.0 card reader, the OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dock is the do-it-all tool that will organize your digital life. You’ll have plenty of room to duplicate footage, create and manage archives, or render and process effects. Connect your favorite peripherals via USB ports. Ingest the day’s shoot or drone footage with the frontside reader.
Hardware RAID: Speed, Reliability, Flexibility
The Mercury Elite Pro Dock utilizes hardware RAID to unleash the full potential of two 3.5" 7200RPM hard drives. Preconfigured in high-speed RAID 0 mode to deliver maximum sustained throughput from its drives, the Mercury Elite Pro Dock offers real-world speeds up to 497MB/s to handle HD video workflows. If you desire the extra security of mirrored data, you can configure the Mercury Elite Pro Dock in RAID 1 mode. Need more drive flexibility? Set up a span to combine the capacity of the two drives into one huge volume or use the drives as independent volumes.
Configure to Your Unique Needs
You can customize the Mercury Elite Pro Dock to quickly adapt to project changes and help you stay ahead of deadlines. With built-in hardware RAID, you have four drive set-up choices:

  • Non-RAID to keep the drives as independent volumes
  • RAID 1 (mirror) for backup reliability
  • RAID 0 (stripe) for optimal performance and maximum speed or use
  • Span to combine the drive capacities into one huge volume for extra-large storage capacities

Done with the drives but need the connectivity? Just eject the RAID from your computer and the Mercury Elite Pro Dock keeps you working smoothly.
Full Stream Ahead
The Mercury Elite Pro Dock features a 1Gb Ethernet port to keep you connected at speeds that leave WiFi in the dust. A must-have for shared workflows and workspaces, Ethernet connectivity speeds up file transfers giving you an edge on your work in progress.
Professional Grade = Ready to Work
We understand having confidence in gear reliability is paramount to creative professionals. That’s why every Mercury Elite Pro Dock configured solution undergoes OWC's multi-hour drive "burn-in" performance certification procedure prior to shipping. This ensures it arrives operating properly and immediately ready for demanding use.
Disconnect in One Click
OWC Dock Ejector software safely disconnects drives in a single click. Designed by OWC hardware and software engineers, Dock Ejector ensures all data is written before disconnection, saving time and protecting against data loss. Use it to move quickly between workstations and get the most out of your OWC Dock. Learn more and download the OWC Dock Ejector.

Product Specifications

Specifications
  • Standard Mechanism
    • ( 2.0) Seagate 14.0TB Exos X16 Enterprise Hard Disk Drive
    • *1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less). The actual total capacity will depend on your own defined file settings/preferences.
    • **OWC reserves the right to replace or upgrade to equivalent or better components.
  • Bootable
    • Mac only
  • Chipset
    • Thunderbolt (2): Intel JHL6540
    • Media Reader: Genesis Logic GL-3227
    • USB (2): Fresco Logic FL1100EX
    • Ethernet (1): Intel i210
    • SATA Controller: ASMedia AS
  • Drive Interface
    • SATA 6.0 Gb/s
  • Format
  • Rotational Speed
    • 7,200RPM
  • RoHS Compliant
    • Yes
  • Certifications
    • CE
    • FCC
    • VCCI
    • BSMI
    • RCM
    • Thunderbolt™technology
  • Data Transfer Rate (Maximum)
    • Thunderbolt 3 : 40 Gb/s (or 5000 MB/s)
  • Ethernet Speeds (RJ-45)
    • 1Gb/s "Gigabit" (1000BASE-T)
    • 100Mb/s (100BASE-T)
    • 10Mb/s (10BASE-T)
RAID
  • RAID Capable
    • Yes
  • Default Raid Level
    • RAID 0
  • RAID Levels Supported
    • RAID 0
    • RAID 1
    • SPAN
    • JBOD
  • RAID Features
    • Hardware RAID
Reliability
  • Contact Start Stops
    • 600,000
Compatibility
  • Mac OS Compatibility
    • macOS 10.14 Mojave
    • macOS 10.15 Catalina
  • PC OS Compatibility
    • Windows 10 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Server 2016
  • Host Port Requirements
    • Thunderbolt 3 port
  • Driver Required
Power
  • Power Supply
    • External UL-listed universal auto-switching power supply
  • AC Input
    • 100-240V, 50-60 Hz, 2.0
  • DC Output
    • +12V, 10A
  • Wattage
    • 120W Watts
  • External Power Adapter
    • Yes
  • Power Delivery
    • Provides up to 27 watts of power via Thunderbolt 3 to charge or reduce laptop and device battery draw.
Physical
  • Number of Bays
    • 2
  • Device Ports
    • (2) Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) Ports
    • (1) DisplayPort Port
    • (1) Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) RJ-45 Port
    • (1) 10/100 Base-T Ethernet RJ-45 Port
  • Memory Card Slots
    • (1) Secure Digital (SD)
  • Cooling
    • (1) 60mm 3,000RPM cooling fan
  • Security Slot
    • Yes
  • Housing Material
    • High Quality Aluminum For Optimized Heat Dissipation
  • Color
    • Aluminum
  • Dimensions
    • Height: 14.7 cm (5.8 in)
    • Length: 23.8 cm (9.4 in)
    • Width: 8.5 cm (3.3 in)
  • Weight
    • 1.6 kg (3.53 lbs)
Environmental
  • Ambient Temperature
    • Operating: 41°F to 95°F (5°C to 35°C)
    • Non-Operating: -4°F to 140°F (-20°C to 60°C)
  • Altitude
    • Operating: -304.8 m to 3,048.0 m (-1,000 ft to 10,000 ft)
    • Non-Operating: -304.8 m to 12,192.0 m (-1,000 ft to 40,000 ft)
  • Humidity
    • Operating: 8% to 90% non-condensing
    • Non-Operating: 5% to 95% non-condensing
  • Shock
    • Operating: Varies depending on drive mechanism installed
    • Non-Operating: Varies depending on drive mechanism installed
Acoustics
  • Noise
    • Varies depending on drive mechanism installed

Notes

  • This device has to be connected to the computer via Thunderbolt 3 and it cannot be used as a NAS. The Ethernet port provides the computer with an 1GbE network connection over Thunderbolt 3 but it cannot be used to access the data on the drives over the network.
  • When using 8TB or 10TB HDDs from Seagate and connecting the device to a PC running Windows, please make sure to first install the Windows driver. The DisplayPort does not support DP++. When using a DisplayPort to HDMI adapter, make sure to use an active adapter.

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