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U2 Shuttle
4.0TB 3.5-inch NVMe U.2 SSD

Create a swappable high capacity flexible RAID-ready storage solution in a single 3.5-inch drive bay
World’s first NVMe U.2 shuttle drive for 3.5-inch bays
Boldly Goes Where No Drive Has Gone Before
Blistering speed. Massive capacity. RAID-ready flexibility. Swappable convenience. Everything youve wanted in a multiple blade SSD but couldnt get until now. The OWC U2 Shuttle is the worlds first U.2 shuttle drive for 3.5-inch drive bays that combines four NVMe M.2 SSDs. Built for OWC storage and PCIe expansion solutions, this innovative carrier shuttle can also be used with U.2 port equipped PCs and servers.
More RAID Options
With four NVMe SSDs, the OWC U2 Shuttle gives you more RAID options than a dual drive enclosure or adapter card. Now you can harness the power of RAID 0, 1, 4, 5 or 10 via your choice of RAID utilities including SoftRAID, the easiest to use, most fully featured software RAID package available. This powerful and intuitive software RAID utility offers maximum volume capacity, optimum drive performance, data protection, or a combination of attributes. Its ideal for anyone who needs to safely store and backup massive amounts of data including video editors, audio producers, photographers and graphic designers.
Ideal for Media Production Workflows
Imagine… no more tedious and time-consuming drive enclosure disassembly or costly shipping of an entire enclosure to get a days shoot to post-production. By utilizing a U.2 port equipped OWC solution or PC with an available 3.5-inch drive bay on both ends of the workflow, you can simply ship the compact and lightweight U2 Shuttle to the post lab where it swaps in quickly and economically.
NVMe Server Ready
When your resource heavy server application has to complete thousands of operations per second, the OWC U2 Shuttle preconfigured with OWC Aura P12 Pro SSDs has the chops to keep up. High-performance 3D NAND with SLC caching and a Phison E12 controller with 7% over-provisioning ensure fast and smooth access to large volumes of data. Preconfigured U2 Shuttles are also optimized for the best and longest working life. From running double checks on data and correcting errors to ensuring the uniform use of its flash media, Aura P12 Pro equipped U2 Shuttles are calibrated for endurance as a factory pre-set.

Product Specifications

  • Mechanisms Supported
    • NVMe M.2 2280 M-Key SSDs
  • Total Capacity
    • 4.0TB
  • Standard Mechanism
    • (4) 1.0TB OWC Aura P12 Pro NVMe M.2 SSDs
    • *OWC reserves the right to replace or upgrade to equivalent or better components.
  • Bootable
    • Independent volumes bootable in macOS
  • Chipset
    • Asmedia ASM2812X
  • Capacity
    • 4.0 TB
  • Formatted Capacity
    • 3725 GiB
  • Form Factor
    • 3.5-inch U.2
  • Interface
    • PCIe 3.0 X4, NVMe 1.3
  • RAID Support
    • Yes
  • Certifications
    • BSMI
    • CE
    • FCC
    • RCM
    • VCCI
  • Data Rate
    • Max PCIe bandwidth: 8GT/s (64GB/s)
  • Plug and Play
    • Yes
  • RAID Capable
    • Yes
  • RAID Levels Supported
    • RAID 0
    • RAID 1
    • RAID 4
    • RAID 5
    • RAID 10
    • JBOD
    • RAID 6
  • RAID Features
    • Software RAID
  • MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures)
    • Varies depending on drive mechanism installed
  • Mac OS Compatibility
    • Varies by host device
  • PC OS Compatibility
    • Varies by host device
  • Other Requirements
    • Requires a compatible NVMe U.2 host enclosure, such as the OWC ThunderBay Flex 8 (top 4 bays only, top-left recommended), the OWC Helios 3S with U.2 NVMe Interchange System, or the OWC Elite Mercury Pro U.2 Dual.
  • Power Supply
    • Bus-powered
  • External Power Adapter
    • No
  • Drive Bays
    • 4 bays supporting:
    • M.2 drives
    • Supports NVMe 2280 M.2 SSDs with M-key connector.
  • Housing Color
    • Black
  • Housing Material
    • Aluminum
  • Color
    • Black
  • Dimensions
    • Height: 2.3 cm (0.9 in)
    • Length: 14.6 cm (5.7 in)
    • Width: 10.2 cm (4.0 in)
  • Weight
    • 426.0 g (0.94 lbs)
  • Input Connection
    • NVMe M.2
  • Output Connection
    • NVMe U.2
  • 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
  • Idle (Typical)
    • 0.0 bels
  • Seek (Typical)
    • 0.0 bels


Manufacturer provided specifications for OWC p/n OWCU2SHUTTLE04



This product is compatible with...
OWC Helios
OWC Mercury Pro U.2 Dual
Thunderbolt 3 0TB
Dual NVMe Bay Enclosure
OWC Thunderbay Flex 8
OWC Thunderbay Flex 8 with Thunderbolt 3
8-Drive HDD Storage Solution
OWC Helios
OWC Mercury Helios 3S + U.2 NVMe Interchange System
Thunderbolt 3 PCIe
expansion chassis


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OWC U2 Shuttle 4.0TB 3.5-inch NVMe U.2 SSD Mfr P/N: U2SHUTTLE04 OWC SKU: OWCU2SHUTTLE04 The world’s first NVMe U.2 shuttle drive for 3.5-inch bays that combines four NVMe M.2 SSDs into a swappable high capacity RAID ready storage solution 3 Year OWC Limited Warranty Ships: Same Day only $799.00
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