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OWC Gemini

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OWC Gemini


956MB/s

Up to 956MB/s performance

40TB

Dual drive capacity up to 40TB

Quick Specs:

  • HDMI Port up to 8K
  • 2 x USB (10Gb/s) Ports
  • Hardware RAID
  • 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet
  • SD 4.0/UHS-II Media Slot
  • Mac & Windows

Thunderbolt Dock and Dual-Drive RAID Solution

  • Flexible storage options with two bays for 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch drives
  • Hardware RAID options for RAID 0 or 1, span, and JBOD (Independent)
  • 7 Ports of connectivity
  • Frontside SD 4.0/UHS-II media slot for easy camera uploads
  • 2.5GbE for transferring files up to 2.5x faster than standard Ethernet
  • Second Thunderbolt port for daisy-chaining, adding a USB-C device, adding another display, or charging Thunderbolt (USB-C) devices
  • 2 x USB 3.2 (10Gb/s) ports for your essential peripherals
  • HDMI port for connecting up to an 8K display
  • Informative: Separate front panel LEDs for instant drive status
  • Innergize™ enabled: a complete health, performance, and field update management tool when using OWC Atlas SD memory cards with Gemini's SD reader
  • Backwards compatible with Thunderbolt 2/Thunderbolt equipped Macs1
  • Up to 3 Year OWC Limited Warranty4 with 1 Year Level 1 Data Recovery

  • Performance & reliability at an exceptional value

  • Wide array of models & options

  • Industry-leading warranty & support. Get help »

  • OWC Docks consistently receive top ratings


OWC Gemini

The Do-It-All Tool for Digital Workflows

With dual drive bays and seven connectivity ports including an SD 4.0/UHS-II media slot, the OWC Gemini 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 OWC Gemini utilizes hardware RAID to unleash the full potential of two 3.5-inch 7200RPM hard drives or 2.5-inch SATA SSDs. Preconfigured in high-speed RAID 0 mode to deliver maximum throughput from its drives, Gemini offers real-world HDD speeds up to 562MB/s for audio editors/musicians/producers, individual content creators, photographers, small photography studios, and filmmakers working with up to 4K resolutions and compressed codecs. A/V professionals seeking SSDs that start and stay fast over their full capacity can take advantage of the proven reliability of OWC Mercury Extreme SSDs. With sustained RAID 0 speed up to 956MB/s, you can easily handle 8K single and 4K multi sequences, slow motion video, 10 bits footage, and ultra-high-resolution RAW pictures.

If you desire the extra security of mirrored data, you can configure the Mercury Gemini 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.

Need even higher performance?

OWC Gemini Ultra NVMe solutions are designed for extreme performance with up to 16TB of pure SSD power and up to 2381MB/s of real world speeds – perfect for more demanding A/V, backup, photography, and more. Configurations start at $1,249.99. Learn more »

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Stay Connected to Your Team and Media

The OWC Gemini features a 2.5Gb/s Ethernet port so you can transfer files and work up to 2.5x faster over wired networks and enjoy increased productivity in an IP-based workflow. Great for shared workspaces and workflows, file transfers breeze by quickly so you spend less time setting up and more time getting to work. When it’s time to share your progress, you can use your RAID options to render out working files and a fast connection to post for team and client reviews. It’s also great for sending your files over to a NAS to keep them safely archived.

Gain an 8K Perspective

With a dedicated latest generation HDMI port, Gemini empowers you to add the fresh, crisp perspective of an 8K display to your workflow. Whether in your home office or on a mobile studio job, seeing your work in full detail is just one connection away. Use it to free up your laptop port, so you can dock in and out quickly and stay mobile.

Reclaim Your Desktop

With multi-drive media dumps, controllers, A/V outputs, and a mess of device cables, it can be hard enough to find space for your notebook let alone room to work. OWC Gemini fights the clutter with a single-cable connection that delivers storage, ethernet sharing, charging power, and 8K monitor support while neatly consolidating all your peripheral device cables. Reclaim your workspace and reduce your stress.

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OWC MacDrive Software

Finally, a RAID as Mobile as Your Life

With the built-in hardware-based RAID controller, you get speed and security without being dependent on what operating system you are running. If you work in a cross-platform world, you can easily connect OWC Gemini to Mac and PC using OWC's MacDrive software (sold separately).

Unleash iPad Pro Content Creation Capabilities

For all the power iPad Pro offers, it’s handcuffed by limited internal storage, display size. and a single Thunderbolt port. Gemini transforms the iPad Pro into a complete content creation platform with capabilities that exceed many desktop and notebook computer setups. Offload your internal storage to the multi-terabytes of SSD storage capacity with speeds up to 956MB/s to handle all your Davinci Resolve, Lumafusion, Lightroom, Photoshop, Capture One, and/or Illustrator projects. You’ll see your work easier by adding an external display via the HDMI port. Ingest your camera files with the SD card reader. Share files in a blink on a high-speed network. Connect a mouse and full-sized keyboard with USB ports. There’s even 27W of power delivery to keep your iPad Pro charged and ready for mobile use.

OWC Dock Ejector

Disconnect in One Click

Safely disconnect multiple drives in a single click. OWC Dock Ejector was designed by OWC hardware and software engineers to ensure all data is written before disconnection, saving time and protecting against data loss. It makes losing your hard-earned work a thing of the past.

OWC Thunderbolt Cable

OWC Thunderbolt Cable Included

OWC Gemini comes with a certified 0.7M OWC Thunderbolt Cable. But if your workflow demands a different length to make the connection, OWC Thunderbolt (USB-C) Cables are the perfect choice.

OWC ClingOn

Work with Ultimate Confidence

Active workspaces expose gear to unexpected bumps and shoves. OWC ClingOn custom cable stabilizers (available separately) are the quick and easy way to reduce – if not completely eliminate – cable strain on Thunderbolt and USB-C connections so you can work with ultimate confidence even in the highest foot traffic environments.

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Innergize Your Workflow with Highest Performance and Reliability

OWC Innergize™ is the first stage of the Capture to Completion™ ecosystem of OWC products designed to seamlessly propel professional photographers, videographers, and content creators to the highest level of workflow performance and reliability. This OWC custom-designed app is a complete health, performance, and field upgrade management tool when using OWC Atlas memory cards with OWC Atlas readers and reader equipped products.

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Work with Maximum Confidence and Reliability

OWC Innergize - Health

Health

Over time and use cycles, flash memory does wear out. Innergize verifies and reports the percentage of use life remaining. Now you can work with full confidence your OWC flash memory product will deliver the reliability you can trust.

OWC Innergize - Sanitize

Sanitize

Writes, deletes, and formatting all take their toll on memory cards. Innergize cleans and restores the flash memory performance of OWC memory cards so you can get the best results on every use.

OWC Innergize - Field Upgrade

Field Upgrade

When new cameras or firmware updates to existing cameras are introduced, they may not work properly with flash memory cards and drives. Innergize gives OWC memory card users the ability to quickly upgrade their firmware in the field for full compatibility, additional performance enhancements, and bug fixes for optimal reliability.

OWC, Trusted by Pros & Enthusiasts the World Over

OWC, Trusted by Pros & Enthusiasts the World Over

We build our hardware to the highest standards of reliability and performance. Because 100% reliability is always the goal, we rigorously quality test and back our hardware with a 3 Year OWC Limited Warranty and award-winning customer support.

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  1. Thunderbolt 2/Thunderbolt compatibility requires a certified Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 (mDP) adapter and a Thunderbolt 2 cable (available separately). This configuration provides data transfer at up to 20Gb/s but does not support notebook charging.
  2. 562MB/s write / 562MB/s read peak performance with 2 x Seagate 20TB in OWC Gemini connected to a 16-inch MacBook Pro 2021 (MacBookPro18,1) with 16GB RAM and Apple M1 Pro 10-core CPU and 16-core GPU running AJA System Test (4K-Full resolution, 64GB file size, 16 bit RGBA codec, single file test).
  3. 956MB/s write / 855MB/s read peak performance with 2 x 4.0TB OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSDs in OWC Gemini connected to a 16-inch MacBook Pro 2021 (MacBookPro18,1) with 16GB RAM and Apple M1 Pro 10-core CPU and 16-core GPU running AJA System Test (4K-Full resolution, 64GB file size, 16 bit RGBA codec, single file test).
  4. 3 Year OWC Limited Warranty for Hard Drive solutions. 1 Year OWC Limited Warranty for Enclosure only.