OWC Mercury Pro U.2 Dual
Blazingly fast + compact Thunderbolt NVMe SSD Array with a massive storage capacity for diverse needs
Edit, Ingest, and Backup in a Blink
The Mercury Pro U.2 Dual is powered by up to eight NVMe SSDs, so you can edit high-res files on the fly, ingest and duplicate dailies without a hitch, rip through the tightest of timelines, and backup huge music and photo libraries in a flash. While it offers blazingly fast performance with massive storage capacity, this compact solution is small enough to easily fit on a DIT cart, in a rack, or on your desktop.
Utilize Thunderbolt’s full 2800MB/s data bandwidth for jaw-dropping speed
Easy Drive Monitoring
Front panel activity LEDs offer instant status update
The only dual bay solution with up to eight NVMe SSDs
Solutions undergo a rigorous multi-step performance certification
Plug and play out of the box or enjoy more RAID variations than traditional dual drive enclosures—up to RAID 10
Works with Mac and Windows computers
World’s most user-friendly fully featured software RAID package included on 8-drive solutions and optional for 2-drive solutions
Up to 3 Year OWC Limited Warranty and lifetime support
Add up to five Thunderbolt devices, a display, or your choice of a USB-C or DisplayPort1 device via the second Thunderbolt USB-C port
The Mercury Pro U.2 Dual easily handles any project backup and storage task you throw at it. Dual drive bays house up to eight NVMe SSDs to tackle nearly any data need imaginable. From personal videos to major motion pictures, from photo shoots to file backups... the Mercury Pro U.2 Dual gives you the necessary capacity and horsepower to get the job done.
Nearly 6x Faster SSD Performance
NVMe U.2 SSD use began in the corporate and server market, where ROI is defined in nanoseconds and dependability is paramount. Now, the Mercury Pro U.2 Dual brings enterprise-level performance to your home or office. Its NVMe SSD array utilizes Thunderbolt’s impressive data bandwidth capability, functioning nearly 6x faster than your typical SSD.
Need to change your drive configuration? There’s no need to buy a costly new enclosure. The Mercury Pro U.2 Dual is ready to change with you.
Reconfigure each bay with either:
Store More, See More, Do More
An extra Thunderbolt USB-C port lets you daisy-chain devices to your Mercury Pro U.2 Dual to expand your capabilities. Add up to five additional Thunderbolt solutions and merge them with SoftRAID for mind-blowing storage capacities. Attach a 5K display or two 4K Thunderbolt displays. You can even place a USB device at the end of the chain. The Mercury Pro U.2 Dual gives you the freedom to use more of what you need.
Easy RAID Options
Harness the full capability of this NVMe array with the easiest to use, broadest selection of RAID levels available. SoftRAID, included with 8-drive solutions, is a powerful and intuitive software RAID utility that guides your setup. It offers maximum volume capacity, optimum drive performance, data protection, or a combination of attributes. SoftRAID is ideal for anyone who needs to safely store and backup massive amounts of data, including video editors, audio producers, photographers and graphic designers.
Ready to Work Anywhere
The Mercury Pro U.2 Dual can be taken wherever you need a compact yet super-fast massive capacity storage solution. At 3.3"W x 5.8"H x 9.4"D and weighing just 4 pounds with drives, the Mercury Pro U.2 Dual can travel anywhere your workflow takes you. It connects to Thunderbolt Macs and PCs2 and can work cross-platform using OWC's MacDrive 10 Pro software (sold separately).
Certified for Demanding Use
We understand that creative professionals need to have confidence in the reliability of their gear. That’s why every Mercury Pro U.2 Dual solution undergoes a multi-step performance certification prior to shipping, so it always arrives ready for demanding use.
Easy and Complete Drive Management with SoftRAID XT
SoftRAID XT is the most powerful, intuitive RAID management software on the market for macOS and Windows. SoftRAID’s RAID creation and management technology has been finely tuned to perfection with over 20 years of development to provide rock solid protection of your data and optimize drive performance. It is packed with features like multiple RAID options, validation and verification of drives, and predictive disk failure with SoftRAID Monitor. SoftRAID provides a level of performance that you simply can’t get with hardware RAID.
Multiple RAID Levels
Create advanced RAID 0/1/4/5/1+0 (10)1 volumes for higher performance and/or redundancy.2
More accurate than SMART, SoftRAID protects your data by alerting you to issues before anything happens, providing peace of mind and giving you more time to address issues. Solutions that rely exclusively on SMART data can be seeing performance loss or corruption before flagging an issue.
Built-in MacDrive technology lets you read/write SoftRAID HFS+ RAID 0/1/5 arrays and use them interchangeably between Windows and macOS.
With SoftRAID you’re not locked to expensive hardware. SoftRAID is upgradable and portable.
Easy License Management
New license management enables quick activation or deactivation so your license can move between computers.
Works with macOS 10.12 or later and Windows 10 and later.3
SoftRAID is ideal for anyone who needs to safely store and backup massive amounts of data, including video editors, audio producers, photographers and graphic designers.
- RAID 4/1+0 (10) is available for Mac only at this time.
- Improved data protection/redundancy requires RAID 1/4/5/1+0.
- SoftRAID serial numbers work on both Mac and Windows. SoftRAID is licensed per computer. In order to use SoftRAID on multiple computers, you will need a unique, valid license per computer. Additional licenses can be purchased anytime.
Your Digital Life...
Protected for Free
Your data is irreplaceable, and we take protecting it seriously. That's why this OWC Solution includes Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office – the world's only combination backup and antimalware solution that keeps your data protected from accidents, failures, and malware/ransomware attacks.
- Complete Backup And Fast Recovery - Quickly restore your files or entire system at any time.
- Easy Disk Cloning and Full Image Backup - Just two clicks to start a full disk image backup.
- Cloud, Local or Hybrid Cloud Backup - Back up locally, to the cloud, or both. With 250GB of cloud storage, it’s your choice.
- Integrated Protection from Malware - Behavioral heuristics stop ransomware and cryptojacking.
Learn more about Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office »
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Stabilize Thunderbolt and USB-C Cables
Active workspaces expose gear to bumps, shoves, or even the random tail wag from a pet. OWC ClingOn custom cable stabilizers (sold separately) screw into the OWC Dock or OWC Drive housing to reduce – if not completely eliminate – cable strain on Thunderbolt and USB-C connections so you can work with confidence even in the highest foot traffic environments.
OWC Thunderbolt Cable Included
OWC Mercury Pro U.2 Dual solutions come with a certified 0.7 meter 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, 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.Learn More
- Requires use of DisplayPort to USB-C cable or adapter.
- Some Windows PC manufacturers use PCIe resource-limited designs which may be incompatible with PCIe switch-based devices such as the OWC U2 Shuttle in select configurations. Please contact OWC support if you experience this limitation.
- Two OWC U2 Shuttle adapters included with select 8 drive configurations. OWC U2 Shuttle sold separately for 0GB enclosures.
- Apple Mac models with Thunderbolt 2/Thunderbolt ports can be connected using an Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter and a Thunderbolt 2 cable (available separately). This configuration provides data transfer at up to 20Gb/s but does not support notebook charging.