OWC Mercury Pro U.2 Dual

Blazingly fast + compact Thunderbolt NVMe SSD Array with a massive storage capacity for diverse needs

OWC Mercury Pro U.2 Dual

UP TO

2800MB/s

Blazing Fast Speed

More

RAID

Options Than Other Dual Bay Storage

World’s Only Dual Bay with

UP TO 8

NVMe SSDs

0TB

DIY ENCLOSURE

$299.99

0TB

DIY ENCLOSURE
with OWC SoftRAID

$379.00

2TB

2 x 1TB
NVMe U.2 SSD

$398.00

4TB

2 x 2TB
NVMe U.2 SSD

$598.00

8TB

2 x 4TB
NVMe U.2 SSD

$948.00

16TB

2 x 8TB
NVMe U.2 SSD

$2,348.00

8TB

8 x 1TB
NVMe M.2 SSD

with OWC SoftRAID

Coming Soon

$2,199.00

16TB

8 x 2TB
NVMe M.2 SSD

with OWC SoftRAID

Coming Soon

$3,499.00

32TB

8 x 4TB
NVMe M.2 SSD

with OWC SoftRAID

Coming Soon

$7,499.00

64TB

8 x 8TB
NVMe M.2 SSD

with OWC SoftRAID

Coming Soon

$12,799.00

OWC Mercury Pro U.2 Dual Opened

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.

Blazing Fast

Utilize Thunderbolt’s full 2800MB/s data bandwidth for jaw-dropping speed

Easy Drive Monitoring

Front panel activity LEDs offer instant status update

Unrivaled Capacity

The only dual bay solution with up to eight NVMe SSDs

Deployment Ready

Solutions undergo a rigorous multi-step performance certification

Easy RAID

Plug and play out of the box or enjoy more RAID variations than traditional dual drive enclosures—up to RAID 10

Compatible

Works with Mac and Windows computers

SoftRAID Advantage

World’s most user-friendly fully featured software RAID package included on 8-drive solutions and optional for 2-drive solutions

Worry-free

Up to 3 Year OWC Limited Warranty and lifetime support

Additional Connectivity

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

OWC Mercury Pro U.2 Dual Adaptable Flexibility

Adaptable Flexibility

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.

6X Faster SSD

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.

Reconfiguration Ready

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:

  • Up to four NVMe M.2 SSDs with a U.2 adapter – such as OWC U2 Shuttle3
  • A 2.5 / 3.5-inch NVMe U.2 SSD
  • A single NVMe M.2 SSD with a U.2 adapter – such as OWC U2 ShuttleOne
OWC U2 Shuttle with U.2 SSDs
OWC Mercury Pro U.2 Dual Back and Front

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.

SoftRAID

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.

OWC Mercury Pro U.2 Dual Portability

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 software (sold separately).

Certified for Demanding Use

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.

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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

Disk Health

SoftRAID protects your data by alerting you to issues before anything happens, ensuring you’re protected when you’re on a critical deadline.

Cross-Platform

Built-in MacDrive technology lets you read/write SoftRAID RAID 0/1 arrays and use them interchangeably between Windows and macOS.

Flexible, Upgradeable

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 moved between computers.

Compatible

Works with macOS 10.12 or later (including Big Sur), M1 Macs, and Windows 10.3

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.

SoftRAID Pro Tip: Need even more power and flexibility? Upgrade to SoftRAID Pro to spread volumes over two or more disk enclosures for incredible performance! (Impossible with hardware RAID.)

  1. RAID 4/5/1+0 (10) is available for Mac only at this time.
  2. Data protection requires RAID 1/4/5/1+0.
  3. SoftRAID XT and SoftRAID Pro work with macOS 10.12 or later and Windows 10. M1 Macs require macOS 11.3 and later. 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 valid license, which can be purchased anytime.

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Protected for Free

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  • 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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OWC ClingOn

Secure Your Workflow with OWC ClingOn

Greatly reduce — if not eliminate — cable strain and accidental disconnects with the OWC ClingOn (sold separately). These custom cable stabilizers secure your Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C connections to prevent work session interruption and possible data loss.

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. Requires use of DisplayPort to USB-C cable or adapter.
  2. 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.
  3. Two OWC U2 Shuttle adapters included with select configurations. OWC U2 Shuttle sold separately for 0GB enclosures.