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Mercury Elite Pro Dual mini is the latest high-performance portable RAID from OWC. Packing dual-drive, USB 3.1 Gen 2 performance into a portable, bus-powered form factor, this is the perfect drive for high demand applications on the go. With ample capacities, no matter where you are, Elite Pro Dual mini delivers the performance and flexibility to meet the most extreme workflow requirements for pros working with rich media content.

RAID for Redundancy. RAID for Performance.
  • Mercury Elite Pro Dual mini features easily user selectable modes RAID 0 and RAID 1. Choose the configuration that suits your needs. In RAID 0, experience blistering data transfer speeds up to 738MB/s. Or select RAID 1 for greater data redundancy from mirrored disks.

Good Looks meet Great Design.
  • A rugged aluminum chassis designed for near silent fanless, cooling, keeps your drives protected, cool and quiet everywhere you go. The slimline, side-by-side configuration means Mercury Elite Pro Dual mini fits easily in your laptop or gear bag. And because it's fully bus-powered, Mercury Elite Pro Dual mini is the perfect solution for your portable creative workflow.

Quality You Can Trust:
  • Like all OWC drives, Mercury Elite Pro Dual mini is built to the highest standards of reliability and performance. Because 100% reliability is always the goal, Mercury Elite Pro Dual mini is rigorously quality tested, and backed by an OWC 3 year limited warranty and 24/7 customer support.


Software Requirements:
  • OS (USB 3.1 Gen 1): OS X 10.7 or later; Windows 7 or later; Chrome OS
  • OS (USB 3.1 Gen 2): macOS 10.12 or later and Thunderbolt 3 interface; Windows 8.1 or later; Chrome OS
  • Driver: Driver not required for OS X; Driver not required for Windows; Driver not required for Chrome

Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum: Mac or PC with a USB 3.1 Gen 1 port (Standard-A or Type-C)
  • Recommended (Best Performance): Mac or PC with a USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port

  • OS X 10.7 or later

Interface (Chipset):
  • (1) USB 3.1 Gen 2 / SATA RAID Controller (ASMedia ASM1352R)

UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) Compliant:
  • Yes

Drive(s) Supported:
  • (2) 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s drives (drive height up to 9.5mm); SATA revision 3.0 (6Gb/s) compliant; Compatible with SATA revisions 2.0 (3Gb/s) and 1.0 (1.5Gb/s)

  • USB 3.1 Gen 2: Compressible Data: 633 MB/s Read and 738 MB/s Write
  • Incompressible Data: 689 MB/s Read and 573 MB/s Write
  • Random Read/Write (IOPS): 29K IOPS Read and 31K IOPS Write
  • USB 3.1 Gen 1: Compressible Data: 437 MB/s Read and 431 MB/s Write
  • Incompressible Data: 425 MB/s Read and 414 MB/s Write
  • Note(s): Speeds will vary based on drives used, setup, and other factors.

RAID Modes Supported:
  • Hardware
  • RAID 0, 1, SPAN, and Independent drive mode

Initial Configuration:
  • RAID 0
  • Included Drive Guide software will format the drive for either OS X or Windows

  • Power Supply: External UL-listed universal auto-switching
  • AC input: 100 ~ 240V, 50/60Hz
  • DC output:, 12V @ 3A
  • Replacement power supply sold separately
  • Adapter plugs for international use sold separately

  • Environmental (Operating): Temperature (°F) 32° - 107°
  • Temperature (°C) 0° - 42°
  • Environmental (Non-Operating): Temperature (°F) &min;40° - 185°
  • Temperature (°C) &min;40° - 85°

Dimensions and Weight:
  • Height: 28 mm (1.1 in)
  • Width: 155 mm (6.1 in)
  • Length: 144 mm (5.7 in
  • Weight (without drives): 0.6 kg (1.25 lbs.)

Package Includes:
  • Mercury Elite Pro Dual mini portable high-performance enclosure
  • 0.5m (18 in) USB Type-C to Type-C cable
  • 0.5m (18 in) USB 3.1 Gen 1 Standard-A to Type-C cable
  • External power supply and power cable1
  • Screw packet
  • Quick Start Guide

  • 1. Booting in RAID 0, RAID 1, and SPAN mode are supported without limitation.
  • 2. The following limitations apply when booting in Independent mode: only the disk connected to Port 2 is bootable when both drives are installed. If only one drive is installed, the disk will boot regardless of which port it is connected to. Please check the Assembly Manual & User Guide for more details.
  • 3. If connecting from a computer with USB 3.1 Gen 1 via Standard-A to USB-C adapter cable, the device will function at USB 3.1 Gen 1 speeds. Currently the Mercury Elite Pro Dual mini is not compatible with the USB-C port on the OWC USB-C Dock. Please connect to one of the USB Standard-A ports instead. Performance is identical on all USB ports on the USB-C Dock.
  • 4. If your USB-C host supports the USB Power Delivery 2.0 specification, it can bus-power the Mercury Elite Pro Dual mini. Other USB hosts may be able to bus-power this device as well. If you find that your chosen host does not bus-power the device, please use the included power supply.



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