OWC Mercury Elite Pro 4.0TB Thunderbolt 3 Dock and Dual-Drive RAID Solution Review


For nearly 7 years The Chris Voss Show has reviewed probably 25 or more OWC products, we use them daily in our computer and backup systems. Their SSD’s even run the drive of the computer typing this. Their quality is impeccable as well as their customer service. This new unit the MERCURY ELITE PRO DOCK is a Dual-Drive RAID Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station with dual drive bays and seven connectivity ports including an SD 4.0 card reader, the OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dock is the do-it-all tool that will organize your digital life.

This thing is blazing fast think Thunderbolt 3 speed ports. It’s designed for anyone who wants to back or process their data. Great for photographers with its front-loading SD card reader. And you can get it in multiple sizes of drives to fit your need. Simply pull out of the box, quick setup, and go! I highly recommend all OWC products and we product test them every day. This new addition is awesome pick one up today!

Pro-grade speed: up to 40Gb/s with (2) Thunderbolt 3 ports
Flexible storage options: 2 bays for 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch SATA drives
Selectable hardware RAID settings: RAID 0 speed, RAID 1 redundancy, span capacity, Independent
A hub of options: (2) USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports for external drives, audio or video mixers, digital cameras, and other peripherals
Full stream ahead: Gigabit Ethernet for file transfer speeds that leave WiFi in the dust
Easy camera uploads: frontside SD 4.0 (UHS-II) card reader
See your work: dedicated DisplayPort 1.2 for adding up to 4K display
Daisy-chain expansion: add up to five additional Thunderbolt devices
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With the Mercury Elite Pro Dock, 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. Through a single-cable connection, you can find the flexibility you need to meet the challenges of a changing digital workflow.

You can customize the Mercury Elite Pro Dock to quickly adapt to project changes and help you stay ahead of deadlines. Install your choice of 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch HDDs or SSDs and even combine the speed of an SSD with the cost-effective storage capacity of an HDD. With built-in hardware RAID, you have four drive set-up choices:

Non-RAID to keep the drives as independent volumes
RAID 1 (mirror) for backup reliability
RAID 0 (stripe) for optimal performance and maximum speed or use
Span to combine the drive capacities into one huge volume for extra-large storage capacities
Done with the drives but need the connectivity? Use OWC’s free Dock Ejector utility to quickly and safely eject the RAID or any other disks attached to the Mercury Elite Pro Dock.

OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dock Speed and Capacity
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. The Mercury Elite Pro Dock fights the clutter with a single-cable connection that delivers storage, ethernet sharing, charging power, and 4K display support while neatly consolidating all your peripheral device cables. Reclaim your workspace and reduce your stress.

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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 the Mercury Elite Pro Dock to Mac and PC using OWC’s MacDrive software (sold separately).

Like all OWC drives, the Mercury Elite Pro Dock is built to the highest ‭standards of reliability and performance and Thunderbolt Certified for Mac and Windows. Because 100% reliability is always the goal, the Mercury Elite Pro Dock is rigorously quality tested and ‭backed by our 3 Year OWC Limited Warranty plus award-winning, 24/7 customer ‭support.