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  1. OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual 0GB USB 3.0 & Thunderbolt RAID 0/1/SPAN/Ind Drive Enclosure
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  2. OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual 0GB USB 3.0 & Thunderbolt RAID 0/1/SPAN/Ind Drive Enclosure

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Product Description

  • External RAID hard drive enclosure for Mac and PC
  • Dual Interfaces: Thunderbolt x 2, USB 3.0 x 1
  • Houses up to two 3.5" SATA drives, up to 12TB total
  • RAID options include RAID 0, RAID 1, Span, and Independent
  • New, Quieter Operation. Includes 2 Year Warranty
Additional Information

OWC Mercury Pro Dual Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 RAID Enclosure kit. Houses up to two 3.5-inch SATA hard drives that can be easily configured in RAID 0, RAID 1, span, or JBOD/independent modes.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Binding
Electronics
Brand
OWC
EAN
0812437020816
HardwarePlatform
PC
Label
Other World Computing
Manufacturer
Other World Computing
Model
OWCMETB7DK0GSW
MPN
OWCMETB7DK0GSW
PartNumber
OWCMETB7DK0GSW
Publisher
Other World Computing
Studio
Other World Computing
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Attached to a 2011 iMac, which has Thunderbolt 1 and USB 2 interfaces. I'm using this device with the iMac's Thunderbolt interface. I installed a single WD 3TB hard disk inside, and set the device to treat disks inside as "independent" (other options are RAID 0, RAID 1 and "span"). I intend to add a second disk later, but only need one right now. I may reconfigure to RAID 0 for performance if I add a second disk at a later time.

Using the Blackmagic disk speed test app (find it on the Mac App Store), I'm getting right around 150 MB/s read and write speeds. My previous external storage was a WD Elements 2TB drive connected using USB2. I can get about 30 MB/s speeds on that disk. So: 5x speed improvement. Very nice upgrade. Put a SSD or two in this thing and watch it really take off.

Kudos to OWC for including Thunderbolt and USB3 cables in the box.

Disk operation and device fan are audible. Not an issue in the environment I'm using this... Read more
This guy works great. I installed 2 SSD's with it - the lower drive cannot be screwed in, but it rests firmly with the power and data connectors plugged in. The upper drive needs a bit of a stretch for the two connectors but does not bend or fold the connectors. It all works great. No power issues, data is incredibly super fast. Really happy with this setup on my iMac 2012 with Thunderbolt connected. Very sturdy case.

Two things I learned with it using it as two independent hard drives: lower drive is the bootable drive, you cannot boot from the upper.
The SSD's will work fine but without an adapter. For the top drive, I used 1 screw to make sure the SSD wouldn't move, with the tension of that screw and the power / data wires, it works great!!

Not a bad solution, Thunderbolt enclosures are still hard to come by - this is a great choice.
Works well and compatible with USB3 on the newer Mac's running Yosemite. Thunderbolt connection is very fast.
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