OWC Introduces the Mercury Elite Pro Dock

Picture of an OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dock on a desk near a MacBook Pro
7-port Thunderbolt 3 dock and dual-drive RAID solution with up to 28TB of capacity

OWC announces the availability of the all-new OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dock. Incredible dual-drive RAID data storage up to 28TB combined with an integrated 7-port dock delivers professional level data performance along with robust device connectivity convenience that everyone will appreciate. 

Whether for home, business or grueling creative workflows, the Mercury Elite Pro Dock is the multitool that gives order to everyone’s digital life. It combats clutter and optimizes valuable desktop real estate by integrating three or more devices into one small footprint. With one simple cable, instantly access almost limitless professional-grade data storage options, 7 ports of robust connectivity and laptop charging power. Load in and ingest your latest action cam or commercial video footage via the frontside SD 4.0 card reader, plus access Ethernet connectivity, USB ports and 4K monitor support while neatly consolidating all peripheral device cables. As if that wasn’t enough power and convenience, the OWC Elite Pro Dock is equipped with two Thunderbolt 3 ports allowing for daisy-chaining of up to 5 additional devices.

Pro-Level Performance for Superior Mac and PC Productivity

OWC Mercury Pro Dock Front

The Mercury Elite Pro Dock is available as preconfigured solutions with 4TB-28TB of storage capacity, or as an add-your-own drives enclosure.  Equip now or upgrade later with standard 2.5” or 3.5” SSD or HDD, even combine HD & SSD for your workflow needs with the benefit of RAID options for capacity, performance, redundancy. With a built-in hardware-based RAID controller, speed, redundancy and peace-of-mind are seamlessly delivered across operating systems. Working on a PC in a cross-platform world is easily supported using OWC’s MacDrive software (sold separately) that offers convenient access to any Mac disk docked to the Mercury Elite Pro Dock.

OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dock Delivers:

  • Up to 28TB of Data Storage Capacity + Docking functions
  • Front-side Functionality: 
    • Drive status LED indicators
    • Built-in SD 4.0 (UHS-II) card reader
    • Accessible dual drive bays (up to two 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch SATA HDDs or SSDs)
  • Back-side Functionality: 
    • Dual USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type-A) ports
    • (1) Gigabit Ethernet port
    • (2) Thunderbolt 3 ports (certified for Mac and Windows)
    • (1) DisplayPort 1.2
    • AC power input
    • Hardware RAID controller (RAID 0, 1, SPAN, JBOD)
    • Whisper-quiet fan
  • With built-in hardware RAID, the dock offers 4 drive set-up options:
    • JBOD (non-RAID) to keep the drives as independent volumes
    • RAID 1 (mirror) for backup reliability
    • RAID 0 (stripe) for optimal performance and maximum speed
    • Span to combine the drive capacities into one huge volume for extra-large storage capacities 
  • Supports Mac (macOS 10.14 or later) and PC (Windows 10 or later)
OWC Mercury Pro Dock diagram detailing all ports
With dual drive bays, seven connectivity ports, an SD 4.0 card reader, the Mercury Elite Pro Dock is the do-it-all tool to organize your digital life. Duplicate footage, create and manage archives, or render and process effects. Connect handy peripherals via USB ports. Ingest content via the frontside reader. Configure drive type and hardware RAID per project.

Availability

The OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dock is available now at MacSales.com in the following capacities:


“OWC has always been about delivering professional-grade solutions that everyone can use,” said OWC founder and CEO Larry O’Connor. “Right at home in a professional music or videography studio workflow, the Elite Pro Dock is also perfect for home use. Everyone deserves high performance, reliability and data safety you can count on, and that is what OWC delivers. Our words translate to action and that’s why every configured solution undergoes OWC’s multi-hour drive performance certification prior to shipping. Whether you’re in the middle of a critical creative deadline, or simply securing family memories, the Mercury Elite Pro Dock is warrantied to arrive operating properly out-of-the-box for immediate use and professional-grade reliability.”




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