OWC Mercury Elite Professional Dock / DAS Combo: TB3, as much as 28 TB, USB 3.0, DP, GbE, SD

OWC Mercury Elite Professional Dock / DAS Combo: TB3, as much as 28 TB, USB 3.0, DP, GbE, SD

OWC has began gross sales of its new DAS system that may additionally function a Thunderbolt Three dock. The Mercury Elite Professional Dock is aimed toward inventive professionals with the newest Thunderbolt 3-enabled laptops that require a major quantity of storage capability together with a set of conventional interfaces, together with USB 3.Zero Kind-A, DisplayPort, GbE, and an SD card reader.

OWC is a widely known identify within the Mac world as for years the corporate made equipment and upgrades for Apple’s computer systems. Since fashionable MacBooks can’t be upgraded, the corporate needed to refocus to docks and now strikes ahead with its Mercury Elite Professional Dock that additionally serves as a DAS.

OWC Mercury Elite Professional Dock / DAS Combo: TB3, as much as 28 TB, USB 3.0, DP, GbE, SD

The OWC Mercury Elite Professional Dock relies on Intel’s JHL6540 controller and might be daisy chained with different Thunderbolt Three units. On the DAS facet of issues, the OWC Elite Professional Dock can pack two 2.5/3.5-inch arduous drives and helps RAID0, RAID 1, JBOD, and Span modes to maximise reliability (by mirroring them), double their sequential learn/write speeds all the best way to ~530 MB/s in case of two 14 TB HDDs (by striping them), or simply use them as two separate arduous drives or one huge drive. RAID is enabled by an ASMedia controller and its mode might be manually switched utilizing a particular change on the again.

OWC plans to supply its Mercury Elite Professional Dock in a number of variations to hit totally different value and capability factors. All of the SKUs will include two arduous drives and supply a four TB, 6 TB, eight TB, 12 TB, 16 TB, 20 TB, 24 TB, and 28 TB capability.

On the dock facet of issues, the units has a GbE port (Intel I210), two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Kind-A connectors (Fresco Logic FL1100EX), a DisplayPort 1.2 output, and an SD Card reader (Genesis Logic GL-3227). The OWC Elite Professional Dock can output as much as 120 W of energy and subsequently can energy a laptop computer in addition to cost USB units on the identical time.

The OWC Mercury Elite Professional Dock
  Basic Specs
Variety of Bays 2 bays for two.5″ or 3.5″ HDDs
HDD Interface SATA 6 Gbps
HDDs Used Seagate or Toshiba HDDs
Capacities As much as 28 TB
RAID 0/1/JBOD/Span
RAID0 As much as ~530 MB/s (relies on HDD)
RAID1 relies on HDD
Thunderbolt Three Controller Intel JHL6540
RAID Controller ASMedia controller
GbE Controller Intel I210
USB 3.Zero Controller Fresco Logic FL1100EX
Media Card Reader Controller Genesis Logic GL-3227
Ports 2 × Thunderbolt 3
2 × USB 3.Zero Kind-A
1 × DisplayPort 1.2
1 × SD card reader
1 × GbE
Energy Enter 100-240V, 50-60Hz
Energy Output +12V, 10A
Dimensions Peak: 5.eight inches | 147 mm
Size: 9.four inches | 238 mm
Width: 3.Three inches | 85 mm
Cables Included ?
Software program OWC Dock Ejector
Value (MSRP) $320 for DIY package
$520-$1400 for Drives Included

OWC’s Mercury Elite Professional Dock might be acquired as a DIY package with none arduous drives inside for $319.99 or as a ready-to-go product with two HDDs in RAID Zero inside. The most cost effective four TB model prices $519.99, whereas the highest-end 28 TB mannequin is priced at $1,399.99. Apparently, however OWC doesn’t decide to a specific arduous drive mannequin or perhaps a producer and ships its system with both Seagate or Toshiba HDDs inside.

OWC Mercury Elite Professional Dock / DAS Combo: TB3, as much as 28 TB, USB 3.0, DP, GbE, SD

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Supply: OWC

OWC Mercury Elite Professional Dock / DAS Combo: TB3, as much as 28 TB, USB 3.0, DP, GbE, SD

OWC Mercury Elite Professional Dock / DAS Combo: TB3, as much as 28 TB, USB 3.0, DP, GbE, SD

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