OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual with 3 Port Hub REVIEW | MacSources

6 min readNov 18, 2020

Be ready to work anywhere with this universally compatible external storage.

Space — both literally and figuratively — is always at a premium in my workspace. My 2016 13-inch MacBook Pro is equipped with a 250GB SSD, which has gotten the job done for the past 4 years, but I always find myself at a loss when it comes to media storage for photos and videos. I’ve tried to keep them on my computer, but they clog everything up and then my computer slows down. External storage has always been a way for me to go when it comes to media storage. In fact, I would recommend it for anyone who deals in creative content creation — like photography or video editing. OWC has some great options for external storage and since I’ve always trusted them with my connectivity needs (docks, etc.), I am happy to be able to review the Mercury Elite Pro Dual with 3-Port Hub.


The Mercury Elite Pro Dual with 3-Port Hub is a universal USB compatible storage solution for workspaces. It offers pro-grade storage with real-world tests performance. With this drive system you can connect up to three external USB-driven devices through the built-in USB Hub. The unit can hold up to 32TB of storage and it features plug and play functionality. It’s designed to be whisper-quiet and is built with a heat-dissipating aluminum high-efficiency cooling fan. The front panel includes LEDs that provide status updates for the drives. The device comes with a 3-year OWC limited warranty with 1-year level 1 data recovery and lifetime US-Based support. The system can be configured with either 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch SSDs or HDDs.

System Requirements

Compatible with any Mac or PC running MacOS, Windows, or Linux with an available USB port. Also compatible with tablets and mobile device such as iPad Pro with an available USB port

Hardward RAID Modes

Preconfigured RAID 0 RAID 1 Span JBOD/independent

Computer/Host connection

1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gb/s Type-C up to 1250MB/s (USB 2.0/3.0 backwards compatible)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gb/s Type-C up to 1250MB/s (USB 2.0/3.0 backwards compatible) 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gb/s…


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