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4.0TB OWC U.2 Workflow Solution

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Product code: OWCHELIOS3ST04

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Swappable high-performance media production workflow storage solution built around OWC U2 Shuttle with OWC Mercury Helios 3S NVMe Interchange System.

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U.2 Workflow Solution 

The Ultimate Transportable Film Production Storage Solution
Speed. Security. Savings. The seemingly impossible trinity of what you desire from your media workflow data storage is now an achievable reality with the OWC U.2 Workflow Solution. As an early pioneer and now leading developer of U.2 storage solutions, we’ve utilized our expertise to create the ultimate high-performance transportable film production storage solution. Blistering speed. Massive capacity. RAID-ready flexibility. Swappable convenience. It’s all ready for you to immediately put to work with nothing to configure or assemble with the OWC U.2 Workflow Solution.
Meet Your Supporting Cast
Delivering a starring performance requires a diversely talented cast. Taking the spotlight is the OWC U2 Shuttle. It’s the world’s first shuttle for four NVMe SSDs that easily inserts into 3.5-inch U.2 drive bays. It’s everything you’ve wanted in a multiple blade SSD – and similar to our award-winning ThunderBlade - but with enhanced capabilities for media production workflows.
Next up is the dynamic duo of the OWC U.2 NVMe Interchange System and the OWC Mercury Helios 3S. With a locking drive bay to keep your data secure, the Interchange System transforms the Mercury Helios 3S PCIe expansion chassis into a swappable U.2 bay. In true OWC fashion to make things super easy for you, the Interchange System drive bay conveniently arrives with the OWC U2 Shuttle installed with your choice of massive OWC Aura Pro SSD capacities.
Saves You Time and Money
For over three decades, OWC has listened to pros like you and created innovative solutions that solved your data storage challenges. As such, we heard you loud and clear about getting drives to post-production on a tight deadline with an equally tight project budget. The OWC U.2 Workflow Solution saves you time and money while safeguarding your data with an easy three step drive swap process:
  • Step 1. Disconnect the Thunderbolt cable from the Helios 3S and unlock the drive bay.
  • Step 2. Pull the U2 Shuttle out of the bay and ship it to post-production.
  • Step 3. Slide U2 Shuttle into the drive bay, lock the drive bay, and reconnect the Thunderbolt cable to keep your data and projects flowing smoothly and securely.
Imagine…no more tedious and time-consuming drive enclosure disassembly or costly shipping of an entire enclosure to get a day’s shoot to post-production!
Includes SoftRAID Pro: Easy and Complete Drive Management
SoftRAID Pro is the most powerful, intuitive software RAID utility on the market. Multiple RAID options let you select the RAID level that fits you or your project’s needs best. If you need maximum volume capacity, optimum drive performance, data protection, or a combination of attributes, SoftRAID Pro has you covered.
Packed with features like drive validation, verification and failure prediction—SoftRAID Pro includes features you simply don’t get with hardware RAID. It’s like having a datacenter on your desktop! From home users looking to protect photos and documents to professionals needing to protect and quickly access projects, SoftRAID Pro is the perfect solution.
  • Advanced: Create RAID 0/1/4/5/1+0 (10) arrays*
  • Protected: SoftRAID Monitor constantly watches your disks and alerts you if problems are detected
  • Validated: Volume validation ensures sectors can be read and parity is correct
  • Certified: Checks disks before use to ensure they are safe for data storage
  • Vigilant: Error prediction helps protect against unexpected failure
  • Universal: Move SoftRAID arrays seamlessly between Macs and PCs with built-in OWC MacDrive technology
SoftRAID provides a level of performance that you simply can’t get with hardware RAID. Learn more about the power of SoftRAID.
Your Digital Life…Protected for FREE
Backing up and protecting your data is critically important. But all too often it’s a task that falls to the bottom of the “to do” list, and you don’t realize it until it is too late. That’s why OWC has partnered with Acronis to give you 1 full year of the #1 personal backup and antivirus software to integrate into your workflow.
Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office safeguards you from today’s data threats—from accidents to failures to attacks. With easy, intuitive backup and Ai-enhanced antimalware technology, your digital life is protected—photos, files, applications, systems, and the devices they are on.
  • Complete Backup and Fast Recovery: quickly restore your files or entire system at any time
  • Easy Disk Cloning and Full Image Backup: just two clicks to start a full disk image backup
  • Cloud, Local or Hybrid Cloud: back up locally, to the cloud, or both. It’s your choice
  1. RAID 4/1+0 (10) are Mac only at this time.


  • Ideal for media workflows: dramatically lowers production to lab shipping costs vs shipping larger, heavier drives
  • Lightning fast: up to 2800MB/s
  • Includes SoftRAID Pro: robust software for creating, monitoring, and managing advanced RAID sets
  • RAID ready: configure for max capacity, speed, protection, or combination of attributes
  • Easy Swaps: transport the U2 Shuttle to other OWC U.2 bay devices like the OWC ThunderBay Flex 8 and PCs
  • Charge while working: 85W of notebook charging
  • 3 Year OWC Limited Warranty



  • (1) OWC U.2 Workflow Solution consisting of OWC U2 Shuttle and OWC Mercury Helios 3S with NVMe Interchange System
  • (1) Power Supply
  • (1) OWC SoftRAID Pro
  • (1) Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office
  • (1) Quick start guide
  • 3 Year OWC Limited Warranty




Product Specifications

  • Total Capacity
    • 4.0TB
  • Standard Mechanism
    • (1) 4.0TB OWC U2 Shuttle 3.5-inch NVMe U.2 SSD
    • *OWC reserves the right to replace or upgrade to equivalent or better components.
  • Display Support
    • Up to one 8K display @ 60Hz
  • Chipset
    • Thunderbolt 3: Titan Ridge (JHL7440)
    • PCIe switch: ASM2812X
  • Form Factor
    • 3.5-inch U.2
  • Storage Interface
    • PCIe 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3
  • Card Interface
    • PCIe
  • PCIe Lanes
    • x4
  • PCIe Slot
    • x16
  • PCIe Version
    • PCI Express 3.1
  • RAID Support
    • Yes 
  • RoHS Compliant
    • Yes 
  • Certifications
  • Data Rate
    • Max theoretical PCIe bandwidth: 3940 MB/s (varies by SSD and host device)
    • Max theoretical bandwidth inside a Thunderbolt 3 enclosure: 2800 MB/s
  • Plug and Play
    • Yes 
  • RAID Capable
    • Yes 
  • RAID Levels Supported
    • RAID 0
    • RAID 1
    • RAID 4
    • RAID 5
    • RAID 10
    • JBOD
  • RAID Features
    • Software RAID
  • Mac OS Compatibility
    • macOS 10.14 Mojave
    • macOS 10.15 Catalina
    • macOS 11.x Big Sur
    • macOS 12.x Monterey
  • PC OS Compatibility
    • Windows 10 64-bit Edition
  • Other Requirements
    • macOS 10.14.5 or later is required. OWC U2 Shuttle requires a compatible NVMe U.2 host enclosure, such as the OWC ThunderBay Flex 8 (top 4 bays only, top-left recommended), the OWC Helios 3S with U.2 NVMe Interchange System, or the OWC Elite Mercury Pro U.2 Dual.
  • PCIe Cards Supported
    • Mechanical: x16 slot and enclosure support cards up to half-length, full-height, and double-width
    • Bandwidth: PCIe 3.0 x4. Cards that require a minimum of x8 or more PCIe lanes are not supported.
    • GPUs not supported
    • If the card requires a driver it must be Thunderbolt-aware.
    • Cards that require more than 75W are not supported.
  • Driver Required
    • SoftRAID Only
  • Power Supply
    • External UL-listed universal auto-switching power supply
  • AC Input
    • 100-240V, 50-60 Hz, 2.2A
  • DC Output
    • +12V, 12.5A
  • Wattage
    • 150W Watts
  • External Power Adapter
    • Yes 
  • Power Delivery
    • 85W
  • Drive Bays
    • 1 bay supporting: 3.5-inch U.2 drives, M.2 drives (with M.2 to U.2 adapter)
    • Included OWC U2 Shuttle contains four NVMe M.2 2280 "M Key" SSDs
  • Expansion Slots
    • PCIe 3.0 interface (x4) with x16 physical slot
  • Device Ports
    • (2) Host Port - Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) up to 40 Gb/s (5000 MB/s)
    • (2) Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) Ports
    • (1) DisplayPort Port
  • Internal Connectivity
    • U.2
  • Cooling
    • (1) cooling fan
  • Security Slot
    • Yes 
  • Housing Color
    • Black
  • Housing Material
    • Aluminum
  • Dimensions
    • Height: 8.2 cm (3.2 in)
    • Length: 23.3 cm (9.2 in)
    • Width: 14.3 cm (5.6 in)
  • Weight
    • 2.7 kg (6.05 lbs)
  • External Connectivity
    • (2) Thunderbolt 3
    • DisplayPort 1.4
  • Ambient Temperature
    • Operating: 41°F to 95°F (5°C to 35°C)
    • Non-Operating: -4°F to 140°F (-20°C to 60°C)
  • Altitude
    • Operating: -304.8 m to 3,048.0 m (-1,000 ft to 10,000 ft)
    • Non-Operating: -304.8 m to 12,192.0 m (-1,000 ft to 40,000 ft)
  • Humidity
    • Operating: 8% to 90% non-condensing
    • Non-Operating: 5% to 95% non-condensing


  • The Mercury Helios 3S can deliver up to 85W of power for host charging when the host is connect to the 85W port.
  • If the PCIe card installed uses more than 25W of power, plug in the power adapter to your host.
  • You can use the Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter from Apple to connect this device to a Thunderbolt 2 computer. Power Delivery is not supported in this configuration and bandwidth will be limited to ~ 1375 MB/s.
  • Full DisplayPort 1.4 capabilities including 8K resolution depends on host computer support of DisplayPort 1.4 specification through its Thunderbolt 3 connection, host computer GPU capabilities, and connecting cable capabilities.

Additional Information

Colour Black
Capacity 4.0TB
Number of Bays/Drives No
Type SSD (Faster)
Model Identifier No
Connection DisplayPort, Thunderbolt 3 (40Gb/s), USB-C
Form Factor No
Manufacturer OWC
Manufacturer P/N OWCHELIOS3ST04
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