OWC and Frore Systems introduced the 64TB Thunderbolt 3 OWC Mercury Pro U.2 Dual External SSD.
The external storage OWC Mercury Pro U.2 Dual is made in the 3.5-inch U.2 form factor (23.9 × 14.7 × 8.5 cm) and offers space for eight NVMe SSDs with 8 TB each , enabling a total storage capacity of 64 TB . The manufacturer specifies a sequential write speed of 2700 MB/s for the Mercury Pro U.2 Dual. Thunderbolt 3 is used to connect to a computer.
Each SSD in the OWC Mercury Pro U.2 Dual has its own AirJet Mini cooling system. The cooling system is in contact with the SSD via a copper heat exchanger and a heat-conducting pad. Each AirJet Mini unit measures 27.5mm x 41.5mm and is just 2.8mm thick. At the same time, the cooling system is able to dissipate 5 W of heat output. This is ensured by a membrane inside each AirJet Mini, which vibrates at an ultrasonic frequency and creates a suction force that sucks air through the dust cover. The air is directed at high speed into the lower area of the copper heat sink and exits to the side.
With the AirJet Mini’s cooling capabilities, the memory is able to dissipate a total of 40W of heat. If you were to use conventional fans for the same cooling potential, the memory case would have to be significantly thicker to accommodate additional hardware.
The Frore Systems portfolio also includes AirJet Pro cooling solutions that can dissipate up to 10W of thermal energy, far more than traditional SSD cooling solutions. Frore Systems originally advertised its AirJet Mini and Pro as CPU and SoC cooling solutions, but in this case the manufacturer has adapted them for SSDs.