Velocity Duo x2 - Dual SSD RAID Upgrade Kit for Desktop PCs and MacPro®

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Add Dual Solid State Drives and SATA III to Take Your Desktop PC or Mac Pro's® Performance to New Heights
Upgrade your system to the latest SATA III interface (6Gbs) and two high-speed SSDs to boost its performance to the max.
Simple to install and with PCIe 2.0 data transfer speeds up to 800 MB/sec, the Velocity Duo x2 gives your desktop a whole new gear with Dual SSDs (RAID 0) and super-fast SATA III connections. The Velocity Duo utilizes a Marvell 9230 chipset and is bootable in both PC and Mac systems.

Easy Installation
The Velocity Duo takes just minutes to install. Simply snap your Solid State Drives to the Velocity Duo's SATA connectors, secure them with the provided mounting screws, then slide the card into any available PCIe slot (x2 or larger.) Once installed, transfer your OS and applications from your desktop hard drive to your new SSDs using Apricorn’s EZ Gig cloning software for PC systems, or for the Mac Pro use Apple's built-in Disk Utility.

Ideal for High-Performance Applications and Improved Gaming Performance
Running your OS and applications on an SSD provides a measureable performance increase, but the Velocity Duo is the ultimate upgrade for improving gaming performance.

SSDs Improve Game Performance - As games become too large for their assets to be fully cached on modern graphics cards and main memory, the addition of two SSDs brings faster disk access during game play and greatly eliminates in-game pauses for a smoother playing experience. Games are also faster to load and save with two SSDs.

Boots in an instant, opens applications in a flash, and slashes read/write times

Velocity Duo fits PCIe 2.0 x2 slots and larger

Comparison of Velocity Solo X2 and Velocity Duo X2

SpecsVelocity Solo X2Velocity Duo X2
SATA Controller Chipset Marvell 9182 Marvell 9230
Read/Write Performance 550/550 MBs - Single drive
800/800 MBs - Two drives (RAID 0)
800/800 MBs - Two drives (RAID 0)
400/400 MBs - Two drives (RAID 1)
Max Performance SATA 3 interface - Single drive
PCIe x2 interface - Two drives
SATA 3 interface - Two drives
Bootable OS Support Windows Vista, 7, 8
Mac OSX 10.5.8 and later
Drivers required for Windows XP
* Linux
Windows Vista, 7, 8
Mac OSX 10.5.8 and later
Drivers required for Windows XP
32bit / 64bit 32/64 Windows
32/64 Mac
32/64 Windows
64 Mac
Bootable Mac Pro support Mac Pro Models 1,1 2,1 3,1 4,1 5,1 Mac Pro Models 3,1 4,1 5,1

Blending Performance and Capacity – Apricorn’s EZ Gig Cloning Software with Data Select makes it easy

The Velocity Duo is bundled with Apricorn’s EZ Gig Cloning software with Data Select. Data Select provides a simple method to deselect data folders from the cloning process which is helpful when migrating from a large HDD to a smaller SSD and perfect for creating a Boot Disk. This gives you the option to run your OS and applications from a fast, smaller SSD boot drive, while keeping your documents and media files on your original hard drive.

EZ Gig enables you to clone your hard drive in just three simple steps


Step 1
Select your Source drive

This is your computer’s internal drive and is denoted by the prefix IDE


Step 2
Select your Destination drive

This is your SSD connected to your computer by Apricorn’s Velocity Duo

Data Select tool

Select any folders you wish to exclude from the clone, such as photos, videos, music or documents. This is helpful when migrating from a large HDD to a smaller SSD or when creating a Boot Disk.


Step 3
Press the "Start Clone" button

EZ Gig will clone everything (with the exception of any folders your deselected) to the SSD drives on the Velocity Duo. It really is that simple

* Many things influence SSD performance, including the testing application, operating system, background process, anti-virus applications, etc. For a more comprehensive list of things effecting SSD performance read this article from TheSSDReview.


Data Transfer Rate Up to 800 MB when configured with two SSDs (RAID 0)
Interface PCIe 2.0 x2 with two SATA III (6Gbps)
Dimensions Fits Standard Desktop PC Systems and Mac Pro (full size PCI card)
Warranty 3 Year Limited Warranty
System Requirements DESKTOP PC
Full size desktop system with PCIe card slot (x2 or larger--usual installations will involve an x4 slot or larger)
For optimal speeds use with PCIe 2.0 slot or higher

Velocity Duo X2 Windows XP Driver Download
Click to Download Driver
Type: .exe File | Size: 1.2 MB
For driver installation instructions click on the FAQs tab.

The Velocity Duo x2 will function in all Mac Pro models, but will only boot in EFI64 machines which are identified as Mac Pro 3,1 4,1 and 5,1. Your Mac model can be found in the Apple Menu > "About This Mac"> "More Info." The first two models (Mac Pro1,1 and 2,1) are EFI32 and will not boot from the Velocity Duo x2, but will recognize the Velocity Duo's SSDs as high performance storage.


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