ToughTech Duo QR

ToughTech Duo QR
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Hold two copies of your data in the palm of your hand
    • Easy-to-use handheld RAID storage
    • Rugged aluminum construction
    • Simple drive replacement
    • Fast data transfer

ToughTech Duo QR

World-famous photographers and musicians rely on the CRU® ToughTech® Duo QR enclosure for safe, secure backup of their images, recording sessions, and other important data. Its rugged portability makes the ToughTech Duo QR perfect for storing data on the set or on the stage—and then tossing it into a bag for travel back to the studio. 

The ToughTech Duo QR, made from strong aluminum, provides reliable and continuous data backup in either RAID 0 or RAID 1 mode, so you can have one large drive or two exact copies of your data made at once. Its rock solid construction protects your drives—and data—so that you won’t have to worry about losing a shot or important file. (Note that RAID by itself is not an adequate backup strategy.)

When you need more storage space, it’s easy to swap out the current drives and put new ones into the enclosure. You won’t need any tools, either. The drives are lockable if you want to secure them inside.

The ToughTech Duo QR has fast connection options for your PC or Mac, including USB 2.0, FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and eSATA for speedy data transfer. All cables and adapters are included. 

Want to know the condition of your drives inside the enclosure? Use the intuitive menu to display drive temperatures and the status of your RAID configuration.

Additional features:

  • Data storage up to 2.0 TB (RAID 0) or 1 TB (RAID 1) with two 2.5" 1 TB notebook drives 
  • Free US-based customer support
  • Multi-country AC power supply

Anyone who needs an easy-to-use RAID storage enclosure for 2.5-inch hard drives or SSDs will find the ToughTech Duo QR a convenient device. Find a reseller near you or buy online.

Jared Platt in the UK with the CRU Tough Tech Duo

Part Numbers

ToughTech Duo QR

Dual-2.5in portable enclosure; RAID 0/1; FW800/eSATA/USB2

0TB (install two 2.5in SATA drives)
part #: 36020-2510-0100

2x 750GB/7200RPM; RAID 1 NTFS format (for Windows)
part #: 36020-2518-2200

2x 750GB/7200RPM; RAID 1 HFS+ format (for Mac)
part #: 36020-2518-3200

2x 1TB/5400RPM; RAID 1 NTFS format (for Windows)
part #: 36020-2519-2200

2x 1TB/5400RPM; RAID 1 HFS+ format (for Mac)
part #: 36020-2519-3200

2x 256GB SSD; RAID 1 NTFS format (for Windows)
part #: 36020-2524-2200

2x 256GB SSD; RAID 1 HFS+ format (for Mac)
part #: 36020-2524-3200


Extra Drive Sled for ToughTech Duo

Extra drive sled for ToughTech Duo, empty, includes anti-static carrying case with custom foam
part #: 36020-0000-0001

DriveBox for TTDuo sled

Anti-static carrying case with custom foam insert for a ToughTech Duo drive sled.
part #: 3851-0000-12


Product name ToughTech Duo QR
Host (I/O) Ports
(1) pair of FireWire 800: up to 800 Mbps
(1) USB 2.0: up to 480 Mbps
(1) eSATA: up to 3 Gbps
Drive Types Supported
  • SATA 2.5" drives (up to 9.5mm height)
  • SATA SSD (solid state drives)
SATA Speed 3G
Bay Type Removable tool-free sled
Insertion Rating up to 50,000 drive insertions
Number of bays 2
Lockable Bays Yes (slide switch-lock)
Supports S.M.A.R.T. disk info Yes
RAID Info RAID 0 (stripe), 1 (mirror)
Number of LEDs 7
Description of LEDs System power, system status, and RAID status
LEDs on each bay Power and drive access for each bay
Audible alarm Yes
LCD Screen Two-line backlit LCD controlled with four soft-touch menu navigation buttons
LCD Info 2 lines x 16 characters width
LCD Backlight Yes
Navigation menu LCD/button driven menu system
Operating system compatibility Windows XP or later
Windows Server 2003 or later
Mac OS 10.7 or newer
Linux distributions that support the desired connection
Fan(s) Fanless design
Construction material(s) Rugged all-metal construction
Power switch 2 position: On / Off
Power input +5V DC / 3 Amp plug
Bus power Yes
Dimensions 3.50" x 6.26" x 1.34" (89mm x 159mm x 34mm)
Weight 1.25 lbs. (0.57 kg)
Populated Weight 1.70 lbs. (0.77 kg)
Kensington Slot Yes
Compliancy FCC, CE, RoHS, C-Tick
Warranty CRU provides a 2-year limited warranty for this product.
Technical Support Your investment in CRU products is backed up by our free technical support for the lifetime of the product. If you need to contact us for any reason, visit or call us at 1-800-260-9800 or +1-360-816-1800.

Product Images

Product Video

Jared Platt in the UK with the CRU Tough Tech Duo

Jun 9, 2011 - 1.72 MB
CRU Configurator v3.1
(for Intel Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6)
May 16, 2012 - 1.82 MB
User Manual for ToughTech Duo QR and ToughTech Duo 3SR
May 16, 2012 - 535.56 KB
Quick Start Guide for ToughTech Duo QR and ToughTech Duo 3SR
Mar 27, 2013 - 13.65 MB
CRU Configurator
(for 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows)
Feb 27, 2015 - 9.12 MB
CRU Configurator v4.0.1.4 for Mac OS X 10.6 or later
Feb 27, 2015 - 810.25 KB
User manual for the Mac OS version of Configurator v4
Feb 27, 2015 - 12.81 MB
CRU Configurator for 64-bit Windows
Feb 27, 2015 - 750.99 KB
User manual for the Windows version of Configurator v4
Feb 27, 2015 - 11.37 MB
CRU Configurator for 32-bit Windows
May 8, 2015 - 11.74 MB
CRU Configurator for 32-bit Windows
May 8, 2015 - 13.23 MB
CRU Configurator for 64-bit Windows
May 8, 2015 - 9.56 MB
CRU Configurator v4.0.2.1 for Mac OS X 10.6 or later

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