ToughTech Duo C
First bus-powered two-drive storage for USB 3.1/Type-C computers

OVERVIEW

The first and only device of its kind, the CRU® ToughTech® Duo C is the perfect companion for the new MacBook Pro and other PCs with 10 Gbps USB 3.1 Gen2/Type-C connectivity. (Duo C is compatible with USB 3.0 computers, too.)

The dual-drive (SSD or notebook hard drive) Duo C fits in your hand and can be configured

  • to create two copies of data at once (RAID 1 mode),
  • to appear as two separate drives (JBOD mode),
  • or as a single large drive (RAID 0 or SPAN modes).

With the right computer and drives, such as the new MacBook Pro, you can power the Duo C without an AC adapter (we call this "bus power"). Note that Duo C is fully compatible with other Macs and PCs, but will require use of the included AC adapter. 

Photographers, musicians, and others who need convenient access to their work rely on CRU® ToughTech® storage devices for safe, secure backup of their images, recording sessions, and other important data. The rugged portability and versatility of the ToughTech Duo C is perfect for storing data on the set, on the stage, or in the office.

To send data to clients or for additional storage space, swap out the current drives and put new ones into the enclosure. You won’t need any tools, and by using CRU DriveBox mini storage cases, you can eliminate closet clutter.

Additional features:

  • Works with USB 3.1/3.0/2.0 (bus power only available with USB 3.1 Gen 2)
  • Works with Thunderbolt 3 ports, which support USB 3.1 protocol and bus power
  • Use with any capacity 2.5-inch SATA SSDs or hard drives
  • Free US-based customer support

 

Included Items

  • Stand for vertical operation
  • AC Power Adapter, 5V 3A
  • US plug clip
  • UK/EU/AUS plug clips (international configs only)
  • Cable, USB 3.1 gen2 type A to C, 1m
  • Cable, USB 3.1 gen2 type C to C, 1m
  • Quick start guide

Specs at a glance Full Product Specs >

Drive Types Supported
  • SATA 2.5" drives (up to 9.5mm height)
  • SATA SSD (solid state drives)
Insertion Rating up to 50,000 drive insertions
Dimensions 3.50" x 6.26" x 1.34" (89mm x 159mm x 34mm)

Part Numbers

ToughTech Duo C

Dual-2.5in portable enclosure; RAID 0/1/Span/JBOD; USB 3.1 gen 2 type C host connection

0TB (install two 2.5in SATA drives); US plug
part #: 36020-1910-0100
$179
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0TB (install two 2.5in SATA drives); US/UK/EU/AUS plugs
part #: 36029-1910-0100
$179
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2x 1TB/7200RPM HDD; RAID 1; NTFS format (for Windows); US plug
part #: 36020-1920-2200
$329
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2x 1TB/7200RPM HDD; RAID 1; HFS+ format (for Mac); not bus-powerable; US plug
part #: 36020-1920-3200
$329
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2x 1TB SSD; RAID 1; NTFS format (for Windows); US plug
part #: 36020-1925-2200
$979
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2x 1TB SSD; RAID 1; HFS+ format (for Mac); bus-powerable with MacBook Pro (late 2016), US plug
part #: 36020-1925-3200
$979
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Accessories

Extra Drive Sled for ToughTech Duo

Accepts a 2.5-inch SATA drive up to 9.5mm in height

Sled only
part #: 36020-0000-0001
$30
Ships in: 1-2 Days

Sled with DriveBox carrying case & custom foam insert
part #: 36020-0000-0012
$35
Ships in: 3-5 Days

Carrying Case for Duo Sled

Anti-static DriveBox carrying case with custom foam insert for a ToughTech Duo or DP21 drive sled

Case only -- sled not included
part #: 3851-0000-12
$9.99
Ships in: 1-2 Days

AC power adapter, model PWR-20

5V, 3A, 100-240VAC; for ToughTech Duo models

US plug
part #: 30010-0000-0020
$26
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Multi-country with US, UK, Euro & Australia plugs
part #: 30019-0000-0020
$29
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DriveBox mini

Durable anti-static storage case for 2.5in drives

Empty; single
part #: 3851-0000-08
$5.99
Ships in: 1-2 Days

Empty; 10-pack
part #: 3851-0000-10
$47
Ships in: 1-2 Days

DriveBox mini, quantity 500, with standard logo
part #: 30030-0030-0022
$1625
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With 1TB 7200RPM SATA drive; tested & formatted NTFS
part #: 30030-0020-2010
$82
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With 1TB 7200RPM SATA drive; tested & formatted HFS+
part #: 30030-0020-3010
$82
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Specifications

Product name ToughTech Duo C
Host (I/O) Ports (1) USB 3.1 gen2: up to 10 Gbps
Drive Types Supported
  • SATA 2.5" drives (up to 9.5mm height)
  • SATA SSD (solid state drives)
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 Yes
RAID Info RAID 1 (mirrored/safe), 0 (striped/fast), spanned, JBOD
Number of LEDs 7
Description of LEDs RAID mode, RAID mode select, status
LEDs on each bay Power and drive access for each bay
Operating system compatibility Windows 7 or later (8.1 or later for USB 3.1 gen2 speed)
Mac OS 10.12 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
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, RCM
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 cru-inc.com/support or call us at 1-800-260-9800 or +1-360-816-1800.

Product Images


Documentation

A9-000-0053-1_Rev1.3TTDuoC_QSG.pdf
Jan 17, 2017 - 891.52 KB
Quick Start Guide for ToughTech Duo C

FAQs


Q : In what direction does a RAID 1 rebuild? Is it bay 1 to bay 2, or bay 2 to bay 1?

It depends on whether the ToughTech Duo C was powered on when the drives were inserted. If you want to remove one drive for backup/storage purposes and replace it with a new drive to restore the RAID 1 mirror, you should do so while the power is on. In that case the Duo C will always overwrite the data on the newly inserted drive, whichever bay it is. If you insert two mismatched RAID 1 drives while the power is off, on the other hand, bay 1 will always be considered the source drive, and bay 2 will be overwritten.

Q : Why would the RAID mode of my drives not match the position of the mode selection dial?

The position of the dial only determines what RAID mode is applied to drives when the recessed button is pushed. Otherwise, the RAID mode is determined by RAID settings stored on the drives themselves. In other words, if you are using drives in a RAID 1 pair, the ToughTech Duo C reads the drives at startup and determines the mode should be RAID 1. The dial position is only read when the button is pressed, not at startup.

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