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Taurus Mini Super-S3 LCM

As of July 24, 2020, the Taurus Mini Super-S3 LCM has been discontinued and this model is no longer being manufactured, sold or maintained.

The Taurus Mini Super-S3 LCM was a 2-bay hardware RAID storage enclosure designed for two 2.5" SATA drives. It featured an eSATA, FireWire 800 and USB 3.0 interface and an LCD display for the RAID configuration.

There is no replacemnt available for this particular model but as an alternative solution, we recommend the OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual mini.



Taurus Mini Super-S3 LCM

The Taurus Mini offers high performance with RAID 0 as well as secure data protection with RAID 1, a versatile interface for high speed data transfers and a built-in LCD display for the configuration of the device as well as the display of event messages. The 2.5" SATA hard drives can be replaced easily due to the removable tray system and the drives are kept cool by the extra large heat sink.


  • Configurable hardware RAID controller (RAID 1 mirroring and RAID 0 striping)
  • LCD display for easy device configuration and access to detailed information about the drives
  • Critical parameters such as HDD temperature can be monitored easily with help of the LCD display
  • Utilizes Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology also known as S.M.A.R.T. to obtain data directly from the HDD
  • Versatile interface, including eSATA, FireWire 800 and USB 3.0
  • Hardware acceleration of RAID rebuild
  • 2TB volume option for systems that do not support large volumes
  • Extra large heat sink for excellent heat dissipation


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Model Taurus Mini Super-S3 LCM
Part No.
  • PDM-MSBU3OS-AKTU (without drives)
  • CE
  • FCC
  • VCCI
  • 2-year limited warranty
Case material
  • High quality aluminum for optimized heat dissipation
  • Two 2.5" SATA-I, SATA-II or SATA-III hard disk drives or solid state drives
  • Height 7mm - 12.5mm
  • Capacity 20GB - 1TB per HDD
  • Two hard drive of identical capacity are recommended
RAID mode
  • RAID 0 striping
  • RAID 1 mirroring
  • 1x eSATA port
  • 2x 9-pin FireWire 800 ports
  • 1x USB 3.0 SuperSpeed port
Data transfer
  • eSATA up to 3Gbps (300MB/s)
  • FireWire 800 (1394b) up to 800Mbps (100MB/s)
  • USB 3.0 up to 5Gbps (625MB/s)
  • USB 2.0 up to 480Mbps (60MB/s)
System requirements (PC)
  • eSATA: Windows XP or above
  • FireWire: Windows XP or above
  • USB: Windows XP or above
  • Your hardware device must have the correct corresponding port (e.g. USB 3.0, FireWire 800 or PCI card)
  • eSATA Plug and Play support required for host controller
System requirements (Mac)
  • eSATA: Mac OS 10.4 or above
  • FireWire: Mac OS 10.2 or above
  • USB 3.0: Mac OS 10.7 or above
  • USB 2.0: Mac OS 10.2 or above
  • Your hardware device must have the correct corresponding port (e.g. USB 3.0, FireWire 800 or PCI card)
  • eSATA Plug and Play support required for host controller
System environment
  • Operating Temperature: 5°C ~ 35°C
  • Storage Temperature: -20°C ~ 60°C
  • Relative Humidity: 5% ~ 95% (non-condensing)
Power supply
  • External power supply (UL, cUL, CE, TUV approved)
  • Input: AC 100-240V
  • Output: DC +12V/2A
Dimensions (LxWxH)
  • 5.2 inches x 3.5 inches x 2.2 inches
  • 13.3cm x 8.9cm x 5.6cm
Package contents
  • Taurus Mini enclosure (HDD not included)
  • eSATA cable
  • USB 3.0 cable
  • FireWire 800 cable
  • Power adapter
  • Setup guide
  • Retail Box Size: 9.06 x 7.09 x 3.43 in. (23 x 18 x 8.7 cm)
  • Carton Size (10pcs per carton): 18.9 x 15.4 x 10.04 in. (48 x 39.1 x 25.5 cm)
  • In order for the computer to access volumes larger than 2TB, both the hardware and Operating System need to support large volumes (e.g.: Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Mac OS 10.4 and above).
  • The Taurus Mini Super-S3 is not designed for one drive alone and only works when two hard drives are installed.