Woodstock, IL — April 29, 2014 — Other World Computing, (OWC®) http://www.macsales.com, a leading zero emissions Mac upgrade and storage technology company announced the new 20TB capacity for the OWC ThunderBay IV line of four-bay external high-performance storage solutions, one of OWC’s family of Thunderbolt interface storage products.
High-Performance Four-Bay Design
The ThunderBay IV, now available with up to 20TB of total storage, adds tremendous storage capacity and throughput to any Mac or PC with a Thunderbolt port. Applications such as A/V post-production, photography, music, graphics, data management, and even Time Machine backups are enhanced with access to data at sustained data rates of up to 887MB/s read, 884MB/s write.
Flexible for Individual Storage Needs
The ThunderBay IV supports independent drive access of up to four installed drives, is fully RAID ready, and is ideal for software RAID 0, 1, and 5 configurations. Even combinations of RAID, individual drive(s) or multiple RAID sets are possible with OWC ThunderBay IV.
“The new 20TB capacity of the ThunderBay IV is a real benefit to all users, especially for anyone working with 4K content and its larger capacity needs,” said Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. “Now users can have blazing fast Thunderbolt technology performance and a new option for 20TB of storage space.”
Daisy Chain Capable
ThunderBay’s dual Thunderbolt ports allow daisy chaining of up to five additional devices plus one high-resolution display, for up to 120TB of daisy-chained storage, using the ThunderBay IV solution with any Mac (or PC) via a single available Thunderbolt port.
Solid, Reliable, and Cool
A durable aluminum enclosure protects the four internal drives and keeps them cool thanks to its superior heat dissipation. In addition, the locking faceplate keeps the installed drives secure at all times.
The Perfect Drive for Mac Pro Data Migration
No need to give up the versatility of drive bays when migrating from a Mac Pro tower to the Mac Pro 2013. Simply plug in the ThunderBay IV to a Mac Pro and see four drives with a Thunderbolt interface capable of running all drives at full speed — just as if installed internally. Users will have the speed and power of the Mac Pro, with the drive capacity and flexibility of previous generations, all with the extreme speed of Thunderbolt technology.
Key Features Include:
– RAID-ready for performance of up to 887MB/s read, 884MB/s write
– Plug & Play ready on any Mac or PC with Thunderbolt interface
– OWC Heavy Duty Power Supply for exceptional performance and reliability
– Front panel security lock with two keys
– Independent Drive support to allow use of any mix of one to four drives for RAID or JBOD
– Two Thunderbolt ports for daisy-chaining
– Support for High-Capacity Hard Drives for maximum storage needs
– 1.0 meter certified Thunderbolt cable included
– User Guide
– Utility software bundle for Mac and PC
– OWC Limited Warranty: up to 3 Years
Pricing and Availability:
The OWC ThunderBay IV is available for immediate ordering from OWC and select retailers in the following configurations:
Add-Your-Own Drive Enclosure Kit . . . . . $494.99
4.0TB (1TB x four (4) 7200RPM) . . . . . $699.99
8.0TB (2TB x four (4) 7200RPM) . . . . $869.99
12.0TB (3TB x four (4) 7200RPM) . . . . . $979.99
16.0TB (4TB x four (4) 7200RPM) . . . . . $1,379.99
20.0TB (5TB x four (4) 7200RPM) . . . . . $1,749.99
480GB (120GB x four (4) OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro SSD) . . . . . $979.99
1.0TB (240GB x four (4) OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro SSD) . . . . . $1,379.99
2.0TB (480GB x four (4) OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro SSD) . . . . . $1999.99
4.0TB (960GB x four (4) OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro SSD) . . . . . $3,279.99
For more information on the OWC ThunderBay IV, visit:
Your Source for Thunderbolt Interface Upgrades & Accessories
OWC also has available a full line of leading Thunderbolt interface solutions from external drives to drive enclosures, docks, adapters, cables, and more supporting the transition to this great new system.
About Other World Computing (OWC)
Other World Computing has been providing quality hardware products and support to the computer industry since 1988 and features one of the largest online catalogs of computer, iPod®, iPhone®, and iPad® enhancement products through its e-commerce portal www.macsales.com. As a member of the AppleDeveloper Program, OWC also provides extensive US-based technical support for Macintosh® users around the world as well as Internet access via www.fastermac.net and www.owc.net.
Widely recognized for the high quality of its products and exemplary customer service, OWC’s industry awards and recognition include: Crain’s Chicago Business 2009 and 2011-2012 “Fast Fifty” List of the Fastest Growing Companies in the Chicago Area; Crain’s Chicago Business 2008-2013 “Largest Privately Held Businesses in the Chicago Area”. Inc. 5,000 “Fastest Growing Privately Owned Companies in America” list honoree 2007-2013, and Inc. “Hire Power Awards” honoree 2012-13; Reseller Ratings Elite Member 2009-2013; Better Business Bureau Top Rating of A+ 2010-2013; About.com 2012 & 2013 Readers’ Choice Award for best Mac Peripheral Reseller; 2013 Green Tech Company of the Year by Business Intelligence Group; CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Award Honoree.