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Harness the Power of ThunderBay 4 – Quiet Desktop Drive with Dual Thunderbolt 2 Ports Delivering High-Performance and Powerful Storage – Now up to 24TB!

Sep 2, 2014 | Woodstock, IL

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OWC announced today that the ThunderBay 4 and ThunderBay 4 RAID 5 Edition are now available with up to 24TB of capacity. The larger capacity option, combined with its ultra-quiet cooling technology, makes the ThunderBay 4 perfect for today's workstations where having a quiet desktop drive with ample storage is paramount to a productive workflow.

The Speed, Freedom, and Capacity to do More
Equipped with dual Thunderbolt 2 ports, the ThunderBay 4 delivers blazing-fast speeds with sustained data rates up to 1,342 MB/s RAID 0 and up to 675 MB/s RAID 5. With capacities ranging from 4TB to 24TB, customers can get the optimal balance of storage, performance, and data-redundancy to fit their specific workflow requirements.

For those wanting more freedom and flexibility, OWC offers the perfect "bring your own drives" solution with the ThunderBay 4 Enclosure Kit, and the ThunderBay 4 RAID 5 Edition Enclosure Kit. Add up to four hard drives, SSDs, or a mixture of both hard drives and SSDs for customizable performance to meet specific storage and backup needs. Set up a RAID 0, 1, 4, 5, or 1+0 array using SoftRAID and enjoy advanced features, such as drive monitoring, e-mail notification, and rapid rebuild capabilities.

"I'm very impressed by ThunderBay 4's overall design and performance. I like that OWC chose to leave the RAID options strictly in the user's hands. This allows the ThunderBay 4 enclosure to be used in many different scenarios: as a backup, as extra storage, or with various RAID configurations to increase performance." – Tom Nelson, About.com

Extremely Quiet, Cool, Durable, & Reliable
The ThunderBay 4's ultra-quiet cooling technology coupled with rugged, vibration-absorbing, non-skid feet minimizes sonic resonance and vibration to enable quiet performance. Combining this with the ThunderBay 4's durable, aluminum, open "flow-thru" vented enclosure design keeps the four internal drives cool and protects the enclosure's internal components.

"As computers have become quieter and the need to reduce workspace noise becomes a focus, we know that our solutions need to be quieter too," said Larry O'Connor, Founder and CEO, OWC. "That's why all our high-performance ThunderBay 4 solutions come equipped with exceptional noise-reduction technology which resulted in reducing noise levels by approximately 33%. Fostering a productive workflow has never been easier with our ThunderBay 4, especially with the larger 24TB capacity option."

Key Features Include:

  • Availability in large capacities up to 24TB
  • Speeds up to 1,342 MB/s RAID 0 and up to 675 MB/s RAID 5
  • SoftRAID 5 – the first ever software RAID 5 for the Mac (available with ThunderBay 4 RAID 5 Edition)
  • 4 drive bays and dual Thunderbolt 2 ports
  • Improved fan technology for an ultra-quiet work environment that is approximately 33% quieter
  • Flexibility to combine multiple ThunderBays into a single massive RAID array
  • High-Quality, Certified, Double-Shielded 1-Meter Thunderbolt cable
  • Utility software bundle for Mac
  • OWC 3-Year Limited Warranty with 48-Hour Turnaround Time

Pricing and Availability:
OWC's ThunderBay 4 and ThunderBay 4 RAID 5 Edition are available for immediate ordering in the following configurations:

ThunderBay 4ThunderBay 4 RAID 5 Edition
Bring-Your-Own-Drives (BYOD)$479.00Bring-Your-Own-Drives (BYOD)$649.00
4TB (1TB x four (4) 7200 RPM)$719.994TB (1TB x four (4) 7200 RPM)$869.99
8TB (2TB x four (4) 7200 RPM)$859.998TB (2TB x four (4) 7200 RPM)$999.97
12TB (3TB x four (4) 7200 RPM)$979.9912TB (3TB x four (4) 7200 RPM)$1,129.99
16TB (4TB x four (4) 7200 RPM)$1,299.0016TB (4TB x four (4) 7200 RPM)$1,449.00
20TB (5TB x four (4) 7200 RPM)$1,599.0020TB (5TB x four (4) 7200 RPM)$1,767.00
24TB (6TB x four (4) 7200 RPM)$2,179.0024TB (6TB x four (4) 7200 RPM)$2,349.99



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The OWC Advantage – Over 20 Years of Storage Design and Innovation
– All solutions pre-tested to 100% capacity with a multi-hour full load burn-in (excludes BYOD)
– OWC tested for guaranteed compatibility, speed, flexibility, and reliability
– Comprehensive step-by-step installation and support videos
– 24/7 award-winning, US-based support for both ThunderBay 4 and SoftRAID is included with purchase

OWC's Industry Awards Include:
Inc. 5,000 "Fastest Growing Privately Owned Companies in America" list honoree 2007–2013
Reseller Ratings Elite Member 2009-2014
Better Business Bureau Top Rating of A+ 2010–2014
About.com Readers' Choice Award winner for best Mac Peripheral Reseller
Business Intelligence Group 2013 Green Tech Company of the Year

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About OWC

Other World Computing (OWC), founded in 1988, is dedicated to helping Mac and PC enthusiasts do more and reach higher. We believe in sustainability – OWC solutions are genuinely built to last, go the distance, and enable users to maximize the technology investment they have already made. OWC's operation provides leadership in business sustainability, with its headquarters among the first in the world awarded LEED Platinum certification. OWC features an award-winning technical support team and an unparalleled library of step-by-step DIY and informational videos. From the home desktop to the enterprise rack, the corporate backup to secure medical data, the recording studio to the motion picture set, and beyond, there should be no compromise. That is why OWC is here.

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