OWC Announces New Viper Pro Thunderbolt SSD - Extreme Performance External Drive with Thunderbolt 2 Interface and Up To 8 TB Capacity, Available For First Look at CES 2015

Jan 6, 2015 | Woodstock, IL


Other World Computing (OWC), a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, today at CES announced the Viper Pro Thunderbolt SSD external drive with Thunderbolt 2 technology. OWC Viper Pro Thunderbolt SSD features dual Thunderbolt 2 ports, offering extreme performance with phenomenal sustained speeds up to 1400MB/s, ideal for bandwidth-intensive workflows like professional content creation.

The Viper Pro Thunderbolt SSD will be offered in two models, the Viper Pro Thunderbolt SSD and Viper Pro Thunderbolt SSD RAID 4 Edition, with capacities up to 8TB. The RAID 4 Edition is powered by the SoftRAID engine preconfigured in RAID 4 for an optimized combination of speed and redundancy. RAID 4 provides the data integrity benefits of RAID 5 without sacrificing the incredible performance of SSD technology.

Now More Users Can Experience the Full Potential of Thunderbolt 2 Technology
The Viper Pro Thunderbolt SSD is designed with 4K workflows in mind. Industry professionals working in video capture and editing, media transcoding, audio processing, and large scale data processing will find their current productivity levels catapulted to new heights. Challenging conventional perceptions of desktop storage, the Viper Pro Thunderbolt SSD is custom-engineered with the power and reliability of Thunderbolt 2 technology. To further enhance your workflow, simply daisy-chain multiple Thunderbolt devices including displays, audio interfaces, and additional Viper Pro Thunderbolt SSDs.

Pricing and Availability
More information about the release of the OWC Viper Pro Thunderbolt SSD will be announced in 2015.


  • 4TB and 8TB capacities
  • Speeds up to 1400MB/s
  • Dual Thunderbolt 2 Interface
  • RAID 4 Edition includes revolutionary SoftRAID, optimized with RAID 4 specifically for SSDs
  • Daisy-chain support for additional Thunderbolt technology enabled devices
  • Variable-speed fan and aluminum flow-through design for quiet cooling
  • 3-year limited warranty

"At OWC we are constantly looking for ways to push the boundaries of innovation to deliver the ultimate in storage solutions for creative professionals. We are thrilled to reveal our latest addition to the OWC family of SSD products, the Viper Pro Thunderbolt SSD," said Larry O'Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. "You will be amazed by what you can achieve with the performance of the high-powered Viper Pro Thunderbolt SSD with sustained speeds up to 1400MB/s. We look forward to seeing you at CES 2015!"

Pricing and Availability
Featuring a beautiful, aluminum enclosure, OWC Envoy Pro mini is now available for order in the following configurations and will begin shipping in January directly from OWC and select retailers.

The OWC Trust Advantage - Over 20 Years of Storage Design and Innovation
– OWC tested for compatibility, speed, flexibility, and reliability
– Comprehensive step-by-step installation and support videos
– 24/7 award-winning, U.S.-based support

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 Readers' Choice Award winner for best Mac Peripheral Reseller
Business Intelligence Group 2013 Green Tech Company of the Year
American Business Awards "Stevie" Gold (2012) and Silver (2014)
2015 CES Innovations Honoree for OWC ThunderBay 4 External Storage Solution
Storage Visions 2015 Visionary Product Award for OWC Envoy Pro mini Portable SSD


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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