OWC Demos ThunderBay IV High-Performance 4-Bay Thunderbolt Interface Solution at NAB 2014

OWC ThunderBay IV offers RAID-ready, four-bay flexibility with up to 16TB capacity and sustained data rates of up to nearly 900MB/s for any Thunderbolt equipped Mac or PC - including the new 2013 Mac Pro

Apr 4, 2014 | Las Vegas, NV


Other World Computing (OWC®), a leading zero emissions Mac upgrade and storage technology company will feature the OWC ThunderBay IV along with its growing family of Thunderbolt interface storage products at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas this week. The OWC Thunder Bay IV will be shown in Other World Computing's NAB booth #SL14016, in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

High-Performance Four-Bay Design
The ThunderBay IV, available in capacities up to 16TB 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 895MB/s read, 859MB/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 RAID 0, 1, and 5 configurations. Even combinations of RAID, individual drive(s) or multiple RAID sets are possible with OWC ThunderBay IV.

"We're excited to showcase the speed, capacity and flexibility of the ThunderBay IV at NAB this year," said Larry O'Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. "It's an ideal solution for post-production professionals who need high-capacity storage, blazing fast Thunderbolt performance and assurance that every frame is stored and available on a moment's notice."

Daisy Chain Capable
ThunderBay's dual Thunderbolt ports allow daisy chaining of up to five additional ThunderBay devices plus one high-resolution display, for a total up to 96TB of storage 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 895MB/s read, 859MB/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) $1,399.99

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) $2,079.99
4.0TB (960GB x four (4) OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro SSD) $3,699.99

For more information on the OWC ThunderBay IV, visit:

Your Stop for Thunderbolt Interface Upgrades
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 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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