OWC Releases ThunderBay 6 RAID Powerhouse

Tech maven’s newest solution is a storage maximizer for multimedia workloads.

Aug 16, 2018 | Woodstock, IL


OWC®, a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, announces the availability of their ThunderBay 6 desktop storage solution, the newest addition to their ThunderBay line of external storage systems. Built for speed and security, and providing Thunderbolt™ 3 technology and massive storage, the ThunderBay 6 is designed for production companies, editors and photographers utilizing substantial amounts of storage for their projects.

Featuring six bays in its array for 2.5” and 3.5”drives, the ThunderBay 6 can be populated with drives from 24TB up to 72TB. Flexible storage space can be added with an optional M.2 NVMe SSD in addition to the six bays. It has a 3mm thick enclosure with jam-free lockable front door, as well as a low RPM fan to manage cooling and specialized non-skid drive feet to reduce vibration and noise. Add even more storage by linking up to six ThunderBay units together for massive storage options.

ThunderBay 6 manages and protects data with OWC’s advanced SoftRAID engine. With multiple RAID options (0, 1, 4, 5, 1+0 (10)), users can set it up for speed, data security or the best of both worlds. Packed with features from active predictive disk failure monitoring to multiple array volume spanning, SoftRAID brings technology typically found only in data centers to any workstation or editing bay. ThunderBay 6 combines hardware and software into a RAID powerhouse.

Key features:

  • Six-bay array for 2.5” and 3.5” drives – HDD, SSD or hybrid storage
  • Supports RAID 0, 1, 4, 5 and 1+0 (10) via OWC’s advanced SoftRAID engine
  • Optional ultra-fast M.2 NVMe SSD for additional storage or scratch disk
  • Daisy chain up to six units
  • Rugged, field-tested enclosure
  • Thunderbolt Certified for Mac and Windows
  • Up to 5 year OWC limited warranty

Whether working with massive amounts of smaller files or editing and streaming the latest 8K or VR footage, the ThunderBay 6 enables users to complete projects faster. And with dual Thunderbolt 3 ports and a DisplayPort, integrating it into workstations has never been easier.

The OWC ThunderBay 6 is available now at and other online and storefront retailers.

About OWC Since 1988, OWC has been about possibilities. We’re dedicated to helping tech enthusiasts and industry professionals do more and reach higher. Our trusted storage, connectivity, software and expansion solutions enable creative professionals, producers, educators and government entities to get the most out of their technology investments, protect valuable digital assets and expand their hardware’s capabilities to keep up with the demands and evolution of their work. OWC features an award-winning technical support team that is on hand 24/7 as well as an unparalleled library of step-by-step installation and support videos. In everything we do at OWC, we believe in making a better world where technology inspires imagination and everything is possible.

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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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