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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OWC Expands Thunderbolt Interface Storage Line with ThunderBay IV 4-Bay High-Performance Solution

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

February 13, 2014, Woodstock, IL – Other World Computing (OWC®) http://www.macsales.com, a leading zero emissions Mac upgrade and storage technology company expanded its line of Thunderbolt interface storage products with the addition of the OWC ThunderBay IV four-bay external high-performance drive.

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 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 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 about the speed, capacity and flexibility that the ThunderBay IV can offer," said Larry O'Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. "It's the perfect mix of high-capacity storage with blazing fast Thunderbolt technology performance."

Daisy Chain Capable
ThunderBay's dual Thunderbolt ports allow daisy chaining of up to five additional devices plus one high-resolution display. Currently, up to 96TB of storage plus a display can be added 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) $1,399.99

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:
http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/Thunderbolt/External-Drive/OWC/ThunderBay-IV

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.
http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/Thunderbolt/

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 Apple Developer 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.

Company Contact:
Bill Herring
512-412-4009
bherring@macsales.com
Agency Contact:
Andy Marken
408-986-0100
andy@markencom.com
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