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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!

Woodstock, IL – September 2, 2014 – 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 4 ThunderBay 4 RAID 5 Edition
Bring-Your-Own-Drives (BYOD) $479.00 Bring-Your-Own-Drives (BYOD) $649.00
4TB (1TB x four (4) 7200 RPM) $719.99 4TB (1TB x four (4) 7200 RPM) $869.99
8TB (2TB x four (4) 7200 RPM) $859.99 8TB (2TB x four (4) 7200 RPM) $999.97
12TB (3TB x four (4) 7200 RPM) $979.99 12TB (3TB x four (4) 7200 RPM) $1,129.99
16TB (4TB x four (4) 7200 RPM) $1,299.00 16TB (4TB x four (4) 7200 RPM) $1,449.00
20TB (5TB x four (4) 7200 RPM) $1,599.00 20TB (5TB x four (4) 7200 RPM) $1,767.00
24TB (6TB x four (4) 7200 RPM) $2,179.00 24TB (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

About OWC
OWC is the manufacturer and upgrade provider of choice for Apple enthusiasts with OWC Memory upgrades for Apple computers dating as far back as the mid 90's. Over the last decade, OWC specifically built SSD upgrades for Apple computers winning multiple awards while also earning accolades for OWC External Drives and OWC Optical Drives. OWC also provides extensive US-based technical support for Mac users around the world. As a member of the Apple Developer Program, OWC also produces a catalog of upgrades and accessories having served the Apple community worldwide since 1988.

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 Company Contact:
Bill Herring
512-412-4009
bherring@macsales.com
Agency Contact:
Andy Marken
408-986-0100
andy@markencom.com
Other World Computing, OWC, and ThunderBay are registered trademarks of New Concepts Development Corporation, registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in Canada. The OWC logo and the Other World Computing logo are the trademarks of New Concepts Development Corporation. Thunderbolt and the Thunderbolt logo are the trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. Apple and Mac are the trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. SoftRAID and the SoftRAID logo are the trademarks of SoftRAID Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other marks may be the trademark or registered trademark property of their respective owners.