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    OWC ThunderBay Flex 8

    OWC ThunderBay Flex 8

    FLEXible 8-bay storage + 8-port connectivity + PCIe expansion

    • Dual Thunderbolt 3 Ports + DisplayPort 1.4
    • Up to 2750MB/s
    • Up to 8 x 2.5" or 3.5" Drives
    • Compatible with OWC U2 Shuttle
    • Includes SoftRAID XT
    • RAID 0/1/4/5/1+0 (10) or JBOD
    • 8-Port Dock
    • PCIe Expansion Slot
    32TB to 144TB + SSD Options From $2,529.00 Enclosure From $1,279.00
    New Item OWC Flex 1U4

    OWC Flex 1U4

    FLEXible 4-Bay Thunderbolt Storage, Docking & PCIe Expansion Rackmount Solution

    • Dual Thunderbolt 3 Ports
    • Up to 2750MB/s
    • Up to 4 x 2.5" or 3.5" Drives
    • Compatible with OWC U2 Shuttle
    • PCIe x16 (x4 Speed) Slot
    • Includes SoftRAID XT
    • RAID 0/1/4/5/1+0 (10) or JBOD
    • 5 x USB 3.2 (10Gb/s) Ports
    • 85W Power Delivery
    • DispayPort 1.4
    4TB to 86TB + SSD Options From $1,749.00 Enclosure Only $1,179.00
    OWC ThunderBay 8

    OWC ThunderBay 8

    8-bay personal data center for your ever-expanding storage needs

    • Dual Thunderbolt 3 Ports + DisplayPort 1.2
    • Up to 2586MB/s
    • Up to 8 x 2.5" or 3.5" Drives
    • Includes SoftRAID XT
    • RAID 0/1/4/5/1+0 (10) or JBOD
    16TB to 144TB From $1,479.00 Enclosure From $779.00
    OWC ThunderBay 4

    OWC ThunderBay 4

    Incredibly flexible 4-bay external drive with Thunderbolt 3

    • Dual Thunderbolt 3 Ports + DisplayPort 1.2
    • Up to 1527MB/s
    • Up to 4 x 2.5" or 3.5" Drives
    • Includes SoftRAID XT
    • RAID 0/1/4/5/1+0 (10) or JBOD
    4TB to 72TB From $879.00 Enclosure From $549.00
    OWC ThunderBay 4

    OWC ThunderBay 4

    Incredibly flexible 4-bay external drive with Thunderbolt 2

    • Dual Thunderbolt 2 Ports + DisplayPort 1.2
    • Up to 988MB/s
    • Up to 4 x 2.5" or 3.5" Drives
    • Includes SoftRAID XT
    • RAID 0/1/4/5/1+0 (10) or JBOD
    4TB to 72TB From $779.00 Enclosure From $549.00
    OWC ThunderBay 4 mini

    OWC ThunderBay 4 mini

    Transform 2.5" drives into a compact, pro-grade, Thunderbolt 3 storage solution

    • Dual Thunderbolt 3 Ports
    • Up to 1556MB/s
    • Up to 4 x 2.5" Drives
    • Includes SoftRAID XT
    • RAID 0/1/4/5/1+0 (10) or JBOD
    2TB to 16TB + SSD Options From $679.00 Enclosure From $249.00
    OWC ThunderBay 4 mini

    OWC ThunderBay 4 mini

    Transform 2.5" drives into a compact, pro-grade, Thunderbolt 2 storage solution

    • Dual Thunderbolt 2 Ports
    • Up to 1346MB/s
    • Up to 4 x 2.5" Drives
    • Includes SoftRAID XT
    • RAID 0/1/4/5/1+0 (10) or JBOD
    2TB to 16TB + SSD Options From $599.00 Enclosure From $178.88
    OWC ThunderBlade

    OWC ThunderBlade

    Award-winning, rugged, dependable & blazing fast SSD performance

    • Dual Thunderbolt 3 Ports
    • Up to 2800MB/s
    • Includes SoftRAID XT
    • RAID 0/1/4/5/1+0 (10) or JBOD
    1TB to 32TB SSD From $799.00
    OWC Express 4M2

    OWC Express 4M2

    Amazingly small digital workhorse with room for four NVMe M.2 SSDs

    • Dual Thunderbolt 3 Ports
    • Up to 2800MB/s
    • Up to 4 x NVMe M.2 SSDs
    • Includes SoftRAID XT
    • RAID 0/1/4/5/1+0 (10) or JBOD
    M.2 SSD Enclosure From $249.00
    New Item OWC Mercury Pro U.2 Dual

    OWC Mercury Pro U.2 Dual

    Blazingly fast + compact Thunderbolt NVMe U.2 SSD array

    • Dual Thunderbolt 3 Ports
    • Up to 2800MB/s
    • Up to 2 x 2.5" or 3.5" U.2 Drives
    • Compatible with OWC U2 Shuttle
    • Options with SoftRAID XT
    • RAID 0/1/4/5/1+0 (10) or JBOD
    2TB to 64TB SSD Options From $479.00 Enclosure From $229.00
    OWC Gemini

    OWC Gemini

    Thunderbolt 3 dock + dual-drive RAID storage solution

    • Dual Thunderbolt 3 Ports
    • Up to 773MB/s
    • Up to 2 x 2.5" or 3.5" Drives
    • RAID 0/1 or JBOD, Span
    • 2 x USB 3.2 (5Gb/s) Ports
    • DisplayPort 1.2
    • Gigabit Ethernet
    • SD Card Reader
    • Includes Thunderbolt 3 cable
    • For Mac and PC
    Configure up to 36TB storage From $449.00 Enclosure From $299.00
    OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual

    OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual

    High-performance dual-drive RAID with fast Thunderbolt 2 + USB 3 connectivity

    • Dual Thunderbolt 2 + USB 3.2 (5Gb/s) Ports
    • Up to 474MB/s
    • Up to 2 x 3.5" Drives
    • RAID 0/1 or JBOD, Span
    2TB to 36TB From $369.00 Enclosure From $198.88
    New Item OWC Mercury Pro LTO

    OWC Mercury Pro LTO

    Thunderbolt 3 LTO tape storage/archiving solution

    • Dual Thunderbolt 3 Ports
    • LTO Tape Drive
    • Supports 1 x 2.5" or 3.5" Drive
    • DisplayPort 1.4
    Available with SSD Staging Drive up to 16TB From $4,599.00 Enclosure From $4,399.00
    New Item OWC miniStack STX

    OWC miniStack STX

    Stackable storage + Thunderbolt hub expansion solution

    • 4 x Thunderbolt 4 Ports
    • Up to 770MB/s
    • Supports 1 x 2.5" or 3.5" Drive + 1 x NVMe M.2 SSD
    • Perfectly sized for Mac mini
    2TB to 26TB + SSD Options From $298.00 Enclosure Only $248.00
    New Item OWC Envoy Pro FX

    OWC Envoy Pro FX

    The fastest, most universally compatible drive ever

    • Universal Thunderbolt Connectivity
    • Up to 2800MB/s
    • Military Grade Drop Proof
    • Waterproof, Dustproof + Crushproof
    240GB to 4TB SSD From $199.00
    New Item OWC Envoy Pro SX

    OWC Envoy Pro SX

    The super-fast, xtremely rugged portable SSD

    • Thunderbolt 3 Port
    • Up to 2847MB/s
    • Military Grade Drop Proof
    • Waterproof, Dustproof + Crushproof
    240GB to 4TB SSD From $179.00
    OWC Envoy Express

    OWC Envoy Express

    World’s first Thunderbolt™ certified bus-powered ‘add your own drive’ enclosure

    • Integrated Thunderbolt 3 Cable
    • Up to 1553MB/s
    • Supports 1 x NVMe M.2 SSD
    • Compact and lightweight
    • Mounts to laptop
    4TB to 8TB SSD From $699.00 Enclosure Only $79.00
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    • Plug-and-play
    • Bus-powered
    • Portable, desktop, enterprise
    • Multi-drive, RAID
    • USB, Thunderbolt
    • HDD, SSD, and more
    Up to 144TB From $34.75

    Thunderbolt External Drives

    Thunderbolt external drives are the fastest external hard drives available for Macs and PCs. They're ideal for video editors and photographers that need to store massive amounts of footage and access it very quickly. These drives can deliver super-fast data transfer speeds up to 40Gbps and handle video files using the same cord. If you need hyper-fast transfer speeds, look no further than a Thunderbolt external SSD from OWC.

    Advantages of Thunderbolt drives

    • Thunderbolt 3 and Thunderbolt 4 drives feature data transfer speeds up to 40Gbps (gigabytes per second)
    • Thunderbolt 3 and 4 transfer speeds are 8x faster than USB 3.0
    • Edit and transfer large files in seconds
    • The quickest way to backup your Mac via Apple Time Machine
    • Supports the most video bandwidth via a single cable
    • Allows you to enjoy higher video bandwidth when using multiple 4K displays (Thunderbolt 4)
    • You can daisy chain multiple hard drives together
    • Desktop or portable options are available

    How to Pick the Best Thunderbolt External SSD

    Since solid state drives have no moving parts, they're often more reliable and durable than spinning hard disks. For some, picking the right external hard drive can be a challenge. But if you're a professional photographer, videographer, musician, or someone that requires a super-fast storage solution, the SSD Thunderbolt external hard drive is an excellent option.

    There are specific things to look for, such as the type of port your computer has. For example, you'll need to be sure that you can connect a Thunderbolt port external hard drive to your Mac or PC. Fortunately, since 2011, many Macs have included the Thunderbolt interface. And these days (since 2017), most Macs, such as the MacBook Pro, feature Thunderbolt 3 ports. And M2 Macs have Thunderbolt 4 ports built-in.

    Additionally, your personal and professional storage needs are important. If you're a professional video editor, photographer, or musician, the sky's the limit on your future media storage requirements. The good news is we carry various Thunderbolt external hard drive options that can help you tame your workflow (up to 144TB!). Whether you're looking for portable or desktop storage solutions, we have what you need.

    We have options that support several RAID modes to increase your computer's speed and rest easier if your computer crashes. Plus, many Thunderbolt external hard drive options are Apple Time Machine and Windows File History ready, so it's easier than ever to backup your data.

    Need a portable SSD drive with flexible compatibility? How about an SSD Thunderbolt external drive that can plug into both Thunderbolt and USB-equipped Macs and PCs? We have plug-and-play drives that do that and more!

    Thunderbolt Hard Drives Deliver the Faster Performance You Need

    Ready to upgrade? We have various high-capacity storage solutions, including Thunderbolt SSDs and others. You can connect these drives to many Macs, including Mac Studio, MacBook Pro, and M2 Macs. Do you want to add multiple Thunderbolt drives to your computer? We have you covered! Discover a range of Thunderbolt external storage enclosures that allow you to expand the capacity of your Mac at OWC.

    ThunderBay Flex 8

    FLEXible 8-Bay Storage + 8-Port Connectivity + PCIe Expansion  »

    OWC ThunderBay Flex 8
    • Performance & reliability at an exceptional value

    • Wide array of model configurations

    • OWC storage solutions consistently receive top ratings

    • Industry-leading warranty & support. Get help »

    • Performance & reliability at an exceptional value

    • Wide array of model configurations

    • OWC storage solutions consistently receive top ratings

    • Industry-leading warranty & support. Get help »