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OWC ThunderBay 8: Installing Hard Drives and SSDs, Plus Info and Specifications

See also OWC ThunderBay FLEX 8.

MPG hopes to have the OWC ThunderBay 8 for testing withing the next month or so.

Get the OWC Thunderbay 8 at MacSales.com.

Flexibility of an 8-bay enclosure offers

  • Eight individual drives for eight separate volumes (up to 16TB each!)
  • RAID-0 or fault-tolerant RAID-4 or RAID-5 or RAID-10 using all or some of the drives.
  • 4-drive RAID-0 striped with the other 4 drives as single volumes for clones and backups.
  • Four 2-drive RAID-0 stripes, or four 2-drive RAID-0 mirror volumes.
  • Dual 4-drive fault-tolerant RAID-5 volumes (4 drives each).
  • ...etcetera..

All with a single power cord and single Thunderbolt 3 cable! More info below.

OWC UNVEILS NEW ADDITIONS TO THUNDERBAY PRO-GRADE STORAGE LINEUP AT CES 2020: THUNDERBAY 8 AND FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND THUNDERBAY FLEX 8

CES 2020, LAS VEGAS — January 5, 2020 — OWC®; a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company and one of the world’s most respected manufacturers of hard drives, SSDs, Mac & PC docking solutions and performance upgrade kits, today announced two new massively powerful additions to its industry-leading ThunderBay product family – the ThunderBay 8 and the all-new ThunderBay FLEX 8.

ThunderBay 8

The ThunderBay 8 is a professional-grade 8-Bay Thunderbolt 3 storage solution for pros who refuse to compromise. Think of it like a high-performance personal data center offering a multitude of configuration possibilities and almost limitless storage capacity for filmmakers, video production gurus, photographers, graphic designers and small business workgroups. With 8 hot swappable drive bays, OWC ThunderBay 8 offers massive professional-grade storage capacity in a Thunderbolt 3 desktop-sized design. Mix 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch HDDs and/or SSDs in any combination up to 112TB of capacity and use them independently or match drives and combine them in a speed and/or redundant RAID with the included SoftRAID setup and management software.

Monstrous Capacity, Monstrous Bandwidth

Need even more capacity? Daisy-chain up to 6 of these storage behemoths together for up to a staggering 672TB to create your own custom, one-of-a-kind data center. With real-world tested speed up to 2586MB/s via Thunderbolt 3 and the ability to SoftRAID together 8 SSDs or HDDs, ThunderBay 8’s rugged, field-tested aluminum design has the under-the-hood horsepower needed to conquer high bandwidth requirements. You can even connect multiple ThunderBay 8 solutions to multiple Thunderbolt 3 ports on your Mac or PC to achieve exponential speed increases.

Highlights

  • Pro-grade transfer speeds – up to 2586MB/s of real-world tested speed via with Thunderbolt 3 port (Thunderbolt 2/Thunderbolt backward compatible)
  • Massive capacity – store up to 112TB of critical footage, images, and files
  • Create a data center – daisy chain 6 units together for up to 672TB of storage capacity
  • 8 hot-swappable universal drive bays – mix or match 2.5-inch (no adaptor needed) and 3.5-inch HDDs and SSDs SoftRAID – robust software for creating, monitoring, and managing advanced RAID sets
  • See your work: DisplayPort 1.2 for connecting up to 4K monitor Daisy-chain expansion: Second Thunderbolt 3 port for adding up to 5 additional Thunderbolt devices
  • Deployment ready – pre-configured solutions undergo rigorous multi-hour drive burn-in
  • Hardware Plug-and-Play – no drivers needed; includes Thunderbolt 3 cable
  • OWC ClingOn-ready: cable stabilizer prevents work session interruption and possible data loss
  • Worry-free – up to 5-Year OWC Limited Warranty with 1-Year Level 1 data recovery
OWC ThunderBay 8: eight bay Thunderbolt 3 storage for hard drives or SSDs

Pricing & Availability

The OWC ThunderBay 8 will be available in Q1 in capacities from 0GB (add your own drives), or from 16TB to 112TB with pricing starting at $1,228.99.

See also OWC Thunderbay FLEX 8.

About OWC Other World Computing (OWC), founded in 1988, is dedicated to helping Mac and PC enthusiasts do more and reach higher. OWC creates and delivers the best storage, connectivity, software and expansion solutions for performance, reliability and longevity to enhance, accelerate and extend the capabilities of technology. We believe in sustainability and OWC solutions are truly built to last, go the distance, and enable users to maximize the technology investment they have already made. True sustainability is good business – maximizing existing hardware vs. starting over or needing to replace saves time, money and benefits the environment and resources we all share. OWC’s operation provides leadership in business sustainability, with our headquarters among the first in the world awarded LEED Platinum Certification and running as a net provider of renewable wind and solar energy to the local power grid. OWC features an award-winning technical support team as well as an unparalleled library of step-by-step DIY and informational videos. From the home desktop to the enterprise rack, to the audio recording studio to the motion picture set and beyond, there should be no compromise, and that is why OWC is here.

OWC UNVEILS NEW ADDITIONS TO THUNDERBAY PRO-GRADE STORAGE LINEUP AT CES 2020: THUNDERBAY 8 AND FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND THUNDERBAY FLEX 8

CES 2020, LAS VEGAS — January 5, 2020 — OWC®; a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company and one of the world’s most respected manufacturers of hard drives, SSDs, Mac & PC docking solutions and performance upgrade kits, today announced two new massively powerful additions to its industry-leading ThunderBay product family – the ThunderBay 8 and the all-new ThunderBay FLEX 8.

ThunderBay 8

The ThunderBay 8 is a professional-grade 8-Bay Thunderbolt 3 storage solution for pros who refuse to compromise. Think of it like a high-performance personal data center offering a multitude of configuration possibilities and almost limitless storage capacity for filmmakers, video production gurus, photographers, graphic designers and small business workgroups. With 8 hot swappable drive bays, OWC ThunderBay 8 offers massive professional-grade storage capacity in a Thunderbolt 3 desktop-sized design. Mix 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch HDDs and/or SSDs in any combination up to 112TB of capacity and use them independently or match drives and combine them in a speed and/or redundant RAID with the included SoftRAID setup and management software.

Monstrous Capacity, Monstrous Bandwidth

Need even more capacity? Daisy-chain up to 6 of these storage behemoths together for up to a staggering 672TB to create your own custom, one-of-a-kind data center. With real-world tested speed up to 2586MB/s via Thunderbolt 3 and the ability to SoftRAID together 8 SSDs or HDDs, ThunderBay 8’s rugged, field-tested aluminum design has the under-the-hood horsepower needed to conquer high bandwidth requirements. You can even connect multiple ThunderBay 8 solutions to multiple Thunderbolt 3 ports on your Mac or PC to achieve exponential speed increases.

Highlights

  • Pro-grade transfer speeds – up to 2586MB/s of real-world tested speed via with Thunderbolt 3 port (Thunderbolt 2/Thunderbolt backward compatible)
  • Massive capacity – store up to 112TB of critical footage, images, and files
  • Create a data center – daisy chain 6 units together for up to 672TB of storage capacity
  • 8 hot-swappable universal drive bays – mix or match 2.5-inch (no adaptor needed) and 3.5-inch HDDs and SSDs SoftRAID – robust software for creating, monitoring, and managing advanced RAID sets
  • See your work: DisplayPort 1.2 for connecting up to 4K monitor Daisy-chain expansion: Second Thunderbolt 3 port for adding up to 5 additional Thunderbolt devices
  • Deployment ready – pre-configured solutions undergo rigorous multi-hour drive burn-in
  • Hardware Plug-and-Play – no drivers needed; includes Thunderbolt 3 cable
  • OWC ClingOn-ready: cable stabilizer prevents work session interruption and possible data loss
  • Worry-free – up to 5-Year OWC Limited Warranty with 1-Year Level 1 data recovery

Pricing & Availability

The OWC ThunderBay 8 will be available in Q1 in capacities from 0GB (add your own drives), or from 16TB to 112TB with pricing starting at $1,228.99.

See also OWC Thunderbay FLEX 8.

About OWC Other World Computing (OWC), founded in 1988, is dedicated to helping Mac and PC enthusiasts do more and reach higher. OWC creates and delivers the best storage, connectivity, software and expansion solutions for performance, reliability and longevity to enhance, accelerate and extend the capabilities of technology. We believe in sustainability and OWC solutions are truly built to last, go the distance, and enable users to maximize the technology investment they have already made. True sustainability is good business – maximizing existing hardware vs. starting over or needing to replace saves time, money and benefits the environment and resources we all share. OWC’s operation provides leadership in business sustainability, with our headquarters among the first in the world awarded LEED Platinum Certification and running as a net provider of renewable wind and solar energy to the local power grid. OWC features an award-winning technical support team as well as an unparalleled library of step-by-step DIY and informational videos. From the home desktop to the enterprise rack, to the audio recording studio to the motion picture set and beyond, there should be no compromise, and that is why OWC is here.

OWC ThunderBay 8 specifications
OWC Envoy Pro EX SSD
Blazingly fast Thunderbolt 3 SSD!

Up to 4TB capacity, USB-C compatible.

USB-C model also available


Great for travel or for desktop!
OWC Accelsior 4M2 PCIe SSD
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Ideal for Lightroom, Photoshop, video.
Capacity up to 16TB!
OWC Thunderblade Thunderbolt 3 SSD

Blazing fast, up to 16TB.

YEE HAH!



√ No more slow and noisy hard drives!
OWC Envoy Express

World’s first Thunderbolt 3 M.2 NVME SSD enclosure.

Super fast, bus-powered, 3.3 oz, DIY easy, rugged and compact!


See also OWC Express 4M2
√ No more slow and noisy hard drives!

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