OWC Focuses on Thunderbolt for CES 2014 Storage Lineup

Other World Computing, a.k.a. OWC, brought its new Thunderbolt lineup to CES Unveiled, along with a brand new Mac Pro to show off how well its storage and expansion units fit with the new black motif.

The Thunderbay IV is a quad-bay SATA enclosure serving up to 16 TB of JBOD storage to a computer connected via Thunderbolt. It has two ports, so daisy-chaining devices is quite possible. Imagine six of these units daisy-chained – that’s almost 100 TB of storage connected via a single port!

OWC On-The-Go Pro and Thunderbay IV

OWC Thunderbay IV with front open

OWC Thunderbay IV rear

The On-The-Go Pro is a Thunderbolt external enclosure for a 2.5″ laptop hard drive up to 1 TB.

OWC On-The-Go Pro

The Mercury Elite Pro Dual is a dual-bay SATA enclosure that can serve up 8 TB of storage in RAID0, RAID1, JBOD, or as individual drives. It offers USB3 connectivity in addition to Thunderbolt.

OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual

OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual

OWC also showed the first and only available PCI-Express expansion system for Macs. It connects via Thunderbolt and provides two PCI-Express slots, with one extra slot available for double-height cards.

Pricing and availability for all of these products was not available at press time.


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