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I need more storage... said everyone

OWC 40TB storage solutions By Ko Maruyama
It's not uncommon these days to hear about a shortage of space when saving the a selected drive or server.  With files getting bigger, and more resources so readily available, storage becomes more and more important.

OWC Digital® announced that four of their proven external storage solutions are now available with up to 40TB of capacity. By adding configurations using 10TB enterprise-class drives to their lineup of 4-bay devices, these products give 25% more storage than previous models.

Sustaining their mission to constantly innovate, OWC reaches new heights in capacity for the following storage solutions:

    *    ThunderBay 4 RAID 5
    *    Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 Enterprise Edition
    *    OWC Rack Pro mini-SAS Enterprise Edition
    *    OWC Rack Pro Quad-Interface Enterprise Edition


These newly enhanced products will provide enterprises and users with more storage than ever before to expand overall performance and productivity for all creative professionals.

THUNDERBAY 4 RAID 5

With the speed, freedom and capacity to do more, the OWC ThunderBay 4 RAID 5 featuring Thunderbolt 2 technology provides users the optimal balance of storage, performance, and data-redundancy to fit virtually any workflow demand. Utilizing Thunderbolt 2 ports and customizable RAID configurations, the device reaches transfer rates up to 1,342 MB/s in RAID 0 and 723 MB/s in RAID 5. Now with a 40TB capacity option ' one of the largest for a 4-bay RAID 5 ' combined with its ultra-quiet cooling technology and comprehensive disk health monitoring, the ThunderBay 4 is an extremely reliable and high-performing tool for any creative professional's workstation.







MERCURY ELITE PRO QX2 ENTERPRISE EDITION

The OWC Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 features a blazing fast USB 3.1 Gen 1, eSATA and FireWire 800 interface, multiple drive capacities and customizable drive modes to offer professionals combinations of speed, capacity, and redundancy for applications including backup, audio/video, photography, data management, and data-intensive processes. With 40TB of storage now available, the Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 is ideal for those creative professionals requiring high-level data storage performance and reliability.



OWC RACK PRO QUAD-INTERFACE & OWC RACK PRO MINI-SAS ENTERPRISE EDITIONS

OWC's 1U Rack-mounts deliver serious storage for server, audio and video production environments, and OWC just added even more capacity to the Rack Pro line. The OWC Rack Pro Quad-Interface offers flexibility with its USB 3.1 Gen 1, FireWire and eSATA connectivity, supplying both speed and data protection aimed for the longest possible reliability and optimized performance to meet demanding video and audio production tasks. The OWC Rack Pro mini-SAS offers incredible speed up to 24 GB/s, which is more than three times faster than the Quad-interface version. Its affordability, reliability and ease of use in a single 1U rack space is compatible with both Mac and PC. Now with 40TB options, the possibilities for creative pros and even SMBs and SOHOs are endless with these high-performance yet simple and cost-effective mass storage solutions.

These 4-bay external storage devices are now available at MacSales.com and authorized OWC resellers as of June 20, 2016.



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Ko Maruyama is a freelance animator in Los Angeles.  In addition to working on film and broadcast animations, Ko teaches at Pasadena's Art Center College of Design - focusing on motion design.  When working, writing or testing software allows, you can find him lending a hand in the After Effects board and lurking among the Cinema4D, Visual Effects and Photoshop posts within the DMNForums.
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