OWC Launches ThunderBay Flex 8 Storage Solution

OWC Launches ThunderBay Flex 8 Storage Solution

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OWC has launched a new ThunderBay Flex 8 storage and expansion solution for Mac.

The OWC ThunderBay Flex 8 simplifies complex storage and expansion needs for serious professionals into a single easy to configure, adaptable solution. Your Mac will never be unprepared for a client job again.

“The OWC team designed and engineered the ThunderBay Flex 8 with great feedback and insight from all of the guys and gals out in the field working on high-level endeavors and creations married to an expert understanding what the future held in terms of new standards and opportunities to meet these user’s needs beyond imagined expectations,” said Larry O’Connor, OWC Founder and CEO. “We continuously strive to provide the very best for all of our users, so that they can do their best and not have to worry or even think twice about their connections and storage while they are working. With OWC, user’s works are safe, and we are excited to offer this new industry standard in the ThunderBay Flex 8, to be an even bigger and better part of the creative process. We are also absolutely thrilled to have received the Video Edge Special Edition Best of Show Award in the store, charge and connect category. Being validated by our customers and with industry recognition means the world to all of us at OWC."

OWC Launches ThunderBay Flex 8 Storage Solution

Flexible Storage
● Eight drive bays: maximize 3.5” SATA/SAS1 bays for up to 128TB of capacity
● Future ready: top four bays can alternately use U.2 SSDs and you can create a hybrid config with real world speeds up to 2750 MB/s
● Powerfully easy RAID: Easily design your RAID config to your exact specs with SOFTRAID

OWC Launches ThunderBay Flex 8 Storage Solution

Docking Flexibility
● Connect more: (1) USB-C and (2) USB-A 10Gb/s ports for peripherals and mobile devices
● See more: DisplayPort 1.4 for connecting up to an 8K display4
● Fast media ingest: front-side SD 4.0 and CFexpress card readers with up to 985MB/s speed
● Do more: second Thunderbolt 3 port3 for daisy chaining devices or additional display(s)

Flexpandable for Unique Needs
Pick your card: (1) PCIe slot for audio/video capture, networking, SSD storage, hardware RAID card, or I/O card

Perfect for:
● In house post pros who need their Mac to do be able to do it all
● DIT’s in the field with serious storage and performance needs
● The work from home high performance editor with demanding clients and serious deadlines
● High end VFX artists with 4K EXR, DPX delivery needs
● Serious colorists and finishing professionals who need a fast Mac, connectivity AND storage

Pricing & Availability
The ThunderBay Flex 8 integrated storage, docking and PCIe expansion solution is now available at MacSales.com and other online retailers, from 0GB enclosure (add your own drives) or from 16TB to 128TB solutions. Pricing is from $1,199.00.

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OWC Launches ThunderBay Flex 8 Storage Solution

AW13 - July 8, 2020 at 5:06pm
I'm sure the name was purely coincidental and this isn't a nod to Paul Shaffer who happens to be from Thunder Bay, Ontario.
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