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OWC unveils 40TB ThunderBay, Mercury, Rack Pro solutions
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Jun 22, 2016, 02:20 PM
 
Long-time Apple-centric retailer Other World Computing has announced that it has increased the storage capacity on the latest generation of the company's ThunderBay 4 RAID 5, Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 Enterprise Edition, Rack Pro mini-SAS Enterprise Edition and Rack Pro Quad-Interface Enterprise Edition, all of which are four-bay external storage devices. All four now offer a general 25 percent increase over the previous models, and up to 40TB of capacity.

The ThunderBay 4 RAID 5 edition is actually user-configurable for RAID 0, 1, 4, 5, and 1+0, and offers up to 580MB/sec read and 569MB/sec write performance under RAID 5, reaching up to 878MB/s read and 924MB/s write in RAID 0. Due to a partnership with SoftRAID, the company promises "exponentially" faster rebuild times and superior drive monitoring and email notifications in RAID 5 mode. The unit offers dual Thunderbolt 2 (20Gb/s) ports, and DisplayPort 1.2 support for monitor hookup. The unit sells for $4,000 in the 40TB configuration.



The Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 now offers up to 40TB of storage capacity using traditional 3.5-inch hard drives with five different RAID options and USB 3.0 and 2.0, FireWire 800, and eSATA connectors. The unit offers up to 300MB/sec transfer speeds, and sells for $3,800 in the 40TB configuration. The Rack mini-SAS Enterprise Edition likewise now offers up to 40TB of storage capacity, but supports up to 24Gb/sec transfers. It sells for $3,680. Finally, the Rack Pro Quad-Interface Enterprise Edition variant that supports USB 3.0 and 2.0, FireWire 800, and eSATA (and eSATA port-multiplying) supports up to 300MB/sec transfers for AV professionals, and also sells for $3,680.


     
   
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