OWC Unleashes Killer Storage Solutions on Media, Creative and Tech Pros at the 2019 NAB Show in Las Vegas

The blazing fast new ThunderBlade Gen 2 SSD plus expandable shared storage solutions take center stage, alongside OWC RADiO live at NAB hosted by guest filmmaker and Sundance Film Festival founder Cirina Catania


WOODSTOCK, IL — April 4, 2019 — OWC®; a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company and quite possibly the world’s most respected creator of hard drives, SSDs, PC & Mac docking solutions and performance upgrade kits, today announced its itinerary for the 2019 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show, taking place April 6-11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Media, entertainment and creative professionals are encouraged to visit OWC in Central Hall booth #C3647 throughout the show.

 

On the heels of OWC’s three recent acquisitions and its March 19 growth and expansion announcement, the company is thrilled to showcase two brilliant new storage system upgrades that deliver blazing transfer speeds and unparalleled reliability for creative professionals with storage-intensive workflows. Both the newly upgraded ThunderBlade and Jupiter mini 5-bay will be on display at NAB, along with OWC’s latest lineup of innovative Mac and PC products and solutions. OWC will also showcase an array of industry-leading storage solutions from recently-acquired industry pioneer Akitio.

 

ThunderBlade Gen 2

The new ThunderBlade Gen 2 is the fastest external drive OWC has ever made, capable of completing a 1TB content transfer in under four-and-a-half minutes. It offers high-performance and fanless external Thunderbolt storage for media professionals who need fast, reliable storage for managing massive workflows. Designed to be rugged and dependable as well as blazing fast, ThunderBlade is equally at home on the road, on set, or in the edit suite. With two Thunderbolt 3 ports, ThunderBlade fits daisy-chain workflows perfectly, and it delivers the performance to match — capable of unbelievable transfer speeds of up to 2800MB/s. And with SoftRAID, two ThunderBlades can reach dizzying heights up to 3800MB/s.

 

The OWC ThunderBlade Gen 2 has been shortlisted in the Store categories in the IABM BaM Awards® 2019. Category winner results and awards will be presented on Tuesday April 9 at 6 p.m. in Ballroom B of the Westgate Hotel. The lightning fast ThunderBlade SSD is also an official nominee in the first-ever NAB Show Product of the Year Awards. Winners will be announced during an awards reception at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort on April 10 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

 

Jupiter mini 5-Bay

The Jupiter mini 5-Bay is the latest enterprise-class storage system from OWC. Designed for true multi-user performance in dynamic workflow environments, this system is perfect for the demands of creative professionals. The Jupiter mini is highly configurable and scalable, giving professionals the future-proof environment they need. Featuring a 10Gbps Ethernet base configuration for unparalleled speed, it is sure to save time in every workflow. The Jupiter mini 5-Bay is available in 20TB or 70TB configurations, and sports both a PCIe expansion slot and an M.2 slot for adding additional networking, SSD or HDD storage, or even performance caching.

 

Availability

  • ThunderBlade Gen 2 (MSRP: Starting at $799.00) - Available now on www.macsales.com in up to 8TB capacity.
  • Jupiter mini 5-bay – Will be available in Q2 of 2019, in 20TB or 70TB configurations.

 

OWC storage solutions are backed by unprecedented warranties and customer support, along with 30 years of proven experience delivering reliable premium solutions to industry prosumers and professionals who bring storytelling content to life.

 

Intel / Thunderbolt Passport Program at NAB 2019

Intel’s Thunderbolt Passport Program will engage attendees in participating booths throughout NAB 2019. Visit OWC’s booth #C3647 to see a Thunderbolt 3 demo. Then post pictures of #Thunderbolt3 devices on Twitter or Instagram, using #SpottedAtNAB and tag @getthunderbolt, and show the posted image to OWC booth staff to receive a co-branded reflector (while supplies last). Intel will award prizes daily during NAB.

 

OWC RADiO will also be broadcasting from the show floor from their studio in booth #C2952 with special guest host Cirina Catania. Catania is a well-known director and tech-orientated filmmaker, an industry veteran workflow specialist and a well-respected tech evangelist. She is perhaps best known for being one of the original founders and former Executive Director of the Sundance Film Festival.


About OWC

Other World Computing (OWC), founded by Larry O'Connor when he was 14 years old in 1988, is dedicated to helping tech enthusiasts and industry professionals do more and reach higher. Our trusted storage, connectivity, software and expansion solutions enable creative professionals, producers, educators and government entities to get the most out of their technology investments, protect valuable digital assets and expand their hardware’s capabilities to keep up with the demands and evolution of their work. OWC features an award-winning technical support team that is on hand 24/7 as well as an unparalleled library of step-by-step installation and support videos. In everything we do at OWC, we believe in making a better world where technology inspires imagination and everything is possible.



Company Contact:
Jennifer Myers, (815) 502-5640, pr@owcdigital.com


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