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OWC Digital® Unleashes Unprecedented 40TB Capacities for External Storage Solutions, Expanding Potential to Create


OWC announces their ThunderBay 4 RAID 5 and Enterprise Editions of the Mercury Qx2, Rack Pro mini-SAS, and Rack Pro Quad-Interface are now all available with 25% more storage.

Woodstock, IL – June 20, 2016 – OWC Digital®, a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, announced today 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 boast a massive 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.

With OWC’s innate ability to continually create new standards, prosumers and businesses alike can enjoy the exceptional storage capabilities of these products, achieving endless possibilities to create.

Pricing and Availability

These 4-bay external storage devices are now available  as of June 20, 2016.

40TB OWC Thunderbay 4 RAID 5OWCTB2SRT40.0S$3999.99
40TB OWC Mercury Qx2 Enterprise EditionOWCM3QX2T40.0E$3799.99
40TB OWC Rack Pro Quad-Interface Enterprise EditionOWMRPM3F8Q40.0E$3899.99
40TB OWC Rack Pro mini-SAS Enterprise EditionOWMRPMSS4B40.0E$3899.99


Having served the Apple community worldwide since 1988, OWC has become the reliable manufacturer and upgrade provider of choice for Apple and PC enthusiasts with its extensive catalog of accessories, storage, and memory upgrades for nearly every Mac made in the last decade found at MacSales and other authorized OWC resellers. Recognized for award-winning customer service, OWC provides U.S.-based technical support for Mac and PC users around the world and comprehensive step-by-step installation and support videos.

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