An interview from the 2018 Cine Gear Expo at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles with AJ Gerth of OWC. 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. In this interview AJ talks with us about their wide variety of Thunderbolt 3 Storage Solutions, Arrays & Docks.
In a fast-paced, professional environment, time is money and performance is everything. The success of your project depends on quick data processing and demands performance and efficiency working with uncompressed, high bandwidth content streams. ThunderBlade delivers the performance to match — capable of unbelievable transfer speeds up to 2800MB/s. And with SoftRAID, two ThunderBlades can reach dizzying heights up to 3800MB/s.
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. Its compact and tough enough to withstand even the roughest treatment in between locations, and it comes complete with it’s own ballistic hard-shell case for even greater protection. And with two Thunderbolt 3 ports, ThunderBlade fits your workflow daisy-chain perfectly.
The Envoy Pro EX is the Mac and Windows PC solution that is built with a take anywhere design – be it importing images on a location shoot, performing live on-stage, editing in-studio, transferring data between workflows, or transporting music files or family photos for sharing. The powerful and portable drive pushes the envelope on performance, pairing Thunderbolt 3 with an M.2 (NVMe) SSD to provide transfer speeds up to 1,800MB/s, up to 3x faster than USB 3.0 SSDs.
OWC designed the Envoy Pro EX to not only keep up with demanding photo editing and audio workloads, but to survive the busy lifestyle that so many users experience. With a durable aluminum enclosure and no moving parts, it is built tough to handle bumps and jolts, and can withstand being tossed around in a backpack or knocked off a table. In fact, it is MIL-STD-810G drop test compliant. Engineered to run cool and silent, it also looks great with a matte black finish.
Also new to OWC is an addition to their Mercury Helios PCIe expansion chassis line with the release of the OWC Mercury Helios FX eGPU expansion chassis. Whether the need is to edit at greater resolutions, achieve smoother frame rates, utilize VR and AR to improve your gaming experience, or take advantage of the computational gymnastics for which GPUs are known, the OWC Mercury Helios FX eGPU is built to empower everyone.
Featuring a robust power supply, the Mercury Helios FX is built to handle almost any GPU while simultaneously charging a laptop. The whisper-quiet cooling fan makes the Helios FX an ideal addition to noise-sensitive workstations. And with support for most Thunderbolt™-compatible AMD® and NVIDIA® GPUs, there are many workflow and gaming empowering options from which to choose.
With its Thunderbolt 3 interface, users can add the Mercury Helios FX to any computer needing a boost. Whether it’s a Mac or Windows™ PC, the Mercury Helios FX can be connected with the included Thunderbolt 3 cable for an immediate increase in performance.
The OWC ThunderBay 4 has become a time-honored favorite, with its four drive bays and robust SoftRAID flexibility. In this new version, all internals have been upgraded with performance, reliability and flexibility in mind. The result is a ThunderBay that is 80% faster and supports 2.5” and 3.5” drives. And with capacities from 4TB to 48TB, including SSD and HDD options, ThunderBay delivers the ultimate in storage capacity and functionality.
Built on OWC's time-tested enclosure cooling technology, ThunderBay utilizes an open "flow-thru" vented design with a noise-quieting fan to keep the drives running cool and reliably. With dual Thunderbolt 3 ports users can connect their display of choice, including 4K displays. Daisy-chain up to six ThunderBays on a single Thunderbolt port for expansive storage, RAID, and performance options.
The USB-C Travel Dock provides simple connectivity to USB devices through one USB Type-C integrated cable. That cable gives connectivity to five ports and the USB devices users need when on the move. The HDMI port connects one 4K display, so there is no need to worry about insufficient quality or connection when creating and presenting on the go. Two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports connect and power two USB devices, so users can have a full tablet or phone charge at all times. An SD card slot allows users to access and store photos with one easy connection.
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