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OWC upgrades line of lower priced external SSDs with higher speeds

Year in, year out, and the Other World Computing (OWC) continues to prove to be one of the most active manufacturers of high-performance peripherals and accessories for Macs and PCs. About a year ago, we talked about the “fastest available external drive on the market” that the company was launching; OWC is now updating it.

OWC ThunderBlade 2 External SSD

O Thunderblade The second generation is further deepened in the two main selling points of the peripheral: performance and price. The new models, available in different versions from 1TB to 8TB, have price cuts ranging from $ 400 to $ 1,500 over the previous generation and even higher performance for professionals in the video editing, high resolution image processing or other activities that require maximum speed and large capacities.

The devices offer speeds of up to 3,800MB / s if connected via a SoftRAID interface they have two Thunderbolt 3 ports for connecting to the computer and other ThunderBlades, creating a set of up to six external SSDs. stacking the units and even comes with a rubberized shock absorbing protection.

In addition, the new generation runs at even lower temperatures than the previous one; By bringing a fanless design, its operation is completely silent.

OWC ThunderBlade 2 External SSD

The new ThunderBlades are now available for sale on the OWC website are 1TB models ($ 800), 2TB ($ 1,200), 4TB ($ 1,900) and 8TB ($ 3,500). OWC offers, with the purchase, a protective case even resistant to the impact of some bullets.

via AppleInsider