OWC, a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, released the second generation of the ThunderBlade external SSD that is as fast as it is cost-effective. For the creative professionals and prosumers in the industry, this means not having to sacrifice efficiency to stay within budget.
“The [two] ThunderBlades are our transfer drives because they’re so fast. Within minutes I’ve got everything logged and ready for the editor. We’re shooting stuff in the morning, the editor is editing it in the afternoon, and the director is seeing something sometimes that night. Without that speed, without the ThunderBlades, we couldn’t do that,” said Digital Imaging Technician (DIT) Wyatt Cagle on behalf of his upcoming feature film, “Playing God.”
To increase speeds even further, users can daisy-chain five additional ThunderBlades with the dual Thunderbolt 3 ports. By connecting more than one drive with SoftRAID, speeds can be seen in the ballpark of 3800MB/s.
Those working to capture 4K or 8K video can also experience a cooler-running, stackable ThunderBlade with the same near-silent, fanless operation as the last model, ideal for on-the-go.
The OWC ThunderBlade comes with a Thunderbolt 3 cable and is backed by a 3-year warranty. ThunderBlade Gen 2 is now available at MacSales.com and other online and storefront retailers.