Those of you heading out to Las Vegas for the 2012 NAB Show need to stop by the OWC booth #SL14110 to take a gander at the current lineup OWC family of storage and expansion solutions – from your trusty favorites to the newest additions to the fold.
With hard drive and SSD-based solutions up to 2.0TB, it’s no secret that OWC’s portable storage solutions are the go-to models for field use by many film and video professionals who need fast, reliable storage to back up their irreplaceable footage. And when that same footage makes its way to the editing room, our desktop storage solutions, ranging from modular single-drive units to 16TB multi-bay RAID arrays, take up the slack and give you the capacity and speed you’ve come to rely on.
Of course, you can’t rest on your laurels, and so OWC has branched out, introducing more high-end storage systems for professionals, but we’ve also got an eye out for your bottom line.
At CES 2012, OWC introduced our new Jupiter mini-SAS Shared SAN Solution. Since then, we’ve increased bandwidth to an amazing 48Gb/s and capacities up to 3600TB. We think that its amazingly fast throughput and high capacity, makes the OWCs Jupiter mini-SAS a compelling shared storage solution for production studios and broadcast facilities that are striving to meet their growing performance and backup/storage demands with limited budgets. If you want to see just what Jupiter can do for your video workflow, we’ll have a demo unit up and running at our booth.
Of course, the real big announcement at the booth is the OWC Mercury Accelsior PCIe SSD Card. It’s the industry’s first Mac-bootable, fully supported PCIe SSD card. We got a brief sneak preview of this card back at CES, but now it’s all official: the Mercury Accelsior offers nearly 3x the performance vs. an SSD in a SATA 2.0 3Gb/s drive bay…and well beyond even 6Gb/s speeds of up to 780MB/s.
Speaking of sneak peeks…
Can you guess what this is?
No? How about the upcoming OWC Thunderbolt PCIe x4 Expander Box!
Essentially, it will allow you to use a PCIe card at up to Thunderbolt speeds when directly connected to a Thunderbolt-equipped computer. Besides a speed boost, the other key benefit to this expander box is now you can utilize PCIe expansion cards with machines like the Mac mini, iMac, and any Mac notebook that previously could not utilize such a card
Such cards include:
– OWC PCIe SSDs (like the aforementioned Accelsior)
– eSATA PCIe cards
– USB 3.0 PCIe cards
– RAID PCIe cards
Now, we know our most ardent followers will want to just jump on this announcement with all sort of questions.
Read this very careful first….we have not done any testing, benchmarking, etc. So there is nothing more we can share with you at this time…including price and availability…other than we hope to make it available sometime during 2012. Therefore, questions specifically regarding this expander box cannot be answered at this time.
Just follow the blog for more developments on this exciting product possibility.
Your patience will be rewarded!