CES 2020: A Sneak Peek at New and Upcoming Products from OWC

CES 2020 kicks off today in Las Vegas and runs through January 10. But if you think the coolest thing you’ll see is the Charmin RollBot, you’ll be wrong because OWC is exhibiting a lineup of new hardware and software products. Here is a preview of several new and exciting things currently in the OWC pipeline and a few other choice pieces of gear to be showcased this week at CES that are already available at MacSales.com!


New @ OWC and Coming Soon…

ThunderBay 8

The ThunderBay 8 is a professional-grade, 8-Bay Thunderbolt 3 storage solution for pros who refuse to compromise. Think of it as a high-performance personal data center offering a multitude of configuration possibilities and almost limitless storage capacity for filmmakers, video production gurus, photographers, graphic designers, and small business workgroups.

The OWC ThunderBay 8 will be available in Q1 in capacities from 0GB (add your own drives) for $749.99, and as populated solutions from 16TB to 112TB with pricing starting at $1,228.99.

ThunderBay FLEX 8

Whether you call it a workflow workhorse, a productivity platform, or a configurable command center, one description of the ThunderBay FLEX 8 says it best. The ThunderBay FLEX 8 was designed as the solution for the most advanced, demanding workflow needs. It’s a ground-breaking, industry-first, 3-in-1 Thunderbolt 3 storage, docking, and PCIe expansion solution from the world’s leading Thunderbolt accessory manufacturer. It offers eight drive bays that support a mix of SATA/SAS/U.2 NVMe drives for up to 128TB of storage capacity.

The ThunderBay FLEX 8 integrated storage, docking and PCIe expansion solution will be available in Q1 as a 0GB enclosure (add your own drives) or from 16TB to 128TB solutions.

Akitio Node Titan

The Akitio Node Titan is an external Graphics Processing Unit Enclosure (eGPU) that transforms notebooks or other slot-less computers (Mac mini, iMac, NUC, etc.) into a high-performance gaming, video editing, and graphics workstation for a fraction of the cost of buying/building a new machine. It connects to a Thunderbolt 3-equipped computer and offers the power and space needed by today’s most popular double-wide full-length/full-height AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards. Play stunningly realistic high FPS games, perform rapid video renders and enjoy buttery smooth playback, run VR, AR, and animation apps, and use VR headsets without compromise.

The Akitio Node Titan is expected to be available in Q1 of 2020 through MacSales.com.

SoftRAID Standard and SoftRAID Pro

SoftRAID is the powerful yet easy-to-use software RAID platform for macOS and Windows that maximizes drive capacity, offers faster performance and protects against data loss. Ideal for anyone who needs to safely store and backup massive amounts of data including videographers, editors, audio producers, photographers, database and media managers, advertisers, archivers, and more. For work in a cross-platform environment, SoftRAID allows users to create, read, and write HFS+ RAID sets on both macOS and Windows computers so they will never have to worry about disk formats again. Users work worry-free with disks checked and verified before use plus, early warnings prevent unexpected disk failure.

The SoftRAID Standard will be available for $49.99 and SoftRAID Pro will be available for $179.99. A 30-day free trial lets the user experience all the great features that have made SoftRAID the most popular RAID setup and management app for years.


New @ OWC and Available Now…

Mercury Elite Pro Dock

The Mercury Elite Pro Dock is the do-it-all tool that will organize your digital life with incredible dual-drive RAID data storage with an integrated 7-port dock to deliver professional-level data performance along with robust connectivity that gives order to everyone’s digital life or workflow. The Mercury Elite Pro Dock combats clutter and optimizes physical space as your single-cable connection that delivers storage, Ethernet sharing, charging power, USB ports and 4K display support while neatly consolidating all peripheral device cables.

The Mercury Elite Pro Dock is available now in capacities from 0GB (add your own drives) starting at $319.88, or from 4TB to 28TB with pricing starting at $519.99.

Mercury Helios 3S

The most versatile tool OWC has ever developed, giving users, DIYers and professionals the power to use best-in-class processing solutions for virtually any function, including storage, video and audio processing, networking and more. Instead of buying an array of function-specific Thunderbolt devices, the Mercury Helios 3S functions like a dock, allowing the use of a multitude of dedicated PCIe cards. The company will also showcase the OWC U.2 NVMe Interchange System, an optional companion to the Mercury Helios 3S, that converts it into a fast-swappable U.2 NVMe SSD storage system that revolutionizes production and post-production data storage with real-world-tested speeds up to 2631MB/s.

The OWC Mercury Helios 3S PCIe Expansion Chassis is available now for $229.99 MSRP. The OWC U.2 NVMe Interchange System for Mercury Helios 3S is sold separately with up to 16TB of storage starting at $69.99.



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  • Thank you, thank you for bringing out the ThunderBay FLEX 8 here in the near future! I have wanted this design aesthetic and form factor for a while now but everywhere I could find it was sold out. Now I see why. There is a better and more awesome unit on the way. Heck yeah! I’ll be watching for the ThunderBay FLEX 8 to drop! \m/




  • Great, but please bring external portable SSD to boot Mac and work from them all day long, with large capacities (4 TB, 8 TB and 16 TB), WITHOUT any RAID inside (single SSD inside).

    The current technology allows such developments (competitors are taking advantage now!), and we need thousands for our University. USB 3.1 Type-C Generation 2 (10 Gbps) or better and Thunderbolt 3 (40 Gbps). No encryption needed.