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OWC Introduces Flex 1U4 4-Bay Thunderbolt Rackmount Storage and Docking Solution

Go beyond the desktop with the most flexible storage and docking solution for any rackmount environment

OWC®,the premier zero-emissions Mac and PC technology company,and a respected provider of Memory, External Drives, SSDs, Mac & PC Docking Solutions,Network Attached Storage, and Performance Upgrade Kits, announces the OWC Flex 1U4 4-Bay Thunderbolt rackmount storage and docking Solution. The OWC Flex 1U4 is a highly flexible professional-grade 4-bay Thunderbolt storage and docking solution for gaining powerful new rackmount workflow possibilities. Use a mix of 2.5 or 3.5-inch SATA/SAS and U.2/M.2 NVMe drives in the hot swappable drive bays. Connect gear and charge mobile devices with Thunderbolt and USB ports. Add an audio/video capture, 10Gb Ethernet networking, SSD storage, hardware RAID card, or I/O card to the PCIe slot.

Since the launch of the OWC ThunderBay desktop storage line in 2014, computer users across the planet have continued to fall in love with it. They embrace its massively powerful RAID capacity and intense performance fueled by time-tested OWC reliability. Its appeal skyrocketed when it was infused with industry-first FLEXibility to create ThunderBay Flex 8.

Now businesses, institutions, studios, and creatives can go beyond the desktop with the OWC Flex 1U4. This innovative 4-bay rackmount solution is ready to fuel your endeavors with the best combination of storage capacity, Thunderbolt transfer performance, drive flexibility, and device expandability. With FLEX in its name, you can count on the OWC Flex 1U4 to be your rackmount workflow game-changer.

OWC Flex 1U4 Highlights

  • Drive diversity: Use SATA/SAS2 and U.2/M.23 NVMe drives for up to 128TB1 of capacity and real-world Thunderbolt speeds up to 2750MB/s
  • Drive flexibility: swap drives quickly and easily if/when needed
  • Future ready: use U.2 SSDs – an emerging storage standard – in all four bays
  • Get Maximum:utilize U.2 NVMe SSDs as well as the OWC ecosystem of U.2 drives and adapters for incredible speed and flash density per bay
  • Powerfully easy RAID: create, manage, and monitor advanced RAID sets with OWC SoftRAID
  • Use it all: connect keyboards, mixers, cameras, displays, and mobile devices such as tablets with (2) USB-C 10Gb/s and (3) USB-A 10Gb/s ports
  • See more: connect up to an 8K display to the DisplayPort 1.4 port4
  • Charge: keep your notebook powered with 85W via the upstream Thunderbolt port5
  • Do more: add an audio/video capture, 10Gb Ethernet networking, SSD storage, hardware RAID, or I/O card to the PCIe slot.
  • Configurable: daisy chain up to five devices or add an additional display with the second Thunderbolt (USB-C) port
  • Worry-free: Up to 5 Year OWC Limited Warranty

Pricing & Availability
The OWC Flex 1U4 is available now on Macsales.com with solutions starting at $1,899.00.

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