OWC has released the second generation of its ThunderBlade external SSD, with a lower price point and improved performance. It’s targeted to creative professionals and prosumers who work to capture and process 4K or 8K video.
With dual Thunderbolt 3 ports users can daisy-chain up to five additional ThunderBlades, and by connecting more than one drive with SoftRAID, speeds can be increased up to 3800MB/s. The newest ThunderBlade can complete a 1TB content transfer in under four-and-a-half minutes, according to the folks at OWC.
The OWC ThunderBlade comes with a Thunderbolt 3 cable included and is backed by OWC’s 3-year warranty. It is available now at MacSales.com and other online and storefront retailers. It costs $1,899 for a 4TB model, and $3,499 for the 8TB version.