OWC releases second generation of its ThunderBlade Gen 2 SSD

OWC has released the second generation of its ThunderBlade external SSD, with a lower price point and improved performance. It’s targeted to creative pros 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 ThunderBlade. By connecting more than one drive with SoftRAID, speeds can be increased up to 3800MB/s.

The OWC ThunderBlade comes with a Thunderbolt 3 cable included and is backed by OWC’s three-year warranty. It’s available at MacSales.com and other online and storefront retailers. It costs $1,899 for a 4TB model, and $3,499 for the 8TB version.