NAB 2015: OWC Viper Pro SSD drive and Thunderbolt 2 Dock

By contributing editor Chuck Fadely

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Other World Computing, the venerable Mac specialist computer store (macsales.com,) was showing off their new Viper Pro Thunderbolt SSD drive and their Thunderbolt 2 Dock at NAB 2015.

The Viper Pro Thunderbolt SSD drive is one of the fastest drives available at 1350 megabytes per second – so fast it can max out a thunderbolt 2 bus, they say. For someone editing 4K video and above who need that kind of speed, the expected price around $3,000 USD for a 4TB drive or $4800 for a 8TB drive may be worth it. It will ship in June.

They also have a Thunderbolt 2 Dock, which gives a huge array of i/o ports, including firewire, from just one thunderbolt connection. It’s already shipping at $249 USD.  The ports: 

  • 2 x Thunderbolt 2 (20 Gb/s)
  • 5 x USB 3.0 (5 Gb/s)
    • (3) USB 3.0
    • (2) USB 3.0 high-power charging
  • 1 x FireWire 800
  • 1 x HDMI 1.4b
  • 1 x Gigabit Ethernet
  • 1 x 3.5mm Mono Audio Input
  • 1 x 3.5mm Stereo Audio Output

Josh Sularski from OWC tells us about the products.

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