Iodyne Pro Data workgroup storage enclosure packs 8 Thunderbolt ports, speeds up to 5 GB/s

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Computer accessory company Iodyne has launched its first flagship product, an eight Thunderbolt port multi-SSD workgroup storage enclosure aimed at professional workflows and teams.

The Iodyne Pro Data is a powerful Thunderbolt storage solutions that supports speeds up to 5 GB/s. Users can also use the company's proprietary NVMe Multipathing design to boost performance with two Thunderbolt connections per host computer.

Iodyne claims that it's the fastest Thunderbolt storage solution for M1 Macs — or any computer. All data is also protected through RAID-6, checksums, and encryption.

"Pro Data is the first all-NVMe all-SSD Thunderbolt RAID device that combines 12 NVMe SSDs and eight Thunderbolt ports in a single elegant form factor," the company wrote. "Pro Data allows Pros to get their work done faster, rethink workflows and setups, and simplify how they protect their most important assets."

Pro Data is available in 12TB and 24TB storage capacities. Users can connect up to four computers simultaneously to the expansion system, and divide its storage pool into distinct containers with RAID levels and encryption keys.

Iodyne says its product is also uniquely designed for repairs, with open documentation, a free extended warranty, and industrial design decisions — such as the fact that its internal SSDs are accessible by unlocking just two screws.

The Pro Data starts at $3,950 for a 12TB-capacity model, or $7,500 for a 24TB model. Orders start shipping out on Jan. 3, 2022.