OWC ThunderBay Flex 8 Thunderbolt 3 PCIe SoftRaid 160TB

KOD OWCTB38SRE160 Category OWC - systemy rozszerzeń - obudowy PCIe Thunderbolt™ EAN 810100982447 Brand OWC Delivery time 5-7 working days
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OWC THUNDERBAY FLEX 8 is the first solution in the industry that combines:
– mass storage support – hard drives up to 12TB, also in RAID technology,
– docking station with USB-C and USB-A 10/Gb/s ports
– additional DisplayPort 1.4 port with monitor support up to 8K
- PCIe slot for any Thunderbolt 3-compatible PCIe card
- front SD 4.0 and CFexpress card readers with speeds up to 985 MB/s
- Thunderbolt 3 port for connecting another Thunderbolt 3 device

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Revolutionary Thunderbolt-connected disk storage along with a free PCIe 3.0 slot, card reader and docking station.

Revolutionize your work environment with this highly customizable platform built for digital imaging, VFX, video production and video editing professionals. With unparalleled flexibility, you can choose the type of drives, enjoy the convenience of a docking station, and expand your capabilities with a PCIe card and expand your capabilities with SAS drive interoperability and hardware RAID..

OWC THUNDERBAY FLEX 8 is a highly customizable platform ideal for professionals involved in computer graphics, visual effects, video production and editing, photography. With unparalleled ELASTICITY, you can choose different types of drives, enjoy the convenience of docking and expand your capabilities with additional PCIe cards.

Storage support - flexible data storage

Eight drive bays: use a combination of U.2/M.21 NVMe and SATA/SAS2 drives with capacities up to 128TB and real-world speeds up to 2750 MB/s,

Future-ready: the top four bays can use U.2 SSDs This is an emerging new storage standard,

Extremely easy RAID: create, manage and monitor advanced RAID sets with SoftRAID

Ability to replace an installed SAS/SATA controller with a SAS12/SATA controller along with hardware RAID 

Docking station

Second, additional Thunderbolt 3 port for daisy-chaining devices or connecting additional monitors

Connect more: (1) USB-C and (2) USB-A 10Gbps ports for peripherals and mobile devices

See more: DisplayPort 1.4 for connecting to an 8K4 display

Fast media downloads: SD 4.0 and CFexpress card readers on the front with speeds up to 985 MB/s

Need more?

Plug in any PCIe 3.0 card! For example, an audio/video capture card, 10GbE network card, NVMe drive card or any other PCIe I/O card.

Docking station

  • 2x high-speed USB-A 10Gb/s ports
  • 1x high-speed USB-C 3.2 10Gb/s port
  • High-speed SD 4.0 and CFexpress card readers with read speeds up to 985MB/s
  • DisplayPort 1.4 with up to 8K resolution monitor connectivity

Connect more

  • 1x Thunderbolt port for host connection
  • 1x Thunderbolt port to connect additional devices in the Thunderbolt chain
  • Free PCIe 3.0 slot to connect any PCIe card, such as a 10GbE network card

Optimize your work environment

Whether you call it a workhorse, a production platform or a customizable command center, one description of the ThunderBay Flex 8 speaks for itself. It's a groundbreaking solution for digital imaging, VFX, video production and video editing professionals from the leading manufacturer of Thunderbolt accessories.

The ThunderBay Flex 8 offers eight drive bays that support a mix of SATA/SAS and U.2/M.2 NVMe drives, providing up to 172 TB of capacity. Then there are plenty of ports, including two Thunderbolt 3, one USB-C and two USB-A for docking and charging devices.

See your work in greater detail by even adding an 8K display thanks to the built-in DisplayPort 1.4 connector, and you can download high-definition photos and videos using the front-mounted ports and readers.

Expandable for unique needs

With the chassis side panel removed, expand your capabilities by installing a half-length, full-height and full-width expansion card in the PCIe 3.0 x16/x4 lanes slot. Add a 4K video capture card to directly download multi-stream high-definition footage. Record high-quality tracks with a sound card, then edit and archive tracks.

Create a powerful file server with a high-speed network card. By replacing the built-in SATA disk controller with a SATA or SAS RAID card, you can turn ThunderBay Flex 8 into a hardware RAID storage solution while keeping the PCIe slot free for other cards.

Variety of configurations

Are you a video professional working with 4K/8K resolution files, or other high-capacity files? The ThunderBay Flex 8 offers a variety of drive configurations that deliver true read/write speeds of 2,750 MB/s to meet the Thunderbolt 3 speed threshold. Try any of these options:

  • A single U.2 NVMe SSD in Bay A
  • Multiple U.2 SSDs installed in the top four bays (A-D) in RAID 0.
  • Six or more SATA SSDs in any bays in RAID 0
  • Replacing the built-in SATA disk controller card with a hardware SATA/SAS RAID card and 

Technical specifications

  • Code: OWCTB38SRE160
  • Installed HDDs: 8x20TB Enterprise HDDs
  • Total capacity of HDDs in RAID-0: 160TB
  • Installed NVMe M.2 drives: 0x0TB
  • Total capacity of NVMe drives in RAID-0: 0TB
  • System requirements: Software: macOS 10.15.1 or later, Computer: Any Apple Mac with a Thunderbolt 3 port or Thunderbolt 4 port, OWC Flex 8 is compatible with Macs with Apple Silicon processors, i.e.: M1, M2 and M3 series
  • Interface: Thunderbolt 3, Thunderbolt 4
  • Storage: 8x SAS/SATA 3.5-inch and/or 2.5-inch HDD and SSD drive bays including: 4x Top bays for U.2 NVMe, M.2 NVMe1, SATA or SAS2 drives, 4x Bottom bays for SATA or SAS2 drives
  • Docking and Connectivity: Thunderbolt 3 port (backward compatible with Thunderbolt 2/Thunderbolt)3 with 85W power supply, Thunderbolt 3 port (backward compatible with Thunderbolt 2/Thunderbolt)3, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type C (10 Gbps), USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type A (10 Gbps), SD 4.0 (UHS-II) card reader, CFexpress (Type B) card reader, DisplayPort 1.4
  • PCIe expansion: PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (physical x16, electrical x4) for half-length, full-height, and single- or double-wide cards. PCIe card must operate without a driver or have a Thunderbolt-compatible driver. GPUs are not supported.
  • Software RAID modes, Independent JBOD, RAID 0, 1, 4, 5 and 1+0 (10) via SoftRAID engine.
  • Ability to replace SAS/SATA controller card with SAS12/SATA card with hardware RAID
  • Maximum data transfer rate: Up to 2750 MB/s
  • Power supply: AC input: 100 ~ 240 V, 50/60 Hz, DC output: 12V, 42A, Total power: 500W
  • Enclosure dimensions: Width: 5.9 inches (14.9 cm), Height: 34.9 inches (13.7 cm), Depth: 39.0 inches (15.4 cm)
  • Weight: 33,55 kg
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