Photo, movie and video editors can take advantage of the largest RAID desktop storage solution ever offered by OWC. All this to cope with the growing appetite for disk space for files in RAW, 4K, 8K and VR formats.
Beat high bandwidth requirements
With a Thunderbolt 3 port offering true transfer speeds of up to 2586 MB / s and the ability to connect up to eight SSDs or HDDs, ThunderBay 8’s rugged, field-proven aluminum construction has the power to meet high bandwidth requirements.
You can configure multiple ThunderBay 8 devices connected via the Thunderbolt 3 port chain to your Mac or PC for exponential speed gains.
Do you need even more capacity? Daisy chain up to six such giants with a combined capacity of up to 864 TB.
This allows you to capture massive amounts of multi-camera footage or store extensive production work libraries with a unified and reliable storage solution.
SoftRAID: easy and complete disk management
Now you can quickly access and reliably protect your data with the included SoftRAID for Mac. SoftRAID makes it easy to create RAID volumes by helping you through the entire process. With multiple RAID options, you can decide what to use the RAID volume for and how much space to allocate for it. It is an incredibly simple and convenient solution to create your work environment with speed and / or security and space for large amounts of data.
The most important features of SoftRAID:
– create RAID 0, 1, 4, 5, 1 + 0 (10) volumes (RAID 6, 6+ in 2020) and receive email notifications about disk and RAID volume status using SoftRAID XT
– volume validation ensures that sectors can be read, parity is correct and any potential volume failures are minimized
– disks are inspected prior to use to ensure they are safe for data storage
– Predictive warnings help protect against unexpected disk failure
– up to 86% faster than AppleRAID
– Full TRIM support improves internal and external SSD performance at all RAID levels
Easily replace and identify drives
ThunderBay 8 makes it easy to organize big data for any project with eight hot-swappable drive bays. Whether you’re using 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch hard drives and / or SSDs, drives are mounted in alphabetically labeled trays for easy identification and are secured with a thumbscrew. If you want quick access to an extensive collection of drives, you can create a bullowpen drive with additional OWC drive trays (sold separately).
Safe like a bank safe
With a lockable front panel and a security slot on the back, ThunderBay 8 is like an iron vault for your data. Plus, you know right away if your data is safe thanks to the LEDs on the front panel that indicate the status of each drive.
See more, do more
ThunderBay 8 is not only about capacious and efficient storage. ThunderBay 8 is about giving you all the options you need to do your best. Connect a 5K Thunderbolt display or two 4K displays. Place the USB 3.1 device at the end of the chain. With an additional Thunderbolt 3 port, you have the option of adding more Thunderbolt devices.
– 8x 2.5 “/ 3’5” SATA drives bay
– 2x Thunderbolt 3 port
– 1x DisplayPort 4K @ 60Hz
– SoftRaid XT
– Raid Level: 0, 1, 0 + 1, 4, 5, JBOD
– Transfer up to 40Gb / s
– Bootable: MacOS
– Possibility to connect the monitor also via the TB 3 5K @ 60Hz port
– Power button
– Hot Swap pockets
– Size: 18x26x24 cm
– Weight: 7.3 kg
– Compatible with MacOS, Windows 10/11, Windows Server 2016/2019/2022
– Housing color: black