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OWC OWCTB3TBL8X08 8.0TB OWC ThunderBlade X8 Thunderbolt (40Gb/s) NVMe RAID SSD External Storage Solution with SoftRAID XT

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The fastest shuttle RAID SSD in the universe for creative professionals

  • Incomparable: Up to 2931MB/s ready-to-run, time-saving speed that has no competitor
  • Spacious: up to eight NVMe M.2 SSDs for up to 32TB
  • Includes SoftRAID XT: robust software for creating, monitoring, and managing advanced RAID sets
  • Versatile: daisy-chain up to five additional Thunderbolt devices or connect a USB-C device or display via the second Thunderbolt port
  • Stable: non-skid rubber feet keep ThunderBlade in place while OWC ClingOn secures the included Thunderbolt connecting cable
  • Reliable: heat-dissipating fanless aluminum chassis keeps you working silently at top speed
  • Informative: confirm use status instantly via integrated LED
  • Mobile: compact footprint and custom-fit ballistic hard-shell case make this the perfect shuttle drive
  • Certified: meets Intel Thunderbolt and OWC operating certifications for assured performance and reliability

The fastest shuttle RAID SSD in the universe for creative professionals

    Incomparable: Up to 2931MB/s ready-to-run, time-saving speed that has no competitor1
    Spacious: up to eight NVMe M.2 SSDs for up to 32TB
    Includes SoftRAID XT: robust software for creating, monitoring, and managing advanced RAID sets
    Versatile: daisy-chain up to five additional Thunderbolt devices or connect a USB-C device or display via the second Thunderbolt port
    Stable: non-skid rubber feet keep ThunderBlade in place while OWC ClingOn secures the included Thunderbolt connecting cable
    Reliable: heat-dissipating fanless aluminum chassis keeps you working silently at top speed
    Informative: confirm use status instantly via integrated LED
    Mobile: compact footprint and custom-fit ballistic hard-shell case make this the perfect shuttle drive
    Certified: meets Intel Thunderbolt and OWC operating certifications for assured performance and reliability

 

OWCTB3TBL8X08 - OWC 8.0TB OWC ThunderBlade X8 Thunderbolt (40Gb/s) NVMe RAID SSD External Storage Solution with SoftRAID XT

Be Your Best with the Best

There’s a good reason our ThunderBlade NVMe RAID SSD is called the best production drive in the universe by film pros. Built rugged and silently cool for on-location use, its mobile-ready small footprint blazes through uncompressed high bandwidth content streams with unrivaled speed and reliability. In fast-paced environments where time is money, you’ll keep productions ahead of deadline while elevating your professional reputation to the highest level with ThunderBlade.

Incomparable

Up to 2949MB/s ready-to-run, time-saving speed that has no competitor1

Reliable

Heat-dissipating fanless aluminum chassis keeps you working silently at top speed

Spacious

Up to eight NVMe M.2 SSDs for up to 32TB

Informative

Confirm use status instantly via integrated LED

Includes SoftRAID XT

Robust software for creating, monitoring, and managing advanced RAID sets

Mobile

Compact footprint and custom-fit ballistic hard-shell case make this the perfect shuttle drive

Versatile

Daisy-chain up to five additional Thunderbolt devices or connect a USB-C device or display via the second Thunderbolt port

Certified

Meets Intel Thunderbolt and OWC operating certifications for assured performance and reliability

Stable

Non-skid rubber feet keep ThunderBlade in place while OWC ClingOn secures the included Thunderbolt connecting cable

Reliability. Efficiency. Transportability.

Our team is filled with creatives highly experienced in all phases of the video production world. We understand your need for more speed and capacity when it comes to making everything from backups to editing faster. ThunderBlade was purposefully built to be the best high-performance mobile-ready RAID SSD in the universe for:

DITs needing to offload memory cards on set at maximum transfer speeds while also having the option to choose RAID 5 reliability for peace-of-mind or production requirements.

DITs and productions needing a blazing fast, highly reliable shuttle drive that can be easily and safely shipped.

Creative professionals working with cutting edge workflows such as multicam sequences, 8K RAW video, and VFX looking for the best possible performance from an easy to transport, plug and play external storage solution.

Remote editors working with cloud-based workflows such as LucidLink which require a high performance cache drive solution to ensure flawless video editing performance.

Professional video editors desiring a seamless editing experience when working on large projects with all their files centralized for easy access.

Daisy-Chain Possibilities

ThunderBlade isn’t just about being the best performing production drive on the planet. It also gives you all the options you need to work at your best. With an extra Thunderbolt port, you have the flexibility to daisy-chain devices and place a USB-C device at the end of your chain to create a world of possibilities.

RAID 5 Ready

Using RAID 5 in the past meant giving up precious capacity and taking a big hit on performance. Our 8 drive ThunderBlade X8 model solves that problem by offering the most amount of useable capacity while still offering eye-popping write speeds up to 2464MB/s. Now you can streamline ingestion and backup times on set, edit ultra-high-res multi-cam sequences, and adhere to mandatory requirements (the 3-2-1 Principle) when producing content for large studios such as Netflix.

Hold at least three copies of all original camera files (OCF) and audio.

Store the OCF and audio copies on at least two different types of media.

Keep at least one of these backups in a different geographical location from the others.

RAID Made Easy

Harness the full capability of your OWC drive array with the included SoftRAID XT, the most powerful, intuitive RAID management software on the market for macOS and Windows. SoftRAID’s RAID creation and management technology has been finely tuned to perfection with over 20 years of development to provide rock solid protection of your data and optimize drive performance.

Packed with Features

SoftRAID XT provides an unbeatable combination of speed, protection, and compatibility:

  • Advanced: Create RAID 0/1/4/5/1+0 (10) arrays
  • Protected: SoftRAID Monitor constantly watches your disks and alerts you if problems are detected
  • Validated: Volume validation ensures sectors can be read and parity is correct
  • Certified: Checks disks before use to ensure they are safe for data storage
  • Vigilant: Error prediction helps protect against unexpected failure
  • Universal: Move SoftRAID arrays seamlessly between Mac and PC2 with built-in OWC MacDrive technology

Beyond Hardware RAID

SoftRAID provides a level of storage performance that you simply can’t get with hardware RAID. Software RAID gives you increased power and control over your RAID drives and disks that hardware RAID can’t deliver and doesn’t lock you into technology that you can’t upgrade or expand.


Really Cool Details

You’ll never have to worry about heat throttling slowing you down because we focus on the little details that will keep you working at consistent top speed. Besides keeping ThunderBlade securely in place, the non-skid rubber feet elevate the heat dissipating aluminum housing to create a highly effective silently cool encompassing airflow.


Pre-Tested = Ready to Work

We understand having confidence in gear reliability is paramount to creative professionals. That’s why every ThunderBlade undergoes our rigorous multi-hour "burn-in" performance certification prior to shipping and includes a Thunderbolt connecting cable. This ensures your ThunderBlade arrives operating properly and immediately ready for demanding use.


Combine & Conquer

While one ThunderBlade is great, two are awesome when daisy chained together for additional speed and capacity gains. Keep them running cool and fast by stacking them vertically with the OWC ThunderBlade X Spacer. This innovative, no tools required aluminum drive spacer keeps your drives secure while enhancing your conquer any challenge image.


Stabilize Thunderbolt and USB-C Cables

Active workspaces expose gear to bumps, shoves, or even the random tail wag from a pet. OWC ClingOn custom cable stabilizers (sold separately) screw into the OWC Dock or OWC Drive housing to reduce – if not completely eliminate – cable strain on Thunderbolt and USB-C connections so you can work with confidence even in the highest traffic environments.

Includes

  • (1) OWC ThunderBlade X8 External Storage Solution
  • (1) 0.7M (29") Thunderbolt Cable
  • (1) External Power Supply
  • (1) US Power Cable (3-Prong IEC C13)
  • (1) Ballistic Hard-Shell Travel Case
  • (1) Support Manual for OWC ThunderBlade X8
  • (1) 3 Year OWC SoftRAID XT Upgrade and Support Plan
  • (1) Quick Start Guide for OWC SoftRAID XT

Specs

Number of Bays

  • 8

Total Capacity

  • 8.0TB

Standard Mechanism

  • (8) 1.0TB OWC Aura Pro III PCIe 3.0 NVMe M.2 2242 SSD
  • *OWC reserves the right to replace or upgrade to equivalent or better components.

Plug and Play

  • Yes

Hot Plug Support

  • Yes

Boot Support

  • Mac only. NOTE: Boot volume must be independent from RAID volume. Please consult " OWC ThunderBlade: macOS Boot Drive Setup"

  • Formatted as an 8 disk SoftRAID XT RAID 0 for Mac. PC users please consult the "Mac to Windows – SoftRAID XT Volume Conversation" guide.

Drive Interface

  • M.2 NVMe (PCIe 3.0)

RAID Capable

  • Yes

Default RAID Level

  • RAID 0

RAID Levels Supported

  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 4
  • RAID 5
  • RAID 10

RAID Features

  • Software RAID

Device Ports

  • (1) Host Port - Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) up to 40 Gb/s (5000 MB/s)
  • (1) Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) Port

Display Support

  • Up to one 5K display @ 60Hz,
  • or one 4K display @ 60Hz,
  • or one 4K display @ 30Hz

Display Support by Port

  • Thunderbolt 3: Up to 5K @ 60Hz via a native Thunderbolt 3 display or 4K @ 60Hz via a Thunderbolt display or a USB-C display adapter

Data Transfer Rate (Maximum)

  • Thunderbolt 3 : Up to 40 Gb/s (or 5000 MB/s)

Benchmark Speed, Read (Max)

  • Up to 2931 MB/s

Benchmark Speed, Write (Max)

  • Up to 2860 MB/s

Chipset

  • Titan Ridge DD (JHL7440)

Host Port Requirements

  • Thunderbolt (USB-C) port (backward compatible with Thunderbolt 2/Thunderbolt1)

Mac OS Compatibility

  • macOS 10.13 High Sierra
  • macOS 10.14 Mojave
  • macOS 10.15 Catalina
  • macOS 11.x Big Sur
  • macOS 12.x Monterey
  • macOS 13.x Ventura
  • macOS 14.x Sonoma

PC OS Compatibility

  • Windows 11

Driver Required

  • SoftRAID Only
  • SoftRAID automatically checks for the latest version. Launch the app and if displayed, follow prompts to complete the SoftRAID update.

Other Requirements

  • Windows certification on Windows 11 Pro Build 22621 - 64bit. Recommended Windows 11 version 22H2 and later.
  • The SoftRAID serial number will work with both Mac and Windows but can only be active on one computer at a time. Additional seats can be purchased. RAID 4/1+0 (10) are currently Mac only at this time.
  • SoftRAID XT works with Windows 11 or later and macOS 10.14 or later. SoftRAID is licensed per computer.

External Power Adapter

  • Yes

Power Supply

  • External UL-listed universal auto-switching power supply

AC Input

  • 100-240V, 50-60Hz, 2.0A

DC Output

  • +12V, 7.5A

Wattage

  • 90W

Security Slot

  • No

Power/Activity LED

  • Yes

Housing Color

  • Black

Housing Material

  • Aluminum

Dimensions

  • Height: 3.4 cm (1.3 in)
  • Length: 20.8 cm (8.2 in)
  • Width: 12.4 cm (4.9 in)

Weight

  • 1.1 kg (2.40 lbs)

Certifications

  • CE
  • FCC
  • VCCI
  • RCM
  • UKCA
  • IC

Ambient Temperature

  • Operating: 50°F to 95°F (10°C to 35°C)
  • Non-Operating: -40°F to 149°F (-40°C to 65°C)

Altitude

  • Operating: -304.8 m to 3,048.0 m (-1,000 ft to 10,000 ft)
  • Non-Operating: -304.8 m to 12,192.0 m (-1,000 ft to 40,000 ft)

Humidity

  • Operating: 8% to 90% non-condensing
  • Non-Operating: 5% to 95% non-condensing

Noise

  • 0.0dB

Environment Temperature
0℃~50℃
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