OWC Introduces ThunderBlade Portable SSD Storage Line With Ultra-fast RAID 5 Performance and Expanded Capacity

by | Jan 8, 2024 | News | 0 comments

With the start of CES 2024, OWC has announced a new model of ThunderBlade, which they are claiming as the fastest available shuttle and edit RAID SSD for creative professionals. Boasting speeds up to 2949MB/s with up to 16% higher capacity and efficiency in RAID 5 ThunderBlade has been purpose built to seamlessly handle data-intensive tasks for media production and post in fast-paced environments where time is money, ThunderBlade navigates through uncompressed, high-bandwidth content streams with unmatched speed and reliability. Extremely mobile and featuring an integrated fin-designed cooling system, ThunderBlade is well suited for work on set, in the edit suite, or safely traveling between shoots in its ballistic hard-shell case.

ThunderBlade Highlights include:

  • Speeds up to 2949MB/s 
  • Capacity of up to eight NVMe M.2 SSDs for up to 32TB
  • Up to 4TB (16.7%) higher capacity in RAID 4/5 with new X8 model
  • Over 16% higher performance in RAID 4/5 redundant configurations with Apple Silicon (all M1 and later including Pro / Max / Ultra) machines​ with X8
  • Easy RAID: 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
  • Reliable: heat dissipating fanless aluminum chassis keep 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
  • Includes 3 Year OWC Limited Warranty

Pricing and Availability:  ThunderBlade is available in 8TB, 16TB, or 32TB capacities and available for pre-order today at macsales.com starting at $1,749.99.



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