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  • 0TB OWC ThunderBay 8 Thunderbolt 3 RAID Storage with SoftRAID XT
  • 0TB OWC ThunderBay 8 Thunderbolt 3 RAID Storage with SoftRAID XT
  • 0TB OWC ThunderBay 8 Thunderbolt 3 RAID Storage with SoftRAID XT
  • 0TB OWC ThunderBay 8 Thunderbolt 3 RAID Storage with SoftRAID XT
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0TB OWC ThunderBay 8 Thunderbolt 3 RAID Storage with SoftRAID XT

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  • Vendor: OWC
  • Product Type: Storage
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Streamline your data storage with the ThunderBay 8 8-Bay Thunderbolt 3 Raid Array with SoftRAID XT from OWC. Featuring eight 2.5/3.5" SATA drive bays, this desktop storage enclosure is designed to provide ample storage space or redundancy with support for RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 4, 5, and JBOD modes. Capable of transfer speeds up to 2586 MB/s in RAID 0, the ThunderBay 8 features two Thunderbolt 3 ports that can be used to daisy-chain up to six drives. Alongside a DisplayPort 1.2 output, these ports can also be used to connect to up to two 4K displays or, in the case of the Thunderbolt 3 ports, a 5k display.

Clad in aluiminum, the ThunderBay 8 features a locking front panel and a Kensington Lock slot for physically tethering the storage array. LED indicators on the front panel also provide users with drive status info at a glance. Air-cooled, this RAID array uses a single 92mm fan. The ThunderBay 8 requires no drivers and is plug-and-play with support for macOS 10.13 and later, Windows 10, and Windows Server 2016 and later.

High-Bandwidth Chops

With Thunderbolt 3 offering real-world transfer rates up to 2586MB/s and the ability to RAID together eight SSDs or HDDs, the ThunderBay 8 meets high-bandwidth requirements. You can even configure multiple ThunderBay 8 solutions connected via multiple Thunderbolt 3 ports on your Mac or PC to achieve exponential speed increases.

Monstrous Capacity

Need even more capacity? Daisy-chain up to six of these storage enclosures together. Now you can capture footage from multiple cameras or store libraries of production work with a unified storage solution.


Now you can quickly access and robustly protect your data with SoftRAID XT for Mac. SoftRAID allows users to create RAID volumes and helps you through the entire process. With multiple RAID options, you decide what you're using your RAID volume for and how much space to allocate to it, whether optimizing for speed or redundancy.

Swap and Identify Drives Easily

The ThunderBay 8 can be used to keep large data sets organized for every project, thanks to its eight hot-swappable drive bays. Whether you're using 2.5 or 3.5" HDDs or SSDs, the drives mount in alphabetically labeled trays for easy identification and are secured by a thumb screw. Or access an extensive collection of drives quickly by creating a drive bullpen with additional OWC drive trays, sold separately.

Safe and Secure

With a locking front panel and security slot on the backside, the ThunderBay 8 is designed to safeguard your data. Plus, with front panel LEDs indicating the status of each drive, you'll know at a glance if your data is secure.

OWC ClingOn-Compatible

Reduce the chance of cable strain and accidental disconnects with the OWC ClingOn. These custom cable stabilizers, available separately, screw into the ThunderBay 8's housing to secure your Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C connections, preventing work session interruption and possible data loss.

  • 8 x 2.5/3.5" SATA Drive Bays
  • RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 4, 5, and JBOD Modes
  • Thunderbolt 3 & DisplayPort
  • SoftRAID XT Software
Number of Bays 8 x 2.5"/3.5"
Connections 2 x USB Type-C (Thunderbolt 3 (40 Gb/s)), 1 x DisplayPort
Compatible Drive Interface SATA (Unspecified Version)
Form Factor Desktop
Maximum RAID Transfer Rate 2586 MB/s (Read/Write in RAID 0)
RAID Modes RAID 0, 0+1, 1, 4, 5, JBOD
Hot-Swap Support Yes
Operating System Support Windows, Windows Server, macOS/OS X
OS Compatibility Windows 10, Windows Server 2016, macOS 10.13 or Later
Power Source AC Adapter
PSU Wattage 1 x 300 W
AC Input Power 115 to 230 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz at 3.5 to 1.8 A
Security Features Kensington Security Slot, Lockable Bay Door
Operating Temperature 41 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C
Storage Temperature -4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
Certifications BSMI, CE, FCC, RCM, VCCI, as per Manufacturer
Material of Construction Aluminum
Cooling 1 x 92 mm Fan
Status Monitoring LED Indicator
Dimensions (W x H x D) 10.24 x 7.09 x 9.45" / 26 x 18 x 24 cm
Weight 16.09 lb / 7.3 kg

  • OWC ThunderBay 8 8-Bay Thunderbolt 3 Raid Array with SoftRAID XT

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