OWC / Other World Computing 16TB AKiTiO Thunder3 RAID Station (2 x 8TB)

OWC / Other World Computing 16TB AKiTiO Thunder3 RAID Station (2 x 8TB)

OWC / Other World Computing 16TB AKiTiO Thunder3 RAID Station (2 x 8TB)


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  • 2 x 8TB Hard Drives
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 3 Ports
  • 2 x USB 3.0/3.1 Gen 1 Type-A Ports
  • 1 x 10/100/1000 Mb/s Ethernet Port
  • 1 x DisplayPort 1.2
  • SD Card Reader
  • Hardware RAID Controller
  • RAID Modes 0, 1, SPAN, & JBOD
  • Cooling Fan with Power Switch
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OWC / Other World Computing Thunder3 Overview

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Boost the storage capacity of your laptop with the 16TB AKiTiO Thunder3 RAID Station from OWC. Equipped with a pair of 8TB hard drives, the AKiTiO Thunder3 RAID Station comes with two Thunderbolt 3 ports, ideal for connecting to your computers as well as daisy chaining up to five Thunderbolt 3 devices. The storage system also features two USB 3.0/3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports, a Gigabit Ethernet port, a DisplayPort, and an SD card reader. With its hardware RAID controller, the AKiTiO Thunder3 RAID Station supports RAID modes 0 and 1, as well as SPAN and JBOD modes. The cooling fan boasts a power switch that allows for silent operation.

Hardware RAID Controller
With the built-in hardware RAID controller, you can mirror the drives with RAID 1 as a reliable backup for your important data, you can stripe the drives with RAID 0 for optimal performance and maximum speed, or you can select SPAN to combine the drives for extra-large storage capacities.
OS Independent RAID Set
An advantage of the built-in hardware RAID controller is that the RAID set is OS-independent, meaning the storage drive can be moved from one system to another with ease. Because the RAID set is managed inside the Thunder3 RAID Station, no additional setup is required on your computer.
2-Lane PCIe to SATA Controller
The PCIe-to-SATA controller makes use of two PCIe lanes. When using a non-RAID configuration, this allows for a single SSD to run at full SATA 6Gb/s speeds and deliver read transfer rates over 500 MB/s.
Power Delivery
The Thunder3 RAID Station supports USB Power Delivery (PD), providing 27W of power to laptops that support charging from a 9V/3A power source, such as the late-2016 MacBook Pro. This allows you to recharge your laptop's battery even when it is not plugged into any other power source.
Tool-Less Drive Installation
For added convenience and flexibility, the Thunder3 RAID Station can accommodate both 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch SATA drives. The assembly is completely tool-less so drives can be easily installed or uninstalled.
LED Indicators
The LED lights on the front indicate the device's power status and disk activity while the LED lights on the back show the network speed and status when an Ethernet cable is connected.
Cooling Fan
The Thunder3 RAID Station's cooling fan boasts a power switch for silent operation.
In the Box
OWC / Other World Computing 16TB AKiTiO Thunder3 RAID Station (2 x 8TB)
  • Thunderbolt 3 Cable
  • Power Adapter
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    OWC / Other World Computing Thunder3 Specs

    Number of Bays 2 x 2.5"/3.5"
    Media Card Slots SD
    Connections 1 x RJ45 (Gigabit Ethernet)
    2 x USB Type-C (Thunderbolt 3 (40 Gb/s))
    2 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gb/s))
    1 x DisplayPort (DisplayPort 1.2)
    Compatible Drive Interface SATA III
    Form Factor Desktop
    RAID Modes RAID 0, 1, JBOD, SPAN
    UASP Support Yes
    Operating System Support Windows, macOS/OS X
    OS Compatibility Windows 7 or Later
    macOS 10.12.4 or Later
    Total Raw Capacity 16 TB (2 x 8 TB)
    Type Hard Disk Drive
    Rotational Speed 7200 rpm
    Interface SATA III
    Initial RAID Configuration None
    Power Source AC Adapter
    AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
    DC Input Power 12 VDC at 10 A
    Security Features Kensington Security Slot
    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, TUV, UL, VCCI, cUL, as per Manufacturer
    Material of Construction Aluminum
    Cooling 1 x  Fan
    Status Monitoring LED Indicator
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 9.4 x 5.8 x 3.3" / 238.0 x 147.0 x 85.0 mm

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