OWC 8TB ThunderBlade External Thunderbolt 3 Solid-State Drive

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OWC 8TB ThunderBlade External Thunderbolt 3 Solid-State Drive
Key Features
  • 8TB Capacity
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 3 Ports
  • Read/Write Speeds up to 2800 MB/s
  • Preformatted HFS+ Journaled for Mac
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Take a speedy 8TB hard drive on the go with the 8TB ThunderBlade External Thunderbolt 3 Solid-State Drive from OWC. This external 8TB solid-state drive comes equipped with two Thunderbolt 3 ports, ideal for daisy chaining up to six Thunderbolt 3 devices, and it offers read/write speeds up to 2,800 MB/s. Pre-formatted HFS+ Journaled for Mac and capable of being reformatted for Windows, the plug-and-play four-bay drive has been pre-configured as RAID 0 using SoftRAID. A ballistic hard-shell carrying case is included.
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OWC ThunderBlade Overview

Take a speedy 8TB hard drive on the go with the 8TB ThunderBlade External Thunderbolt 3 Solid-State Drive from OWC. This external 8TB solid-state drive comes equipped with two Thunderbolt 3 ports, ideal for daisy chaining up to six Thunderbolt 3 devices, and it offers read/write speeds up to 2,800 MB/s. Pre-formatted HFS+ Journaled for Mac and capable of being reformatted for Windows, the plug-and-play four-bay drive has been pre-configured as RAID 0 using SoftRAID. A ballistic hard-shell carrying case is included.

OS Requirements

macOS 10.13 or later
Windows 10 or later

Hardware Requirements

Mac or Windows PC with Thunderbolt 3 interface
Thunderbolt/Thunderbolt 2 compatibility requires a certified Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type-C) to Thunderbolt 2 (mDP) adapter
UPC: 810586031851

OWC ThunderBlade Specs

Storage Capacity8 TB
Connection Interface2 x Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type-C)
Maximum Read Speed2800 MB/s
Maximum Write Speed2450 MB/s
Pre-FormatMac OS Extended (Journaled)
Internal Drive
Internal InterfacePCIe
TypeSolid-State Drive
External Enclosure
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
DC Input Power15 VDC at 4.8 A
MaterialAluminum
Noise Level0 dBA
Operating Temperature50 to 95°F / 10 to 35°C
Storage Temperature-40 to 149°F / -40 to 65°C
Dimensions (L x W x H)7.6 x 4.9 x 1.1" / 192.0 x 124.0 x 29.0 mm
Weight23.85 oz / 676 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight7.565 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)14.1 x 12.4 x 6.7"
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Is it at all possible to use this with Linux?

Is it at all possible to use this with Linux?
Asked by: Steven
There is no simple answer due to the various Linux builds out there. It will all depend on the availability of Thunderbolt drivers available. One thing that I do know, is that unless you have a PC available to reformat the drive within the PC version of SoftRAID, the volume likely will not mount.
Answered by: OWC Andy
Date published: 2021-01-19

The product specifications say the speed is ...

The product specifications say the speed is 2800MB/s, but I know that the individual speed of the SSD in NVME format is over 2800MB/s. Why is the speed of Thunder Blade using RAID method only 2800MB/s?
Asked by: Kim
To accommodate the 4 blades a switch must be used, this is what limits the speed.
Answered by: OWC Andy
Date published: 2020-08-17

Does this device's power brick supply enough ...

Does this device's power brick supply enough power to charge a MacBook Pro (or similar PC) over a Thunderbolt 3 cable?
Asked by: Kiruba
No, there is very little residual power.
Answered by: OWC Andy
Date published: 2020-07-15

Does it support installing Samsung Evo and ...

Does it support installing Samsung Evo and EvoPlus NVMe M.2 SSDs?
Asked by: Husam
I'm sorry, but the blades are not meant to be changed.
Answered by: OWC Andy
Date published: 2020-07-08

Does this SSD work with APFS? (I know SoftRaid ...

Does this SSD work with APFS? (I know SoftRaid still doesn't.)
Asked by: Glenn
Thanks, Andy. Because APFS is now the default file system for Macs (apart from Time Machine drives), and overall, it’s a more advanced file system with various performance (and security) advantages over the legacy system, not just for boot drives.
Answered by: Glenn
Date published: 2021-01-20

Can I use this drive on 2015 MacBook Pro, which ...

Can I use this drive on 2015 MacBook Pro, which predates Thunderbolt 3 ?
Asked by: mark
You can get a Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter (https://bhpho.to/2VdXuZP), and plug THAT into the drive. Then use Thunderbolt 2 to connect to your computer.
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2020-04-07

Can this work on bus power over Thunderbolt 3?

Can this work on bus power over Thunderbolt 3?
Asked by: Trevor
No. It still needs to have a breakout power adapter to operate.
Answered by: Zachary
Date published: 2020-02-28

Is this compatible with the 2018 Mac Mini?

Is this compatible with the 2018 Mac Mini?
Asked by: Brandon
Yes, it is compatible with the 2018 Mac mini.
Answered by: OWC Andy
Date published: 2019-12-10
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