OWC 16TB ThunderBlade Thunderbolt 3 RAID Array (4 x 4TB)

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OWC 16TB ThunderBlade Thunderbolt 3 RAID Array (4 x 4TB)
Key Features
  • 4 x 4TB NVMe SSDs
  • 1 x Thunderbolt 3 Host Connection
  • 1 x Thunderbolt 3 Daisy Chain Port
  • Supports RAID 0, 1, 4, 5 & 10
Bring portable RAID storage to your workflow with the 16TB ThunderBlade Thunderbolt 3 RAID Array from OWC. Boasting four M.2 NVMe drive bays housing four 4TB SSDs, this RAID array provides 16TB of total storage. Connect to host via Thunderbolt 3 to take advantage of read and write speeds up to 2800 and 2450 MB/s, respectively. An additional Thunderbolt 3 USB Type-C port can be used to daisy chain additional Thunderbolt 3 devices.
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OWC ThunderBlade Ultra External SSD Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2OS Requirements
  • 3SoftRAID XT
  • 4Your Digital Life Protected

Bring portable RAID storage to your workflow with the 16TB ThunderBlade Thunderbolt 3 RAID Array from OWC. Boasting four M.2 NVMe drive bays housing four 4TB SSDs, this RAID array provides 16TB of total storage. Connect to host via Thunderbolt 3 to take advantage of read and write speeds up to 2800 and 2450 MB/s, respectively. An additional Thunderbolt 3 USB Type-C port can be used to daisy chain additional Thunderbolt 3 devices.

Preconfigured in RAID 0, this array also supports RAID 1, 4, 5, and 10. A plug-and-play design and ballistic hard-shell carrying case allow for easy deployment, while the included AC adapter ensures ample power. This RAID array is preformatted for use with Mac and is compatible with macOS 10.13 and later; compatibility extends to Windows 10 and later and Windows Server 2016 using SoftRAID for Windows. Please note, RAID 4 and 10 are available for Mac only at this time.

OS Requirements
The OWC 16TB ThunderBlade Thunderbolt 3 RAID Array is compatible with macOS 10.13 and later and Windows 10 or later. Please note, an available Thunderbolt 3 interface is required. Additionally, RAID 4 and RAID 10 are only available on Mac at this time. This drive is preformatted for use with Mac and can be used with a PC using SoftRAID for Windows.
SoftRAID XT
SoftRAID XT is an intuitive RAID utility providing multiple RAID options. Select the RAID level that fits your needs. If you need maximum volume capacity, optimum drive performance, data protection, or a combination of attributes, SoftRAID has you covered. With features like drive validation, verification, and failure prediction, SoftRAID includes features you don't get with hardware RAID. It's like having a datacenter on your desktop! From home users looking to protect photos and documents to professionals needing to protect and quickly access projects, SoftRAID has you covered.

Configure your array in RAID 0, 1, 4, 5, and 10. Use SoftRAID Monitor to constantly watch your disks and issue an alert if problems are detected. Additionally, volume validation ensures sectors can be read and parity is correct. SoftRAID XT checks disks before use to ensure they are safe for data storage and error prediction helps protect against unexpected failure. A universal design allows you to move SoftRAID arrays seamlessly between Macs and PCs with built-in OWC MacDrive technology.

Your Digital Life Protected
Don't put backing up and protecting your data at the bottom of your to-do list; use the included 1-Year Acronis subscription to bring a full year of backups and antivirus protection to your workflow. Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office safeguards you from today's data threats, from accidents to failures to attacks. With easy intuitive backups and AI-enhanced antimalware technology, this software protects your photos, files, applications, and systems, as well as the devices they are on. Quickly restore your files or entire system at any time and use just two clicks to start a full disk image backup. Plus, back up locally, to the cloud, or both.
UPC: 810586035002

OWC ThunderBlade Ultra External SSD Specs

Drives
Storage Capacity16 TB
Included Drives4 x 4 TB SSD
Initial RAID ConfigurationRAID 0
General
Number of Bays4 x M.2 (Length Unspecified)
Pre-FormatMac OS Extended (Journaled)
I/O1 x USB Type-C (Thunderbolt 3 (40 Gb/s))
Compatible Drive InterfaceNVMe
Form FactorDesktop
RAIDRAID 0, 1, 10, 4, 5
Bridge ChipsetIntel DSL6540
Transfer Rates2800 MB/s (Read)
2450 MB/s (Write)
UASP SupportYes
Software
OS CompatibilitymacOS 10.13 or Later
Windows 10 or Later
*As of November, 2020: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Security
EncryptionYes
Security FeaturesNone
Electrical
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
DC Input Power15 VDC at 4.8 A
Power SourceAC Adapter
PSU Wattage1 x 72 W
Environmental
Operating Temperature50 to 95°F / 10 to 35°C
Operating Humidity8 to 90% (Non-Condensing)
Storage Temperature-40 to 149°F / -40 to 65°C
Storage Humidity5 to 95% (Non-Condensing)
CertificationsCE, FCC, RoHS
*as per Manufacturer
Physical
Status MonitoringLED Indicator
CoolingNone
Noise Level0 dBA
Cable Length1.6' / 0.5 m
Material of ConstructionAluminum
Dimensions7.6 x 4.9 x 1.1" / 192 x 124 x 29 mm
Weight1.5 lb / 676.0 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight6.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)14.7 x 12.3 x 6.8"

OWC ThunderBlade Ultra External SSD Reviews

Not as advertised

By Steve
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-19

Doesn't mention you have to pay for softraid to use on any other computer.. Really should be stated in the description as most people in production would buy this for DIT use and to send to a client.. it adds a level of headaches when everyone who uses it needs to buy and download software.

Works perfectly on my Mac Pro (new version).

By Norman
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-13

Very fast 2000 megabyte per second read or write. Not using raid. Don't bother installing softraid unless you want to use it+

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