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.

Note:
For best performance and to avoid compatibility issues, please make sure your system is running macOS 13.5 or later.
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
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OWC ThunderBlade Ultra External SSD Specs

Key Specs
Storage Capacity
16 TB
Included Drives
4x 4 TB SSD
Interface
NVMe
Number of Bays
4x M.2 (2280) NVMe
Inputs/Outputs
1x USB-C Thunderbolt 3 (40 Gb/s)
RAID Support
, RAID 0/1/5
Drives
Storage Capacity
16 TB
Included Drives
4x 4 TB SSD
Initial RAID Configuration
RAID 0
Interface
NVMe
General
Number of Bays
4x M.2 (2280) NVMe
Default OS Support
macOS
Inputs/Outputs
1x USB-C Thunderbolt 3 (40 Gb/s)
Form Factor
Desktop
RAID Support
, RAID 0/1/5
Bridge Chipset
Intel DSL6540
Transfer Rates
2800 MB/s (Read)
2450 MB/s (Write)
UASP Support
Yes
Software
OS Compatibility
macOS 10.13 or Later
Windows 10 or Later
Windows Server 2016 to 2022
Security
Encryption
Yes
Security Features
No
Electrical
Input Power
100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz at 2 A
15 VDC at 4.8 A
Power Source
AC Adapter
PSU Wattage
1 x 72 W
Environmental
Operating Temperature
50 to 95°F / 10 to 35°C
Operating Humidity
8 to 90%
Storage Temperature
-40 to 149°F / -40 to 65°C
Storage Humidity
5 to 95% (Non-Condensing)
Certifications
CE, FCC, RoHS
Physical
Color
Black
Status Monitoring
LED Indicator
Cooling
No
Noise Level
0 dBA
Cable Length
1.6' / 0.5 m
Material of Construction
Aluminum
Dimensions
7.6 x 4.9 x 1.1" / 192 x 124 x 29 mm
Weight
1.5 lb / 676.0 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
6.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
14.7 x 12.3 x 6.8"

OWC ThunderBlade Ultra External SSD Reviews

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I do not want to use the RAID on the OWC? Is that ...

I do not want to use the RAID on the OWC? Is that possible?
Asked by: Vito L
SoftRaid software can be used with the OWC 16TB ThunderBlade Thunderbolt 3 RAID Array to remove the RAID family and yield JBOD volumes.
Answered by: Michael M
Date published: 2024-05-29

Can this be used on mid 2010 Mac Pro tower?

Can this be used on mid 2010 Mac Pro tower?
Asked by: Robert
Unfortunately no, the 2010 Mac Pro lacks a Thunderbolt port and you cannot add one like you could with USB or eSATA.
Answered by: OWC Andy
Date published: 2021-04-06

Can this be used as a 16TB time machine to backup ...

Can this be used as a 16TB time machine to backup my Mac? Or only in a RAID configuration?
Asked by: Salvatore
Thank you for your question. It can be used with Time Machine in a RAID configuration.
Answered by: OWC Andy
Date published: 2022-06-07
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