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0TB OWC ThunderBay 8 Eight-Bay External Drive Enclosure with Dual Thunderbolt 3 Ports

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Product code: OWCTB38JBKIT0

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The OWC ThunderBay 8 is like a high-performance personal data center that offers multiple configuration options to suit ever-expanding storage needs.

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ThunderBay 8 
Eight-Bay Thunderbolt 3 External Drive Enclosure

 
 
 
Like a Data Center on Your Desk
 
This latest addition to the popular ThunderBay line, introduced in 2014, now offers eight drive bays for either 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch HDDs and/or SSDs in any combination. The OWC ThunderBay 8 is like a high-performance personal data center that offers multiple configuration options to suit ever-expanding storage needs. Photo, film and video editors can take advantage of the largest capacity desktop RAID storage solution we’ve ever offered to handle the voracious drive space appetite of RAW, 4K, large format, and VR workflows.
Conquer High Bandwidth Demands
With Thunderbolt 3 offering real-world transfer rates up to 2586MB/s1 and the ability to RAID together eight SSDs or HDDs2, ThunderBay 8’s rugged, field-tested aluminum design has the under-the-hood horsepower needed to conquer 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. Whatever your set up, when you’re racing against a deadline, ThunderBay 8 puts you in the winner’s circle.
Monstrous Capacity
Need even more capacity? Daisy-chain up to six of these capacity behemoths together for up to a staggering 768TB. Now you can capture vast amounts of footage from multiple cameras or store vast libraries of production work with a unified and reliable storage solution.
Swap and Identify Drives Easily
ThunderBay 8 makes it easy to keep large data sets organized for every project thanks to its eight hot swappable drive bays. Whether you’re using 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch HDDs and/or SSDs, the drives mount in alphabetically labeled trays for easy identification and are secured by a thumb screw. If you want the freedom to access an extensive collection of drives quickly, you can create a drive ”bullpen“ with additional OWC drive trays (sold separately).
As Secure as a Bank Vault
With a locking front panel and security slot on the backside, the ThunderBay 8 is like an ironclad vault l for your data. Plus, with front panel LEDs indicating the status of each drive, you’ll know at a glance if your data is secure.
See More, Do More
ThunderBay 8 isn’t just about high-capacity, high-performance storage. It’s about giving you all the options you need to work at your best. Attach a 5K Thunderbolt display or two 4K displays. Place a USB 3.1 device at the end of a daisy chain. With an extra Thunderbolt 3 port, you have the flexibility to add more devices to your workflow and master any task at hand. 
Works with SoftRAID: Easy and Complete Drive Management 
SoftRAID (sold separately) is OWC's powerful and intuitive software RAID utility for macOS and Windows that allows you to quickly access and robustly protect your data. SoftRAID makes it a breeze to create RAID volumes by helping 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. It's that simple to create your preference of speed and/or redundancy for your data volume.
SoftRAID Highlights
  • Advanced: Create RAID 0, 1, 4, 5, 1+0 (10) volumes (RAID 6, 6+ coming in soon) and get email notifications for drive and RAID volume health with SoftRAID XT (Mac only) 
  • Verify: volume validation ensures sectors can be read, parity is correct, and any potential volume failure is minimized 
  • Certified: drives are validated before use to ensure they are safe for data storage 
  • Vigilant: predictive warnings help protect against unexpected drive failure 
  • Outperforms: up to 86% faster than AppleRAID
  • Thorough: full TRIM support improves internal and external SSD performance in all RAID levels
Try SoftRAID COMPLETELY FREE for 14 Days
Start protecting yourself and your data today! Get all of SoftRAID's great disk checking and monitoring features, plus the fastest and most efficient software RAID there is. Download SoftRAID for Mac »
Secure Your Workflow with OWC ClingOn
Greatly reduce — if not eliminate — cable strain and accidental disconnects with the OWC ClingOn. These custom cable stabilizers (sold separately) screw into the ThunderBay 8's housing to secure your Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C connections and prevent work session interruption and possible data loss.
 
  • Sequential read/write performance with 8 x 2.0TB Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD in RAID 0 connected to iMac Pro Late 2017 (iMacPro1,1) with 32GB RAM and 3.2GHz processor running AJA System Test (4K-Full resolution, 64GB file size, 10bit RGB codec, single file test).
  • Advanced RAID features require RAID management software (such as OWC SoftRAID, sold separately).
  • Apple Mac models with Thunderbolt 2/Thunderbolt ports can be connected using an Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter (sold separately). This configuration provides data transfer at up to 20Gb/s but does not support notebook charging.
  • ClingOn sold separately.
Highlights
  • Pro-grade transfer speeds: up to 2586MB/s real-world tested speed with Thunderbolt 3 port 
  • Eight hot-swappable universal drive bays: mix or match 2.5-inch (no adapter needed) and 3.5-inch HDDs and SSDs
  • See your work: DisplayPort 1.2 for connecting up to a 4K display
  • Daisy-chain expansion: second Thunderbolt 3 port for adding up to five additional Thunderbolt devices
  • Quick drive swaps: thumb screw release trays
  • Plug-and-play ready: no drivers needed and includes Thunderbolt 3 cable
  • Thunderbolt certified for Mac and Windows
  • OWC ClingOn ready: cable stabilizer prevents work session interruption and possible data loss

 

Includes:

  • (1) ThunderBay 8
  • (1) Thunderbolt 3 cable
  • (1) Power cable
  • (2) Keys for front panel lock
  • (1) Quick start guide
  • 1 Year OWC Limited Warranty

 

 

 

Product Specifications

Specifications
  • Mechanisms Supported
    • Eight (8) 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch SATA drives
  • Display Support
    • Up to two 4K displays @ 60Hz,
    • or one 5K display @ 60Hz
  • Display Support by Port
    • Thunderbolt 3: Up to 5K @ 60Hz via a native Thunderbolt 3 display or 4K @ 60Hz via a Thunderbolt display or a USB-C display adapter
    • DisplayPort 1.2: Up to 4K @ 60Hz
  • Bootable
    • Mac only
  • Hot Swap Support
    • Yes 
  • Chipset
    • Thunderbolt: (1) Intel JHL-6540
    • SATA Controller: (2) JMicron JMB-585
  • Certifications
    • CE, FCC, VCCI, RCM, BSMI
  • Data Transfer Rate (Maximum)
    • Thunderbolt 3 : 40 Gb/s (or 5000 MB/s)
  • Plug and Play
    • Yes 
RAID
  • RAID Capable
    • Yes 
  • RAID Levels Supported
    • JBOD
  • RAID Features
    • Software RAID
Reliability
  • MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures)
    • Varies depending on drive mechanism installed
  • Contact Start Stops
    • Varies depending on drive mechanism installed
Compatibility
  • Mac OS Compatibility
    • macOS 10.13 High Sierra
    • macOS 10.14 Mojave
    • macOS 10.15 Catalina
  • PC OS Compatibility
    • Windows 10 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Server 2016
  • Host Port Requirements
    • Thunderbolt 3 port
  • Driver Required
    • No 
Power
  • Power Supply
    • Internal UL-listed universal auto-switching power supply
  • AC Input
    • 90-264V, 47-63Hz, 3.5A At 115V, 1.8A At 230V
  • DC Output
    • +12V, 25A
  • Wattage
    • 300 Watts
  • External Power Adapter
    • No 
Physical
  • Number of Bays
    • 8
  • Device Ports
    • (2) Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) Ports
    • (1) DisplayPort Port
  • Cooling
    • (1) 92mm cooling fan
  • Security Slot
    • Yes 
  • Power Button
    • Yes 
  • Power/Activity LED
    • Yes 
  • Housing Color
    • Black
  • Housing Material
    • Aluminum
  • Dimensions
    • Height: 18.0 cm (7.1 in)
    • Length: 24.0 cm (9.4 in)
    • Width: 26.0 cm (10.2 in)
  • Weight
    • 7.3 kg (16.14 lbs)
Environmental
  • Ambient Temperature
    • Operating: 41°F to 95°F (5°C to 35°C)
    • Non-Operating: -4°F to 140°F (-20°C to 60°C)
  • Altitude
    • Operating: -304.8 m to 3,048.0 m (-1,000 ft to 10,000 ft)
    • Non-Operating: -304.8 m to 12,192.0 m (-1,000 ft to 40,000 ft)
  • Humidity
    • Operating: 8% to 90% non-condensing
    • Non-Operating: 5% to 95% non-condensing
Acoustics
  • Noise
    • Varies depending on drive mechanism installed

Notes

  • Intel JHL-6540 chipset supports two 4K displays (4096 x 2160 30bpp @ 60 Hz) or a single 5K display.

Additional Information

Colour Black
Capacity Enclosure Only
RPM No
Number of Bays/Drives 8
Type No
Model Identifier No
Connection DisplayPort, Thunderbolt 3 (40Gb/s)
Form Factor No
Manufacturer OWC
Manufacturer P/N OWCTB38JBKIT0
UPC No

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