OWC Breaking Speed Records With New ThunderBlade

(2024-1-8, Cupertino, CA, Special to the U.S. Times) Other World Computing (OWC) announced the newest model of their line of portable external drives, the ThunderBlade X8 SSD, boasting improved RAID 5 performance, faster data transfer speeds, and an increased storage capacity.

This drive, built within a durable and compact ballistic hard-shell case utilizing an integrated fin-designed cooling system, is made to withstand all aspects of production, from the high-energy collaboration of on-set shooting to the fast-paced environment of the editing suite. In addition to an increased storage capacity of 16%, the ThunderBlade X8 pushes its hardware capabilities further with a data transfer speed of 2949MB/s.

In total, the ThunderBlade X8 features:

  • Up to 2949MB/s ready-to-run data transfer speed
  • Up to eight NVMe M.2 SSDs for up to 32TB of storage
  • Heat-dissipating aluminum chassis without fan
  • Robust software for creating, monitoring, and managing advanced RAID sets
  • 16% higher performance and improved compatibility with Apple Silicon 
  • Compact footprint and custom-fit ballistic case for optimal portability
  • Versatile ports allow to daisy-chain up to five additional Thunderbolt devices

Larry O’Conner, OWC Founder and CEO, reflects on the legacy of the original ThunderBlade. “OWC set a new standard for external drive capabilities with the original ThunderBlade, with groundbreaking speeds, reliability, and rugged transportability… The latest ThunderBlade builds upon this legacy, enhancing performance, total usable storage, and even ruggedness further empowering creative professionals to accomplish more with rock solid data protection.”

Starting at $1,749.99, the ThunderBlade X8 is available in 8TB, 16TB, and 32TB capacities. Pre-orders are available at macsales.com.