OWC 8 Bay Thunderbolt3 RAID5 0TB

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OWC 8 Bay Thunderbolt3 RAID5 0TB

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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 centre that offers multiple configuration options to suit your 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.

With Thunderbolt 3 offering real-world transfer rates up to 2586MB/s and the ability to RAID together eight SSDs or HDDs, ThunderBay 8’s rugged, field-tested aluminium 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.


  • 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
  • Includes SoftRAID: robust software for creating, monitoring, and managing advanced RAID sets
  • 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 include Thunderbolt 3 cable
  • Thunderbolt certified for Mac and Windows
  • OWC ClingOn ready: cable stabilizer prevents work session interruption and possible data loss


  • Total Capacity
    • 0TB
  • 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
  • Data Transfer Rate (Maximum)
    • Thunderbolt 3 : 40 Gb/s (or 5000 MB/s)
  • Plug and Play
    • Yes
  • RAID
    • RAID Capable
      • Yes
    • RAID Levels Supported
      • RAID 0
      • RAID 1
      • RAID 0+1
      • RAID 4
      • RAID 5
      • JBOD
    • RAID Features
      • Software RAID
  • Compatibility
    • Mac OS Compatibility
      • macOS 10.12 Sierra
      • macOS 10.13 High Sierra
      • macOS 10.14 Mojave
      • macOS 10.15 Catalina
      • macOS 11.x Big Sur
      • macOS 12.x Monterey
    • PC OS Compatibility
      • Windows 10 64-bit Edition
    • Other Requirements
      • SoftRAID is compatible with Windows 10, or macOS 10.12 or later. Apple Silicon M1 Macs require macOS 11.3 or later. SoftRAID is licensed per computer. Additional seats are available.
    • Host Port Requirements
      • Thunderbolt 3 port
    • Driver Required
      • SoftRAID Only
  • 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
      • Aluminium
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 18 x 26 cm
  • Product Weight: 7300g


  • OWC 0TB Thunderbay 8 DIY Enclosure with SoftRAID XT – Black x1
  • Thunderbolt 3 Cable x1
  • Power Cable x1
  • Keys for Front Panel Lock x2
  • Quick Start Guide x1
  • SoftRAID XT Software x1
  • SoftRAID XT Quick Start Guide x1
  • Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office (1-Year Subscription) x1


Our shipments are handled by reputable courier companies, striving for prompt delivery. However, should unexpected delays occur we will attempt to inform you as soon as we receive notification from the courier companies.  The below shipping estimates apply:

  • Johannesburg & Pretoria: 1–3 business days
  • Cape Town & Durban: 2–4 business days
  • Rest of South Africa: 3–7 business days

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