OWC ThunderBlade X8 Expands Best-in-Class Portable Storage Line

Other World Computing (OWC) is introducing a groundbreaking ThunderBlade X8 model, redefining the universe’s fastest Shuttle and Edits RAID SSD for creative professionals. Widely regarded as the world’s premier production drive, the ThunderBlade X8 sets new standards for performance.

OWC ThunderBlade X8 price and release date

Continuing to push boundaries, ThunderBlade X8 enables users to seamlessly execute data-intensive tasks, elevating their creative output to unprecedented levels. Tailored for fast-paced environments where time equates to money, ThunderBlade ensures project deadlines are met. Navigating high-bandwidth, uncompressed content streams effortlessly, it delivers unmatched speed and reliability.

Prioritizing portability, the ThunderBlade X8 incorporates an integrated fin cooling system. Whether on set, in the editing suite, or during transportation in its ballistic hard-shell case between takes, the device excels.

Beyond top-tier hardware, ThunderBlade X8 undergoes an extensive “burn-in” performance certification before shipping, ensuring it arrives in perfect condition and ready for immediate use.

OWC ThunderBlade X8 features

OWC ThunderBlade X8 price and release date
  • Achieves up to 2949 MB/s ready-to-run speed, setting it apart from the competition.
  • Accommodates up to eight NVMe M.2 SSDs, offering storage capacities of up to 32 TB.
  • Equipped with robust software for creating, monitoring, and managing advanced RAID sets.
  • Supports daisy-chaining of up to five additional Thunderbolt devices and connection to a USB-C device or display via the second Thunderbolt port.
  • Features non-slip rubber feet and OWC ClingOn to secure the included Thunderbolt cable.
  • Fanless aluminum chassis dissipates heat efficiently, allowing silent operation at top speed.
  • Integrated LEDs offer immediate confirmation of usage status.
  • The compact footprint and custom ballistic hard-shell housing make it an ideal shuttle drive.
  • Meets Intel Thunderbolt and OWC operational certifications for guaranteed performance and reliability.
  • Comes with OWC’s 3-year limited warranty.

Price and release date

The OWC ThunderBlade X8 is available for pre-order on Bhphotovideo.com in capacities of 8TB, 16TB, or 32TB, starting at a retail price of $1,749.99.

In a parallel development, TerraMaster has unveiled its latest network-attached storage units, powered by a new Intel processor. The F4-424 and F4-424 Pro NAS devices cater to business models, featuring robust processors capable of handling substantial memory capacities, along with enhanced network connectivity speeds.

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