ThunderBay Flex 8

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  1. SAS drives are supported with SAS drive controller card (available separately).
  2. Up to four U.2 drives are supported. M.2 drives are also supported with M.2 to U.2 adapter (available separately).
  3. 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.
  4. Full DisplayPort 1.4 capabilities depends on host computer support of DisplayPort 1.4 specification through its Thunderbolt 3 connection, host computer GPU capabilities, and connecting cable capabilities.
  5. The LED function of this product will be disabled and not function if used with a 4TB and/or 8TB OWC U2 Shuttle (OWCU2SHUTTLE04), (OWCU2SHUTTLE08).


Every custom-built OWC ThunderBay Flex 8 runs through a rigorous diagnostic and setup process. This multi-hour setup includes drive verification, pre-burn conditioning, and more to ensure your Flex 8 arrives in optimum condition and ready to serve.

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What’s not to love about the custom-built, pre-tuned, and optimized OWC ThunderBay Flex 8? If you have any questions or issues, our friendly customer support team is here to help.

A New World of Drive Performance and Data Safety.

Introducing TransWarp....a hybrid SSD/HDD array that gives you two drives in one.

TransWarp combines the SSDs and HDDs in a Flex into a single RAID 1+0 volume for increased protection and consistent read performance, and then uses the extra HDD capacity as a second RAID 5 volume for extra-large projects and files. Now you get the best of all worlds...rock-solid RAID 1+0 reliability plus additional storage to spare.

Flex utilizes this hybrid approach because HDD-based RAID volumes suffer decreasing read and write speed up to 70% as a volume gets full. With TransWarp using the SSDs for all reads, there is no slowdown potential. That makes TransWarp ideal for most video and photo editing applications that don't actually modify the original media but rather save a list of edit operations which then get applied to the media.