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OWC

ThunderBlade™
8.0TB External Solid-State Drive

New Condition | Open Box

Mac / PC / Thunderbolt 3
Faster Than You Can Imagine
OWC's extreme performance ThunderBlade might just be the ultimate working drive for media professionals. In terms of pure transfer speed, ThunderBlade is at the absolute cutting edge of possibility.
The Fastest. Period.
In a fast-paced, professional environment, time is money and performance is everything. The success of your project depends on quick data processing, and demands performance and efficiency working with uncompressed, high-bandwidth content streams. ThunderBlade delivers the performance to match - capable of unbelievable transfer speeds up to 2800MB/s read & 2450MB/s write. And with SoftRAID, two ThunderBlades can reach dizzying heights up to 3800MB/s.
At Home on the Road.
Designed to be rugged and dependable as well as blazing fast, ThunderBlade is equally at home on the road, on set or in the edit suite. It's compact and tough enough to withstand even the roughest treatment in between locations, and it comes complete with its own ballistic hard-shell case for even greater protection. And with two Thunderbolt 3 ports, ThunderBlade fits your workflow daisy-chain perfectly.
Includes SoftRAID XT: Easy and Complete Drive Management
SoftRAID XT is the most powerful, intuitive software RAID utility on the market. Multiple RAID levels let you select the RAID level that fits you or your project’s needs best. If you need maximum volume capacity, optimum drive performance, data protection, or a combination of attributes, SoftRAID has you covered.
Packed with features like drive validation, verification and failure prediction—SoftRAID includes features you simply don’t get with hardware RAID. It’s like having a datacenter on your desktop! From home users looking to protect photos and documents to professionals needing to protect and quickly access projects, SoftRAID is the perfect solution.
  • Compatible: Works with macOS 11 Big Sur, M1 Macs and Windows 10
  • Advanced: Create RAID 0/1/4/5/1+0 (10) with Macs, RAID 0/1 with Windows machines
  • Protected: SoftRAID Monitor constantly watches your disks and alerts you if problems are detected
  • Validated: Volume validation ensures sectors can be read and parity is correct
  • Certified: Checks disks before use to ensure they are safe for data storage
  • Vigilant: Error prediction helps protect against unexpected failure
  • Universal: Move SoftRAID arrays seamlessly between Macs and PCs with built-in OWC MacDrive technology

SoftRAID provides a level of performance that you simply can’t get with hardware RAID. Learn more about the power of SoftRAID XT.
Quality You Can Trust
Like all OWC drives, ThunderBlade is built to the highest standards of reliability and performance. Because 100% reliability is always the goal, ThunderBlade is rigorously quality tested, and backed by an OWC 3 Year Limited Warranty and 24/7 customer support.
Your Digital Life…Protected for FREE
Your data is irreplaceable, and we take protecting it seriously. That’s why this OWC Solution includes Acronis True Image OEM — the world’s only combination backup and antimalware solution that keeps your data protected from accidents, failures, and malware/ransomware attacks.
  • Easy: Protect everything – photos, files, applications, systems, and the devices they’re on in just a few clicks
  • Efficient: create “set and forget” backups to recover and restore files and folders
  • Secure: Stop ransomware and cryptojacking attacks from harming your device data and backup

Learn more about Acronis True Image OEM

Bundle Specifications

Specifications
  • Total Capacity
    • 8TB
  • Standard Mechanism
    • (4) 2TB OWC Aura P12 Pro NVMe M.2 SSDs
    • *OWC reserves the right to replace or upgrade to equivalent or better components.
  • Display Support
    • Up to one 5K display @ 60Hz,
    • or one 4K display @ 60Hz,
    • or one 4K display @ 30Hz
  • 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
  • Bootable
    • Mac only. Boot volume must be independent from RAID volume.
  • Hot Plug Support
    • Yes
  • Chipset
    • Thunderbolt 3: (1) Intel DSL6540
  • Drive Interface
    • M.2 NVMe (PCIe 3.0)
  • Format
    • Formatted as 4 disk RAID 0 for Mac. To convert for PC, use SoftRAID for Windows.
  • Certifications
    • CE
    • FCC
    • RoHS
  • Data Transfer Rate (Maximum)
    • Thunderbolt 3 : 40 Gb/s (or 5000 MB/s)
  • Plug and Play
    • Yes
RAID
  • RAID Capable
    • Yes
  • Default RAID Level
    • RAID 0
  • RAID Levels Supported
    • RAID 0
    • RAID 1
    • RAID 4
    • RAID 5
    • RAID 10
  • RAID Features
    • Software RAID
Compatibility
  • Mac OS Compatibility
    • macOS 10.13 High Sierra
    • macOS 10.14 Mojave
    • macOS 10.15 Catalina
    • macOS 11.x Big Sur
  • 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 available.
  • Host Port Requirements
    • Thunderbolt 3 port or later
  • Driver Required
    • SoftRAID Only
Power
  • Power Supply
    • External UL-listed universal auto-switching power supply
  • AC Input
    • 100-240V, 50-60Hz, 2.0A
  • DC Output
    • +15V, 4.8A
  • Wattage
    • 72 Watts
  • External Power Adapter
    • Yes
Physical
  • Number of Bays
    • 4
  • Device Ports
    • (2) Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) Ports
  • Security Slot
    • No
  • Power/Activity LED
    • Yes
  • Housing Color
    • Black
  • Housing Material
    • Aluminum
  • Dimensions
    • Height: 2.9 cm (1.1 in)
    • Length: 19.2 cm (7.6 in)
    • Width: 12.4 cm (4.9 in)
  • Weight
    • 676.0 g (1.49 lbs)
Environmental
  • Ambient Temperature
    • Operating: 50°F to 95°F (10°C to 35°C)
    • Non-Operating: -40°F to 149°F (-40°C to 65°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
    • 0dB

Notes

  • Thunderbolt/Thunderbolt 2 compatibility requires a certified Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 (mDP) adapter.
Manufacturer provided specifications for OWC p/n OWCTB3TBV4T08O

OWC Standard AC 3-Prong to 3-Pin Female Specifications

Specifications
  • Certifications
    • UL
    • KEMA-KEUR
    • VDE
    • SGS Fimko FI mark
    • DEMKO
    • DEMKO D mark
    • SEMKO S mark
    • GOST R
  • Reach Certification
    • Yes
Power
  • Grounded
    • Yes
Physical
  • Color
    • Black
  • Cable Length
    • 1.22 m (4.00 ft.)
  • Power Connections
    • IEC Unpolarized C13/C14 Plug/Socket
Manufacturer provided specifications for OWC p/n OWCMNEPWR3PUS

2.0TB OWC Aura P12 Pro NVMe M.2 2280 SSD Specifications

Specifications
  • Capacity
    • 1920GB Useable Capacity
    • Total Flash Memory Components: 2048GB
    • 128GB Allocated to real-time data redundancy and error correction
  • Formatted Capacity
    • 1788 GiB
  • Form Factor
    • M.2 - 2280 "M Key"
  • Interface
    • PCIe 3.0 X4, NVMe 1.3
  • Controller
    • Phison E12 with 7% over-provisioning
  • NAND Flash Components
    • Toshiba Triple-Level Cell (TLC) 3D NAND Flash
  • S.M.A.R.T. Attributes
    • Standard attributes supported
  • Native Command Queuing (NCQ)
    • Up to 32 simultaneous commands
  • RAID Support
    • Yes
  • RoHS Compliant
    • Yes
  • Reach Certification
    • Yes
Performance
  • Random 4K Read
    • Up to 500,000 IOPS
  • Random 4K Write
    • Up to 513,000 IOPS
  • Sequential Read (Max)
    • Up to 3470 MB/s
  • Sequential Write (Max)
    • Up to 2750 MB/s
Reliability
  • Nonrecoverable Read Errors
    • 1 per 1016 bits read
  • TRIM Support
    • OS Dependent
  • Error Correction
    • Built-in ECC
  • Endurance
    • 3115TB total bytes written (TBW), equal to 1220 GB per day for 7 years
Power
  • Idle Mode (Max)
    • Up to 0.9 Watts
Physical
  • Dimensions
    • Height: 0.3 cm (0.1 in)
    • Length: 8.0 cm (3.1 in)
    • Width: 2.2 cm (0.9 in)
  • Weight
    • 8.0 g (0.02 lbs)
Environmental
  • Ambient Temperature
    • Operating: 32°F to 158°F (0°C to 70°C)
    • Non-Operating: -40°F to 185°F (-40°C to 85°C)
  • Humidity
    • Operating: 0% to 90% non-condensing
    • Non-Operating: 0% to 93% non-condensing
  • Shock
    • Non-Operating: 1500 G max
Acoustics
  • Idle (Typical)
    • 0.0 bels
  • Seek (Typical)
    • 0.0 bels
Manufacturer provided specifications for OWC p/n OWCS3DN3P2T20

15V/4.8A Power Supply for ThunderBlade Specifications

Specifications
  • Certifications
    • CE
    • UL
    • EAC
  • Reach Certification
    • Yes
Power
  • AC Input
    • 100-240, 50-60
  • DC Output
    • +15, 4.8
Manufacturer provided specifications for OWC p/n OWCPWR15V4.8A

SoftRAID v5 Bundled with OWC Thunderbay - The Best RAID for Mac OS X 10.6.x and later Specifications

Specifications
  • Software Category
    • Utilities
  • Utility Type
    • RAID
Compatibility
  • Mac OS Compatibility
    • Yes
Physical
  • Media Type
    • Optical Disk
Manufacturer provided specifications for OWC p/n SFRSOFTR5TBUP

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This product is compatible with... Learn how to find your Mac's model ID
Mac Pro
Mac Pro Rack (Early 2020)
(January 2020)
Model ID: MacPro7,1
3.5GHz 8-Core
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Mac Pro
Mac Pro Rack (Early 2020)
(January 2020)
Model ID: MacPro7,1
3.3GHz 12-Core
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Mac Pro
Mac Pro Rack (Early 2020)
(January 2020)
Model ID: MacPro7,1
3.2GHz 16-Core
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Mac Pro
Mac Pro Rack (Early 2020)
(January 2020)
Model ID: MacPro7,1
2.7GHz 24-Core
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Mac Pro
Mac Pro Rack (Early 2020)
(January 2020)
Model ID: MacPro7,1
2.5GHz 28-Core
Install videos coming soon
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Late 2019)
(December 2019)
Model ID: MacPro7,1
3.5GHz 8-Core
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Late 2019)
(December 2019)
Model ID: MacPro7,1
3.3GHz 12-Core
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Late 2019)
(December 2019)
Model ID: MacPro7,1
3.2GHz 16-Core
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Late 2019)
(December 2019)
Model ID: MacPro7,1
2.7GHz 24-Core
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Late 2019)
(December 2019)
Model ID: MacPro7,1
2.5GHz 28-Core
Mac mini 2020
Mac mini (Late 2020)
(November, 2020)
Model ID: Macmini9,1
Apple M1
Mac mini 2018
Mac mini (Late 2018)
(November, 2018)
Model ID: Macmini8,1
3.6GHz i3, 3.0GHz i5, 3.2GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac Pro
(27-inch Late 2017)
(December 2017)
Model ID: iMacPro1,1
3.2GHz 8-core, 3.0GHz 10-core, 2.3GHz 14-core, 2.5GHz 18-core
iMac Intel
iMac w/Retina 4.5K display
(24-inch Mid 2021)
(May 2021)
Model ID: iMac21,1; iMac21,2
Apple M1
iMac Intel
iMac w/Retina 5K display
(27-inch Mid 2020)
(August 2020)
Model ID: iMac20,1; iMac20,2
3.1GHz i5, 3.3GHz i5, 3.8GHz i7, 3.6GHz i9
Detailed specs coming soon
iMac Intel
iMac w/Retina 5K display
(27-inch Early 2019)
(March 2019)
Model ID: iMac19,1
3.0GHz i5, 3.1GHz i5, 3.7GHz i5, 3.6GHz i9
iMac Intel
iMac w/Retina 4K display
(21.5-inch Early 2019)
(March 2019)
Model ID:iMac19,2
3.6GHz i3, 3.0GHz i5, 3.2GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac w/Retina 5K display
(27-inch Mid 2017)
(June 2017)
Model ID:iMac18,3
3.4GHz i5, 3.5GHz i5, 3.8GHz i5, 4.2GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac w/Retina 4K display
(21.5-inch Mid 2017)
(June 2017)
Model ID:iMac18,2
3.0GHz i5, 3.4GHz i5, 3.6GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2017)
(June 2017)
Model ID:iMac18,1
2.3GHz i5
MacBook Pro Apple Silicon
MacBook Pro (16-inch Apple Silicon Late 2021)
(October, 2021)
Model ID: MacBookPro18,1; MacBookPro18,2
Apple M1 Pro, M1 Max
MacBook Pro Apple Silicon
MacBook Pro (14-inch Apple Silicon Late 2021)
(October, 2021)
Model ID: MacBookPro18,3; MacBookPro18,4
Apple M1 Pro, M1 Max
MacBook Pro Retina w/ Touch Bar
MacBook Pro (13-inch Apple Silicon Late 2020)
(November, 2020)
Model ID: MacBookPro17,1
Apple M1
MacBook Pro Retina w/ Touch Bar
MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Mid 2020)
(May, 2020)
Model ID: MacBookPro16,3
1.4GHz i5, 1.7GHz i7
Detailed specs coming soon
Install Videos coming soon
MacBook Pro Retina w/ Touch Bar
MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Mid 2020)
(May, 2020)
Model ID: MacBookPro16,2
2.0GHz i5, 2.3GHz i7
Detailed specs coming soon
Install Videos coming soon
MacBook Pro Retina w/ Touch Bar
MacBook Pro (16-inch Touch Mid 2019)
(November, 2019)
Model ID: MacBookPro16,1 or MacBookPro16,4
2.6GHz i7, 2.3GHz i9, 2.4GHz i9
Install Videos coming soon
MacBook Pro Retina w/ Touch Bar
MacBook Pro (15-inch Touch Mid 2019)
(May, 2019)
Model ID: MacBookPro15,1; MacBookPro15,3
2.6GHz i7, 2.3GHz i9, 2.4GHz i9
Install Videos coming soon
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Mid 2019)
(July, 2019)
Model ID: MacBookPro15,4
1.4GHz i5, 1.7GHz i7
Install Videos coming soon
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Mid 2019)
(May, 2019)
Model ID: MacBookPro15,2
2.4GHz i5, 2.8GHz i7
Install Videos coming soon
MacBook Pro Retina w/ Touch Bar
MacBook Pro (15-inch Touch Mid 2018)
(July, 2018)
Model ID: MacBookPro15,1
2.2GHz i7, 2.6GHz i7, 2.9GHz i9
Install Videos coming soon
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Mid 2018)
(July, 2018)
Model ID: MacBookPro15,2
2.3GHz i5, 2.7GHz i7
Install Videos coming soon
MacBook Pro Retina w/ Touch Bar
MacBook Pro (15-inch Touch Mid 2017)
(June, 2017)
Model ID: MacBookPro14,3
2.8GHz i7, 2.9GHz i7, 3.1GHz i7
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Mid 2017)
(June, 2017)
Model ID: MacBookPro14,2
3.1GHz i5, 3.3GHz i5, 3.5GHz i7
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina display Mid 2017)
(June, 2017)
Model ID: MacBookPro14,1
2.3GHz i5, 2.5GHz i7
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (15-inch Touch Late 2016)
(October, 2016)
Model ID: MacBookPro13,3
2.6GHz, 2.7GHz, 2.9GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Late 2016)
(October, 2016)
Model ID: MacBookPro13,2
2.9GHz, 3.1GHz, 3.3GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina display Late 2016)
(October, 2016)
Model ID: MacBookPro13,1
2.0GHz, 2.4GHz
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (13-inch Late 2020)
(November, 2020)
Model ID: MacBookAir10,1
Apple M1
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (13-inch Early 2020)
(March 2020)
Model ID: MacBookAir9,1
1.1GHz i3, 1.1GHz i5, 1.2GHz i7
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (13-inch Mid 2019)
(July 2019)
Model ID: MacBookAir8,2
1.6GHz i5
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (13-inch Late 2018)
(November 2018)
Model ID: MacBookAir8.1
1.6GHz i5
PC Desktop
PC Compatible
Compatible with Intel / AMD based desktop/laptop PCs with built-in Thunderbolt 3 ports.
Extended Compatibility... Learn how to find your Mac's model ID
Add a Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 (mDP) adapter to extend compatibility to the following machines:
Mac Pro
Mac Pro
(December, 2013)
Model ID: MacPro6,1
2.7GHz 3.0GHz, 3.5GHz, 3.7GHz
iMac Intel
iMac w/Retina 5K display
(27-inch Late 2015)
(October 2015)
Model ID:iMac17,1
3.2GHz i5, 3.3GHz i5, 4.0GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac w/ Retina 4K display (21.5-inch Late 2015)
(October 2015)
Model ID:iMac16,2
3.1GHz i5, 3.3GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Late 2015)
(October 2015)
Model ID: iMac16,1 or iMac16,2
1.6GHz i5, 2.8GHz i5, 3.1GHz i5, 3.3GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac w/Retina 5K display
(27-inch Mid 2015)
(May 2015)
Model ID: iMac15,1
3.3GHz i5, 3.5GHz i5, 4.0GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac w/Retina 5K display
(27-inch Late 2014)
(October 2014)
Model ID: iMac15,1
3.5GHz i5, 4.0GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (27-inch Late 2013)
(September 2013)
Model ID: iMac14,2
3.2GHz i5, 3.4GHz i5, 3.5GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (27-inch Late 2012)
(October 2012)
Model ID: iMac13,2
2.9GHz i5, 3.2GHz i5, 3.4GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (27-inch Mid 2011)
(May 2011)
Model ID: iMac12,2
2.7GHz i5, 3.1GHz i5, 3.4GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2014)
(June 2014)
Model ID: iMac14,4
1.4GHz i5
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Late 2013)
(September 2013)
Model ID: iMac14,3
2.9GHz i5 or 3.1GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Late 2013)
(September 2013)
Model ID: iMac14,1
2.7GHz i5
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Early 2013)
(March 2013)
Model ID: iMac13,1
3.3GHz i3
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Late 2012)
(October 2012)
Model ID: iMac13,1
2.7GHz i5 , 2.9GHz i5, 3.1GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Late 2011)
(August 2011)
Model ID: iMac12,1
3.1GHz i3
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2011)
(May 2011)
Model ID: iMac12,1
2.5GHz i5 , 2.7GHz i5, 2.8GHz i7
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Late 2014)
(October, 2014)
Model ID: Macmini7,1
1.4GHz, 2.6GHz, 2.8GHz, 3.0GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Late 2012)
(October, 2012)
Model ID: Macmini6,1 & Macmini6,2
2.3GHz, 2.5GHz, 2.6GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Late 2012 Server)
(October, 2012)
Model ID: Macmini6,2
2.3GHz, 2.6GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Mid 2011)
(July, 2011)
Model ID: Macmini5,1 & Macmini5,2
2.3GHz, 2.5GHz, 2.7GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Mid 2011 Server)
(July, 2011)
Model ID: Macmini5,3
2.0GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina display Mid 2015)
(May, 2015)
Model ID: MacBookPro11,4; MacBookPro11,5
2.2GHz, 2.5GHz, 2.8GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina display Early 2015)
(March, 2015)
Model ID: MacBookPro12,1
2.7GHz, 2.9GHz, 3.1GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina Display 2013 - 2014)
(October, 2013 - July, 2014)
Model ID: MacBookPro11,1
2.4GHz, 2.6GHz, 2.8GHz, 2.9GHz, 3.0GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina Display 2013 - 2014)
(October, 2013 - July, 2014)
Model ID: MacBookPro11,2
2.0GHz, 2.2GHz, 2.5GHz, 2.8GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina Display 2013 - 2014)
(October, 2013 - July, 2014)
Model ID: MacBookPro11,3
2.3GHz, 2.5GHz, 2.6GHz, 2.8GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina Display 2013)
(January, 2013)
Model ID: MacBookPro10,1
2.4GHz, 2.7GHz, 2.8GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina Display 2013)
(January, 2013)
Model ID: MacBookPro10,2
2.5GHz, 2.6GHz, 2.9GHz, 3.0GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina Display 2012-2013)
(October, 2012)
Model ID: MacBookPro10,2
2.5GHz, 2.9GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina Display 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacBookPro10,1
2.3GHz, 2.6GHz, 2.7GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacBookPro9,1
2.3GHz, 2.6GHz, 2.7GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (13-inch 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacBookPro9,2
2.5GHz, 2.9GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (17-inch 2011)
(October, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,3
2.4GHz, 2.5GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch 2011)
(October, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,2
2.2GHz, 2.4GHz, 2.5GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (13-inch 2011)
(October, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,1
2.4GHz, 2.8GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (17-inch Early 2011)
(February, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,3
2.2GHz, 2.3GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2011)
(February, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,2
2.0GHz, 2.2GHz, 2.3GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2011)
(February, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,2
2.0GHz, 2.2GHz, 2.3GHz
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (13-inch Early 2015)
(March 2015)
Model ID: MacBookAir7,2
1.6GHz i5, 2.2GHz i7
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (11-inch Early 2015)
(March 2015)
Model ID: MacBookAir7,1
1.6GHz i5, 2.2GHz i7
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (13-inch Mid 2013)
(June, 2013)
Model ID: MacBookAir6,2
1.3GHz, 1.7GHz
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (11-inch Mid 2013)
(June, 2013)
Model ID: MacBookAir6,1
1.3GHz, 1.7GHz
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (13-inch Mid 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacBookAir5,2
1.8GHz, 2.0GHz
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (11-inch Mid 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacBookAir5,1
1.7GHz, 2.0GHz
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (13-inch Mid 2011)
(July, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookAir4,2
1.7GHz, 1.8GHz
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (11-inch Mid 2011)
(July, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookAir4,1
1.6GHz, 1.8GHz

Includes

  • (1) OWC ThunderBlade high-performance SSD with Thunderbolt 3
  • (1) Thunderbolt 3 cable
  • (1) Power supply and cable
  • (1) Ballistic hard-shell case
  • (1) Quick Start Guide
  • (1) SoftRAID XT software
  • 3 Year OWC Limited Warranty

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.1 / 5 6 out of 7 (86%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: SleepyChipmunk-37211
Rating: 1/5 Terrible customer service. June 16, 2021 Terrible customer service. Their policies are built for the advantage of the company and not for the customer. I purchased a software item by mistake and tried to return it only a few hours later. Even though I spent nearly $5K on hard drives they thought it best to turn me away and I will never shop with them again.

This review is from 8.0TB OWC ThunderBlade Ultra High-Performance Gen 2 Thunderbolt 3 Storage Solution.

Response from OWC, Support June 17, 2021 Hello Brian, I am sorry to hear about this situation. I have sent you an email regarding this, I will be able to assist you with the refund for the Software, please keep an eye out for an email from support@owc.com and thank you for your patience!
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Reviewer: scudderjeff
Rating: 5/5 Best buy for professional quality and performance May 13, 2021 Works right of the box, configured easily to my iMac and makes photo editing much easier. Lightroom opens faster now due to this drive.

Well worth the cost

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Reviewer: ebluBeta
Rating: 5/5 It works April 26, 2021 The driver was annoying. But once it’s set up, it works. That’s what I need.

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Reviewer: balconyhound
Rating: 5/5 Amazing April 24, 2021 This hard drive is fast and very stable. I’ve had no problems

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Reviewer: illbits Location: Mpls, MN Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 A priceless tool for media professionals August 26, 2020 I had the pleasure of using this drive on an high-stakes photo shoot recently. I was shooting on two separate workstations and doing post on another. After the first week of shooting I needed to back-up sessions at the end of another 18 hour day before I hung my hat up for the day, and man was I tired. I dragged the session over to the Thunderblade... “copying 125 GB to Thunderblade” Not what I wanted to see at the end of the day, but my disappointment turned to amazement as the progress bar shot across the screen and said “less than 2 minutes remaining.” This instantly became one of the most important tools in my arsenal. BRAVO OWC, this beauty is world-class!

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Reviewer: MichaelN Location: Canada Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 3/5 Solid hardware, questionnable software July 5, 2020 I have to say that build quality of the device is excellent and I especially appreciate the fact that it has passive cooling (no fan). Speed is excellent, however, it comes with a grain of salt (or few) - to get full performance you have to use SoftRAID and OWC driver, otherwise, formatted with Apple Disk Utility, device performance will be a hit and miss. The software that unlocks full performance has number of issues IMO, hence the rating I gave. First and foremost - it doesn't support APFS (seriously? 2 years after APFS was introduced?) as of now. Secondly, to load the driver, you have to compromise Catalina security, allowing 3rd party system components to be loaded at boot time. This is not a right solution. Last, if you use OWC driver, the drive itself won't show in About this Mac > Storage. Have no explanation to this strange phenomena. Wrapping up my essay - hardware is great. Software needs work.

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Reviewer: Boome Location: Dallas TX Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 OWC Thunderblade V4 August 30, 2018 I do alot of video editing. I own an ImacPro 10 core w/ best Video Card you can buy. I was using a dual drive RAID 0 Thunderbolt 3 drive and was working at about 485mbs. OK that experience is History now!

The Thunderblade V4 shattered my FCPX Video editing "NORMAL." I am working at 2800 mbs. I have 15 extra hours a week to practice piano & write music, my primary profession.

Being held hostage by "Rendering" is no longer in my life. I will be buying a 2nd THUNDERBLADE V4 drive shortly, for speeds of 3800mbs and greater in my workflow.

Thunderblade4 has changed my life and that's the bottom line. If you have thunderbolt 3 and are feeling trapped and want a life, buy a THUNDERBLADE V4 SSD drive. It will put a smile on your face. Ken Boome in Dallas TX

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