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8-port connectivity
PCIe expansion.

Thunderbay Flex 8

The industry’s
first Thunderbolt 3

Whether you call it a workflow workhorse, a productivity platform, or a configurable command center, one word describes it best. “Groundbreaking.”

3.5/2.5-inch 8 Drive Bays
up to 128
8 Ports
up to 2750
X4 lane PCIe Expansion Slot
U.2/M.2 Capable1
Advanced RAID Options
SATA/SAS Capable2
Thunderbay Flex 8
FLEXible Storage

Eight Universal 3.5/2.5-inch Drive Bays

Use SATA/SAS2 and U.2/M.21 NVMe drives for up to 128TB of capacity and real-world speeds up to 2750MB/s.


The top four bays can also utilize U.2 SSDs… the emerging M&E industry storage standard.

Powerfully Easy RAID

Create, manage, and monitor advanced RAID sets with SoftRAID.

Docking FLEXibility

Connect More

Convenient front mounted USB-C and (2) USB-A 10Gb/s ports for peripherals and mobile devices.

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DisplayPort 1.4 for connecting up to an 8K display.3

Fast Media Ingest

Frontside SD 4.0 (UHS-II) and CFexpress card readers with up to 985MB/s speed.

FLEXpandable for Unique Needs

Work While Charging

Up to 85W of power for notebook charging.4

Do More

A second Thunderbolt 3 port for daisy-chaining devices or additional display(s).

Play Your Card

PCIe x16 connector/x4 lane slot for audio/video capture, networking, SSD storage, hardware RAID card, or I/O card.

  1. Up to four U.2 drives are supported. M.2 drives are also supported with M.2 to U.2 adapter (available separately).
  2. SAS drives are supported with SAS drive controller card (available separately).
  3. 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.
  4. Apple Mac models with Thunderbolt 2/Thunderbolt ports can be connected using an Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter (available separately). This configuration provides data transfer at up to 20Gb/s but does not support notebook charging.