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OWC Digital Thunderblade Review

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The Fastest. Period.
OWC’s extreme performance ThunderBlade™ might just be the ultimate working drive for media professionals. In terms of pure transfer speed, ThunderBlade is the fastest external drive they’ve ever made.

ThunderBlade continues to impress audio and video experts as an innovative and revolutionary drive. ThunderBlade recently took home two top awards from the 2019 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas. ThunderBlade received the BaM Award in the “Store” category and was named Future’s Best of Show. Both awards are evaluated by industry experts and recognize innovative technology that delivers real business and creative benefits.

MORE POWERFUL THAN YOU CAN IMAGINE
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/s1. And with SoftRAID, two ThunderBlades can reach dizzying heights up to 3800MB/s1.

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. Its compact and tough enough to withstand even the roughest treatment in between locations, and it comes complete with it’s own ballistic hard-shell case for even greater protection. And with two Thunderbolt 3 ports, ThunderBlade fits your workflow daisy-chain perfectly.

PRO-TIPS: DAISY-CHAINING WITH THUNDERBOLT DEVICES
With the ability to run up to six devices per port, Thunderbolt ports amplify your laptop or desktop with peripheral power.

THE BETTER AND SIMPLER WAY TO RAID
ThunderBlade manages and protects your data with OWC’s advanced SoftRAID engine. With multiple RAID options (0, 1, 4, 5, 1+0 (10)), you can set it up for speed, data security or the best of both worlds.

Packed with features from active predictive disk failure monitoring to multiple array volume spanning, SoftRAID from OWC brings technology typically found only in data centers to your workstation or editing bay. It constantly monitors your disks, alerting you when a disk is becoming unreliable and is likely to fail. Replacing a disk before it fails saves you precious uptime.

WORKFLOW AND STORAGE SOLUTIONS FOR PROS
Whether you’re finishing and mastering, creating proxies or working with state-of-the-art VFX and AR, you need dependable tech that keeps pace with your demands. OWC workflow and storage solutions cover every angle, delivering processing speeds up to 2800MB/s1, capacity for all five levels of RAID, and bonus features like the freedom to daisy-chain and hot-swap.

WINDOWS WORKFLOW
The ThunderBlade fully supports Windows workflows as well. Using Windows Storage Spaces you can pool the four internal drives together with support for all the Storage Spaces configuration options including the ability to add another ThunderBlade to expand your storage pool on the fly.

Owc Limited Warranty
Like all OWC drives, ThunderBlade is built to the highest ‭standards of reliability and performance and Thunderbolt Certified for Mac and Windows. Because 100% reliability is always the goal, ThunderBlade is rigorously quality tested and ‭backed by a 3 Year OWC Limited Warranty plus award-winning, 24/7 customer ‭support.