OWC ThunderBlade X8

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Incomparable Performance and Reliability

  • Incomparable: up to 2949MB/s ready-to-run, time-saving speed that has no competitor1Spacious: up to eight NVMe M.2 SSDs for up to 32TB
  • Includes SoftRAID XT: Robust software for creating, monitoring, and managing advanced RAID sets
  • Versatile: daisy-chain up to five additional Thunderbolt devices or connect a USB-C device or display via the second Thunderbolt port
  • Stable: non-skid rubber feet keep ThunderBlade in place while OWC ClingOn secures the included Thunderbolt connecting cable2
  • Reliable: heat-dissipating fanless aluminum chassis keeps you working silently at top speed
  • Informative: confirm use status instantly via integrated LED
  • Mobile: compact footprint and custom-fit ballistic hard-shell case make this the perfect shuttle drive
  • Certified: meets Intel Thunderbolt and OWC operating certifications for assured performance and reliability
  • Worry-Free: 3 Year OWC Limited Warranty

Time Saver

Life Changer

ThunderBlade is fervently revered among DITs, production companies, video editors, and creative professionals for good reason. Hailed as the fastest production drive in the universe. Legendary confidence inspiring reliability. Shuttle use ready with a compact footprint and ballistic case.

With ThunderBlade, you don’t merely reduce the time you need to work. You gain precious time back for your personal life. More than anything, people want more time. ThunderBlade isn’t just a drive. It’s a life changer.


“They were very, very fast. It just makes sense to have a lot of very fast, reliable hard drives that you can send out with the crew on productions. I always recommend these drives to the commercial production companies I work with. They will pay for themselves after three jobs.”
B Kelley
DIT / Underwater Camera Operator / Phantom Technician

“Having that speed is really convenient for me as the DIT. But as for the producer, it’s a money saving value. Having drives like the ThunderBlade really do give you the confidence that you’re not going to be going into a lot of overtime waiting for that last card. With the reliability, the durability, just the consistency, it makes me feel comfortable and then I can impart that to the producer and honestly say ‘You are going to be taken care of.’”
Wyatt Cagle
DIT / Director / Cinematographer / Editor

Created For Pros Like You

Our team is filled with creatives highly experienced in all phases of the video production world. We understand your need for more speed and capacity when it comes to making everything from backups to editing faster. ThunderBlade was purposefully built to be the fastest Thunderbolt shuttle and editing RAID SSD in the universe for:

DITs needing to offload memory cards on set at maximum transfer speeds while also having the option to choose RAID 5 reliability for peace-of-mind or production requirements.

DITs and productions needing a blazing fast, highly reliable shuttle drive that can be easily and safely shipped.

Creative professionals working with cutting edge workflows such as multicam sequences, 8K RAW video, and VFX looking for the best possible performance from an easy to transport, plug and play external storage solution.

Remote editors working with cloud-based workflows such as LucidLink which require a high performance cache drive solution to ensure flawless video editing performance.

Professional video editors desiring a seamless editing experience when working on large projects with all their files centralized for easy access.

Trust the Truth

We understand your workflow requires real-world speed you can count on. Instead of promoting eye-catching maximum theoretically possible performance numbers, we take the time-consuming step to run our storage solutions through intensive performance testing and share our test parameters in the results. By truthfully listing the speeds we observed, our commitment to the “OWC Difference” ensures your ThunderBlade will deliver the performance you require and expect.


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