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OWC Thunderblade Thunderbolt 3 SSD: Sustained Transfer Speed
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MPG tested the 8TB OWC Thunderblade Thunderbolt 3 SSD. Available in 1/2/4/8TB configurations.
This page shows the sustained transfer performance of the 8TB OWC Thunderblade using large I/O transfer sizes.
Performance as tested: sustained transfer speed across capacity
During this test, the Thunderblade became just slightly warm, never hot and was completely silent.
The speed is jaw-dropping across the entire 8TB of capacity for both reads and writes. This is about as fast as a Thunderbolt 3 SSD can go (2.7 GB/sec).
Equally if not more important for high-end applications, performance is kept in a tight band, so there are no performance suprises for work where very high speeds without dropouts are needed.
Speed in MB/sec is real-world, including operating system file system overhead (not unrealistic driver-level calls).