Storage company uses Apple’s extraordinary CPU firepower to boost SSD speeds — OWC ThunderBlade X8 is one of the fastest external SSDs money can buy, shame about the 32TB limit

Other World Computing (OWC) has launched a new version of its blisteringly fast Thunderbolt shuttle and edit RAID SSD, offering an even faster experience. 

The new ThunderBlade X8 is designed to meet the needs of professionals who require high-speed data transfer, such as video editors and photographers. Its predecessor, which is still available to buy, is regarded as one of the fastest external SSDs on the market, but the ThunderBlade X8 comfortably outpaces it, boasting impressive real-world read speeds of up to 2949MB/s, and write speeds of up to 2826 MB/s.