SymplySPARK Desktop 8-Bay Thunderbolt 3 RAID

Symply Spark is the better choice in affordable, fast, reliable, and portable RAID storage for media professionals.

  • Lightweight, portable, and rugged design.
  • Whisper quiet < 45dB, ideal for desktop use
  • Field Serviceable HDDs, FAN and PSU.
  • Eight hot swap drive bays with Enterprise HDD’.
  • Dual Thunderbolt 3 ports.
  • RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, JBOD, compatible with macOS and Windows.
  • Ships in an impact resistant wheeled case with custom foam (optional NANUK case).
  • 5 year warranty and free lifetime and online support.


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If you’ve been looking for a personal storage solution designed to deliver outstanding performance and reliability for media applications, you just found it! And with Symply you get personalized support when you need it from knowledgeable media and entertainment professionals.

SymplySPARK was designed to ignite your creativity by delivering consistently high throughput and low latency with plug and play convenience so you can do what you do best and not worry about managing your storage. SymplySPARK is ideal for media workflows in post production, on-set, VFX, graphics, delivery, and in-house creative.

Performance in RAID 5

Benchmark read/write speeds when configured in RAID 5.


  • AJA (4092×2160 4K-2160, 16GB, 10bit): Read (1618 MB/s) / Write (1639 MB/s)
  • Blackmagic: Read (1711 MB/s) / Write (1625 MB/s)


SymplySpark XT with 14TB Multi-Actuator HDDs (available in 112TB or 144TB)

  • AJA (4092×2160 4K-2160, 16GB, 10bit): Read (2336 MB/s) / Write (1896 MB/s)
  • Blackmagic: Read (2240 MB/s) / Write (1751 MB/s)
  • ATTO DiskBench: Read (2952 MB/s) / Write (1977 MB/s)


As a key component of the SymplyFIRST family of products, SPARK integrates seamlessly with the SymplyNEBULA cloud service, SymplyPRO LTO products, and SymplyADDR Thunderbolt PCIe expansions. Either on its own or part of Symply enhanced workflow the SymplySPARK stands out.

When designing the product, we tapped some of the top development and manufacturers around and worked with media industry professionals to add the features and capabilities media professionals require. From simple things such as making the system more compact and lighter than other systems on the market using high quality steel, alloys and composites and adding a carry handle, to optimizing it for the new generation of multi-actuator hard drives that deliver SSD-like performance at a fraction the cost, and shipping in a wheeled hard case. All around the SymplySPARK was made with content creators in mind.

SymplySpark carry case

Multi Actuator Technology

We also know how important deadlines are – time is money, and nothing is worse than missing a deadline due to equipment failure. Beyond hard drive hot swap-ability, the SPARK allows fast replacement of fans and power supplies. No need to send the system back with your valuable content on it or wait for an exchange system to arrive. The optional SymplySAM (self-assisted maintenance kit) comes packed in its own transport case with full instructions that have you back up and running in minutes. And if you ever need it, professional Symply support is just an email or phone call away.

Specifications and Features:

  • Capacities: 48TB, 80TB, 112TB, 144TB, 176TB and 112TB XT, 144TB XT.
  • Number of drive Bays: 8
  • Kensington Lock: Yes
  • RAID Level Support: 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, JBOD
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 3 (Daisy Chaining and Device Charging)
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 24x15x31.8 cm
  • Weight: 10.7 KG
  • Field swappable HDD, FAN and Power supply: Yes
  • Drive Locator Pin: Reduces risk of damage during transport
  • Mechanical Shock Test In protective case supplied: 250G/2ms
  • Warranty: 5 Years

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