SymplySPARK 8 Bay Thunderbolt 3 RAID Without NANUK Case

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External RAID

Every unit comes with wheeled case 

The better choice in affordable, fast, reliable, and portable RAID storage for media professionals.

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.

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.

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.


SymplySPARK XT is an eight bay Thunderbolt 3 desktop RAID providing 112 TB capacity and utilises Seagate's latest multi-actuator Mach.2 drives to provide SSD-like performance (2,900 MB/s and 1900 MB/s read/write speeds respectively when configured in RAID 5). All for the same price as the regular SymplySPARK 144 TB edition.

The Symply team caught up with Seagate's Andrew Palmer to learn more about HDDs and how multi-actuator technology is redefining fast storage.

Features and Benefits

  • Lightweight, portable, and rugged design that comes with its own high-quality, impact resistant wheeled transport case
  • Whisper quiet < 45dB, ideal for desktop use
  • Eight hot swap drive bays with your choice of popular capacities from 48TB to 144TB
  • Multi-Actuator hard drive configuration with 112TB capacity and extreme performance
  • Only enterprise-class hard drive used in every SymplySPARK to deliver consistent reliable performance
  • Dual Thunderbolt 3 ports for highest throughput, daisy chaining, and fast device charging
  • Advanced field serviceable design for maximum up-time
  • Fast, reliable RAID 5/6 Protection to prevent content loss and keep you working even in the unlikely event of a drive failure
  • 2m (6.5ft) Active Thunderbolt 3 Cable included
  • Kensington Lock
  • Supported by the Symply five year warranty and free lifetime and online support by trained media professionals


Technical Specifications







48TB, 80TB, 114TB, 144TB & 114TB XT 

Operating Environmentals

0°C - 40°C (32°F - 104°F), 5% - 85% humidity (non-condensing)

Number of drive Bays


Kensington Lock 


RAID Level Support

0, 1, 5, 6, 10, JBOD

Studio Mode

LED Blackout 

Thunderbolt™3 Ports

2 x Thunderbolt 3
(Daisy Chaining and Device Charging)

Whisper Quiet 

< 45dB

Dimensions (L x W x H)

24x15x31.8 cm (9.4x6x12.5 ins)

OS Support 

macOS and Windows

Weight (with HDDs)

10.7KG (23.5lbs)

Carry Handle 


Field swappable HDD, FAN and Power supply


Drive Locator Pin

Reduces risk of damage during transport

Mechanical Shock Test

In protective case supplied 



5 Years



SymplySPARK with Enterprise HDDs RAID 5*





AJA (4092x2160 4K-2160, 16GB, 10bit)

1618 MB/Sec

1639 MB/Sec


1711 MB/Sec

1625 MB/Sec

SymplySPARK with 14TB Multi-Actuator HDDs RAID 5*




AJA (4092x2160 4K-2160, 16GB, 10bit)

2336 MB/Sec

1896 MB/Sec


2240 MB/Sec

1751 MB/Sec

ATTO DiskBench

2952 MB/Sec

1977 MB/Sec

* Tested on MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2019, 1.4GHz Quad-Core Intel i5).


Shipping policy

Any items which are in stock, will be dispatched immediately - same day if possible and morning of the following business day at the latest. Items which are not in stock at our local warehouse will be routed to us, and dispatched immediately upon arrival to us. In that case, the estimated dispatch time is noted on the product page.

Note that you are always welcome to email or call (+372) 5556 0057 for a more accurate shipping time estimate, as this does vary depending on a number of factors.

Standard shipping

Unless otherwise noted, all items are shipped standard via DPD. We normally ship to European Union countries only – do contact us for possible exceptions, particularly other European mainland countries. Shipping times vary between 1 to 10 business days within Europe – an up to date estimate will be given at checkout.

Express shipping

Our shipping partner for expedited deliveries is DHL Express; please contact us directly for a quote.

Returning an item

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you can return your item(s) for a full refund within 14 days of confirmed delivery.

Special sales, demo items and promotions may have modified return policies. If an item from a bundle is returned for refund, the total bundle discount or the total value of the gifts will get deducted from the returned item prior to issuing a refund. If the bundle discount (or gift value) exceeds the value of the returned item, the difference must be paid to be able to return the item.

Return autorization

If you would like to return any item(s), please contact us by either emailing or calling (+372) 5556 0057. We will share with you a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) code and ask that you clearly mark this code outside of your shipping box as you ship your item(s) back for a refund.

You will be liable for the shipping and any applicable customs/duty fees returning the item(s).

Incorrect items

If the return is made due to a faulty product, or an incorrectly shipped product, or if you are returning the item(s) due to a defect, or functionality issue, or because it is not the item you have ordered, we will gladly email or mail a return shipping label covering all shipping related expenses. In order to determine whether the return is initiated due to a technical problem, we may ask for you to provide visual support like images or a video on the item(s).


Returned merchandise must be in its original packaging, and placed in a decent shipping box, e.g. the same box that we shipped the items to you in. Please make sure to clearly mark the RMA code you have received from us outside on the box.

Do not forget to cover or peel off any existing shipping labels on the box.

DIT Supplies OÜ cannot be held accountable for return shipments that have not reached us or returns made without RMA codes. We strongly advise that if you are returning the item(s) with a carrier of your choice that you use a traceable shipping method.

It may take 4-5 business days for your return to reach us. Once it is received and inspected, your refund will be processed and automatically applied to your credit card or original method of payment within 14 business days. Please note that depending on your credit card company, it may take an additional 2-4 business days after your credit is applied for it to post to your account.

Customs, duties & taxes

There are no customs duties or taxes on orders shipping within the EU. Orders shipped outside of the EU may be subject to import taxes, customs duties and fees collected by the destination country. The recipient of an international shipment may be subject to such import taxes, customs duties and fees, which are collected once a shipment reaches the recipient's country. Additional charges for customs clearance must be paid for by the recipient; we have no control over these charges and cannot predict what they may be. Customs policies vary widely from country to country; and when customs clearance procedures are required, it can cause delays beyond our original delivery estimates. We advise that you contact your local customs office for more information.