SymplySPARK Desktop DAS 8 Bay Thunderbolt 3 RAID 48TB


-Lightweight, portable, and rugged design incl. Impact resistant wheeled case

-Whisper quiet < 45dB

-Eight hot swap drive bays 48TB to 144TB Enterprise Drives

-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 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.

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£3,313.85 (£3,976.62 inc VAT)


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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.


Feature Specification Feature Specification


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). Why? Because at Symply we know not everyone has the latest and greatest hardware.



5 year warranty