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SanDisk Professional 144TB G-RAID Shuttle 8 8-Bay RAID Array (8 x 18TB, Thunderbolt 3 & USB 3.2 Gen 2)

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  • 8 x 18TB Ultrastar Enterprise 3.5" HDDs
  • 8 x SATA III 3.5" Drive Bays
  • Dual Thunderbolt 3 / USB 3.2 Gen 2 Ports
  • RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60, and JBOD
  • Preconfigured as RAID 5
  • Hardware RAID Controller
  • Read Speeds up to 1690 MB/s
  • Write Speeds up to 1490 MB/s
  • Preformatted for macOS 10.15 and Later
  • Windows Compatible via Reformat

The SanDisk Professional 144TB G-RAID Shuttle 8 8-Bay RAID Array (8 x 18TB, Thunderbolt 3 & USB 3.2 Gen 2) delivers impressive read speeds up to 1690 MB/s and write speeds up to 1490 MB/s. These speeds are ideal for driving multi-stream 4K, 8K, and VR workflows efficiently. For connectivity, it features two 40 Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 ports and one 10 Gb/s USB-C port. While one Thunderbolt 3 port or the USB-C port facilitates host connectivity, the second Thunderbolt 3 port allows daisy-chaining up to five additional devices, such as drives and 4K displays, using a single cable connection.

SanDisk Professional G-RAID Shuttle 8 8-Bay RAID Arraybuilt the G-RAID Shuttle 8 with a hardware RAID controller that supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, and 60, each of which provides performance, data redundancy, or a combination of both. For those who do not need a RAID, JBOD is also available. The system comes preconfigured as RAID 5 and formatted for macOS 10.15 and later, although the system may be reformatted for other RAID modes, as well as Windows 10. Included is a Thunderbolt 3 cable and an IEC power cable, while protection is provided by a limited 5-year warranty.


You will need to install the M1 macOS chipset driver for the G-RAID SHUTTLE before using it with your Apple M1 Mac. Please visit the official WD website for more information as well as for a detailed guide on how to install the SanDisk G-RAID Driver.

General Features

Colossal Capacity, Transportable Design

With a capacity of 96TB of high-powered RAID storage in an easy-to-transport design, content creators get a premium solution for their demanding workflows, whether on location or in the studio.

High-Speed Data Transfers

With read speeds of up to 1690 MB/s, write speeds of up to 1490 MB/s, and support for multi-stream 4K, 8K, and VR workflows, you can quickly move or copy all your media so you can spend less time waiting and more time creating with high-speed data transfer using the 40 Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 or 10 Gb/s USB-C ports.

Built-In Hardware RAID

For balanced performance, the G-RAID Shuttle 8 comes formatted for macOS 10.15 and later and is configured as RAID 5. It also supports RAID 0, 1, 6, 10, 50, 60, and JBOD for greater flexibility and may be reformatted for Windows 10.

Removable, Reliable 7200 rpm Ultrastar Enterprise-Class Drives

For all your demanding workloads and mission critical footage, you can depend on the power and enhanced reliability of eight removable Ultrastar Enterprise-class 7200 rpm hard drives inside.

Daisy-Chaining for up to 5 Additional Devices

With dual Thunderbolt 3 ports, you can conveniently daisy chain up to 5 additional devices, keeping you connected to multiple drives, 4K displays, and more, through a single connection to your computer.

USB Power Delivery

With support for up to 85W of USB Power Delivery through the USB-C port, this drive can charge your compatible MacBook or MacBook Pro without having to take a separate MacBook charger out of your bag.

Limited 5-Year Warranty

Backed by a limited 5-year warranty, you can be confident in the reliable storage of the G-RAID Shuttle 8 for years to come.

In the Box
  • SanDisk Professional 144TB G-RAID Shuttle 8 8-Bay RAID Array (8 x 18TB, Thunderbolt 3 & USB 3.2 Gen 2)
  • Thunderbolt 3 Cable
  • IEC Power Cable
  • Limited 5-Year Manufacturer Warranty
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Storage Capacity

144 TB

Included Drives

8 x 18 TB 3.5" HDD

Initial RAID Configuration




Rotational Speed

7200 rpm


Number of Bays

8 x 3.5"

Default OS Support



2 x USB-C Thunderbolt 3 (40 Gb/s)

Compatible Drive Interface


Form Factor



RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 50, 6, 60, JBOD

Hot-Swap Support


Transfer Rates

1690 MB/s (Read in RAID 5) 1490 MB/s (Write in RAID 5)

UASP Support



OS Compatibility

macOS 10.15 or Later Windows 10 or Later *As of February, 2023: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility





AC Input Power

100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz at 2 to 4 A

Power Source

AC Adapter


Operating Temperature

41 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C



2 x Fans


15.16 x 9.65 x 6.89" / 38.51 x 24.51 x 17.5 cm


26.7 lb / 12.1 kg

Packaging Info

Package Weight

34.4 lb

Box Dimensions (LxWxH)

20 x 14.7 x 12.8"

WARNING: This product may expose you to chemicals which are known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
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