I’m getting to the point with my storage needs that I need to start thinking about what to do once I outgrow my ThunderBay 6. Hard drives only get so big and I’ll eventually need more room than I can fit in a six-bay enclosure.
The standard ThunderBay 8 seemed like a good upgrade, but it doesn’t have the M.2 slot in the back like the ThunderBay 6 does. It would only functionally add one additional drive slot and that just isn’t going to cut it.
The ThunderBay Flex 8, though, might be a good solution. It features a PCIe slot, which I could use to add additional NVMe drives, 2.5-inch SSDs or just about anything else I could need for expandability.
This isn’t something I’m going to need in the near-future. I just upgraded my drives and that should give me a bit of time before upgrading again, but unless something else is released before then, the ThunderBay Flex 8 looks like a tremendous product.