Fast, affordable, personal desktop RAID

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.

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.

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

FeatureSpecificationFeatureSpecification

Capacities

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

8

Kensington Lock 

Yes

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 

Yes

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

Performance

SymplySPARK with Enterprise HDDs RAID 5*

Test

Read

Write

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

1618 MB/Sec

1639 MB/Sec

Blackmagic

1711 MB/Sec

1625 MB/Sec

SymplySPARK with 14TB Multi-Actuator HDDs RAID 5*

Test

Read

Write

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

2336 MB/Sec

1896 MB/Sec

Blackmagic

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.

Download the SymplySPARK data sheet