• Thunderbolt™3 interface with 40Gbps of throughput in both channels
  • Solid 2U 16-bay(2.5″) rackmount chassis
  • Supports sixteen (16) 2.5 inch SSD or HDD Trays
  • Supports up to 3 PCIe slots for full length and full height PCIe cards
  • Individual key lock on each HDD tray for physical security
  • Provides excellent airflow ventilation to ensure all types of drives are kept at moderate temperatures for any type of work

NA338TB3 16 Bay Thunderbolt 3 Storage 2U & PCIe Expansion Product Description

2U 16 bay 2.5″ Thunderbolt 3 Storage and PCIe Expansion
Netstor NA338TB3 is equipped with Intel’s latest Thunderbolt™ 3, 40Gbps, bi-directional interface being able to instantly, easily empower large storage capacity and PCIe expansion slots to Thunderbolt™-enabled computers. It also provides three PCIe 3.0 slots within the storage chassis that allow the users to make an easy expansion of varied specialty PCIe cards to the Thunderbolt 3 Mac. Except the necessary RAID adapter card to be added, the professionals can still choose to attach two more pro cards such as video capture, video transcoding, audio accelerator, network card and so on in the 2U storage to add extra performance to Thunderbolt Mac.

The Perfect Partner for Transportable Rack Application 
Providing video producers with features of light-weighted, easy carrying and high mobility for outdoor actions and events, the Thunderbolt™ 3 storage is designed 2U low height and 42 cm short deep to fit accurately the easy installation characteristics on transportable rack, suitable for both on-site and in-studio real-time editing and streaming 4K UHD digital content workflows.

Precise Design, Powerful Inside
Although designed for the precise 2U short deep chassis, the front NA338TB3 still supports up to 16 hot-swap 2.5″ drive trays. Creators can install ultra-fast SSDs or high-capacity 2.5-inch HDDs according to their need for transmission. Also, the 2U storage has world’s exclusive expansion infrastructure for attaching up to 3 full-height, full-length PCIe cards to any Thunderbolt-equipped computers. Regardless of installing RAID card for high fault tolerance RAID protection of drive data, or essential video capture/editing cards for video professionals, the installation and expansion are achieved effortlessly through Netstor’s enclosure design. With only one single Thunderbolt™3, blazing-fast 40Gbps, cable connection between NA338TB3 and Mac for delivering the effective expansion capability, your Mac immediately becomes a powerful workstation.


Host InterfaceThunderbolt 3 (Dual Port USB-C for Daisy Chain)
Data Transfer Rate40Gbps Bi-directional
HDD InterfaceSAS/SATA (12G/6Gbps)
No. of Disk(s)Up to 16 (For 2.5″ SSD/HDD & sold separately)
RAID LevelsRequires a RAID card with internal 16 port and Thunderbolt driver(RAID card sold separately)
PCIe Slot ExpansionThree PCIe3.0 x8 slots
Thunderbolt ExpansionUp to Six Thunderbolt devices
LED Display for EnclosureFan normal – green; Fan failure – red
Temp. normal – green; Temp. over 50°C – red
LED Display for each TrayWhite – Power On Indicator
Flash Blue – HDD Accessing Indicator
Red – HDD Failure Indicator
AlarmMutable buzzer beeping for fan failure or over temperature occurs
MaterialHeavy-duty cold-rolled steel Housing
Power Supply460W Single PSU (High-Efficiency & Low Noise)
Input: 90-230 VAC/50-60 HZ
Output: +5V and +12V
Dimension415(D) x 482(W) x 88.5(H) mm
16.3 (D) x 19 (W) x 3.49 (H) inch
CoolingFour 60 x60 x25 mm
System SupportMacBook Pro(2016) with a Thunderbolt 3 port
O.S. SupportMac OS X 10.12.3 above
PCIe card Driver RequestThird-party PCIe card should support Mac OS with Thunderbolt aware’s driver
PCIe card  Size Availablefull length and full height PCIe card
Operating Temperature5 to 40°C (41 to 104°F)
Storage Temperature-10 to 50°C (14 to 122°F)
Relative Humidity20 to 80% (non-condensing)



Brand Name


Mac   Apple• Mac Pro 2013, Mac mini, Mac mini Server, MBP, iMac
with a Thunderbolt port (Mac OS X 10.6.8+)
RAID Card Support
Areca   Areca• ARC-1882ix-16 (Driver)        • ARC-1264ML-16 (Driver)
• ARC-1883ix-16 (Driver)
Audio Card Support
 RME    RME• HDSPe MADI        • HDSPe AIO
• HDSPe AES          • HDSPe RayDAT
 Universal Audio    Universal Audio• UAD-2 DUO         • UAD-2 QUAD
(version 6.3.1+)
Video Card Support
 Black Magic Design BlackMagic• DeckLink Studio   • DeckLink Quad   • Intensity Pro
• DeckLink HD 3D   • DeckLink 4K (version 9.5+)
 Matrox  Matrox• Mojito MAX
 AJA  AJA• Kona 3G            • Kona LHi       • Kona LHe Plus
(version 10.3+)
10G Networking Card
 ATTO ATTO• Fast Frame NS11   • Fast Frame NS12
• Fast Frame NS14   • Fast Frame CS11
• Fast Frame CS12   • Fast Frame CS14
 Myricom• 10G-PCIE-8B-2C  • 10G-PCIE-8B-2S ?10G-PCIE-8B-C
• 10G-PCIE-8B-S    • 10G-PCIE2-8B2-2C
• 10G-PCIE2-8B2-2S  (version v1.3.1+)
 Small Tree   Small Tree• PETG1 series    • PETG2 series     • PETG4 series
(version v2.14+)

Enclosure x 1
HDD Tray x 16 (Installed)
Thunderbolt cable x 1 (2 meter)
Manual CD-ROM x1
Hard Disk Drive mounting screw x 64
Key for HDD tray x 2
Power Cord x 1

Model No.Description


2U 16 bay Thunderbolt3 to 2.5″ SAS/SATA JBOD and PCIe Expansion Chassis, with single 460W Power Supply, One Thunderbolt 3 active meter cable
BARC1883IX16Areca’s ARC-1883ix-16, internal 16 port SAS/SATA RAID Adapter, Dual Core RAID-on-Chip 800MHz processor, Supports RAID level 0, 1, 10(1E), 3, 5, 6, 30, 50, 60, Single Disk or JBOD, with Thunderbolt aware driver