OWC / Other World Computing ThunderBay 4 20TB (4 x 5TB) Four-Bay Thunderbolt RAID Array (JBOD Edition)

OWC / Other World Computing ThunderBay 4 20TB (4 x 5TB) Four-Bay Thunderbolt RAID Array (JBOD Edition)

OWC / Other World Computing ThunderBay 4 20TB (4 x 5TB) Four-Bay Thunderbolt RAID Array (JBOD Edition)

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Product Highlights

  • 4 x 5TB 3.5" Hard Drives
  • Four Drive Bays
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 2 Ports
  • 7,200 rpm, 64MB Cache Hard Drives
  • Configured in JBOD
  • Software RAID Compatible
  • 1 x Quiet 92mm Fan
  • Windows and Mac Compatible
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The ThunderBay 4 20TB (4 x 5TB) Four-Bay Thunderbolt RAID Array from OWC / Other World Computing comes with four hard drives preinstalled and connects to Mac systems via Thunderbolt. Behind the lockable front panel are four bays that each house a single 5TB hard drive. These drives feature 64MB of cache memory and spin at 7,200 rpm. Out of the box the drives work in JBOD mode where each drive is handled independently with its own drive letter. These drives can be software reconfigured in different RAID options that offer redundancy, speed, or a combination of both. RAID software is not included.

The ThunderBay 4 comes with two Thunderbolt 2 ports which allow you to daisy-chain up to six devices such as additional ThunderBays, 4K displays, and more. Thunderbolt 2 offers a single 20 Gb/s bi-directional channel that allows you to stream and write 4K video at the same time. To cool the hard drives, OWC uses a quiet 92mm fan. For service, OWC provides a 3-year warranty and also includes level 1 data recovery during the first year.

ThunderBay utilizes an open "flow-thru" vented design with a 92mm, low-turbulence, noise-quieting fan to keep the drives running cool and reliably.
Daisy-chain up to six ThunderBays for massive storage capabilities and increased performance, or connect multiple ThunderBays to multiple Thunderbolt 2 ports to achieve exponential speed capabilities.
Vibration Dampened
ThunderBay's drive isolating design reduces sonic resonance, and is aided by over-sized, rugged, vibration-absorbing, non-skid feet.
DisplayPort 1.2 Support
The Thunderbolt ports also support DisplayPort 1.2 that allows daisy-chaining displays through the drive.
Prosoft Engineering Data Backup 3
Data Backup 3 is a software utility for Mac that allows you to backup, restore and synchronize your valuable data with minimal effort.

Intech SpeedTools Utilities
SpeedTools Utilities is designed to offer fast, easy, and automated Mac disk repair and maintenance. This utility software has the ability to optimize and tune your Mac system for optimal performance in a matter of minutes.
In the Box
OWC / Other World Computing ThunderBay 4 20TB (4 x 5TB) Four-Bay Thunderbolt RAID Array (JBOD Edition)
  • Double-Shielded 3.3' Thunderbolt Cable
  • 3-Prong UL Listed Power Cable
  • 2 x Keys for Front Panel Lock
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • Limited 1-Year Level 1 Data Recovery
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    OWC / Other World Computing ThunderBay IV specs

    Chipset Thunderbolt 2
    Interface Supported Thunderbolt 2 (20 Gb/s)
    Ports 2 x Thunderbolt 2
    RAID / JBOD Support JBOD: Utilize each of the four drives independently
    RAID: Use any Software RAID of your choice to setup the ThunderBay 4 for multi-drive performance or data redundancy
    Capacity 20 TB
    Bays 4
    Drives Included 4 x 5 TB Hard Drives
    7200 rpm
    64 MB of cache per drive
    Temperature Operating: 41.0 to 107.6 F° / 5.0 to 42.0 C°
    Non-operating: -40.0 to 149.0 F° / -40.0 to 65.0 C°
    Humidity Operating: 8 to 90% RH (Non-condensing)
    Non-operating: 5 to 95% RH (Non-condensing)
    Shock Operating: 65 G 2 mS
    Non-operating: 175 G 2 mS
    Vibration Operating: 1.0 G (5 to 300 Hz)
    Non-operating: 5.0 G (5 to 500 Hz)
    Power Supply Internal UL Listed U.S./International Auto Switching 100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz input as well as 12 V, 16.66 A output Power Supply
    Port/Interface Bootability It can be used as a Thunderbolt startup drive on Macs running Mac OS X
    System Requirements Mac with a Thunderbolt port running OS X 10.9 or later
    PC running Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or later with a Thunderbolt port (driver required for proper installation)
    Boot Camp is not supported
    The Thunderbolt certification process does not include Macs running Windows through Boot Camp
    Dimension (D x W x H) 9.7 x 5.3 x 7.0" / 24.5 x 13.5 x 17.7 cm
    Weight 8.6 lb / 3.9 kg (no drives)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 19.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.378 x 15.512 x 11.575"

    OWC / Other World Computing ThunderBay IV reviews

    ThunderBay 4 20TB (4 x 5TB) Four-Bay Thunderbolt RAID Array (JBOD Edition) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Una excelente opcin para guardar videos de alta resolucin Con el tiempo empece a acumular muchas memorias externas y al comprar ThunderBay 4 20TB solucione esta necesidad. Utilizo para guardar cantidad de videos en alta definicin.
    Date published: 2016-12-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product No problem working with this product
    Date published: 2016-05-31
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