OWC ThunderBay 4 4TB 4-Bay Thunderbolt 2 RAID Array (4 x 1TB, RAID 5 Edition)

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OWC ThunderBay 4 4TB 4-Bay Thunderbolt 2 RAID Array (4 x 1TB, RAID 5 Edition)
Key Features
  • 4 x 1 TB 3.5" 7200 rpm Hard Drives
  • 4 x 3.5" SATA III 6 Gb/s Drive Bays
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 2 Interfaces
  • 7200 rpm
Add 4TB of Thunderbolt 2 storage to your Mac with the ThunderBay 4 4TB 4-Bay Thunderbolt 2 RAID Array (4 x 1TB, RAID 5 Edition) from OWC / Other World Computing. These drives are pre-configured for RAID 5 via software. 4TB provides you with plenty of space to store files such as music, photos, movies, and documents, but this array also allows you to operate a production workflow with 2K video, 4K video, and audio.

Within the array are four bays that each house a single 1TB hard drive. Each included 3.5" drive connects to the array via the SATA III 6 Gb/s interface and has a rotational speed of 7200 rpm. Since the array ships with four drives, they can be software configured as RAID 0, 1, 4, 5, and 1+0, each of which offers performance, data redundancy, or a combination of both. This array comes pre-formatted and is software configured as a RAID 5 volume.

This volume will be recognized on systems running with OS X 10.9.3 and later, and requires the included SoftRAID 5 via download for Mac OS X 10.8.5 or earlier. RAID 5 allows read speeds of up to 548 MB/s and write speeds of up to 533 MB/s.
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OWC ThunderBay 4 External HDD Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Cooling
  • 3Multi-Drive
  • 4Vibration Dampened
  • 5DisplayPort 1.2 Support
  • 6SoftRAID XT

Add 4TB of Thunderbolt 2 storage to your Mac with the ThunderBay 4 4TB 4-Bay Thunderbolt 2 RAID Array (4 x 1TB, RAID 5 Edition) from OWC / Other World Computing. These drives are pre-configured for RAID 5 via software. 4TB provides you with plenty of space to store files such as music, photos, movies, and documents, but this array also allows you to operate a production workflow with 2K video, 4K video, and audio.

Within the array are four bays that each house a single 1TB hard drive. Each included 3.5" drive connects to the array via the SATA III 6 Gb/s interface and has a rotational speed of 7200 rpm. Since the array ships with four drives, they can be software configured as RAID 0, 1, 4, 5, and 1+0, each of which offers performance, data redundancy, or a combination of both. This array comes pre-formatted and is software configured as a RAID 5 volume.

This volume will be recognized on systems running with OS X 10.9.3 and later, and requires the included SoftRAID 5 via download for Mac OS X 10.8.5 or earlier. RAID 5 allows read speeds of up to 548 MB/s and write speeds of up to 533 MB/s.

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 help ensure a smooth operating environment, the array uses a 92mm noise-quieting fan.

Included with this ThunderBay 4 array is SoftRAID XT, a 3.3' Thunderbolt cable, a 3-prong power cable, and two keys for the front panel lock.

Cooling

ThunderBay utilizes an open "flow-thru" vented design with a 92mm, low-turbulence, noise-quieting fan to keep the drives running cool and reliably.

Multi-Drive

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.

SoftRAID XT

SoftRAID combines advanced RAID modes, fast performance, monitoring, email notification, and fast rebuild capabilities that only software RAID can deliver. ThunderBay 4 models with drives come pre-configured in RAID 5, and are plug-and-play ready with OS X 10.9.3 or later. Advanced features such as drive notification and monitoring require SoftRAID installation.
UPC: 812437020540

OWC ThunderBay 4 External HDD Specs

General
Number of Bays4 x 2.5"/3.5"
Connections2 x Mini DisplayPort (Thunderbolt 2 (20 Gb/s))
Form FactorDesktop
Maximum RAID Transfer Rate548 MB/s (Read in RAID 5)
533 MB/s (Write in RAID 5)
RAID ModesRAID 0, 0+1, 1, 4, 5, JBOD
OS CompatibilitymacOS 10.9 or Later
Drives
Total Raw Capacity4 TB (4 x 1 TB)
TypeHard Disk Drive
Rotational Speed7200 rpm
Cache Memory per Drive32 MB
Initial RAID ConfigurationRAID 5
Pre-FormatNone
Electrical
Power SourceAC Adapter
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
DC Input Power VDC at 16.66 A
Environmental
Operating Temperature41 to 107°F / 5 to 42°C
Operating Humidity8 to 90%
Storage Temperature-40 to 149°F / -40 to 65°C
Storage Humidity5 to 95%
Operating Vibration1 G / 5 to 300 Hz
Storage Vibration5 G / 5 to 500 Hz
Operating Shock65 G / 2.0 ms
Storage Shock175 G / 2.0 ms
Physical
Cooling1 x 92 mm Fan
Dimensions (W x H x D)9.7 x 5.3 x 7" / 245.1 x 134.9 x 176.8 mm
Weight8.6 lb / 3.9 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight15.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)16 x 15 x 12"
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