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The ThunderBay 4 Mini 2TB (4 x 500GB) Four-Bay Thunderbolt 2 Array from OWC / Other World Computing comes with four hard drives and connects to Mac and Windows systems via Thunderbolt. This array features four 2.5" bays that can each house a 500GB hard drive to provide your system a total storage capacity of 2TB. The drives have a spin speed of 7200 rpm and 32MB of cache memory. When configured in RAID 0, these drives can provide a read speed up to 474 MB/s and a write speed up to 579 MB/s. Furthermore, they can be configured, by using your own RAID software, into different RAID options that offer redundancy, speed, or a combination of both. The ThunderBay 4 Mini allows you to handle demanding applications such as workflows involving 4K, 2K, uncompressed HD, and multi-stream SD videos. Moreover, the Mini's size and weight lets you easily transport your data between production environments.
The ThunderBay 4 Mini is equipped with two Thunderbolt 2 ports that transfer data at speeds of up to 20 Gb/s between your system and the array. It also allows you to daisy-chain up to six devices such as additional ThunderBays, 4K displays, and more. To cool the drives and the array, OWC uses a quiet 60mm fan along with a flow-thru vented design. Additionally, included with the array is a 3.3' (1m) Thunderbolt cable to help you get started.
ThunderBay 4 Mini utilizes a heat-dissipating aluminum unibody shell with a "flow-thru" vented design and a 60mm quiet fan to keep everything cool.
4K Display Support
The dual Thunderbolt 2 ports let you connect any display including 4K displays.
ThunderBay's drive isolating design reduces sonic resonance, and is aided by rugged, vibration-absorbing, non-skid feet.
Daisy-chain up to six ThunderBays on a single Thunderbolt port for expansive storage, RAID, and performance options.
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 Mini 2TB (4 x 500GB) Four-Bay Thunderbolt 2 Array
Thunderbolt Cable 3.3' (1m)
Power Supply and Cable
Keys for Front Panel Lock
Limited 3-Year Warranty
Table of Contents
Interface Transfer Rate
Thunderbolt 2 (20 Gb/s) SATA III 6 Gb/s
2 x Thunderbolt 2
Read / Write Speeds
Read: 474 MB/s Write: 579 MB/s
Total: 2 TB
4 x 500 GB hard drives Rotational Speed: 7200 rpm Cache Size: 32 MB per drive, 128 MB total
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.
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°
Operating: 8 to 90% RH (Non-condensing) Non-operating: 5 to 95% RH (Non-condensing)
Operating: 65 G 2 mS Non-operating: 175 G 2 mS
Operating: 1.0 G (5 to 300 Hz) Non-operating: 5.0 G (5 to 500 Hz)
UL Listed U.S./International Auto Switching 100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz input, 12 Volt 6.0 A output Power Supply
It can be used as a Thunderbolt startup drive on Macs running Mac OS X.
Any Mac with a Thunderbolt port running OS X 10.9 or later Any PC running Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or later with a Thunderbolt port Driver required for proper installation (3.3 MB ZIP) Boot Camp is not supported. The Thunderbolt certification process does not include Macs running Windows through Boot Camp.