OWC / Other World Computing ThunderBay 4 mini Four-Bay Thunderbolt 2 Array (RAID 5 Edition)

OWC / Other World Computing ThunderBay 4 mini Four-Bay Thunderbolt 2 Array (RAID 5 Edition)

OWC / Other World Computing ThunderBay 4 mini Four-Bay Thunderbolt 2 Array (RAID 5 Edition)

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Product Highlights

  • Four Drive Bays
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 2 Ports
  • SoftRAID 5 Software
  • Preconfigured in RAID 5
  • Read Speeds up to 1010 MB/s
  • Write Speeds up to 908 MB/s
  • 60mm Cooling Fan
  • 3.3' (1m) Thunderbolt Cable Included
  • Windows and Mac Compatible
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The ThunderBay 4 mini Four-Bay Thunderbolt 2 Array from OWC / Other World Computing features four 2.5" bays that can each house a 2.5" SSD or HDD to provide your system a large amount of data storage. OWC has designed the ThunderBay 4 Mini 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.

OWC has preconfigured the four drives in a RAID 5 array that enables the drives to provide a sustained read speed of up to 1010 MB/s and a sustained write speed of up to 908 MB/s. They can also be configured, by using the SoftRAID software for Mac, into different RAID options that offer redundancy, speed, or a combination of both. You may reconfigure the drives in a RAID 0 array for performance, delivering sustained 1346 MB/s reads and 1321 MB/s writes.

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.

RAID 5 Benefits
While in a RAID 5 array, the four drives inside ThunderBay 4 mini are merged for increased capacity and performance over a single drive. Special redundancy data, called "parity information," is also stored across the drives, allowing your data to remain completely safe so you can maintain your mission-critical workflows worry-free.
Cooling
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.
Vibration Dampened
ThunderBay's drive-isolating design reduces sonic resonance and is aided by rugged, vibration-absorbing, non-skid feet.
Flexible Expansion
Daisy-chain up to six ThunderBays on a single Thunderbolt port for expansive storage, RAID, and performance options.
Software
SoftRAID Engine
This software program for Mac systems delivers RAID modes as well as real-time health monitoring with email notifications and rebuild speeds. Unlike traditional software RAID solutions, SoftRAID 5 for ThunderBay's volume optimization allows you to quickly configure your drive for specific workflows.

Prosoft Engineering Data Backup 3
Data Backup 3 is a software utility for Mac that allows you to back up, 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 a solid performance in a matter of minutes.
In the Box
OWC / Other World Computing ThunderBay 4 mini Four-Bay Thunderbolt 2 Array (RAID 5 Edition)
  • Thunderbolt Cable 3.3' (1m)
  • Power Supply and Cable
  • 2 x Keys for Front Panel Lock
  • Utility Software Bundle for Mac
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    OWC / Other World Computing OWCTB4MSR0GB specs

    Number of Bays 4 x 2.5"
    Connections 2 x Mini DisplayPort (Thunderbolt 2)
    RAID Modes RAID JBOD
    Operating System Support Windows, macOS/OS X
    Electrical
    AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
    DC Input Power 12 VDC at 6 A
    Security
    Environmental
    Operating Temperature 41 to 107.6°F / 5 to 42°C
    Operating Humidity 8 to 90%
    Storage Temperature -40 to 149°F / -40 to 65°C
    Storage Humidity 5 to 95%
    Physical
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 7.6 x 3.8 x 4.6" / 19.3 x 9.7 x 11.7 cm
    Weight 2.4 lb / 1.1 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.9 x 10.8 x 4.9"

    OWC / Other World Computing OWCTB4MSR0GB reviews

    ThunderBay 4 mini Four-Bay Thunderbolt 2 Array (RAID 5 Edition) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid fast and reliable for 4k editing I have 3x 2TB Samsung pro 850's in a Raid 0 configuration. I plan on buying a 4th which should get me speeds over 1200. I primarily use this to edit 4k video. It's super quiet and the build quality is primo. A very reliable and fast work drive!
    Date published: 2017-03-13
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