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

OWC / Other World Computing 8TB (4 x 2TB) Portable Thunderbay 4 Mini Four-Bay RAID 5 Enclosure Kit with Drives

OWC / Other World Computing 8TB (4 x 2TB) Portable Thunderbay 4 Mini Four-Bay RAID 5 Enclosure Kit with Drives

B&H # OWCTB4MSR0GK (B&H Kit)
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Product Highlights

  • 8TB Storage Capacity with Drives
  • Includes 4 x 2TB Solid-State Drives
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 2 Ports
  • SoftRAID 5 Software
  • Enclosure Read Speeds up to 1010 MB/s
  • Enclosure Write Speed up to 908 MB/s
  • SSD Read Speed up to 490 MB/s
  • SSD Write Speed up to 471 MB/s
  • 2.5" SATA 7mm SSD Form Factor
  • Hardware BCH ECC Compliant
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This B&H Kit features the OWC / Other World Computing ThunderBay 4 Mini Four-Bay Thunderbolt 2 Array and four OWC / Other World Computing 2TB Mercury Electra Max 6G 2.5" Solid-State Drives. The included Thunderbay 4 enclosure features four drive bays each capable of housing a single 2.5" SSD or HDD and comes with SoftRAID 5 software so it can configured as a RAID 5 software RAID that offers data read speeds of up to 1010 MB/s and data write speeds of up to 908 MB/s. With the four included 2TB solid-state drives users can take advantage of 8TB of storage space perfect for storing 4K multimedia content, photos, music, documents, and much more.

On the back of the Thunderbay users will find dual Thunderbolt 2 ports that support data transfer rates of up to 20 Gb/s between your system and the array. You can even daisy-chain up to six devices such as additional ThunderBays, 4K displays, and more.

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

    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.
    UPC: 812437021073
  • 4 x OWC / Other World Computing 2TB Mercury Electra MAX 6G SATA III 2.5" Internal SSD

    The 2TB Mercury Electra MAX 6G SATA III 2.5" Internal SSD from OWC / Other World Computing provides a storage capacity of 2TB for your system and quickly delivers data utilizing MLC flash technology. Once connected via a SATA III interface, it offers sustained reads of up to 490 MB/s and writes of up to 471 MB/s. OWC has outfitted this drive with a 256-bit encryption chip that safeguards your sensitive data. Furthermore, this 2.5" drive is 7mm high and features a Silicon Motion SM2246EN controller.

    Compatibility
    MacBook Pro, Mac mini, iMac, and Mac Pro (when mounted with NewerTech AdaptaDrive 2.5 to 3.5" drive converter bracket)
    Global wear leveling algorithms automatically distribute data evenly and manage program/erase count, maximizing SSD lifespan
    Static Data Refresh technology manages free space, gradually refreshing data across the SSD over time, limiting data corruption
    Hardware BCH ECC corrects errors up to 66-bit/1KB for superior data retention and drive life
    Advanced security protocols support 128/256-bit-AES and TCG Opal full-disk encryption
    UPC: 812437022698
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  • OWC / Other World Computing ThunderBay 4 mini Four-Bay Thunderbolt 2 Array (RAID 5 Edition)
    Chipset Thunderbolt 2
    Interface Transfer Rate Thunderbolt 2 (20 Gb/s)
    SATA III 6 Gb/s
    Ports 2 x Thunderbolt 2
    Read / Write Speeds RAID 5
    Read: 1010 MB/s
    Write: 908 MB/s

    RAID 0
    Read: 1346 MB/s
    Write: 1321 MB/s
    Capacity Diskless
    Bays Four
    Format Comes pre-formatted for SoftRAID and configured as a RAID 5 volume
    RAID Levels JBOD: Utilize each of the four drives independently
    RAID: Use any Software RAID of your choice to set up the ThunderBay 4 for multi-drive performance or data redundancy.
    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 UL Listed U.S./International Auto Switching 100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz input, 12 V 6.0 A output power supply
    Port/Interface Bootability It can be used as a Thunderbolt startup drive on Macs running Mac OS X.
    System Requirements 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.
    Dimension (D x W x H) 7.6 x 3.8 x 4.6" / 19.3 x 9.7 x 11.7 cm
    Weight 2.4 lb / 1.1 kg (no drives)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.9 x 10.8 x 4.9"
  • 4 x OWC / Other World Computing 2TB Mercury Electra MAX 6G SATA III 2.5" Internal SSD
    Controller Silicon Motion SM2246EN Series with 7% over provisioning firmware set
    RAID Controller JMicron 562 Series
    NAND Tier 1 Major Multi-Level Cell (MLC) High-Performance Sync-NAND Flash
    Form Factor Standard 2.5" (7 mm)
    Interface SATA 6 Gb/s, 3 Gb/s & 1.5 Gb/s supported, SATA 3.0 compliant
    Capacity 1920 GB useable capacity
    Total Flash Memory: 2048 GB
    128 GB allocated to real-time data redundancy & error correction
    Formatted Capacity 1788 GB
    RAID Support Qualified for single drive and multiple drive production workstation RAID 0/1/10/0+1 and SPAN usage
    SMART Attributes Standard
    Native Command Queuing Up to 32 commands
    Data Reliability Built-in BCH ECC: Up to 66 bits correctable per 1024 bytes
    Security Chip Based Data Encryption: 256-bit AES-compliant
    Non-Recoverable Read Errors Less than 1 sector per 1016 bits read
    Performance Sustained Reads 6 Gb/s (up to) 490 MB/s
    Sustained Writes 6 Gb/s (up to) 471 MB/s
    Read Incompressible data rate (up to) 466 MB/s
    Write Incompressible data rate (up to) 447 MB/s
    Random 4K Read up to 60,000 IOPS
    Random 4K Write up to 60,000 IOPS
    Read Latency less than 0.1 ms
    Write Latency less than 0.1 ms
    Power Active: Less than 2000 mW (2 W) expected maximum draw
    Idle: Less than 700 mW (0.7 W)
    Environmental Operating Temperature: 32 to 158°F (0 to 70°C)
    Non-Operating Temperature: -67 to 302°F (-55 to 150°C)
    Acoustics Idle (Typical): 0.0 bels
    Seek (Typical): 0.0 bels
    Dimensions (L x W x H) 3.9 x 2.7 x 0.3" (100.1 x 70 x 7 mm)
    Weight 0.170 lb +/- 2.71 oz (77 g +/- 2 g)
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    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.1 x 4.1 x 0.5"
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