OWC ThunderBay 4 Four-Bay Thunderbolt 3 RAID 0 Enclosure

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OWC ThunderBay 4 Four-Bay Thunderbolt 3 RAID 0 Enclosure
Key Features
  • 4 x 3.5" SATA III 6 Gb/s Drive Bays
  • Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type-C) Interface
  • Supports RAID 0, 1, 4, 5, 1+0, JBOD
  • Pre-Configured in RAID 0
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Add RAID 0 storage to your Mac or Windows computer with the ThunderBay 4 Four-Bay Thunderbolt 3 RAID 0 Enclosure from OWC / Other World Computing. As you can guess from its name, the ThunderBay 4 features dual Thunderbolt 3 ports, which utilize the USB Type-C connector. There is also a DisplayPort 1.2 port for connecting up to a 4K display. The ThunderBay 4 has four drive bays, which supports both 2.5" and 3.5" hard drives (2.5" HDDs do not need adapters). With the included SoftRAID Lite software you can format the ThunderBay 4 to RAID 1. RAID 4, 5, and 1+0 are also supported with an optional software upgrade.
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OWC ThunderBay 4 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Thunderbolt 3
  • 3RAID & JBOD Support
  • 4Time-Tested Cooling
  • 5Multi-Drive
  • 6Vibration Dampened
  • 7DisplayPort 1.2 Support
  • 8OWC Thunderbolt Cable

Add RAID 0 storage to your Mac or Windows computer with the ThunderBay 4 Four-Bay Thunderbolt 3 RAID 0 Enclosure from OWC / Other World Computing. As you can guess from its name, the ThunderBay 4 features dual Thunderbolt 3 ports, which utilize the USB Type-C connector. There is also a DisplayPort 1.2 port for connecting up to a 4K display. The ThunderBay 4 has four drive bays, which supports both 2.5" and 3.5" hard drives (2.5" HDDs do not need adapters). With the included SoftRAID Lite software you can format the ThunderBay 4 to RAID 1. RAID 4, 5, and 1+0 are also supported with an optional software upgrade.

Thunderbolt 3

Thunderbolt 3 is a hardware interface that utilizes the reversible USB Type-C connector. Doubling the speed of its predecessor, Thunderbolt 3 features a maximum throughput of 40 Gb/s when used with compatible devices. The connector also transmits data via USB 3.1 at up to 10 Gb/s, and dual-bandwidth DisplayPort 1.2 allows you to connect up to two 4K displays simultaneously. Additionally, you can daisy chain up to six devices from a single Thunderbolt 3 port.

RAID & JBOD Support

The ThunderBay 4 comes pre-configured in RAID 0, but can be configured to RAID 1 using the included SoftRAID Lite XT software. An optional software upgrade allows you to configure the drives to RAID 4, 5, and 1+0. JBOD configuration is also supported.

Time-Tested Cooling

Built on OWC's time-tested enclosure cooling technology, the Thunderbay 4 utilizes an open "flow-thru" vented design with an over-sized 92mm, low turbulence, noise-quieting fan to keep the drives running cool and reliably.

Multi-Drive

Daisy-chain up to six ThunderBay 4s for more storage capabilities and increased performance, or connect multiple ThunderBay 4s to multiple Thunderbolt 3 ports to achieve higher speed capabilities.

Vibration Dampened

The ThunderBay 4's drive isolating design reduces sonic resonance adn is aided by over-sized, rugged, vibration-absorbing, non-skid feet.

DisplayPort 1.2 Support

Dual Thunderbolt ports let you connect the display of your choice that your computer can support, including 4K displays.

OWC Thunderbolt Cable

The ThunderBay 4 comes with a 6.6' (2 m) certified OWC Thunderbolt 3 cable.
UPC: 812437029567

OWC ThunderBay 4 Specs

General
Number of Bays4 x 2.5"/3.5"
Connections2 x USB Type-C (Thunderbolt 3 (40 Gb/s))
1 x DisplayPort (DisplayPort 1.2)
Compatible Drive InterfaceSATA, SATA II, SATA III
Form FactorDesktop
RAID ModesRAID 0, 0+1, 1, 4, 5, JBOD
Operating System SupportWindows, macOS/OS X
Electrical
Power SourceAC Adapter
AC Input Power100 to 230 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Environmental
Operating Temperature50 to 95°F / 10 to 35°C
Storage Temperature-40 to 149°F / -40 to 65°C
Physical
Material of ConstructionAluminum
Cable Length1.6' / 0.5 m
Cooling1 x Fan
Bridge ChipsetIntel DSL6540
Status MonitoringNone
Dimensions (W x H x D)5.3 x 7 x 9.6" / 13.46 x 17.78 x 24.38 cm
Weight8.6 lb / 3.9 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight10.43 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.25 x 10.25 x 8.65"
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What is the best cable to use to connect to the displayport? Can you use a DVI cable with a displayport adaptor? If so, which one is recommended?
Asked by: Alexander
It all depends on the monitor, but if you wish to use a DVI monitor then an adapter cable such as that should work fine.
Answered by: OWC Andy
Date published: 2021-01-19

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What is the cost to upgrade the softraid to allow Raid 5?
Asked by: erik
You can get this: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1385771-REG/owc_other_world_computing_owctb3srkit0gb_thunderbay_4_four_bay_drive.html
Answered by: Sagi
Date published: 2020-12-22

Can this support both a mac and windows usage at ...

Can this support both a mac and windows usage at the same time?
Asked by: erik
Sorry, no. It may be connected to only one computer at a time.
Answered by: OWC Andy
Date published: 2020-12-21

Can I configure my 4 hard drives so that one (my ...

Can I configure my 4 hard drives so that one (my fastest) can be identified independent from the other 3? And then set up the older 3 to function as a single JBOD? Thank you for considering.
Asked by: michael
Yes, you can have one drive as an independent disk, then, from your comments, the other three set up as a RAID 0 array.
Answered by: OWC Andy
Date published: 2020-12-07

Is it possible to JBOD with the Thunder Bay 4?

Is it possible to JBOD with the Thunder Bay 4?
Asked by: jeremie
Yes. That's all i do with it. You can buy without the soft raid i think.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2020-05-15

Can I install 2 8 tb & 2 3 tb drives and have ...

Can I install 2 8 tb & 2 3 tb drives and have Raid 1 on each of them seperately? Which version do I need? Can I move over from an old OWC Thunderbolt 2 enclose the hard drives that are set as RAID 1 and 2 new drives of 8 tb but one has DATA & the 2nd 8tb is pending for the Raid 1 setup.
Asked by: Darren
You can have two different RAID families in this box, however moving drives from another box with a RAID family already configured may not be compatible.
Answered by: Michael
Date published: 2020-04-07

can I connect 2 iMacs simultaneously?

can I connect 2 iMacs simultaneously?
Asked by: Ravneet
This enclosure can only be connected to one computer at a time. If you need to connect more than one computer you would need a NAS solution.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2019-11-13

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How does a Windows user set up Raid 1? What software is used?
Asked by: Betty
Setting up a RAID volume for Windows requires the use of the Disk Management application, as SoftRAID is Mac only at this time.
Answered by: OWC Andy
Date published: 2019-02-12
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