OWC / Other World Computing ThunderBay 4 8TB 4-Bay Thunderbolt 3 RAID 0 Array (4 x 2TB)

OWC / Other World Computing ThunderBay 4 8TB 4-Bay Thunderbolt 3 RAID 0 Array (4 x 2TB)

OWC / Other World Computing ThunderBay 4 8TB 4-Bay Thunderbolt 3 RAID 0 Array (4 x 2TB)

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OWC / Other World Computing ThunderBay 4 8TB 4-Bay Thunderbolt 3 RAID 0 Array (4 x 2TB)

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  • 4 x 2TB 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" HDDs
  • 4 x 3.5"/2.5" SATA III 6 Gb/s Drive Bays
  • Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type-C) Interface
  • RAID 0, 1, 4, 5, 1+0, and JBOD
  • Pre-Configured in RAID 0
  • Software Controller
  • Read Speeds up to 739 MB/s
  • 1 x 92mm Cooling Fan
  • SoftRAID Lite Software Included
  • Windows and Mac Compatible
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OWC / Other World Computing Thunderbay 4 overview

  • 1Description

Add RAID 0 storage to your Mac or Windows computer with the ThunderBay 4 8TB 4-Bay Thunderbolt 3 RAID 0 Array 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). This particular ThunderBay 4 model comes with four 2TBTB 3.5" 7200 rpm drives for a total of 8TB storage capacity. The included drives are configured in RAID 0. RAID 0 stripes all the drives in the array together so a RAID 0's read and write speeds will be nearly as fast as the combined speed of all the drives in it. Please note that RAID 0 does not offer data redundancy. If you want that, you can use the included SoftRAID Lite software to format the ThunderBay 4 to RAID 1, with an option to upgrade to support RAID 5 and 1+0.

General Features

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 also supports RAID 1, 4, 5, 1+0, and JBOD.
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 and 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 certified OWC Thunderbolt 3 cable.
UPC: 812437029581
In the Box
OWC / Other World Computing ThunderBay 4 8TB 4-Bay Thunderbolt 3 RAID 0 Array (4 x 2TB)
  • Thunderbolt 3 Cable
  • External Power Cable
  • 2 x Security Keys
  • SoftRAID Lite
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    OWC / Other World Computing Thunderbay 4 specs

    General
    Number of Bays 4 x 2.5"/3.5"
    Connections 2 x USB Type-C (Thunderbolt 3)
    1 x DisplayPort (DisplayPort 1.2)
    Compatible Drive Interface SATA III
    Form Factor Desktop
    Maximum RAID Transfer Rate 739 MB/s (Read)
    748 MB/s (Write)
    RAID Modes RAID 0, 1, 10, 4, 5, JBOD
    Operating System Support Windows, macOS/OS X
    OS Compatibility Windows 10 or Later
    macOS 10.12.2 or Later
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    Total Raw Capacity 8 TB (4 x 2 TB)
    Type Hard Disk Drive
    Rotational Speed 7200 rpm
    Interface SATA III
    Cache Memory per Drive 64 MB
    Initial RAID Configuration RAID 0
    Electrical
    Power Source Internal Power Supply
    AC Input Power 100 to 230 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
    Security
    Security Features Kensington Security Slot
    Environmental
    Operating Temperature 50 to 95°F / 10 to 35°C
    Storage Temperature -40 to 149°F / -40 to 65°C
    Physical
    Cooling 1 x 92 mm Fan
    RAID Controller None
    Status Monitoring LED Indicator
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.3 x 7.0 x 9.6" / 134.6 x 177.8 x 243.8 mm
    Weight 12.6 lb / 5.7 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 19.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.5 x 14.3 x 10.8"

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