OWC ThunderBay 4 4TB 4-Bay Thunderbolt 3 RAID 5 Array (4 x 1TB)

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OWC ThunderBay 4 4TB 4-Bay Thunderbolt 3 RAID 5 Array (4 x 1TB)
Key Features
  • 4 x 1TB 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, 10, and JBOD
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Add RAID 5 storage to your Mac or Windows computer with the ThunderBay 4 4TB 4-Bay Thunderbolt 3 RAID 5 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.
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OWC ThunderBay 4 Overview

Add RAID 5 storage to your Mac or Windows computer with the ThunderBay 4 4TB 4-Bay Thunderbolt 3 RAID 5 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 1TBTB 3.5" 7200 rpm drives for a total of 4TB storage capacity. The included drives are configured in RAID 5. With RAID 5, you get protection against a single drive failure. Three of the hard drives are used for storage while one hard drive is used for parity. If you want to reformat to RAID 0 or 1, 4, or 1+0, you can use the included SoftRAID software or the Windows Disk Management utility.

Please note that the OWC SoftRAID software is still under development and Windows users may experience issues with RAID 5 configurations.

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 5, but also supports RAID 0, 1, 4, 10, 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.

OWC Thunderbolt Cable

The ThunderBay 4 comes with a certified OWC Thunderbolt 3 cable.

DisplayPort 1.2 Support

Dual Thunderbolt ports let you connect the display of your choice that your computer can support, including 4K displays.
UPC: 812437029673

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 III
Form FactorDesktop
Maximum RAID Transfer Rate564 MB/s (Read/Write)
RAID ModesRAID 0, 1, 10, 4, 5, JBOD
Operating System SupportWindows, macOS/OS X
OS CompatibilityWindows 10 or Later
macOS 10.12 or Later
Drives
Total Raw Capacity4 TB (4 x 1 TB)
TypeHard Disk Drive
Rotational Speed7200 rpm
InterfaceSATA III
Cache Memory per Drive32 MB
Initial RAID ConfigurationRAID 5
Electrical
Power SourceInternal Power Supply
AC Input Power100 to 230 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Security
Security FeaturesKensington Security Slot
Environmental
Operating Temperature50 to 95°F / 10 to 35°C
Storage Temperature-40 to 149°F / -40 to 65°C
Physical
Cooling1 x 92 mm Fan
RAID ControllerNone
Status MonitoringLED Indicator
Dimensions (W x H x D)5.3 x 7 x 9.6" / 134.62 x 177.8 x 243.84 mm
Weight12.6 lb / 5.72 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight16.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)15.6 x 14.3 x 10.9"
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Can you use this RAID on a 2013 MacPro with an ...

Can you use this RAID on a 2013 MacPro with an Apple Thunderbolt 2 to 3 adapter?
Asked by: Martin
If your macOS is macOS 10.12 or later, yes. You can use Apple's Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter for compatibility.
Answered by: jessica
Date published: 2019-07-03

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what is the warranty for this device (box AND drives)?
Asked by: gregory
This product has a Limited 3-Year Warranty.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Does it work with windows ?
Asked by: Sai Sai K.
It only has thunderbolt connections
Answered by: mehmet c.
Date published: 2018-08-25

Is this backward compatible with thunderbolt 2?

Is this backward compatible with thunderbolt 2?
Asked by: Michael
Yes, using the Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter.
Answered by: OWC Andy
Date published: 2019-06-14

Is this enclosure plastic or metal?

Is this enclosure plastic or metal?
Asked by: Jean-Claude
It is made from aluminum.
Answered by: OWC Andy
Date published: 2019-02-12

Does the TB3 port supply power to a MacBook Pro?

Does the TB3 port supply power to a MacBook Pro?
Asked by: Anthony Norman
No, it does not.
Answered by: OWC Andy
Date published: 2019-01-02

How much cost the software for a Raid 1+0?

How much cost the software for a Raid 1+0?
Asked by: Leo
The included software can be used to reconfigure this into a 1+0 volume. No need for any additional software purchase.
Answered by: OWC Andy
Date published: 2018-12-18

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What kind of hard drives come with this product? Please be specific. Thank you.
Asked by: Aaron
OWCs documentation specify that it includes 4.0TB HGST Deskstar drives.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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