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
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 External HDD 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 1TB 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. This RAID array is compatible with macOS 10.12 or later and Windows 10 and later.

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. Please note, a Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 3 host connection is required.
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.

OWC ThunderBay 4 External HDD Specs

Key Specs
Included Drives
4x 1 TB 3.5" HDD
Interface
SATA III
Number of Bays
4x 2.5"/3.5"
Inputs/Outputs
2x USB-C Thunderbolt 3 (40 Gb/s)
1x DisplayPort 1.2
RAID Support
, RAID 0/1/5/JBOD
Drives
Included Drives
4x 1 TB 3.5" HDD
Cache Memory per Drive
32 MB
Initial RAID Configuration
RAID 5
Interface
SATA III
Rotational Speed
7200 rpm
General
Number of Bays
4x 2.5"/3.5"
Inputs/Outputs
2x USB-C Thunderbolt 3 (40 Gb/s)
1x DisplayPort 1.2
Compatible Drive Interface
SATA III
Form Factor
Desktop
RAID Support
, RAID 0/1/5/JBOD
Transfer Rates
564 MB/s (Read/Write)
Software
OS Compatibility
Windows 10 or Later
macOS 10.12 or Later
Security
Security Features
Kensington Security Slot
Electrical
AC Input Power
100 to 230 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Power Source
Internal Power Supply
Environmental
Operating Temperature
50 to 95°F / 10 to 35°C
Storage Temperature
-40 to 149°F / -40 to 65°C
Physical
Status Monitoring
LED Indicator
Cooling
1x 92 mm Fan
Dimensions
9.6 x 7 x 5.3" / 243.8 x 177.8 x 134.6 mm
Weight
12.6 lb / 5.7 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
16.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
15.6 x 14.3 x 10.9"

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