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

BH #OWTB3SRS040S • MFR #OWCTB3SRS04.0S
OWC ThunderBay 4 4TB 4-Bay Thunderbolt 3 RAID 4 Array (4 x 1TB)
Key Features
  • 4 x 1TB SATA III 2.5" SSDs
  • 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 4 storage to your Mac or Windows computer with the ThunderBay 4 4TB 4-Bay Thunderbolt 3 RAID 4 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 4TB 4-Bay Thunderbolt 3 RAID 4 Array (4 x 1TB)

OWC ThunderBay 4 Overview

Add RAID 4 storage to your Mac or Windows computer with the ThunderBay 4 4TB 4-Bay Thunderbolt 3 RAID 4 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 4. RAID 4 consists of block-level striping with a dedicated parity disk. As a result of its layout, RAID 4 provides good performance of random reads, while the performance of random writes is low due to the need to write all parity data to a single disk. If you want to reformat to RAID 0 or 1, 5, 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 4, but also supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 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: 812437029833

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 Rate1138 MB/s (Read)
924 MB/s (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)
TypeSolid-State Drive
InterfaceSATA III
Initial RAID ConfigurationRAID 4
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 Weight11.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13 x 10.3 x 8.7"
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