OWC 8TB ThunderBay 4 mini 4-Drive SSD Thunderbolt 3 RAID 0 Array

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OWC 8TB ThunderBay 4 mini 4-Drive SSD Thunderbolt 3 RAID 0 Array
Key Features
  • 8TB Total Storage Capacity
  • 4 x 2TB 2.5" SSDs
  • 4 x 2.5" SATA Drive Bays
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 3
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Backup critical data with the 8TB ThunderBay 4 mini 4-Drive SSD Thunderbolt 3 RAID 0 Array from OWC / Other World Computing. Featuring four 2.5" drive bays, this RAID array offers a total of 8TB of storage divided between four SSDs. Equipped with two Thunderbolt 3 ports, the ThunderBay 4 mini supports transfer speeds up to 1556 MB/s when using RAID 0, allowing for quicker backups or daisy-chaining multiple arrays for extended storage.
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OWC ThunderBay 4 mini External SSD Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Thunderbolt 3
  • 3Multiple RAID Levels
  • 4Multi-Drive Capable
  • 5Performance Quality Check

Backup critical data with the 8TB ThunderBay 4 mini 4-Drive SSD Thunderbolt 3 RAID 0 Array from OWC / Other World Computing. Featuring four 2.5" drive bays, this RAID array offers a total of 8TB of storage divided between four SSDs. Equipped with two Thunderbolt 3 ports, the ThunderBay 4 mini supports transfer speeds up to 1556 MB/s when using RAID 0, allowing for quicker backups or daisy-chaining multiple arrays for extended storage.

This array comes pre-formatted in RAID 0, but also supports RAID 1. The included software controller, SoftRAID XT Lite, offers driver certification checks, email notifications, volume validation, and drive failure prediction. The software controller also allows for easy volume management, so you can choose what to use RAID volumes for and how much space is allocated for backup. The ThunderBay 4 mini is compatible with Windows 10 and later, as well as MAC OS X 10.13 and later. Furthermore, independent volumes can be booted with macOS. An ASMedia ASM-1062 chipset functions as the SATA Controller while an Intel JHL6540 controls Thunderbolt 3 operating modes.

Housed in black aluminum, the array features a locking front panel offering access to the individual bays. The back panel includes a Kensington Security Slot. The ThunderBay 4 mini comes with a 100-240V power supply, and outputs 12V and 6A, or 72W.

Air cooled, this array uses a single 60mm fan and is designed to operate in temperatures between 41 and 95°F. Measuring 7.5 x 4.6 x 3.8", the small form factor of the ThunderBay 4 mini is designed to fit on desktops, racks, and DIT carts, with a total weight of 2.51 lb.

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.

Multiple RAID Levels

Arriving pre-configured in RAID 0, the ThunderBay mini 4 also supports RAID 1.

Multi-Drive Capable

The two Thunderbolt 3 ports allow you to connect up to five additional arrays for increased storage capacity.

Performance Quality Check

Each ThunderBay 4 mini receives multiple hours of burn-in by OWC, intended to ensure each unit is performing to the manufacturer's standards.

OWC ThunderBay 4 mini External SSD Specs

General
Number of Bays4 x 2.5"
Connections2 x USB Type-C (Thunderbolt 3 (40 Gb/s))
Compatible Drive InterfaceSATA
Form FactorDesktop
Maximum RAID Transfer Rate1556 MB/s
RAID ModesRAID 0, 1
Hot-Swap SupportNo
Operating System SupportWindows, macOS/OS X
OS CompatibilityWindows 7 or Later
macOS 10.12 or Later
Drives
Total Raw Capacity8 TB (4 x 2 TB)
TypeSolid-State Drive
InterfaceSATA
Initial RAID ConfigurationRAID 0
Pre-FormatNone
Electrical
Power SourceAC Adapter
PSU Wattage1 x 72 W
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
DC Input Power VDC
Security
EncryptionNone
Security FeaturesKensington Security Slot, Lockable Bay Door
Environmental
Operating Temperature41 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C
Storage Temperature-4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
CertificationsBSMI, CE, FCC, RCM, VCCI, as per Manufacturer
Physical
Material of ConstructionAluminum
Cooling1 x 60 mm Fan
Noise Level32.5 dBA
Status MonitoringLED Indicator
Dimensions (W x H x D)3.8 x 4.6 x 7.5" / 9.65 x 11.68 x 19.05 cm
Weight2.51 lb / 1.14 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight5.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)12.3 x 9.2 x 5.25"
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