OWC ThunderBay 4 Mini Four-Bay Thunderbolt 3 RAID 5 Storage Enclosure

BH #OWTB3QMSR00G • MFR #OWCTB3QMSR00GB
OWC ThunderBay 4 Mini Four-Bay Thunderbolt 3 RAID 5 Storage Enclosure
Key Features
  • 4 x 2.5" Drive Bays
  • Compatible with SATA III HDDs and SSDs
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 3 Ports
  • Supports RAID 0, 1, 10, 4 & 5
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Stretch your storage with the ThunderBay 4 Mini Four-Bay Thunderbolt 3 RAID 5 Storage Enclosure from OWC / Other World Computing. Featuring four 2.5" drive bays, this RAID array supports HDDs and SSDs. Equipped with two Thunderbolt 3 ports, the ThunderBay 4 mini supports transfer speeds up to 1556 Mb/s when using RAID 5 with SSDs, allowing for quicker backups or daisy-chaining multiple arrays for extended storage. This array comes pre-formatted in RAID 5, but also supports RAID 0, 1, 10, and 4. The included software controller, SoftRAID XT, offers driver certification checks, email notifications, volume validation, and drive failure prediction. What's more, this 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.
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OWC OWCTB3QMSR00GB Overview

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

Stretch your storage with the ThunderBay 4 Mini Four-Bay Thunderbolt 3 RAID 5 Storage Enclosure from OWC / Other World Computing. Featuring four 2.5" drive bays, this RAID array supports HDDs and SSDs. Equipped with two Thunderbolt 3 ports, the ThunderBay 4 mini supports transfer speeds up to 1556 Mb/s when using RAID 5 with SSDs, allowing for quicker backups or daisy-chaining multiple arrays for extended storage. This array comes pre-formatted in RAID 5, but also supports RAID 0, 1, 10, and 4. The included software controller, SoftRAID XT, offers driver certification checks, email notifications, volume validation, and drive failure prediction. What's more, this 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.

Compatible with Windows 10 and later, as well as MAC OS X 10.13 and later, the ThunderBay 4 mini allows independent volumes to be booted with macOS. Housed in black aluminum, the array features a locking front panel offering access to the individual bays, while the back panel includes a Kensington Security Slot. Air cooled, this array uses a single 60mm fan and is designed for operating temperatures between 41-95°F. Measuring just 7.5" long, the small form factor of the ThunderBay 4 mini is designed to fit desktops, racks, and DIT carts.

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

The ThunderBay 4 mini ships pre-configured in RAID 5. However, it also supports RAID 0, 1, 4, and 10 to accommodate your performance and redundancy needs.

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 OWCTB3QMSR00GB Specs

General
Number of Bays4 x 2.5"
Connections2 x USB Type-C (Thunderbolt 3 (40 Gb/s))
Compatible Drive InterfaceSATA, SATA II, SATA III
Form FactorDesktop
Maximum RAID Transfer Rate1556 MB/s (Read)
1413 MB/s (Write)
RAID ModesRAID 0, 1, 10, 4, 5
Hot-Swap SupportNo
Operating System SupportWindows, macOS/OS X
OS CompatibilityWindows 10 or Later
macOS 10.13 or Later
Drives
InterfaceSATA III
Initial RAID ConfigurationRAID 5
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
Environmental
Operating Temperature41 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C
Storage Temperature-4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
Physical
Material of ConstructionAluminum
Cooling1 x Fan
Noise Level32.5 dBA
Status MonitoringLED Indicator
Dimensions (W x H x D)3.8 x 4.6 x 7.6" / 9.65 x 11.68 x 19.3 cm
Weight2.4 lb / 1.09 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.57 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.8 x 10.8 x 5"
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