OWC ThunderBay 4 56TB (4 x 14TB) Four-Bay Thunderbolt 2 External Drive

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OWC ThunderBay 4 56TB (4 x 14TB) Four-Bay Thunderbolt 2 External Drive
Key Features
  • 4 x 14TB 3.5" Hard Drives
  • Four Drive Bays
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 2 Ports
  • Read/Write Speeds up to 858 MB/s
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The ThunderBay 4 56TB (4 x 14TB) Four-Bay Thunderbolt 2 External Drive from OWC / Other World Computing comes with four preinstalled 7200 rpm hard drives and a pair of Thunderbolt 2 ports, allowing you to daisy-chain up to six devices such as additional ThunderBays, 4K displays, and more. Capable of RAID 0 read/write speeds up to 858 MB/s, the Thunderbay 4's drives can be either used independently or configured with a software RAID utility. SoftRAID Lite XT for Mac is included.
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OWC ThunderBay 4 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Cooling
  • 3Multi-Drive
  • 4Vibration Dampened
  • 5DisplayPort 1.2 Support
  • 6Certified and Tested
  • 7Configuration Options
  • 8SoftRAID Lite XT for ThunderBay Included
  • 9System Requirements

The ThunderBay 4 56TB (4 x 14TB) Four-Bay Thunderbolt 2 External Drive from OWC / Other World Computing comes with four preinstalled 7200 rpm hard drives and a pair of Thunderbolt 2 ports, allowing you to daisy-chain up to six devices such as additional ThunderBays, 4K displays, and more. Capable of RAID 0 read/write speeds up to 858 MB/s, the Thunderbay 4's drives can be either used independently or configured with a software RAID utility. SoftRAID Lite XT for Mac is included.

Compatible with both Mac and Windows systems, the plug-and-play 4-bay external drive also features a lockable front panel, a 92mm cooling fan, and a detachable 3.3' Thunderbolt 2 cable.

Cooling

ThunderBay utilizes an open "flow-thru" vented design with a 92mm, low-turbulence, noise-quieting fan to keep the drives running cool and reliably.

Multi-Drive

Daisy-chain up to six ThunderBays for massive storage capabilities and increased performance, or connect multiple ThunderBays to multiple Thunderbolt 2 ports to achieve exponential speed capabilities.

Vibration Dampened

ThunderBay's drive isolating design reduces sonic resonance, and is aided by over-sized, rugged, vibration-absorbing, non-skid feet.

DisplayPort 1.2 Support

The Thunderbolt ports also support DisplayPort 1.2 that allows daisy-chaining displays through the drive.

Certified and Tested

Each ThunderBay undergoes OWC's multi-hour drive "burn-in" performance certification procedure prior to shipping. This helps to ensure your ThunderBay arrives operating properly and ready for demanding use.

Configuration Options

Utilize each of the four internal drives independently in JBOD mode, or use the software RAID of your choice to setup a multi-drive array for high performance or data redundancy.

SoftRAID Lite XT for ThunderBay Included

The SoftRAID engine offers software RAID support for Mac with RAID 0 and 1.

System Requirements

macOS 10.9 or later (Boot Camp is not supported)
Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or later
Thunderbolt port
UPC: 812437029048

OWC ThunderBay 4 Specs

General
Number of Bays4 x 2.5"/3.5"
Connections2 x Mini DisplayPort (Thunderbolt 2 (20 Gb/s))
Maximum RAID Transfer Rate858 MB/s (Write in RAID 0)
822 MB/s (Write in RAID 0)
RAID ModesRAID 0, 1
Operating System SupportWindows, macOS/OS X
OS CompatibilitymacOS 10.9 or Later
Windows 7 or Later
Drives
Total Raw Capacity56 TB (4 x 14 TB)
TypeHard Disk Drive
Rotational Speed7200 rpm
Cache Memory per Drive256 MB
Initial RAID ConfigurationNone
Pre-FormatNone
Electrical
Power SourceInternal Power Supply
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
DC Input Power12 VDC at 16.66 A
Environmental
Operating Temperature41 to 107°F / 5 to 42°C
Operating Humidity8 to 90%
Storage Temperature-40 to 149°F / -40 to 65°C
Storage Humidity5 to 95%
Operating Vibration1 G / 5 to 300 Hz
Storage Vibration5 G / 5 to 500 Hz
Operating Shock65 G / 2.0 ms
CertificationsUL, as per Manufacturer
Physical
Cable Length3.28' / 1 m
Cooling1 x 92 mm Fan
Dimensions (W x H x D)9.7 x 5.3 x 7" / 246.38 x 134.62 x 177.8 mm
Weight8.6 lb / 3.9 kg
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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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