OWC ThunderBay 4 56TB 4-Bay Thunderbolt 3 RAID 0 Array (4 x 14TB)

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OWC ThunderBay 4 56TB 4-Bay Thunderbolt 3 RAID 0 Array (4 x 14TB)
Key Features
  • 4 x 14TB 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, 1+0, and JBOD
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Add RAID 0 storage to your Mac or Windows computer with the ThunderBay 4 56TB 4-Bay Thunderbolt 3 RAID 0 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 Overview

Add RAID 0 storage to your Mac or Windows computer with the ThunderBay 4 56TB 4-Bay Thunderbolt 3 RAID 0 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 14TBTB 3.5" 7200 rpm drives for a total of 56TB storage capacity. The included drives are configured in RAID 0. RAID 0 stripes all the drives in the array together so a RAID 0's read and write speeds will be nearly as fast as the combined speed of all the drives in it. Please note that RAID 0 does not offer data redundancy. If you want that, you can use the Disk Management utility in Windows or the included SoftRAID Lite software to format the ThunderBay 4 to RAID 1, with an option to upgrade to support RAID 5 and 1+0.

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 0, but also supports RAID 1, 4, 5, 1+0, 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: 810586033336

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 Rate890 MB/s (Read)
903 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 Capacity56 TB (4 x 14 TB)
TypeHard Disk Drive
Rotational Speed7200 rpm
InterfaceSATA III
Cache Memory per Drive256 MB
Initial RAID ConfigurationRAID 0
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 Weight18.57 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)15.4 x 14.2 x 10.9"
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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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