OWC 4-Bay ThunderBay 4 RAID 5 Edition (Thunderbolt 2)
- Incredible Thunderbolt 2 performance over 1.3GB/s
- User configurable in RAID 0, 1, 4, 5 & 1+0
- Ultra quiet, heat dissipating aluminum chassis
- Rigorously pre-tested with multi-hour burn-in
- Intelligent drive monitoring with desktop & email notification
4-Bay external drive
Dual Thunderbolt 2 | Raid 5 | 4 Drive Bays | Mac
The revolutionary four-bay production RAID, powered by the SoftRAID Engine. ThunderBay 4 delivers the power to create workflows without limitations, transform progress bars into progress, and enjoy the capacity to meet the demands of the most complex project, including yours.
The Speed You Need.
Specifications and appearance are given as guidelines and may change without notice.
- Variant: 0TB
- SKU: OWCTB2SRKIT0GB
- Product Type: 4-6 Bay RAID
THE PHENOMENAL SPEED OF THUNDERBOLT 2
Designed for workflows in content creation, ThunderBay 4 delivers sustained performance up to 827MB/s with the flexibility to support multiple streams of 4K video. With Thunderbolt 2 technology, Thunderbay 4 also supports daisy chains of additional Thunderbolt devices and displays.
THE REVOLUTIONARY SOFTRAID ENGINE THE MOST POWERFUL RAID FOR MAC
ENTERPRISE-CLASS RAID MANAGEMENT
Configure multiple, simultaneous RAID 0, 1, 4, 5 and 1+0 volumes across the same drive set to suit any specific requirement, and enjoy the optimal balance of performance and data integrity your workflow demands.
Enhanced performance in every RAID mode, optimized RAID settings for creative workflows, and accelerated rebuild speeds.
DISK HEALTH ANALYSIS
Comprehensive disk health monitoring with full drive certification, predictive failure analysis, and real-time email alerts
Exceptionally resilient RAID volumes with automatic rebuilds in RAID 1, 4, 5, and 1+0. Drives can be removed without compromising overall RAID integrity, even in some RAID 0 scenarios.
4 BAYS & UP TO 40TB
Thunderbay 4 is built to deliver enormous capacity, and supports flexible RAID configurations to perfectly match your performance needs. With the potential for up to 40TB of production-grade storage, ThunderBay 4 delivers the capacity and speed you need for demanding creative workflows.
COOL, QUIET AND ALWAYS RELIABLE
A quiet workspace and dependable storage is essential to your productivity. ThunderBay 4 features a rugged aluminum enclosure, an oversized, temperature-regulated fan, and an integrated power supply to keep your drives running reliably quiet, and cool. ThunderBay 4 undergoes rigorous testing and multi-hour drive burn-in, delivering production-class dependability out of the box.
- OWC ThunderBay 4 High-performance 4-bay Thunderbolt 2 interface drive
- SoftRAID 5 for ThunderBay
- High-Quality, Certified, Double-Shielded 1-Meter Thunderbolt cable
- External UL listed 3-prong power cable
- 2 keys for front panel lock
- OWC ThunderBay 4 Assembly Manual & User Guide (1.3MB PDF)
- SoftRAID Quick Start Guide (1.4 MB)
- Utility software bundle for Mac
- OWC 3-Year Solution Limited Warranty with 48-Hour Turnaround Time
- Complimentary 1-Year, Level-1 Data Recovery
- Any Mac with a Thunderbolt port running OS X 10.9 or later.
- Boot Camp is not supported. The Thunderbolt certification process does not include Macs running Windows through Boot Camp.
- Thunderbolt 2
Max Data Transfer Rate
- Thunderbolt 2 – 20Gb/sec
- (4) 3.5" SATA 6Gb/s drives
- or (4) 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s drives with a 2.5" to 3.5" adapter
- SoftRAID 5 for ThunderBay
- Intech® Hard Disk SpeedTools Utilities™ OEM (For Mac OS 8.6 – X only)
- ProSoft Engineering® Data Backup for Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later
- Over 1.5GB of Freeware, Shareware, Public domain software installed
- RAID 5 : 580MB/s Read and 569MB/s Write
- RAID 0 : 859MB/s Read and 838MB/s Write
- See 'Benchmarks' section below for test setup specifications
- Speeds will vary based on drives used, RAID configurations, etc.
- Power Supply
- Internal UL-listed, universal auto-switching
- AC input: 100 ~ 240V, 50-60Hz
- DC output: 12V, 16.66A
- Adapter plugs for international use sold separately
JBOD/RAID Modes Supported
- JBOD: Utilize each of the four drives independently
- RAID: Use the included software RAID or one of your choice to setup the ThunderBay 4 for multi-drive performance or data redundancy.
- SoftRAID 5 Support Page
- 4TB : 4 x 1.0TB* Toshiba DT01ACAxx Series Hard Disk Drives**
- 8TB : 4 x 2.0TB* Toshiba DT01ACAxx Series Hard Disk Drives**
- 12TB : 4 x 3.0TB* Toshiba DT01ACAxx Series Hard Disk Drives**
- 16TB : 4 x 4.0TB* Toshiba MD04ACAxx Series Hard Disk Drives**
- 20TB : 4 x 5.0TB* Toshiba MD01ACAxx Series Hard Disk Drives**
- 24TB : 4 x 6.0TB* Seagate Enterprise NAS Hard Disk Drives**
- 32TB : 4 x 8.0TB* Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5-inch Hard Drives**
- 40TB : 4 x 10.0TB* Seagate Enterprise Capacity Hard Disk Drives**
*1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less). The actual total capacity will depend on your own defined file settings/preferences.
**OWC reserves the right to replace or upgrade to equivalent or better components.
- Comes pre-formatted for SoftRAID and configured as a RAID 5 volume.*
*If utilizing on a Mac with OS X 10.8.5 or earlier, the SoftRAID software must be installed prior.
- 9.65″(D) x 5.31″(W) x 6.96″(H)
- 245.11mm x 134.87mm x 176.78mm
- With Drives: 3.6 lb (1.6 kg)
- Without Drives: 2.4 lb (1.1 kg)
- (operating) 5°C – 42°C (41°F – 107°F)
- (non-operating) -40°C – 65°C (-40°F – 149°F)
- (operating) 8% – 90% RH (Non-condensing)
- (non-operating) 5% – 95% RH (Non-condensing)
- 65G 2mS; (non-operating) 175G 2mS
- (operating) 1.0G (5 – 300Hz)
- (non-operating) 5.0G (5 – 500Hz)
Includes OWC's award-winning U.S. based support for both the ThunderBay 4 drive and SoftRAID software.
The best warranty is one you never have to use, but should the need occur – OWC is proud to provide a superior level of support and warranty coverage to our customers. Even when not used, we understand the peace of mind afforded by a longer warranty period. OWCs industry leading coverage is a testament to our confidence in the reliability of the solutions that we offer. OWC solutions are engineered to demanding quality standards in order to deliver the most reliable, highest performance available on the market in each storage category.
- 3 Year OWC Solution Limited Warranty
Note: Do not disassemble or otherwise open your OWC solution prior to the conclusion of the 3 Year OWC Solution Limited Warranty period. Doing so will void the remainder of the OWC warranty.
- 1 Year OWC Enclosure Limited Warranty
- RAID 5 benchmark testing conducted by OWC in May 2014 using 2.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 13-inch MacBook Pro with 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD. Testing conducted on OWC ThunderBay 4 with four 5.0TB Toshiba 7200RPM MD04ACA500 SATA 6.0Gb/s, 64MB cache hard drives configured in RAID 5 using SoftRAID® 5 for ThunderBay. Tested using QuickBench™ 4.0 Extended Test (20-100MB) in 10 cycles, cache disabled with 30 ms read delay and 20 ms write delay. Results represent the extended test average.
- RAID 0 benchmark testing conducted by OWC in December 2014 using 2.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 13-inch MacBook Pro with 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD. Testing conducted on OWC ThunderBay 4 with four 6.0TB 7200RPM HGST Deskstar NAS SATA 6.0Gb/s, 128MB cache hard drives configured in RAID 0 using SoftRAID® 5 for ThunderBay. Tested using QuickBench™ 4.0 Extended Test (20-100MB) in 10 cycles, cache disabled with 30 ms read delay and 20 ms write delay. Results represent the extended test average.