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OWC 4-Bay ThunderBay 4 mini RAID 4/5 Edition (Thunderbolt 2) RAID 0/1/10/4/5/JBOD/Span

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The 4-Bay production RAID designed for SSDs and powered by the SoftRAID Engine with the speed and capacity 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.


Big Performance. Small Footprint.

  • Four 2.5" drive bays, perfect for SSDs
  • Breathtaking Thunderbolt 2 performance
  • User configurable in RAID 0, 1, 4, 5 & 1+0
  • Near-silent operation
  • Up to 40TB of SSD storage (HDD up to 8TB)
  • Pre-tested with a rigorous multi-hour drive "burn-in"

Specifications and appearance are given as guidelines and may change without notice.

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In Depth

THE SPEED OF SSDS + THUNDERBOLT 2

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ThunderBay 4 offers four 2.5" drive bays, ideal for harnessing the performance of solid state drives. Designed for workflows in content creation, ThunderBay 4 delivers sustained performance up to 1346MB/s with the flexibility to support multiple streams of 4K video. And with two Thunderbolt 2 ports, Thunderbay 4 also supports daisy chains of additional Thunderbolt devices and displays.


THE REVOLUTIONARY SOFTRAID ENGINE THE MOST POWERFUL RAID FOR MAC

Flexibility

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.


Fast

PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE

Enhanced performance in every RAID mode, optimized RAID settings for creative workflows, and accelerated rebuild speeds.


Disk Health

DISK HEALTH ANALYSIS

Comprehensive disk health monitoring with full drive certification, predictive failure analysis, and real-time email alerts


Resiliant, Redundant

INTELLIGENT RECOVERY

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.


FOUR 2.5" BAYS UP TO 40TB OF SSD CAPACITY

ThunderBay 4 is optimized for up to four solid state drives, and supports flexible RAID configurations to perfectly match your performance needs. With the potential for up to 40TB of production-grade SSD storage, ThunderBay 4 mini 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 mini 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 mini undergoes rigorous testing and multi-hour drive burn-in, delivering production-class dependability out of the box.


TECH SPECS

INCLUDES

  • OWC ThunderBay 4 mini high-performance storage enclosure
  • High-Quality, Certified, Double-Shielded 1 meter (39") Thunderbolt cable
  • External power supply and power cable
  • 2 keys for front panel lock
  • SoftRAID® 5 for ThunderBay for OS X 10.6.8 or later (RAID 5 Edition Only)
  • Assembly Manual & User Guide (1.4MB PDF)
  • SoftRAID® Quick Start Guide (RAID 5 Edition only) (1.4MB PDF)
  • Utility software bundle for Mac

DETAILED SPECS

System Requirements

  • 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.

    Interface

    • (2) Thunderbolt 2 20Gb/s

    Drives Supported

    • (4) 2.5" 15mm SATA 6Gb/s drives

    Software Included


    Performance Benchmarks

    Hard drives

    • RAID 5 : 474MB/s Read and 579MB/s Write
    • RAID 0 : 532MB/s Read and 520MB/s Write

    Solid state drives

    • RAID 5 : 1010MB/s Read and 908MB/s Write
    • RAID 0 : 1338MB/s Read and 1322MB/s Write


    Notes:

    • See 'Benchmarks' section below for test setup specifications
    • Speeds will vary based on drives used, RAID configurations, etc.

    Power

    • Power Supply
    • External UL-listed, universal auto-switching
    • AC input: 100 ~ 240V, 50-60Hz
    • DC output: 12V, 6A
    • Replacement power supply sold separately
    • 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

    Standard Mechanism

    Hard drives

    • 2TB : 4 x 500GB* HGST Travelstar Z7K500 Hard Disk Drives**
    • 4TB : 4 x 1.0TB* HGST Travelstar 7K1000 Hard Disk Drives**
    • 8TB : 4 x 2.0TB* Seagate Momentus / Samsung Spinpoint M9T Hard Disk Drives**

    Solid state drives

    • 1TB : 4 x 240GB* OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G Solid State Drives**
    • 2TB : 4 x 480GB* OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G Solid State Drives**
    • 4TB : 4 x 1.0TB* OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G Solid State Drives**
    • 10TB : 4 x 2.5TB* SageMicro® Black Series Solid State Drives**
    • 20TB : 4 x 5.2TB* SageMicro® Black Series Solid State Drives**
    • 30TB : 4 x 7.5TB* SageMicro® Black Series Solid State Drives**
    • 40TB : 4 x 10.0TB* SageMicro® Black Series Solid State 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.

    Format

    Hard drives

    • 2TB, 4TB, 8TB : Comes pre-formatted for SoftRAID and configured as a RAID 5 volume.*

    Solid state drives

    • 1TB, 2TB, 4TB : Comes pre-formatted for SoftRAID and configured as a RAID 5 volume.*
    • 10TB, 20TB, 30TB, 40TB : Comes pre-formatted for SoftRAID and configured as a RAID 4 volume.*
    *If utilizing on a Mac with OS X 10.8.5 or earlier, the SoftRAID software must be installed prior.

      Dimensions

      • 7.6"(D) x 3.8"(W) x 4.6"(H)
      • 19.3cm x 9.6cm x 11.6cm

      Weight

      • With Drives: 3.6 lb (1.6 kg)
      • Without Drives: 2.4 lb (1.1 kg)

      OPERATING ENVIRONMENT

      Temperature

      • (operating) 5°C – 42°C (41°F – 107°F)
      • (non-operating) -40°C – 65°C (-40°F – 149°F)

      Relative Humidity

      • (operating) 8% – 90% RH (Non-condensing)
      • (non-operating) 5% – 95% RH (Non-condensing)

      Shock

      • 65G 2mS; (non-operating) 175G 2mS

      Vibration

      • (operating) 1.0G (5 – 300Hz)
      • (non-operating) 5.0G (5 – 500Hz)

      Support

      Includes OWC's award-winning U.S. based support for both the ThunderBay 4 drive and SoftRAID software.


      WARRANTY

      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.


      Drives Included

      • 3 Year OWC Solution Limited Warranty

      View more information about the 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.


      Enclosure Only

      • 1 Year OWC Enclosure Limited Warranty

      View more information about the 1 Year OWC Enclosure Limited Warranty

       

      BENCHMARKS

      • RAID 5 hard drive benchmark testing conducted by OWC in November 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 mini with four 500GB HGST 7200RPM Z7K500 SATA 6.0Gb/s, 32MB 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 hard drive benchmark testing conducted by OWC in November 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 mini with four 1.0TB HGST 7200RPM 7K1000 SATA 6.0Gb/s, 32MB 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.
      • RAID 5 solid state drive benchmark testing conducted by OWC in November 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 mini with four 1.0TB OWC Mercury Electra™ 6G solid state 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 solid state drive benchmark testing conducted by OWC in November 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 mini with four 1.0TB OWC Mercury Electra™ 6G solid state 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.

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