(as of May 26,2022 04:14:49 UTC – Details)
All New Design for Power and Performance
ThunderBay 4, OWC’s flagship 4-bay RAID ready powerhouse is bigger and faster than ever before. Now with the unbelievable performance of Thunderbolt 3 — up to 1527MB/s sustained performance1 — it’s the ultimate workhorse external storage solution.
Not only faster, the new ThunderBay 4 Thunderbolt 3 is now natively compatible with both 2.5″ and 3.5″ drives, and with a redesigned chassis, it’s even cooler and quieter too. Add vast amounts of high-performance storage with ThunderBay 4.
Edit, Experiment, Create, Design
Designed with performance in mind and engineered to harness the power of Thunderbolt 3, ThunderBay 4 is an incredibly flexible external solution with the throughput to support multi-stream compressed 4K video and other bandwidth-intensive operations.
ThunderBay 4 is highly configurable to perfectly match your performance needs. Choose between traditional hard drives or Solid State Drives. Use each drive independently, or in the RAID configuration of your choice for the optimal balance of performance and data-redundancy. Get the most out of your storage, take the brakes off your workflow, and do more with a ThunderBay 4.
Out of This World Performance + Redundancy
Experience the most advanced software RAID available with the ThunderBay 4 RAID Edition. Empower your workflow with up to 35% faster RAID performance and exponentially faster rebuild times than comparable hardware RAID arrays. SoftRAID combines the advanced RAID modes, superior performance, comprehensive, real-time disk monitoring, e-mail notification, and fast rebuild capabilities that only software RAID can deliver.
Flexible + Robust
The SoftRAID engine is extremely flexible and can easily be updated, reconfigured and used across multiple enclosures to provide an amazing amount of robust options to empower you to make the most of your ThunderBay workflow.
Monitoring + Notifications
Easily setup drive monitoring and e-mail notifications to keep you informed about your ThunderBay’s performance and drive health. Helping you to maintain mission critical workflows.
Each ThunderBay 4 undergoes OWC’s multi-hour drive “burn-in” performance certification procedure prior to shipping. This ensures your ThunderBay 4 arrives operating properly, ready for demanding use.
macOS 10.12 or later Windows 10 or later Hardware Requirements Mac or PC featuring Thunderbolt 3 interface Mac or PC featuring Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 interface1 Interface (Chipset) (2) Thunderbolt 3 (Intel DSL6540) (1) DisplayPort Max Transfer Rate Thunderbolt 3: 40 Gb/s (5000 MB/s) JBOD / RAID Support JBOD: Utilize each of the four drives independently RAID: Use the included SoftRAID software RAID to setup the ThunderBay 4 for RAID 0, 1, 4, 5, and 10 Initial Configuration RAID 5
4 x 1.0TB* Toshiba DT01ACA Series 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.
Performance Sequential Read/Write (compressible data) Read: 564MB/s Write: 564MB/s Sequential Read/Write (incompressible data) Read: 560MB/s Write: 526MB/s Kensington Lock Slot Yes LED Yes (Power and disk activity)
Plug and Play
Yes Power Power Supply AC input: 100 – 230V Environment Environmental (Operating) Temperature (°F) 50° — 95° Temperature (°C) 10° — 35° Environmental (Non-Operating) Temperature (°F) −40° — 149° Temperature (°C) −40° — 65° Dimensions Height: 7.0 in (177 mm) Width: 5.3 in (135 mm) Length: 9.6 in (245 mm) Weight 5.7 kg (12.6 lbs)
OWC ThunderBay 4 high performance hard drive enclosure with Thunderbolt 3 Thunderbolt 3 cable External power cable 2 Security Keys ThunderBay 4 Quick Start Guide SoftRAID XT
Two Thunderbolt 3 ports Dedicated DisplayPort 1.2 port Up to 1527MB/s sustained performance Works with 3.5″ or 2.5″ drives — no adapter needed 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 and email notifications
Two Thunderbolt 3 ports and Dedicated DisplayPort 1.2 port
Up to 1527MB/s sustained performance
Includes SoftRAID: robust software for creating, monitoring, and managing advanced RAID sets RAID 4/5/1+0 (10) is available for Mac only at this time
Works with 3.5″ or 2.5″ drives — no adapter needed
User configurable in RAID 0, 1, 4, 5 & 1+8