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4.0TB (4 x 1TB) OWC ThunderBay 4, four-drive HDD with dual Thunderbolt 20Gb/s ports - RAID 5

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Product code: OWCTB2SRT04.0S

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OWC ThunderBay 4, four-bay drive enclosure with dual Thunderbolt 20Gb/s ports, RAID 5 Solution featuring SoftRAID 5 for Thunderbay. 1 M Thunderbolt Certified Cable included. 3 Year OWC Limited Warranty.

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OWC ThunderBay 4
RAID 5 Edition

4.0TB 4-bay external drive

Dual Thunderbolt 2 | RAID 5 | 4 Drive Bays | Mac
 
Performance + Redundancy
  • Four 3.5" drive bays
  • User configurable in RAID 0, 1, 4, 5 & 1+0
  • Up to 543MB/s read / 524MB/s write RAID 5 performance.
  • Up to 729MB/s read / 628MB/s write RAID 0 performance.
  • Exponentially faster rebuild times than hardware RAID.
Experience the first and only software RAID 5 technology developed for the Mac with the ThunderBay 4 RAID 5 Edition. Empower your workflow with up to 35% faster RAID 5 performance and exponentially faster rebuild times than comparable hardware based RAID arrays. Activate advanced features, such as drive monitoring, e-mail notifications, and more when you install the included SoftRAID 5 for ThunderBay for OS X.

Conventional wisdom turned on its head.
Hardware RAID has long been thought to be superior to software RAID, but we've now combined the massive performance and capacity of ThunderBay 4 with a robust, proven software RAID engine to provide breathtaking performance, flexibility, and reliability.
Software RAID + ThunderBay = WHOA!
Over a year ago, OWC partnered with SoftRAID to bring enhanced storage capabilities to the Mac, and we're now seeing that dream become a reality. SoftRAID 5 for ThunderBay combines advanced RAID modes, fast performance, monitoring, e-mail notification, and fast rebuild capabilities that only software RAID can deliver.
 
Monitoring + Notifications
Software RAID easily lets you 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.
Better than Hardware RAID Performance
ThunderBay 4 and the SoftRAID engine offers faster performance than many competing 4 or even 5-bay hardware RAID external drives – benefiting from modern processors that are both fast and designed for exceptionally high-performance RAID management with no real-world impact on apps or tasks.
Flexible + Robust
SoftRAID 5 for ThunderBay 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.
Backed by OWC
Should you ever have a question or troubleshooting need, you can rely on OWC's award-winning U.S. based support for both the ThunderBay 4 drive and SoftRAID 5 for ThunderBay software.

Empower your workflow with RAID 5 performance and up to 40TB capacity.
Edit, view, stream, and produce more with ThunderBay in your 2K, 4K, and audio production workflow.
The RAID 5 Advantage
RAID 5 merges the four drives inside ThunderBay together for exponential performance gains over a single drive, the combined capacity of three of the drives, and data redundancy that allows the array to still work even if one drive were to fail!
Edit, Experiment, Create, Design
With ThunderBay's performance capabilities you can complete projects faster, have more time to experiment, and push your creations to the next level.

Enhance editing capabilities in video apps like Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, and Avid Media Composer. Empower greater audio production capabilities in audio apps like Avid Pro Tools and Logic Pro X. Edit large photos in apps like Adobe Photoshop, and browse large photo libraries in apps like Apple Aperture and Adobe Lightroom. Simply put, you can do more with a ThunderBay 4 enhanced workflow, and with a RAID 5 array you get data redundancy on top of great performance!
Certified and Tested
Each ThunderBay undergoes OWC's multi-hour drive "burn-in" performance certification procedure prior to shipping. This ensures your ThunderBay arrives operating properly and ready for demanding use.

4 drive bays plus so much more.
Time-tested CoolingTime-Tested Cooling
Built on OWC's time-tested enclosure cooling technology, ThunderBay utilizes an open "flow-thru" vented design with an oversized 92 mm, low-turbulence, noise-quieting fan to keep the drives running cool and reliably.
Multi-DriveMulti-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 DampenedVibration Dampened
ThunderBay's drive isolating design reduces sonic resonance, and is aided by over-sized, rugged, vibration-absorbing, non-skid feet.
DisplayPort 1.2DisplayPort 1.2 Support
Dual Thunderbolt ports let you connect the display of your choice that your computer can support, including 4K displays.
Thunderbolt CableOWC Thunderbolt Cable
ThunderBay comes with an OWC one-meter certified Thunderbolt cable, with other lengths from 0.5 meter to 30 meters available separately.

Includes

  • 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
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  • Utility software bundle for Mac
  • OWC 3-Year Solution Limited Warranty with 48-Hour Turnaround Time
  • Complimentary 1-Year, Level-1 Data Recovery

 

Benchmarks

Click any of the benchmarks below to view the results.
RAID 5 (Stripe with Parity) Test Results
 
RAID 0 (Stripe) Test Results

 

Product Specifications

Chipset

  • Thunderbolt 2

Interfaces Supported

  • Thunderbolt 2

JBOD / RAID Support

  • 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.
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Standard Mechanism

  • 4 x 1.0TB* Toshiba DT01ACAxx 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.

Drive Rotation Speed

  • 7200 RPM

Drive Cache Size

  • 32MB per drive, 128MB total for the solution

Port Configuration

  • Thunderbolt – (2) Thunderbolt 2 ports

Format

  • 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.

Max Data Transfer Rate

  • Thunderbolt 2 – 20Gb/sec

Port/Interface Bootability

  • It can be used as a Thunderbolt startup drive on Macs running Mac OS X.

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.

Software Included

  • 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

Power Supply

  • Internal UL Listed U.S./International Auto Switching 100 ~ 240v, 50/60Hz input, 12 Volt 16.66 Amp output Power Supply (power cords for International use sold separately).

External Case Dimensions

  • 9.65″(D) x 5.31″(W) x 6.96″(H)
  • 245.11mm x 134.87mm x 176.78mm

Enclosure Weight (no accessories)

  • Approximately 8.6 pounds (3.9kg)

Product Manual

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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

3 Year OWC Solution Limited 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. OWC's 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.

 

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.

 

Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n TB2SRT04.0S UPC#: 812437020540

Additional Information

Colour Black
Capacity 4.0TB
RPM 7200
Number of Bays/Drives 4
Type HDD
Model Identifier No
Connection Thunderbolt 1 (10Gb/s), Thunderbolt 2 (20Gb/s)
Form Factor 3.5 inch
Manufacturer OWC
Manufacturer P/N OWCTB2SRT04.0S
UPC 812437020540

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