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56TB OWC ThunderBay 4 RAID 5 Four-Drive Enterprise HDD Storage Solution with Dual Thunderbolt 3 Ports

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ThunderBay 4, OWC's flagship 4-bay RAID powerhouse is bigger and faster than ever before.

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ThunderBay 4 RAID 
56.0TB 4-Drive Enterprise HDD Storage Solution with Dual Thunderbolt 3 Ports

Mac / PC / Thunderbolt 3 / DisplayPort 1.2 / RAID 5
 
 
The Speed You Need
All New Design for Power and Performance
ThunderBay 4, OWC's flagship 4-bay RAID powerhouse is bigger and faster than ever before. Now with the unbelievable performance of Thunderbolt 3 up to 1550MB/s sustained performance1it'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.
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.
Includes SoftRAID XT: Easy and Complete Drive Management
SoftRAID XT is the most powerful, intuitive software RAID utility on the market. Multiple RAID levels let you select the RAID level that fits you or your project’s needs best. If you need maximum volume capacity, optimum drive performance, data protection, or a combination of attributes, SoftRAID has you covered.
Packed with features like drive validation, verification and failure prediction—SoftRAID includes features you simply don’t get with hardware RAID. It’s like having a datacenter on your desktop! From home users looking to protect photos and documents to professionals needing to protect and quickly access projects, SoftRAID is the perfect solution. 
  • Compatible: Works with macOS 11 Big Sur, M1 Macs and Windows 10
  • Advanced: Create RAID 0/1/4/5/1+0 (10) with Macs, RAID 0/1 with Windows machines
  • Protected: SoftRAID Monitor constantly watches your disks and alerts you if problems are detected
  • Validated: Volume validation ensures sectors can be read and parity is correct
  • Certified: Checks disks before use to ensure they are safe for data storage
  • Vigilant: Error prediction helps protect against unexpected failure
  • Universal: Move SoftRAID arrays seamlessly between Macs and PCs with built-in OWC MacDrive technology

SoftRAID provides a level of performance that you simply can’t get with hardware RAID. Learn more about the power of SoftRAID XT.
Certified and Tested
Each ThunderBay 4 solution 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.
4 drive bays plus so much more. Time-tested Cooling
Built on OWC's time-tested enclosure cooling technology, ThunderBay 4 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-Drive
Daisy-chain up to six ThunderBay 4s for massive storage capabilities and increased performance, or connect multiple ThunderBay 4s to multiple Thunderbolt 3 ports to achieve exponential speed capabilities.
Vibration Dampened
ThunderBay 4's drive isolating design reduces sonic resonance, and is aided by over-sized, rugged, vibration-absorbing, non-skid feet.
DisplayPort 1.2 Support
Dual Thunderbolt 3 ports let you connect the display of your choice that your computer can support, including 4K displays.
Your Digital Life…Protected for FREE
Backing up and protecting your data is critically important. But all too often it’s a task that falls to the bottom of the “to do” list, and you don’t realize it until it is too late. That’s why OWC has partnered with Acronis to give you 1 full year of the #1 personal backup and antivirus software to integrate into your workflow.
Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office safeguards you from today’s data threats—from accidents to failures to attacks. With easy, intuitive backup and Ai-enhanced antimalware technology, your digital life is protected—photos, files, applications, systems, and the devices they are on. 
  • Complete Backup and Fast Recovery: quickly restore your files or entire system at any time
  • Easy Disk Cloning and Full Image Backup: just two clicks to start a full disk image backup
  • Cloud, Local or Hybrid Cloud: back up locally, to the cloud, or both. It’s your choice
  • Sustained read speeds, dependent on mechanism installed.
  • SoftRAID XT works with macOS 10.12 or later and Windows 10. M1 Macs require macOS 11.3 or later. SoftRAID is licensed per computer.

 

 Highlights

  • Two Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Dedicated DisplayPort 1.2 port
  • Up to 1527MB/s sustained performance
  • Includes SoftRAID: robust software for creating, monitoring, and managing advanced RAID sets
  • Ultra quiet, heat dissipating aluminum chassis

 

INCLUDES

  • 1) OWC ThunderBay 4 with Thunderbolt 3
  • (1) Thunderbolt 3 cable
  • (1) External power cable
  • (2) Security keys for front panel lock
  • (1) ThunderBay 4 Quick Start Guide
  • (1) SoftRAID XT software
  • (1) SoftRAID XT Quick Start Guide

 

Product Specifications

Specifications
  • Total Solution Cache Size
    • 1024 MB
  • Standard Mechanism
    • (4) 14.0TB Seagate Exos X16 Enterprise 7,200RPM Hard Disk Drives with 256 MB cache
    • *OWC reserves the right to replace or upgrade to equivalent or better components.
  • Hot Swap Support
    • Yes 
  • Chipset
    • SATA Controller: (2) ASM1062
    • Thunderbolt 3: (1) Intel DSL6540
  • Drive Interface
    • SATA 6.0 Gb/s
  • Rotational Speed
    • 7,200RPM
  • Data Transfer Rate (Maximum)
    • Thunderbolt 3 : 40 Gb/s (or 5000 MB/s)
  • Plug and Play
    • Yes 
RAID
  • RAID Capable
    • Yes 
  • Default RAID Level
    • RAID 5
  • RAID Levels Supported
    • JBOD
    • RAID 0
    • RAID 1
    • RAID 4
    • RAID 5
    • RAID 10
  • RAID Features
    • Software RAID
Reliability
  • Contact Start Stops
    • 600,000
Compatibility
  • Mac OS Compatibility
    • macOS 10.12 Sierra
    • macOS 10.13 High Sierra
    • macOS 10.14 Mojave
    • macOS 10.15 Catalina
    • macOS 11.x Big Sur
  • PC OS Compatibility
    • Windows 10 64-bit Edition
  • Other Requirements
    • SoftRAID XT works with macOS 10.12 or later and Windows 10. Intel-based Macs require macOS 10.12 or later. M1 Macs require macOS 11.1 or 11.3 and later. macOS 11.3 is currently available as a public beta.
Power
  • Power Supply
    • Internal UL-listed universal auto-switching power supply
  • AC Input
    • 100-230V
  • External Power Adapter
    • No 
Physical
  • Number of Bays
    • 4
  • Device Ports
    • (2) Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) Ports
    • (1) DisplayPort Port
  • Cooling
    • (1) 92mm Temperature-controlled cooling fan
  • Security Slot
    • Yes 
  • Power Button
    • Yes 
  • Power/Activity LED
    • Yes 
  • Housing Color
    • Black
  • Housing Material
    • Aluminum
  • Dimensions
    • Height: 17.7 cm (7.0 in)
    • Length: 24.5 cm (9.6 in)
    • Width: 13.5 cm (5.3 in)
Environmental
  • Ambient Temperature
    • Operating: 50°F to 95°F (10°C to 35°C)
    • Non-Operating: -40°F to 149°F (-40°C to 65°C)
  • Altitude
    • Operating: -304.8 m to 3,048.0 m (-1,000 ft to 10,000 ft)
    • Non-Operating: -304.8 m to 12,192.0 m (-1,000 ft to 40,000 ft)
  • Humidity
    • Operating: 8% to 90% non-condensing
    • Non-Operating: 5% to 95% non-condensing

Notes

  • 1. Setting up a RAID volume for Windows requires the use of the Disk Management application, as SoftRAID is Mac only at this time.
  • 2. Thunderbolt/Thunderbolt 2 compatibility requires a certified Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 (mDP) adapter and a Thunderbolt 2 cable. Compatibility will be at Thunderbolt/Thunderbolt 2 speeds.
  • 3. For units purchased prior to 12/24/18, please see the OWC ThunderBay 4 Support Page for instructions on how to update your ThunderBay's firmware.

Additional Information

Colour Black
Capacity 56.0TB
RPM 7200
Number of Bays/Drives 4
Type HDD
Model Identifier No
Connection DisplayPort, Thunderbolt 3 (40Gb/s), USB-C
Form Factor 3.5 inch
Manufacturer OWC
Manufacturer P/N OWCTB3SRE56.0S
UPC No
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