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RAID Storage Drives
What is RAID storage?
RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) storage combines multiple hard drives into a single unit, offering improved performance, data protection, and storage capacity. It finds applications in video editing, photo editing, and backup solutions.
In video editing, RAID enhances performance by distributing data across multiple drives, enabling faster rendering, real-time editing, and smooth playback. It also provides data redundancy, safeguarding footage and project files in case of drive failure.
Similarly, in photo editing, RAID offers increased storage space and faster access speeds for handling large RAW files or high-resolution images. RAID configurations ensure data redundancy, minimising the risk of image loss and accelerating importing, exporting, and manipulation tasks.
RAID is also very useful for backup purposes. RAID levels like RAID 1 or RAID 10 mirror data across drives, providing redundancy and protecting critical files. This enhances data security, reduces the chance of data loss due to hardware failures, and increases the likelihood of successful data recovery.
Macfixit Australia specialises in selling RAID storage solutions, and we take pride in offering an exceptional customer experience. Explore the large assortment of RAID storage for Mac and PC including 6 bay RAID storage, 8 Bay RAID drives, 2 Bay RAID and our range of DIY RAID Enclosures. When you purchase RAID storage from us, you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with our 30-day money-back guarantee. This allows you to test and evaluate the product, ensuring it meets your specific needs. Additionally, we provide a local Australian replacement warranty, ensuring prompt assistance and support if any issues arise with your RAID storage device. By choosing to buy from us, you can trust in our commitment to customer satisfaction and the added benefits of a risk-free trial period and local warranty support.
6 Bay and 8 Bay RAID Drives
Super Fast 6 bay and 8 bay RAID arrays for even the most demanding of workflows.
Relied upon by pros and hobbyists alike to make the connections since Thunderbolt's arrival in 2011 – Our premium cables are the perfect choice for your Thunderbolt 3, Thunderbolt 4, USB-C, USB4, or Thunderbolt 2 / Thunderbolt workflow.
Manufactured to the highest standards, OWC Premium Thunderbolt Cables deliver the incredible power of Thunderbolt technology with support for up to 40Gb/s of data bandwidth and power delivery up to 100W, all with certified reliability. Don't trust just any Thunderbolt cable – rely on certified OWC Premium Thunderbolt Cables to perform for you each and every day.
Learn more about Thunderbolt in the Rocket Yard Blog
Support for Thunderbolt & Thunderbolt 2 Macs & Devices
Can I use a newer Thunderbolt (USB-C) device with my older Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 (mDP) Mac?
OWC Thunderbolt devices harness the power of Thunderbolt 3 and Thunderbolt 4 to provide backwards compatibility with Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 equipped Macs. Whatever your workflow demands, you can easily connect OWC Thunderbolt 3 and Thunderbolt 4 external storage, docks, and more to your Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 Mac using a certified Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 (mDP) Adapter and a Thunderbolt cable. It's that easy.
One note: When connecting a newer Thunderbolt (USB-C) device to an older Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 (mDP) Mac, the device must be a self-powered. Bus-powered devices are not supported via the Apple adapter.
Learn more on the Rocket Yard Blog: Can I use a Thunderbolt 3 device with a Thunderbolt 2 Mac?
Can I use an older Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 (mDP) device with my newer Thunderbolt (USB-C) Mac or iPad?
If you have older Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 (mDP) drives, docks, and displays, you can keep using them with your newer Thunderbolt 3 or Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C) equipped Mac or iPad. You will need a certified Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 (mDP) Adapter which can be used bi-directionally – meaning it can also be used to connect an older Thunderbolt device to your newer Thunderbolt Mac or iPad. It's an easy way to extend the life of your older Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 devices!
One note: When connecting an older Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 (mDP) device to a newer Thunderbolt (USB-C) Mac or iPad, the device must be a self-powered. Bus-powered devices are not supported via the Apple adapter.
Lear more on the Rocket Yard Blog: Top 14 questions people ask about Thunderbolt – answered
Thunderbolt 2/Thunderbolt compatibility requires a certified Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 (mDP) adapter and a Thunderbolt 2 cable. This configuration provides data transfer at Thunderbolt 2 speeds (up to 20Gb/s) but does not support notebook charging.