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OWC ThunderBay 6, RAID 5, 6-Bay External Storage Enclosure with Dual Thunderbolt 3 Ports

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Product code: OWCTB36SRKIT0

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Featuring SoftRAID XT. Add your own drives! Thunderbolt 3 cable included.

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ThunderBay 6 RAID 
6-Bay External Storage Enclosure with Dual Thunderbolt 3 Ports

Mac / Windows PC / Thunderbolt 3 / DisplayPort 1.2 / RAID
 
 
Storage Maximizer for Multimedia Workloads
 
When it comes to big jobs and tight deadlines, you don't want anything to slow your workflow down. The content you create and edit tends to grow the more you work with it; your equipment needs to keep up. The OWC ThunderBay 6 provides an exceptional level of performance to help you meet the demands of your most complex projects.
Room to Move
Whether you're working with tons of small files or editing and streaming the latest 8K or VR footage, ThunderBay 6 enables you to complete your products faster, giving you more time to create. And with dual Thunderbolt 3 ports and a DisplayPort, integrating it into your workstation has never been easier. 

ThunderBay 6 features six bays for hot-swappable hard drives or SSDs — or a combination — all housed in a rugged aluminum enclosure with an integrated power supply. Drives run quietly and are kept cool via a fan that operates quieter than a whisper
Want even more storage?
To keep your workflow on the cutting edge, we've included an additional slot for an M.2 NVMe SSD to help future-proof your storage needs. NVMe is an incredibly efficient communications interface protocol to properly take advantage of SSD technology and high-performance connection buses. The result is exponentially faster and more efficient SSD storage, ideal for additional storage or a scratch disk.
The better and simpler way to RAID
The RAID version of ThunderBay 6 comes configured for RAID 5, giving you the best combination for maximizing disk space, the fastest access speeds plus protection against disk failure. While other RAID levels may give you faster data access, or fail-safe data protection, no other RAID level combines speed, space, and safety so well. SoftRAID is also packed with features from active predictive disk failure monitoring to multiple array volume spanning. SoftRAID from OWC brings technology typically found only in data centers to your workstation or editing bay. It constantly monitors your disks, alerting you when a disk is becoming unreliable and is likely to fail. Replacing a failing disk before it fails saves you precious uptime.
Storage pools
ThunderBay 6, coupled with Windows Storage Spaces (available in Windows 10), allows you to create storage pools and simple, mirror or parity spaces based on the mix of data protection and performance you need. If you run low on capacity, just add more ThunderBay units to the storage pool.
Expand and connect as needed
Link up to six Thunderbolt units together with Thunderbolt's daisy-chaining capabilities. Combined with our SoftRAID technology, you can configure a storage solution tailored to your unique workflow. SoftRAID can create volumes that span multiple arrays or generate a nested RAID configuration for even greater performance and protection. 

As a member of the OWC external storage line, ThunderBay 6 eliminates bottlenecks in accessing, transferring or archiving your work. Use it with your Thunderbolt 3 equipped Mac or Windows PC to take your workflow to the next level.
Certified, Tested and Backed by OWC
From the seamless aluminum enclosure and slip-resistant feet to the multi-hour drive "burn-in" performance certification procedure ThunderBay 6 is designed and built to the highest standards or reliability and performance. This ensures your ThunderBay 6 arrives operating properly, ready for demanding use.
Quality You Can Trust
Our commitment doesn't end there. Along with our OWC Limited Warranty, you can rely on OWC's award-winning, 24/7, U.S.-based support for your ThunderBay 6.
 
Highlights
  • Works with 3.5" or 2.5" drives - no adapter needed
  • Up to 1500 MB/s of sustained performance
  • Supports RAID 0,1,4,5 and 1+0(10) via the advanced SoftRAID engine
  • Optional ultra-fast M.2 NVMe SSD
  • Daisy chain up to six units
  • Rugged, field-tested enclosure
  • Whisper-quiet fan and non-skid feet

Includes

  • OWC ThunderBay 6
  • (1) Thunderbolt 3 cable
  • (1) External power cable
  • (2) keys for front panel lock
  • ThunderBay 6 User Guide
  • SoftRAID XT User Guide

 

This product is compatible with...
iMac Intel
iMac Pro
(27-inch Late 2017)
(December 2017)
Model ID: iMacPro1,1
3.2GHz 8-core, 3.0GHz 10-core, 2.3GHz 14-core, 2.5GHz 18-core
 
Install Videos coming soon
iMac Intel
iMac w/Retina 5K display
(27-inch Mid 2017)
(June 2017)
Model ID:iMac18,3
3.4GHz i5, 3.5GHz i5, 3.8GHz i5, 4.2GHz i7
 
 
iMac Intel
iMac w/Retina 4K display
(21.5-inch Mid 2017)
(June 2017)
Model ID:iMac18,2
3.0GHz i5, 3.4GHz i5, 3.6GHz i7
 
 
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2017)
(June 2017)
Model ID:iMac18,1
2.3GHz i5
 
 
 
MacBook Pro Retina w/ Touch Bar
MacBook Pro (15-inch Touch Mid 2018)
(July, 2018)
Model ID: MacBookPro15,1
2.2GHz i7, 2.6GHz i7, 2.9GHz i9
Detailed specs coming soon
Install Videos coming soon
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Mid 2018)
(July, 2018)
Model ID: MacBookPro15,2
2.3GHz i5, 2.7GHz i7
Detailed specs coming soon
Install Videos coming soon
MacBook Pro Retina w/ Touch Bar
MacBook Pro (15-inch Touch Mid 2017)
(June, 2017)
Model ID: MacBookPro14,3
2.8GHz i7, 2.9GHz i7, 3.1GHz i7
 
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Mid 2017)
(June, 2017)
Model ID: MacBookPro14,2
3.1GHz i5, 3.3GHz i5, 3.5GHz i7
 
 
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina display Mid 2017)
(June, 2017)
Model ID: MacBookPro14,1
2.3GHz i5, 2.5GHz i7
 
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (15-inch Touch Late 2016)
(October, 2016)
Model ID: MacBookPro13,3
2.6GHz, 2.7GHz, 2.9GHz
 
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Late 2016)
(October, 2016)
Model ID: MacBookPro13,2
2.9GHz, 3.1GHz, 3.3GHz
 
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina display Late 2016)
(October, 2016)
Model ID: MacBookPro13,1
2.0GHz, 2.4GHz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extended Compatibility... 

Add a Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 (mDP) adapter to extend compatibility. 

 

 

Product Specifications:

Software Requirements

  • macOS 10.12 or later1
  • Windows 10 or later

Hardware Requirements

  • Mac or PC featuring Thunderbolt 3 interface
  • Mac or PC featuring Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 interface1

Interface (Chipset)

  • (1) Thunderbolt 3 (JHL6540)
  • (1) DisplayPort

Max Transfer Rate

  • Thunderbolt 3: 40 Gb/s (5000 MB/s)

JBOD / RAID Support

  • JBOD: Utilize each of the four drives independently
  • Includes SoftRAID XT with support for RAID 5, 4, 0, 1, and 10
  • RAID: Use any Software RAID of your choice to setup for multi-drive performance or data redundancy

Drives Supported

  • (6) 3.5" SATA 6Gb/s drives or
  • (6) 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s drives
    • SATA revision 3.0 (6Gb/s) compliant
    • Compatible with SATA revisions 2.0 (3Gb/s) and 1.0 (1.5Gb/s)

Drive Interface

  • SATA
  • M.2 (optional)

Power

  • Power Supply
    • Internal UL-listed universal auto-switching
    • AC input: 100 ~ 240V

Kensington Lock Slot

  • Yes

LED

  • Yes (Power and disk activity)

Environmental

  • Ambient Temperature
    • Operating: 41°F to 107.6°F (5°C to 42°C)
    • Non-Operating: −40°F to 149°F (−40°C to 65°C)
  • Humidity
    • Operating: 8% to 90% non-condensing
    • Non-Operating: 5% to 95% non-condensing

Dimensions

  • Height: 18.4 cm (7.2 in)
  • Length: 24.1 cm (9.5 in)
  • Width: 19.7 cm (7.8 in)

Weight

  • 5.25 kg (11.57 lbs)
 

1. If using an optional NVMe M.2 drive with a 512-byte block size, macOS 10.13 or later is required.

 

Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n TB36SRKIT0 UPC#: 810586030731

Additional Information

Colour Black
Capacity Enclosure Only
RPM No
Number of Bays/Drives 6
Type No
Model Identifier MacBookPro13,1, MacBookPro13,2, MacBookPro13,3, MacBookPro14,1, MacBookPro14,2, MacBookPro14,3, MacBookPro15,1, MacBookPro15,2, iMac18,1, iMac18,2, iMac18,3, iMacPro1,1
Connection DisplayPort, Thunderbolt 3 (40Gb/s)
Form Factor No
Manufacturer OWC
Manufacturer P/N TB36SRKIT0
UPC 810586030731

Australian Owned Business 

Macfixit Australia is an Australian owned and operated business based in Melbourne, Victoria and we've been operating since 2005.


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