Thunderbolt 3 — The Speed You Need
OWC's flagship RAID powerhouse has been redesigned to take advantage of the phenomenal performance and power of the Thunderbolt 3 interface. With capacity up to 48TB it's now faster, cooler and quieter than ever before.
- Dual Thunderbolt 3 ports
- DisplayPort 1.2
- Maximize the potential of four 3.5-inch drives or four 2.5-inch drives — no adapter needed
- Ultra quiet, heat dissipating aluminum chassis
- RAID ready or RAID 5 option
EDIT. EXPERIMENT. CREATE. DESIGN.
Edit, view, stream, and produce more with ThunderBay in your 2K, 4K, and audio production workflow. 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!
CONNECT TO THUNDERBOLT AND THUNDERBOLT 2 SYSTEMS WITH EASE
The OWC ThunderBay 4 harnesses the power of Thunderbolt 3 to provide backwards compatibility with Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2. Whichever interface/speed your workflow demands, it’s easy to integrate OWC ThunderBay 4’s massive capacity and performance capabilities. Add a Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter and you’re all set.
PRO-TIPS: DAISY-CHAINING WITH THUNDERBOLT DEVICES
With the ability to run up to six devices per port, Thunderbolt ports amplify your laptop or desktop with peripheral power. Learn the basics of daisy-chaining Thunderbolt devices for maximum performance in this handy infographic.
SOFTRAID: CONVENTIONAL WISDOM TURNED ON ITS HEAD
It’s often thought that hardware RAID is better than software RAID, but we’ve proven that not to be true. We've combined the performance and capacity of the ThunderBay 4 with our robust SoftRAID engine. Experience breathtaking performance, multi-enclosure capability, advanced drive monitoring, e-notifications and downloadable updates. Once you do, you'll see how hardware RAID doesn't even come close.
THE BETTER AND SIMPLER WAY TO RAID
We created SoftRAID to make it easier to maintain mission-critical workflows to save you time and money. With SoftRAID you no longer need to be locked into expensive hardware RAID technology that’s not upgradeable or expandable. SoftRAID future-proofs your data and storage with software updates that provide cutting edge capabilities and robust stability.
SoftRAID takes advantage of your computer's processor versus the slow processors found in most hardware RAID enclosures. The result is a fast and flexible RAID array with no discernible impact to your favorite apps. SoftRAID drive certification tells you whether or not a drive is up to the task before creating a RAID array. Advanced monitoring tools work behind the scenes to keep your RAID running in tip-top shape.
SoftRAID protects your data by alerting you to issues before anything happens, ensuring you're protected when you’re on a critical deadline. SoftRAID rebuilds your RAID in a fraction of the time it would take a hardware RAID to complete the same task, sparing you from significant downtime when you're ready to upgrade or replace a drive.
RAID AND STORAGE SPACES
ThunderBay 4 RAID models come with SoftRAID preconfigured in RAID 5 offering the best balance drive capacity, performance, and data redundancy. You can also configure your ThunderBay with your choice of RAID 0, 1, 4, 5, and 1+0 to meet any workflow demand.
WORKFLOW AND STORAGE SOLUTIONS FOR PROS
Whether you’re finishing and mastering, creating proxies or working with state-of-the-art VFX and AR, you need dependable tech that keeps pace with your demands. OWC workflow and storage solutions cover every angle, delivering processing speeds up to 2800MB/s, capacity for all five levels of RAID, and bonus features like the freedom to daisy-chain and hot-swap. Use the chart to find the perfect match for your workflow and storage.
The ThunderBay 4 fully supports Windows workflows as well. Using Windows Storage Spaces you can pool the four internal drives together with support for all the Storage Spaces configuration options including the ability to add another ThunderBay 4 to expand your storage pool on the fly.
QUALITY YOU CAN TRUST
Like all OWC drives, the ThunderBay 4 is built to the highest standards of reliability and performance and Thunderbolt Certified for Mac and Windows. Because 100% reliability is always the goal, the ThunderBay 4 is rigorously quality tested and backed by our 3 Year OWC Limited Warranty plus award-winning, 24/7 customer support.
- OWC ThunderBay 4
- Thunderbolt 3 cable
- External power cable
- 2 keys for front panel lock
- ThunderBay 4 User Guide
- RAID: SoftRAID XT User Guide
- RAID Ready: SoftRAID Lite XT User Guide
- macOS 10.12 or later
- Windows 10 or later
- macOS 10.12 or later
- (2) Thunderbolt 3
- (1) DisplayPort
- (4) 3.5"" SATA 6Gb/s drives
or (4) 2.5"" SATA 6Gb/s drives1
- Enclosure only
- Hard drives: 4TB, 8TB, 12TB, 16TB, 20TB, 24TB, 32TB, 40TB, 48TB, 56TB
- Solid-state drives: 2TB, 4TB
- Internal UL-listed, universal auto-switching
- AC input: 100 ~ 240V, 50-60Hz
- DC output: 12V, 16.7A
RAID Modes Supported
- Software: RAID 0, 1, 4, 5, 1+0, JBOD/Independent drive mode
- Height: 7.3 in (18.5 cm)
- Width: 5.3 in (13.5 cm)
- Depth: 9.4 in (24.0 cm)
- Weight: 8.6 lb (3.9 kg)
- Temperature (°F) 41°F to 107°F
- Temperature (°C) 5°C to 42°C
- Temperature (°F) -40°F to 149°F
- Temperature (°C) -40°C to 65°C
- Drives Included: 3 Year OWC Limited Warranty
- Enclosure Only: 1 Year OWC Limited Warranty