OWC ThunderBay 4 Drive Enclosure External
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Part number: OWCTB2SRT04.0S
OWC ThunderBay 4 Drive Enclosure External - 4 x HDD Supported - 4 x HDD Installed - 4TB Installed HDD Capacity - Software RAID Supported - 4 x Total Bay - 4 x 3.5" Bay - Serial ATA/600 - Thunderbolt 2 - Cooling Fan
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    Other World Computing
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    ThunderBay 4
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    ThunderBay 4 RAID 5 Edition 4.0TB 4-bay External Drive
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    Performance + Redundancy

    • Four 3.5" drive bays for up to 32TB
    • 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 32TB 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!

    Product Type
    Drive Enclosure
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    Number of Hard Drive Support
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    Number of Hard Drives Installed
    Total Hard Drive Capacity Install
    4 TB
    Total Hard Drive Capacity Installed
    4 TB
    Non-RAID Mode
    Software RAID Supported
    I/O Expansions
    Number of Total Expansion Bays
    Number of 5.25" Bays
    Number of 3.5" Bays
    Number of 2.5" Bays
    Number of 2.5"/3.5" Bays
    Number of 1.8" Bays
    Network & Communication
    Wireless LAN
    Drive Interface
    Serial ATA/600
    Host Interface
    Thunderbolt 2
    Physical Characteristics
    Cooling Fan
    Form Factor
    7" (176.8 mm)
    5.3" (134.9 mm)
    9.7" (245.1 mm)