The Speed You Need to Keep Working.
ThunderBay 4 with Thunderbolt 2 delivers ultra-high-capacity storage and power without limitations, enabling you to meet the demands of the most complex project. Quickly transform your work into results. Whatever your workflow needs, the ThunderBay 4 can take your storage capacity, performance, and data security to a whole new level.
THE PHENOMENAL SPEED OF THUNDERBOLT 2
Designed for workflows in content creation, ThunderBay 4 delivers sustained performance up to 988MB/s with the flexibility to support multiple streams of 4K video. With Thunderbolt 2 technology, ThunderBay 4 also supports daisy chains of additional Thunderbolt devices and displays.
4 BAYS & UP TO 56TB
ThunderBay 4 is built to deliver enormous capacity, and supports flexible RAID configurations to perfectly match your performance needs. With the potential for up to 56TB of production-grade storage, ThunderBay 4 delivers the capacity and speed you need for demanding creative workflows.
COOL, QUIET, AND ALWAYS RELIABLE
A quiet workspace and dependable storage is essential to your productivity. ThunderBay 4 features a rugged aluminum enclosure, an oversized, temperature-regulated fan, and an integrated power supply to keep your drives running reliably quiet, and cool. ThunderBay 4 undergoes rigorous testing and multi-hour drive burn-in, delivering production-class dependability out of the box.
CONNECT TO THUNDERBOLT 3 SYSTEMS WITH EASE
The OWC ThunderBay 4 harnesses the power of Thunderbolt which provides upwards compatibility with Thunderbolt 3 (at Thunderbolt 2 speeds). Whichever interface 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.
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.
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, 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, 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 cable
- External power cable
- 2 keys for front panel lock
- Includes SoftRAID Engine
- ThunderBay 4 User Guide
- RAID: SoftRAID XT User Guide
- RAID Ready: SoftRAID Lite XT User Guide
- Mac: OS X 10.9.3 or later; macOS 10.12 or later
- PC: Windows 7 - Service Pack 1 or later (driver required)
- (2) Thunderbolt 2
- (4) 3.5"" SATA 6Gb/s drives
or (4) 2.5"" SATA 6Gb/s drives
- Enclosure only
- Hard drives: 4TB, 8TB, 12TB, 16TB, 24TB, 32TB, 40TB, 48TB
- Internal UL-listed, universal auto-switching
- AC input: 100 ~ 240V, 50-60Hz
- DC output: 12V, 16.7A
- Adapter plugs for international use sold separately
RAID Modes Supported
- Hardware: Independent drive mode
- Software: RAID 0, 1, 4, 5, 1+0, Span
- Height: 6.7 in (17.7 cm)
- Width: 5.3 in (13.5 cm)
- Depth: 9.7 in (24.5 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