OWC 72TB ThunderBay 4 Four-Bay Thunderbolt External Storage Solution with Enterprise Drives and SoftRAID XT
OWC Thunderbay 4 with SoftRAID XT
There’s a reason ThunderBay 4 is OWC’s most popular multi-bay RAID storage solution. You can use a variety of 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch drives for everyday digital file storage and backup all the way to running multi-stream compressed 4K video. With two Thunderbolt ports, it gives you the muscle to move all that content.
And ThunderBay 4 is highly configurable to perfectly match your storage needs. You can use each drive independently, or with OWC SoftRAID XT configure your setup with the optimal balance of performance and data-redundancy. Get the most out of your storage, take the brakes off your workflow, and do more with a ThunderBay 4.
Cool. Fast. Empowering.
Each populated ThunderBay 4 solution undergoes OWC's multi-hour drive "burn-in" performance certification procedure prior to shipping. This ensures your ThunderBay 4 arrives operating properly and ready for demanding use. And OWC Enterprise Drive solutions are feature Enterprise class drives with robust technologies that provide maximum drive endurance, data reliability, and extended warranties.
The “Supply Chain” That Always Delivers
With two Thunderbolt ports, the ThunderBay 4 lets you daisy-chain up to five additional Thunderbolt devices and displays while keeping Thunderbolt ports on your laptop or desktop free for other uses.
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 blazing speed, capacity for all five levels of RAID, and bonus features like the freedom to daisy-chain and hot-swap.
SoftRAID: RAID Made Easy
Harness the full capability of your OWC drive array with the included SoftRAID XT, the most powerful, intuitive RAID management software on the market for macOS and Windows. SoftRAID’s RAID creation and management technology has been finely tuned to perfection with over 20 years of development to provide rock solid protection of your data and optimise drive performance.
SoftRAID XT provides an unbeatable combination of speed, protection, and compatibility…
- Advanced: Create RAID 0/1/4/5/1+0 (10) arrays
- Protected: SoftRAID Monitor constantly watches your disks and alerts you if problems are detected
- Validated: Volume validation ensures sectors can be read and parity is correct
- Certified: Checks disks before use to ensure they are safe for data storage
- Vigilant: Error prediction helps protect against unexpected failure
- Universal: Move SoftRAID arrays seamlessly between Mac and PC2 with built-in OWC MacDrive technology
- Two Thunderbolt 3 ports
- Dedicated DisplayPort 1.2 port
- Up to 1527MB/s sustained performance
- Includes SoftRAID: robust software for creating, monitoring, and managing advanced RAID sets
- Ultra quiet, heat dissipating aluminium chassis
Compatible with the devices listed below.
- MacBookPro13,1 MacBookPro13,2
- Core i5, Core i7
- (2.0 GHz, 2.4 GHz, 2.9 GHz, 3.1 GHz, 3.3 GHz)
- MacBookPro14,1 MacBookPro14,2
- Core i5, Core i7
- (2.3 GHz, 2.5 GHz, 3.1 GHz, 3.3 GHz, 3.5 GHz)
- iMac20,1 iMac20,2
- Core i5, Core i7, Core i9
- (3.1 GHz, 3.3 GHz, 3.8 GHz, 3.6 GHz, 3.8 GHz, 3.6 GHz)
- Software Requirements
- macOS 10.12 or later
- Windows 10 or later (Only Raid 1 and 0)
- Hardware Requirements
- Mac or PC featuring Thunderbolt 3 interface
- Mac or PC featuring Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 interface
- Interface (Chipset)
- 2 x Thunderbolt 3 (Intel DSL6540)
- 1 x DisplayPort
- Max Transfer Rate
- Thunderbolt 3: 40 Gb/s (5000 MB/s)
- JBOD / RAID Support
- JBOD: Utilize each of the four drives independently
- RAID: Use the included SoftRAID software RAID to setup the ThunderBay 4 for RAID 0, 1, 4, 5, and 10
- Initial Configuration
- RAID 5
- Read: Up to 1527MB/s
- Kensington Lock Slot
- Yes (Power and disk activity)
- Plug and Play
- Power Supply
- AC input: 100 - 230V
- H: 17.7 x W: 13.5 x L: 24.5 cm
- 5.7 kg
What's in the box?
- 1 x OWC ThunderBay 4 high performance storage solution with Thunderbolt 3
- 1 x 2m Thunderbolt 3 cable
- 1 x External power cable
- 2 x Security Keys
- 1 x ThunderBay 4 Quick Start Guide
- 1 x SoftRAID XT
- 1 x SoftRAID Quick Start Guide
- 5 Year Limited Warranty