OWC ThunderBay 4 mini
RAID 5 Edition
8.0TB 4-bay external drive
Dual Thunderbolt 2 | RAID 5 | 4 Drive Bays | Mac
Performance + Redundancy
Experience the first and only software RAID 5 technology developed for the Mac with the ThunderBay 4 mini RAID 5 Edition. With a compact design optimized for 2.5″ drives, ThunderBay 4 mini RAID 5 Edition delivers outstanding performance and reliability for the most demanding applications, including workflows involving 4K, 2K, uncompressed HD, and multi-stream SD video.
- Up to 1010MB/s read / 908MB/s write sustained RAID 5 performance
- Up to 1346MB/s read / 1321MB/s write sustained RAID 0 performance
- Preconfigured in RAID 5 for optimal data redundancy
- 75% faster rebuild times than hardware RAID.
Do more with a ThunderBay enhanced workflow.
Expand production capabilities for industry-leading creative platforms like Final Cut X, Avid Pro Tools, and Adobe Lightroom with this incredibly fast and portable 4-bay storage solution. The ThunderBay 4 mini RAID 5 Edition Enclosure Kit includes SoftRAID 5 for ThunderBay, an incredibly robust software RAID engine that supports RAID 0, 1, 4, 5, and 1+0 arrays. Add your choice of up to four 2.5″ hard drives, SSDs, or a mix of both to achieve the optimal balance of storage, performance, and data-redundancy your workflow demands.
The RAID 5 Advantage
With RAID 5, the four drives inside ThunderBay 4 mini are merged for increased capacity and tremendous performance gains over a single drive. Special redundancy data, called “parity information,” is also stored across the drives, allowing your data to remain completely safe so you can maintain your mission critical workflows worry-free.
Thinking Outside the Enclosure
OWC unlocks the incredible performance and flexibility of ThunderBay by pairing the drives with a robust software RAID solution. Powered by the SoftRAID engine, ThunderBay 4 mini RAID 5 Edition delivers advanced RAID modes, real-time health monitoring with email notifications, and best-in-class rebuild speeds. Unlike traditional software RAID solutions, SoftRAID 5 for ThunderBay’s revolutionary volume optimization allows you to quickly configure your drive for specific workflows. Now, you can experience the absolute best performance whether recording audio, editing 4K video, or creating a multimedia server.
Flexible and Robust
Take full advantage of the flexibility offered by the ThunderBay 4 mini and SoftRAID engine. Easily build and reconfigure complex RAID arrays, or connect multiple ThunderBays to create even larger RAIDs with up to 16 drives for optimal performance and redundancy. Now, users can enjoy robust RAID options with near enterprise-grade storage and performance for a fraction of the cost.
4 drive bays plus so much more.
Built on OWC’s time-tested enclosure cooling technology, ThunderBay utilizes an open “flow-thru” vented design with an oversized 92 mm, low-turbulence, noise-quieting fan to keep the drives running cool and reliably.
Daisy-chain up to six ThunderBays for massive storage capabilities and increased performance, or connect multiple ThunderBays to multiple Thunderbolt 2 ports to achieve exponential speed capabilities.
ThunderBay’s drive isolating design reduces sonic resonance, and is aided by over-sized, rugged, vibration-absorbing, non-skid feet.
DisplayPort 1.2 Support
Dual Thunderbolt ports let you connect the display of your choice that your computer can support, including 4K displays.
OWC Thunderbolt Cable
ThunderBay comes with an OWC one-meter certified Thunderbolt cable, with other lengths from 0.5 meter to 30 meters available separately.