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ThunderBay 4
8.0TB 4-Drive HDD Storage Solution with Dual Thunderbolt 3 Ports

Mac / PC / Thunderbolt 3 / DisplayPort 1.2 / RAID Ready
The Speed You Need
All New Design for Power and Performance
ThunderBay 4, OWC's flagship 4-bay RAID ready powerhouse is bigger and faster than ever before. Now with the unbelievable performance of Thunderbolt 3 — up to 1527MB/s sustained performance1 — it's the ultimate workhorse external storage solution.

Not only faster, the new ThunderBay 4 Thunderbolt 3 is now natively compatible with both 2.5" and 3.5" drives, and with a redesigned chassis, it's even cooler and quieter too. Add vast amounts of high-performance storage with ThunderBay 4.

Utilize each of the four internal drives independently, or use the software RAID of your choice to setup a multi-drive array for high performance or data redundancy.
Edit, Experiment, Create, Design
Designed with performance in mind and engineered to harness the power of Thunderbolt 3, ThunderBay 4 is an incredibly flexible external solution with the throughput to support multi-stream compressed 4K video and other bandwidth-intensive operations.

Highly configurable to perfectly match your performance needs. Use each drive independently, or in the RAID configuration of your choice for 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.
Certified and Tested
Each ThunderBay 4 undergoes OWC's multi-hour drive "burn-in" performance certification procedure prior to shipping. This ensures your ThunderBay 4 arrives operating properly, ready for demanding use.
Backed by OWC
You can rely on OWC's award-winning U.S.-based support for the ThunderBay 4 solution. Plus, ThunderBay 4 comes with an OWC Limited Warranty.

4 drive bays plus so much more.
Time-tested Cooling Time-Tested Cooling
Built on OWC's time-tested enclosure cooling technology, ThunderBay 4 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.
Multi-Drive Multi-Drive
Daisy-chain up to six ThunderBay 4s for massive storage capabilities and increased performance, or connect multiple ThunderBay 4s to multiple Thunderbolt 3 ports to achieve exponential speed capabilities.
Vibration Dampened Vibration Dampened
ThunderBay 4's drive isolating design reduces sonic resonance, and is aided by over-sized, rugged, vibration-absorbing, non-skid feet.
DisplayPort 1.2 DisplayPort 1.2 Support
Dual Thunderbolt ports let you connect the display of your choice that your computer can support, including 4K displays.
Thunderbolt Cable OWC Thunderbolt Cable
ThunderBay 4 comes with a certified OWC Thunderbolt 3 cable, with other lengths from 0.5 meter to 2.0 meters available separately.
1. Read speeds, dependent on mechanism installed.

Product Specifications:

Software Requirements

  • macOS 10.12 or later
  • Windows 10 or later

Hardware Requirements

  • Mac or PC featuring Thunderbolt 3 interface
  • Mac or PC featuring Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 interface1

Interface (Chipset)

  • (2) Thunderbolt 3 (Intel DSL6540)
  • (1) 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 any Software RAID of your choice to setup the ThunderBay 4 for multi-drive performance or data redundancy
  • Includes SoftRAID Lite with support for RAID 0 and 1. Upgrade option for RAID 4, 5, 1+0 capability

Initial Configuration

  • RAID 0

Standard Mechanism

  • 2.0TB Toshiba DT01ACAxx Series Specifications:

    Specifications

    Form Factor
    3.5″ HDD
    Interface
    SATA 6GB/s
    Capacity1
    2.0TB
    Formatted Capacity2
    1862GiB
    Rotational Speed
    7,200 RPM
    Cache / Data Buffer
    64MB
    Manufacturer Model Number
    HDKPC09
    RoHS Compliant
    Yes
    Format

    Physical

    Height (max)
    26.1mm (1.03″)
    Width (max)
    101.6mm (4.00″)
    Length (max)
    147mm (5.79″)
    Weight (typical)
    680g (1.499 lbs.)

    Reliability3

    Contact Start-Stops
    300,000

    Performance

    Transfer Rate (Max)
    6 Gb/sec
    Track-to-track Seek
    0.5ms

    Power

    Read Power
    6.4 Watts
    Write Power
    6.4 Watts
    Idle Mode
    5.2 Watts
    Standby Mode
    1.0 Watts
    Sleep Mode
    1.0 Watts

    Environmental (Operating)

    Shock
    70 G max at 2ms
    Ambient Temperature (°F)
    32°F to 107°F
    Ambient Temperature (°C)
    0°C to 42°C
    Vibration
    0.67 G, with 5 - 500 Hz
    Altitude
    -304.8 m to 3,048 m (-1,000 ft to 10,000+ ft)

    Environmental (Non-Operating)

    Shock
    300 G max at 2ms
    Ambient Temperature (°F)
    -40°F to 158°F
    Ambient Temperature (°C)
    -40°C to 70°C
    Vibration
    1.04 G, with 2 - 200 Hz
    Altitude
    -304.8 m to 12,192 m (-1000 ft to 40,000+ ft)

    Acoustics

    Idle (Typical)
    2.7 bels
    Seek (Typical)
    2.8 bels
    1. 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less). The actual total capacity will depend on your own defined file settings/preferences.
    2. In terms of standard gigabytes, 1GiB ≈ 1.074GB and refers to the actual formatted capacity of shown under Mac OS 10.5 or earlier and Microsoft Windows OS.
    3. Specific application environments such as temperature and duty cycle will affect the overall reliability rates.
    4 x 2.0TB* Toshiba DT01ACA Series Hard Disk Drives**
  • *1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less). The actual total capacity will depend on your own defined file settings/preferences.

    **OWC reserves the right to replace or upgrade to equivalent or better components.

Performance

  • Sequential Read/Write (compressible data)
    • Read: 739MB/s
    • Write: 748MB/s
  • Sequential Read/Write (incompressible data)
    • Read: 775MB/s
    • Write: 751MB/s

Kensington Lock Slot

  • Yes

LED

  • Yes (Power and disk activity)

Plug and Play

  • Yes

Power

  • Power Supply
    • AC input: 100 - 230V

Environment

  • Environmental (Operating)
    • Temperature (°F) 50° — 95°
    • Temperature (°C) 10° — 35°
  • Environmental (Non-Operating)
    • Temperature (°F) −40° — 149°
    • Temperature (°C) −40° — 65°

Dimensions

  • Height: 7.0 in (177 mm)
  • Width: 5.3 in (135 mm)
  • Length: 9.6 in (245 mm)

Weight

  • 5.7 kg (12.6 lbs)
1. Thunderbolt/Thunderbolt 2 compatibility requires a certified Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 (mDP) adapter and a Thunderbolt 2 cable. Compatibility will be at Thunderbolt/Thunderbolt 2 speeds. Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n TB3IVT08.0S UPC#: 812437029581

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This product is compatible with... Learn how to find your Mac's model ID
iMac Intel
iMac Pro
(27-inch Late 2017)
(December 2017)
Model ID: iMacPro1,1
3.2GHz 8-core, 3.0GHz 10-core, 2.3GHz 14-core, 2.5GHz 18-core
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iMac Intel
iMac w/Retina 5K display
(27-inch Mid 2017)
(June 2017)
Model ID:iMac18,3
3.4GHz i5, 3.5GHz i5, 3.8GHz i5, 4.2GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac w/Retina 4K display
(21.5-inch Mid 2017)
(June 2017)
Model ID:iMac18,2
3.0GHz i5, 3.4GHz i5, 3.6GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2017)
(June 2017)
Model ID:iMac18,1
2.3GHz i5
MacBook Pro Retina w/ Touch Bar
MacBook Pro (15-inch Touch Mid 2018)
(July, 2018)
Model ID: MacBookPro15,1
2.2GHz i7, 2.6GHz i7, 2.9GHz i9
Detailed specs coming soon
Install Videos coming soon
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Mid 2018)
(July, 2018)
Model ID: MacBookPro15,2
2.3GHz i5, 2.7GHz i7
Detailed specs coming soon
Install Videos coming soon
MacBook Pro Retina w/ Touch Bar
MacBook Pro (15-inch Touch Mid 2017)
(June, 2017)
Model ID: MacBookPro14,3
2.8GHz i7, 2.9GHz i7, 3.1GHz i7
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Mid 2017)
(June, 2017)
Model ID: MacBookPro14,2
3.1GHz i5, 3.3GHz i5, 3.5GHz i7
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina display Mid 2017)
(June, 2017)
Model ID: MacBookPro14,1
2.3GHz i5, 2.5GHz i7
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (15-inch Touch Late 2016)
(October, 2016)
Model ID: MacBookPro13,3
2.6GHz, 2.7GHz, 2.9GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Late 2016)
(October, 2016)
Model ID: MacBookPro13,2
2.9GHz, 3.1GHz, 3.3GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina display Late 2016)
(October, 2016)
Model ID: MacBookPro13,1
2.0GHz, 2.4GHz
Extended Compatibility... Learn how to find your Mac's model ID
Add a Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 (mDP) adapter to extend compatibility to the following machines:
Mac Pro
Mac Pro
(December, 2013)
Model ID: MacPro6,1
2.7GHz 3.0GHz, 3.5GHz, 3.7GHz
iMac Intel
iMac w/Retina 5K display
(27-inch Late 2015)
(October 2015)
Model ID:iMac17,1
3.2GHz i5, 3.3GHz i5, 4.0GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac w/ retina 4K display
(October 2015)
Model ID:16,2
3.1GHz i5, 3.3GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Late 2015)
(October 2015)
Model ID:16,1
1.6GHz i5, 2.8GHz i5
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iMac Intel
iMac w/Retina 5K display
(27-inch Mid 2015)
(May 2015)
Model ID: iMac15,1
3.3GHz i5, 3.5GHz i5, 4.0GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac w/Retina 5K display
(27-inch Late 2014)
(October 2014)
Model ID: iMac15,1
3.5GHz i5, 4.0GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (27-inch Late 2013)
(September 2013)
Model ID: iMac14,2
3.2GHz i5, 3.4GHz i5, 3.5GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (27-inch Late 2012)
(October 2012)
Model ID: iMac13,2
2.9GHz i5, 3.2GHz i5, 3.4GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (27-inch Mid 2011)
(May 2011)
Model ID: iMac12,2
2.7GHz i5, 3.1GHz i5, 3.4GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2014)
(June 2014)
Model ID: iMac14,4
1.4GHz i5
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Late 2013)
(September 2013)
Model ID: iMac14,3
2.9GHz i5 or 3.1GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Late 2013)
(September 2013)
Model ID: iMac14,1
2.7GHz i5
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Early 2013)
(March 2013)
Model ID: iMac13,1
3.3GHz i3
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Late 2012)
(October 2012)
Model ID: iMac13,1
2.7GHz i5 , 2.9GHz i5, 3.1GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Late 2011)
(August 2011)
Model ID: iMac12,1
3.1GHz i3
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2011)
(May 2011)
Model ID: iMac12,1
2.5GHz i5 , 2.7GHz i5, 2.8GHz i7
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Late 2014)
(October, 2014)
Model ID: Macmini7,1
1.4GHz, 2.6GHz, 2.8GHz, 3.0GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Late 2012)
(October, 2012)
Model ID: Macmini6,1 & Macmini6,2
2.3GHz, 2.5GHz, 2.6GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Late 2012 Server)
(October, 2012)
Model ID: Macmini6,2
2.3GHz, 2.6GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Mid 2011)
(July, 2011)
Model ID: Macmini5,1 & Macmini5,2
2.3GHz, 2.5GHz, 2.7GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Mid 2011 Server)
(July, 2011)
Model ID: Macmini5,3
2.0GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina display Mid 2015)
(May, 2015)
Model ID: MacBookPro11,4; MacBookPro11,5
2.2GHz, 2.5GHz, 2.8GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina display Early 2015)
(March, 2015)
Model ID: MacBookPro12,1
2.7GHz, 2.9GHz, 3.1GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina Display 2013 - 2014)
(October, 2013 - July, 2014)
Model ID: MacBookPro11,1
2.4GHz, 2.6GHz, 2.8GHz, 2.9GHz, 3.0GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina Display 2013 - 2014)
(October, 2013 - July, 2014)
Model ID: MacBookPro11,2
2.0GHz, 2.2GHz, 2.5GHz, 2.8GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina Display 2013 - 2014)
(October, 2013 - July, 2014)
Model ID: MacBookPro11,3
2.3GHz, 2.5GHz, 2.6GHz, 2.8GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina Display 2013)
(January, 2013)
Model ID: MacBookPro10,1
2.4GHz, 2.7GHz, 2.8GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina Display 2013)
(January, 2013)
Model ID: MacBookPro10,2
2.5GHz, 2.6GHz, 2.9GHz, 3.0GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina Display 2012-2013)
(October, 2012)
Model ID: MacBookPro10,2
2.5GHz, 2.9GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina Display 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacBookPro10,1
2.3GHz, 2.6GHz, 2.7GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacBookPro9,1
2.3GHz, 2.6GHz, 2.7GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (13-inch 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacBookPro9,2
2.5GHz, 2.9GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (17-inch 2011)
(October, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,3
2.4GHz, 2.5GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch 2011)
(October, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,2
2.2GHz, 2.4GHz, 2.5GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (13-inch 2011)
(October, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,1
2.4GHz, 2.8GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (17-inch Early 2011)
(February, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,3
2.2GHz, 2.3GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2011)
(February, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,2
2.0GHz, 2.2GHz, 2.3GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2011)
(February, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,2
2.0GHz, 2.2GHz, 2.3GHz
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (13-inch Early 2015)
(March 2015)
Model ID: MacBookAir7,2
1.6GHz i5, 2.2GHz i7
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (11-inch Early 2015)
(March 2015)
Model ID: MacBookAir7,1
1.6GHz i5, 2.2GHz i7
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (13-inch Mid 2013)
(June, 2013)
Model ID: MacBookAir6,2
1.3GHz, 1.7GHz
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (11-inch Mid 2013)
(June, 2013)
Model ID: MacBookAir6,1
1.3GHz, 1.7GHz
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (13-inch Mid 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacBookAir5,2
1.8GHz, 2.0GHz
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (11-inch Mid 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacBookAir5,1
1.7GHz, 2.0GHz
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (13-inch Mid 2011)
(July, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookAir4,2
1.7GHz, 1.8GHz
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (11-inch Mid 2011)
(July, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookAir4,1
1.6GHz, 1.8GHz

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Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.5 / 5 2 out of 2 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: TheImaxGuy Location: Toronto Canada Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 4/5 Wunderbar! March 4, 2018 A solid unit, easy to configure and integrate into my system. I was just looking for a unit to house 4 6GB drives that I use for storage, not run in a RAID config, and am pleased with the TB3 connectivity and performance. If only the fam ran a bit quieter... it's no where near a deal breaker, but a tad louder than I was hoping for. Also i couldn't find any info on how much port the unit supplies over TB3. My guess is 60watts from what I was able to determine via macOS system report. My 2016 MacBppk Pro requires 85, which I can get from my LG 5K display, so I changed my TB3 config to accommodate, and all is good!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC ThunderBay 4 RAID Ready 4-Bay External Storage Enclosure with Dual Thunderbolt 3 Ports. Customer Videos:

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Sonant Location: Minnesota Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 After just one day of use, the Thunderbay 4 with dual Thunderbolt 3 ports works as expected on my 2017 iMac January 31, 2018 I received my Thunderbay 4 yesterday, along with two HGST 6TB drives purchased separately at OWC.

The drives, one in slot A, the other in slot B, loaded into the housing in just a few minutes.

After a minor problem entering the SoftRAID Lite XT serial number in the SoftRAID Lite application (SoftRAID support answered my emailed question within 2 minutes and provided a solution) I proceeded to create a RAID 0 with the two drives. That took just a few minutes - the process is simple and clear.

The unit connected to my new 2017 iMac with no problems. I've been transferring data for about 4 hours from my old Mac Pro, and the drive stays connected and behaves as expected. This morning on boot-up it continues to function perfectly.

I just added two additional drives from my old computer that I will use as independent drives. Drive C is a general data drive, and that mounted and allows me access to all data that was already on the disk. Drive D will act as a Time Machine drive for Drive C. (I have an older OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual that backs up the main RAID hourly using Carbon Copy Cloner).

So far, so good! This is the drive I wanted, and it was worth the wait to get Thunderbolt 3 connections. I know the Thunderbolt 2 version would have been good enough, but I like the direct connection to my new iMac without converters, and the fact that is ready to chain another drive in the future.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC ThunderBay 4 RAID Ready 4-Bay External Storage Enclosure with Dual Thunderbolt 3 Ports. Customer Videos:

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