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OWC ThunderBay 4 mini

8.0TB Portable 4-Bay External Drive

Dual Thunderbolt 2 | RAID Ready | 4 Drive Bays | Mac
The Speed You Need.
  • Four 2.5" drive bays, perfect for SSDs
  • Breathtaking Thunderbolt 2 performance
  • RAID-ready
  • Up to 486MB/s read / 700MB/s write RAID 0 performance.
Empower your production workflow on-the-go with this super-fast, 4-Bay, RAID-ready drive. Optimized for 2.5" drives and perfect for SSDs, ThunderBay 4 mini takes your creativity to the next level by supporting the most demanding applications, including workflows involving 4K, 2K, uncompressed HD, and multi-stream SD video. Easily transport your data between production environments with this portable, professional-grade Thunderbolt 2 powerhouse.
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 drive. With ThunderBay 4 mini, you can add up to four 2.5" hard drives, SSDs, or a mix of both to suit your performance needs. Utilize the drives independently, or use the software RAID configuration of your choice to achieve an optimal balance of storage, performance, and data-redundancy.
Certified and Tested
Each ThunderBay undergoes OWC's multi-hour drive "burn-in" performance certification procedure prior to shipping. This ensures your ThunderBay arrives operating properly and ready for demanding use.

4 drive bays plus so much more.
Time-tested Cooling Cool + Whisper Quiet
A durable, heat-dissipating, aluminum unibody shell features a "flow-thru" vented design coupled with a 60 mm whisper-quiet fan.
DisplayPort 1.2 4K Display Support
Dual Thunderbolt 2 ports let you connect any display that your computer can support, including 4K displays.
Vibration Dampened Vibration Dampened
ThunderBay's drive isolating design reduces sonic resonance, and is aided by rugged, vibration-absorbing, non-skid feet.
Multi-Drive Flexible Expansion
Daisy-chain up to six ThunderBays on a single Thunderbolt port for expansive storage, RAID, and performance options.
Thunderbolt Cable 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.

Includes

  • OWC ThunderBay 4 mini High-performance 4-bay Thunderbolt 2 interface drive
  • High-Quality, Certified, Double-Shielded 1-Meter Thunderbolt cable
  • External UL listed 3-prong power cable
  • 2 keys for front panel lock
  • ThunderBay 4 mini Quick Start Guide
  • OWC ThunderBay 4 mini Assembly Manual & User Guide (Download Only)
  • Utility software bundle for Mac and PC
  • OWC 3-Year Solution Limited Warranty with 48-Hour Turnaround Time
  • Complimentary 1-Year, Level-1 Data Recovery

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Product Specifications

Chipset

  • Thunderbolt 2

Interfaces Supported

  • Thunderbolt 2

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.

Standard Mechanism

2.0TB Seagate Momentus / Samsung Spinpoint M9T Specifications:

Specifications

Form Factor
2.5″ HDD
Interface
SATA 6Gb/s
Capacity1
2.0TB
Formatted Capacity2
1860GiB
Rotational Speed
5,400 RPM
Cache / Data Buffer
32MB
Manufacturer Model Number
ST2000LM003
Format

Physical

Height (max)
9.5mm (0.374″)
Width (max)
69.85mm (2.75″)
Length (max)
100.35mm (3.951″)
Weight (typical)
130g (0.29 lbs.)

Reliability3

Contact Start-Stops
600,000
Nonrecoverable Read Errors
1 per 1014 bits read
Warranty

Performance

Transfer Rate (Max)
6.0 Gb/s
Average Seek Time
12.0ms
Average Latency
5.6ms

Power

Maximum Start Current, DC
1.0 Amp
Seek Power
2.3 Watts
Read Power
2.3 Watts
Write Power
2.3 Watts
Idle Mode
0.7 Watts
Standby Mode
0.18 Watts
Sleep Mode
0.18 Watts

Environmental (Operating)

Shock
300 G max at 2ms
Ambient Temperature (°F)
32°F to 140°F
Ambient Temperature (°C)
0°C to 60°C
Vibration
1 .5 Grms
Relative Humidity (non-condensing)
5 ∼ 90%
Altitude
-304.8 m to 3,048 m (-1,000 ft to 10,000+ ft)

Environmental (Non-Operating)

Shock
900 G max at 1ms
Ambient Temperature (°F)
-40°F to 158°F
Ambient Temperature (°C)
-40°C to 70°C
Relative Humidity (non-condensing)
5 ∼ 95%
Altitude
-304.8 m to 12,192 m (-1000 ft to 40,000+ ft)

Acoustics

Idle (Typical)
2.5 bels
Seek (Typical)
2.7 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* Seagate Momentus / Samsung Spinpoint M9T 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.

Drive Rotation Speed

  • 5200 RPM

Drive Cache Size

  • 32MB per drive, 128MB total for the solution

Port Configuration

  • Thunderbolt – (2) Thunderbolt 2 ports

Max Data Transfer Rate

  • Thunderbolt 2 – 20Gb/sec

Port/Interface Bootability

  • It can be used as a Thunderbolt startup drive on Macs running Mac OS X.

System Requirements

  • Any Mac with a Thunderbolt port running OS X 10.9 or later.
  • Any PC running Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or later with a Thunderbolt port. Driver required for proper installation. (3.3 MB ZIP)
  • Boot Camp is not supported. The Thunderbolt certification process does not include Macs running Windows through Boot Camp.

Software Included

Power Supply

  • UL Listed U.S./International Auto Switching 100 ~ 240v, 50/60Hz input, 12 Volt 6.0 Amp output Power Supply (power cords for International use sold separately).

External Case Dimensions

  • 7.6"(D) x 3.8"(W) x 4.6"(H)
  • 19.3cm x 9.6cm x 11.6cm

Enclosure Weight (no accessories)

  • Approximately 2.4 pounds (1.1kg)

Operating Environment:

Temperature

  • (operating) 5°C – 42°C (41°F – 107°F)
  • (non-operating) -40°C – 65°C (-40°F – 149°F)

Relative Humidity

  • (operating) 8% – 90% RH (Non-condensing)
  • (non-operating) 5% – 95% RH (Non-condensing)

Shock

  • 65G 2mS; (non-operating) 175G 2mS

Vibration

  • (operating) 1.0G (5 – 300Hz)
  • (non-operating) 5.0G (5 – 500Hz)

Warranty

3 Year OWC Solution Limited Warranty

The best warranty is one you never have to use, but should the need occur – OWC is proud to provide a superior level of support and warranty coverage to our customers. Even when not used, we understand the peace of mind afforded by a longer warranty period. OWC's industry leading coverage is a testament to our confidence in the reliability of the solutions that we offer. OWC solutions are engineered to demanding quality standards in order to deliver the most reliable, highest performance available on the market in each storage category.

View more information about the 3 Year OWC Solution Limited Warranty

Note: Do not disassemble or otherwise open your OWC solution prior to the conclusion of the 3 Year OWC Solution Limited Warranty period. Doing so will void the remainder of the OWC warranty.

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Software

Prosoft Macworld 4.5 miceProsoft
Prosoft Engineering® Data Backup 3 for OS X v10.2.8 or later
Backup Made Easy. Data Backup makes it easy to backup to FireWire and USB drives, network drives, CDs and even DVDs. Make schedules so you don't need to 'think' about backing up... It does it for you.
A $59.00 Value! View detailed software info, or click here to purchase softwareseparately from solution
Novastor
NovaStor NovaBACKUP® Solution for Windows®
NovaBACKUP has been helping millions of users recover from data loss and disasters for over 18 years. Feature rich, NovaBACKUP provides a powerful backup solution. Built-in support for hundreds of the most popular storage devices and a step-by-step backup and restore wizard makes NovaBACKUP extremely easy to use. Requires Windows 2000 or later.
A $49.95 Value! View detailed software info
Intech SpeedTools Utilities
Intech® SpeedTools Utilities™
Intech SpeedTools consists of a suite of utilities managed by an application which controls the launching, documentation and version control of each individual component utility, such as Disk Defrag and QuickBack. An easy-to-use installation and removal application is provided to make installation a snap, yet powerful enough to allow you to customize which utility component set you would like to create.
An $89.95 Value! View detailed software info, or click here to purchase software separately from solution

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