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OWC ThunderBay 4 mini


1556MB/s

Reach speeds up to 1556MB/s

16TB

Pre-configured solutions offer up to 16TB of storage capacity

Quick Specs:

  • Thunderbolt 3
  • 4 Drive Bays
  • SoftRAID
  • Mac & Windows

4-Bay 2.5-inch Drive Thunderbolt 3 Storage Solution

  • Retasks/maximizes SSD potential: four 2.5-inch drive bays
  • Pro-grade speeds: up to 1556MB/s with (2) Thunderbolt 3 ports (Thunderbolt 2/Thunderbolt backward compatible)1
  • Daisy-chain expansion: add up to five additional Thunderbolt devices
  • Deployment ready: solutions undergo rigorous multi-hour drive burn-in
  • Near silent operation: heat dissipating aluminum with 32.5dB cooling fan
  • Includes SoftRAID: robust software for creating, monitoring, and managing advanced RAID sets
  • Worry free: up to 3 Year OWC Limited Warranty

  • Performance & reliability at an exceptional value
  • Wide array of model configurations
  • OWC storage solutions consistently receive top ratings
  • Industry-leading warranty & support

Hard Drive Models with SoftRAID XT

Supports JBOD, RAID 0/1/4/5/1+0

Solid-State Drive Models with SoftRAID XT

Supports JBOD, RAID 0/1/4/5/1+0

Enclosure Only with SoftRAID XT

Add your own drives – Supports JBOD, RAID 0/1/4/5/1+0

Hard Drive Models with SoftRAID Lite XT

Supports JBOD, RAID 0/1

Solid-State Drive Models with SoftRAID Lite XT

Supports JBOD, RAID 0/1

Enclosure Only with SoftRAID Lite XT

Add your own drives – Supports JBOD, RAID 0/1

Big RAID System Performance in a Compact Design

With four 2.5-inch drive bays, ThunderBay 4 mini transforms SSDs and HDDs into a pro-grade, Thunderbolt 3 storage solution in a compact design. The rugged heat-dissipating aluminum enclosure features two Thunderbolt 3 ports for up to 1556MB/s speeds, so you can breeze through personal and business backups all the way up to today's highest resolution audio, photo, and video formats.

Expand production capabilities in industry-leading creative platforms like Final Cut X, Avid Pro Tools, Apple Pro Logic, and Adobe Lightroom, edit large images, manage massive photo and audio libraries, store drone videos, use it as a transport drive…whatever the day or project demands, the ThunderBay 4 mini is the perfect workflow solution.

OWC ThunderBay 4 Mini Thunderbolt 3 Lifestyle

Store More, See More, Do More

With the ability to daisy-chain you can add up to five additional ThunderBay 4 mini solutions to create massive storage capacities. Merge them with SoftRAID for even more flexibility, capacity, and capability. Or if speed is what you’re after, connect multiple ThunderBay 4 mini solutions to multiple Thunderbolt 3 ports on your Mac or PC to achieve exponential speed capabilities.

Beyond storage, the sky is the limit for what you can connect. Attach a 5K Thunderbolt display or two 4K displays. Place a USB 3.1 device at the end of the chain. With an extra Thunderbolt 3 port, you have the flexibility to add to your daisy-chain and master any task at hand.

OWC ThunderBay 4 mini Thunderbolt 3 Daisy Chain Infographic

Includes SoftRAID: Easy and Complete Drive Management

Now you can maximize disk space, get the fastest access speeds, and protect against disk failure with Plug and Play simplicity. SoftRAID’s easy setup makes it a breeze to create RAID volumes by helping you through the entire process. Just decide what you’re using your RAID volume for and how much space to allocate to it. It's that simple to create your preference of speed and/or redundancy attributes of your data volume.

SoftRAID Highlights:

  • Up to 86% faster versus AppleRAID
  • ThunderBay 4 mini RAID-Ready models – create your choice of RAID 0 or RAID 1 for desired speed or redundancy
  • ThunderBay 4 mini RAID models – create advanced RAID 0, 1, 4, 5, 1+0 (10) volumes for higher performance and/or redundancy
  • Enterprise-class monitoring for disk and RAID volume health with email notifications
  • Volume validation to ensure sectors can be read, parity is correct, and minimization of volume failure
  • Disk certification checks that your disks are safe to store data on before use
  • Disk failure prediction with early warning helps protect you from sudden disk failure

Speed, size, and convenience — the OWC ThunderBay 4 mini provides everything a demanding workflow requires.

Thunderbolt 4 Mini with iMac Pro SoftRAID

OWC Thunderbolt 3 Cable Included

ThunderBay 4 mini comes with a certified OWC Thunderbolt 3 cable, with other lengths from 0.5 meter to 2.0 meters available separately.

OWC Thunderbolt 3 Cable

OWC ClingOn

Stabilize Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C Cables at the Connection Point.Unexpected disconnnects during file transfers or a work session can be devastating. This quick and easy add-on reduces – if not completely eliminates – cable strain on USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 connection ports.

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We build our hardware to the highest standards of reliability and performance. Because 100% reliability is always the goal, we rigorously quality test and back our hardware with a 3 Year OWC Limited Warranty and award-winning customer support.

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  1. Apple Mac models with Thunderbolt 2/Thunderbolt ports can be connected using an Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter (sold separately). This configuration provides data transfer at Thunderbolt 2 speeds (up to 20Gb/s) but does not support notebook charging.