OWC ThunderBay 4 mini

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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 Warranty2

  • Performance & reliability at an exceptional value

  • Wide array of model configurations

  • OWC storage solutions consistently receive top ratings

  • Industry-leading warranty & support



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With SoftRAID XT — RAID 0/1/4/5/1+0 (10) or JBOD


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Add your own RAID software

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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.

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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.

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Easy and Complete Drive Management with SoftRAID XT

SoftRAID XT is 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 optimize drive performance. It is packed with features like multiple RAID options, validation and verification of drives, and predictive disk failure with SoftRAID Monitor. SoftRAID provides a level of performance that you simply can’t get with hardware RAID.

Multiple RAID Levels

Create advanced RAID 0/1/4/5/1+0 (10)1 volumes for higher performance and/or redundancy.2

Disk Health

SoftRAID protects your data by alerting you to issues before anything happens, ensuring you’re protected when you’re on a critical deadline.

Cross-Platform

Built-in MacDrive technology lets you read/write SoftRAID HFS+ RAID 0/1/5 arrays and use them interchangeably between Windows and macOS.

Flexible, Upgradeable

With SoftRAID you’re not locked to expensive hardware. SoftRAID is upgradable and portable.

Easy License Management

New license management enables quick activation or deactivation so your license can move moved between computers.

Compatible

Works with macOS 10.12 or later and Windows 10 and later.3

SoftRAID is ideal for anyone who needs to safely store and backup massive amounts of data, including video editors, audio producers, photographers and graphic designers.

SoftRAID Pro Tip: Need even more power and flexibility? Upgrade to SoftRAID Pro to spread volumes over two or more disk enclosures for incredible performance! (Impossible with hardware RAID.)

  1. RAID 4/1+0 (10) is available for Mac only at this time.
  2. Data protection requires RAID 1/4/5/1+0.
  3. SoftRAID serial numbers work on both Mac and Windows. SoftRAID is licensed per computer. In order to use SoftRAID on multiple computers, you will need a valid license, which can be purchased anytime.
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Connect to Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 Systems with Ease

OWC ThunderBay solutions harness the power of Thunderbolt 3 to provide backwards compatibility with Thunderbolt 2/Thunderbolt equipped Macs. Whichever interface/speed your workflow demands, it's easy to integrate ThunderBay's massive capacity and performance capabilities. Add a Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter and the appropriate Thunderbolt cable and you're all set.

Thunderbolt 2/Thunderbolt compatibility requires a certified Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 (mDP) adapter and a Thunderbolt 2 cable. This configuration provides data transfer at Thunderbolt 2 speeds (up to 20Gb/s) but does not support notebook charging.

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  • Complete Backup And Fast Recovery - Quickly restore your files or entire system at any time.
  • Easy Disk Cloning and Full Image Backup - Just two clicks to start a full disk image backup.
  • Cloud, Local or Hybrid Cloud Backup - Back up locally, to the cloud, or both. With 250GB of cloud storage, it’s your choice.
  • Integrated Protection from Malware - Behavioral heuristics stop ransomware and cryptojacking.

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OWC ClingOn

Stabilize Thunderbolt and USB-C Cables with OWC ClingOn

Active workspaces expose gear to bumps, shoves, or even the random tail wag from a pet. OWC ClingOn custom cable stabilizers (sold separately) screw into the OWC ThunderBay’s housing to reduce – if not completely eliminate – cable strain on Thunderbolt and USB-C connections so you can work with confidence even in the highest foot traffic environments.

Professional Grade

Professional Grade = Ready to Work

We understand having confidence in gear reliability is paramount to creative professionals. That’s why every ThunderBay undergoes OWC's multi-hour "burn-in" performance certification prior to shipping. This ensures your ThunderBay arrives operating properly and immediately ready for demanding use.

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OWC Thunderbolt 3 Cable Included

OWC ThunderBay solutions come with a certified 0.7 meter OWC Thunderbolt 3 Cable. But if your workflow demands a different length to make the connection, OWC Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) Cables are the perfect choice.

OWC, Trusted by Pros & Enthusiasts the World Over

OWC, Trusted by Pros & Enthusiasts the World Over

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.
  2. 3 Year OWC Limited Warranty for Hard Drive solutions. 1 year OWC Limited Warranty for enclosure only.