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Designed with performance in mind and engineered to harness the power of Thunderbolt 3, ThunderBay 4 is an incredibly flexible external drive 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 and ready for demanding use.
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.
ThunderBay 4s drive isolating design reduces sonic resonance, and is aided by over-sized, rugged, vibration-absorbing, non-skid feet.
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.
DisplayPort 1.2 Support
Dual Thunderbolt 3 ports let you connect the display of your choice that your computer can support, including 4K displays.
OWC Thunderbolt 3 Cable Included
ThunderBay 4 comes with a certified OWC Thunderbolt 3 cable, with other lengths from 0.5 meter to 2.0 meters available separately.
Connect to Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 Systems with Ease
The OWC ThunderBay 4 harnesses the power of Thunderbolt 3 to provide backwards compatibility with Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2. Whichever interface/speed your workflow demands, it's easy to integrate OWC ThunderBay 4'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.
OWC's ThunderBay 4 brings to the market capacities that have yet to be seen in such a compact medium, as well as the performance and data security that only RAID 5 can provide!
- Les Tokar, The SSD Review
RAID and Storage Spaces
The ThunderBay 4 comes with SoftRAID Lite XT ready to be set up in RAID 0 performance or RAID 1 mirrored drive mode. So you can customize your ThunderBay 4 for speed or data redundancy. If you need more options, you can easily upgrade to add extra capabilities and RAID modes to meet any workflow demand.
The ThunderBay 4 fully supports Windows workflows as well. Using Windows Storage Spaces you can pool the four internal drives together with support for all the Storage Spaces configuration options including the ability to add another ThunderBay 4 to expand your storage pool on the fly.
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.
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 24/7 customer support.Learn More
- 3 Year OWC Limited Warranty for Hard Drive & Solid-State Drive solutions. 1 year OWC Limited Warranty for enclosure only.