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THE PHENOMENAL SPEED OF THUNDERBOLT 2

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Designed for workflows in content creation, ThunderBay 4 delivers sustained performance up to 988MB/s1 with the flexibility to support multiple streams of 4K video. With Thunderbolt 2 technology, ThunderBay 4 also supports daisy chains of additional Thunderbolt devices and displays.

Trusted By The Pros

TRUSTED BY THE PROS OF CRUNCH TIME

"I really like using the ThunderBay 4 because [it has] really fast drives and I’m getting about 400—500MB/s. They have the SoftRAID which…gave me the options to be able to recover in case the absolute worst happens."

-Gary Huff, Media Manager, Crunch Time

4 BAYS & UP TO 56TB

ThunderBay 4 is built to deliver enormous capacity, and supports flexible RAID configurations to perfectly match your performance needs. With the potential for up to 56TB of production-grade storage, ThunderBay 4 delivers the capacity and speed you need for demanding creative workflows.

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COOL, QUIET, AND ALWAYS RELIABLE

A quiet workspace and dependable storage is essential to your productivity. ThunderBay 4 features a rugged aluminum enclosure, an oversized, temperature-regulated fan, and an integrated power supply to keep your drives running reliably quiet, and cool. ThunderBay 4 undergoes rigorous testing and multi-hour drive burn-in, delivering production-class dependability out of the box.

Connect to Thunderbolt 3 Systems with Ease

The OWC ThunderBay 4 harnesses the power of Thunderbolt which provides upwards compatibility with Thunderbolt 3 (at Thunderbolt 2 speeds). Whichever interface 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 you’re all set.

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Pro-Tips: Daisy-Chaining with Thunderbolt Devices

With the ability to run up to six devices per port, Thunderbolt ports amplify your laptop or desktop with peripheral power. Learn the basics of daisy-chaining Thunderbolt devices for maximum performance in this handy infographic. View Infographic

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SoftRAID: Conventional Wisdom Turned on its Head

It’s often thought that hardware RAID is better than software RAID, but we’ve proven that not to be true. We've combined the performance and capacity of the ThunderBay 4 with our robust SoftRAID engine. Experience breathtaking performance, multi-enclosure capability, advanced drive monitoring, e-notifications and downloadable updates. Once you do, you'll see how hardware RAID doesn't even come close.

The Better and Simpler Way to RAID

We created SoftRAID to make it easier to maintain mission-critical workflows to save you time and money. With SoftRAID you no longer need to be locked into expensive hardware RAID technology that’s not upgradeable or expandable. SoftRAID future-proofs your data and storage with software updates that provide cutting edge capabilities and robust stability. 

SoftRAID takes advantage of your computer's processor versus the slow processors found in most hardware RAID enclosures. The result is a fast and flexible RAID array with no discernible impact to your favorite apps. SoftRAID drive certification tells you whether or not a drive is up to the task before creating a RAID array. Advanced monitoring tools work behind the scenes to keep your RAID running in tip-top shape.

SoftRAID protects your data by alerting you to issues before anything happens, ensuring you're protected when you’re on a critical deadline. SoftRAID rebuilds your RAID in a fraction of the time it would take a hardware RAID to complete the same task, sparing you from significant downtime when you're ready to upgrade or replace a drive.

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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.

Workflow and Storage Solutions for Pros

Whether you’re finishing and mastering, creating proxies or working with state-of-the-art VFX and AR, you need dependable tech that keeps pace with your demands. OWC workflow and storage solutions cover every angle, delivering processing speeds up to 2800MB/s1, capacity for all five levels of RAID, and bonus features like the freedom to daisy-chain and hot-swap. Use the chart to find the perfect match for your workflow and storage. View Chart

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Windows Workflow

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.

Quality you can trust

Like all OWC drives, ThunderBay 4 is built to the highest ‭standards of reliability and performance and Thunderbolt Certified for Mac and Windows. Because 100% reliability is always the goal, ThunderBay 4 is rigorously quality tested and ‭backed by our 3 Year OWC Limited Warranty plus award-winning, 24/7 customer ‭support.

Warranty varies based on model purchased. See the Tech Specs tab for full details.

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