OWC ThunderBay 4 RAID DIY Enclosure with SoftRAID XT
The “Just Right” RAID for all Storage Needs
When two bays clearly aren’t enough storage for your needs and eight bays feels a bit ambitious for now, enter the OWC ThunderBay 4 RAID. This “just right” Goldilocks of storage solutions offers the space, speed, and flexibility you can use for both current and future needs.
There’s a reason ThunderBay 4 is our most popular multi-bay RAID storage solution. You can use a variety of 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch drives for everyday digital file storage and backup all the way to running multi-stream compressed 4K video. With two Thunderbolt ports, it gives you the muscle to move all that content at up to 1527MB/s real-world throughput speed.
And ThunderBay 4 is highly configurable to perfectly match your storage needs. You can use each drive independently, or in the SoftRAID XT 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.
Cool. Fast. Empowering.
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.
Gain a 4K Perspective
With a dedicated DisplayPort 1.2, ThunderBay 4 empowers you to add the fresh, crisp perspective of a 4K display to your workflow. Whether in your home office or on a mobile studio job, seeing your work in full detail is just one connection away. Use it to free up your laptop port so you can dock in and out quick.
The “Supply Chain” That Always Delivers
With two Thunderbolt ports, the ThunderBay 4 lets you daisy-chain up to five additional Thunderbolt devices and displays while keeping Thunderbolt ports on your laptop or desktop free for other uses. You can learn more about how to connect multiple Thunderbolt devices to your computer with this easy-to-follow infographic.
Thunderbolt Made Easy
We make it easy to choose the right gear. Our Thunderbolt Certified products offer the same performance and functionality whether they are Thunderbolt 3 or Thunderbolt 4. And if you’re rocking a beloved Thunderbolt 2 machine, we offer an adapter so you can plug into our universe of award-winning solutions. No hassles, no confusion. That’s the OWC Difference.
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)1volumes for higher performance and/or redundancy.2
More accurate than SMART, SoftRAID protects your data by alerting you to issues before anything happens, providing peace of mind and giving you more time to address issues. Solutions that rely exclusively on SMART data can be seeing performance loss or corruption before flagging an issue.
Built-in MacDrive technology lets you read/write SoftRAID RAID 0/1 arrays and use them interchangeably between Windows and macOS.
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.
Works with macOS 10.12 or later (including Big Sur), M1 Macs, and Windows 10.3
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.