Add the capabilities of Thunderbolt 2 speed and storage to your Mac with the ThunderBay 4 Hard Drive Enclosure (RAID 5 Edition) from OWC/Other World Computing. This is a four bay, SATA III (6 Gb/s) enclosure and each bay will support a 3.5 hard drive or a 2.5 hard drive or SSD. Each 2.5 drive requires an optional NewerTech AdaptaDrive adapter. Once drives are installed, you can RAID them via the included SoftRAID 5 software. While this array will provide you with plenty of space to store files such as music, photos, movies, and documents, it also allows you to operate a production workflow with 2K video, 4K video, and audio. The drives can be software configured with different RAID options that offer multi drive performance or data redundancy. When configured as a RAID 5, the enclosure features read and write speeds up to 675 MB/s and when configured as a RAID 0, read and write speeds reach up to 1342 MB/s. The ThunderBay 4 comes with two Thunderbolt 2 ports that provide data transfer rates of 20 Gb/s. Dual Thunderbolt 2 ports allow you to daisy chain up to six devices such as additional ThunderBays, 4K displays, and more. To help ensure a smooth operating environment, the array uses a 92mm nosie quieting fan. Included with this ThunderBay 4 array is SoftRAID 5, a 1 meter Thunderbolt cable, an 3 prong power cable, 2 keys for the front panel lock, and a Mac compatible software bundle.
- 4 x 3.5 SATA III (6 Gb/s) Drive Bays
- 2 x Thunderbolt 2 Ports
- Supports RAID via SoftRAID 5 Software
- RAID 5: Up to 675 MB/s Read/Write Speed
- RAID 0: Up to 1342 MB/s Read/Write Speed