OWC Thunderbay 4 - Thunderbolt 3 Enclosure for 4 x 2.5in or 3.5in Drives
Expected to be dispatched within 15 working days.
Condition: Brand New
This Thunderbay 4 is supplied without any drives. Installed drives can be used independently (JBOD) or with a software RAID system (software not included). You can fit either or both hard drives and SSDs into the Thunderbay. You can see some hard drives we recommend here.
The Thunderbay 4 has 2 Thunderbolt 3 ports (allows daisychaining). It can be used on Thunderbolt 2 and Thunderbolt, but requires an additional Thunderbolt 2 - Thunderbolt 3 adaptor and a Thunderbolt 2 cable.
The Speed You Need
All New Design for Power and Performance
ThunderBay 4, OWC's flagship 4-bay RAID ready powerhouse is bigger and faster than ever before. Now with the unbelievable performance of Thunderbolt 3 - up to 1527MB/s sustained performance (depending on drives installed) - it's the ultimate workhorse external storage solution.
Not only faster, the new ThunderBay 4 Thunderbolt 3 is now natively compatible with both 2.5" and 3.5" drives, and with a redesigned chassis, it's even cooler and quieter too. Add vast amounts of high-performance storage with ThunderBay 4.
Utilize each of the four internal drives independently, or use the software RAID of your choice to setup a multi-drive array for high performance or data redundancy.
Edit, Experiment, Create, Design
Designed with performance in mind and engineered to harness the power of Thunderbolt 3, ThunderBay 4 is an incredibly flexible external solution 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 from the manufacturer. This ensures your ThunderBay 4 arrives operating properly, ready for demanding use.
- Two Thunderbolt 3 ports
- Dedicated DisplayPort 1.2 port
- Up to 1527MB/s sustained performance
- Works with 3.5" or 2.5" drives - no caddies needed
- Ultra quiet fan, heat dissipating aluminum chassis
- Rigorously pre-tested with multi-hour burn-in
- Plug and play RAID Ready
Warranty: 1 year Return To Base
Below is a list of compatible Macs for this item. You can click on any of the pictures to see the precise models it covers. We guarantee full compatibility with all models covered by each link, subject to any exceptions explicitly listed below.
MacBook Pro M1 / M2
MacBook Pro Retina Touch Bar
MacBook Pro Retina (Non-Touchbar)
- Fully compatible with 2016 and 2017 models.
- Earlier models that have Thunderbolt 1 or 2 can use it with an adaptor (speed will be limited to the speed of the machine's Thunderbolt port).
MacBook Pro Unibody
- 2011 and later models can use it with an adaptor. Speed will be limited to Thunderbolt 1 speeds.
MacBook Air M1 / M2
MacBook Air 2018 - 2020
MacBook Air 2013 - 2017
- Can be used with an adaptor, will be limited to the speed of the Thunderbolt 1 or 2 port on the Mac.
MacBook Air 2010 - 2012
- 2011 and 2012 can use it with an adaptor, will be limited to Thunderbolt 1 speeds.
Mac Pro 2019
Mac Pro 2013
- Requires a Thunderbolt 2 - Thunderbolt 3 adaptor, and speed will be limited to Thunderbolt 2.
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