Stretch your storage with the ThunderBay 4 Mini Four-Bay Thunderbolt 3 RAID 5 Storage Enclosure from OWC / Other World Computing. Featuring four 2.5" drive bays, this RAID array supports HDDs and SSDs. Equipped with two Thunderbolt 3 ports, the ThunderBay 4 mini supports transfer speeds up to 1556 Mb/s when using RAID 5 with SSDs, allowing for quicker backups or daisy-chaining multiple arrays for extended storage. This array comes pre-formatted in RAID 5, but also supports RAID 0, 1, 10, and 4. The included software controller, SoftRAID XT, offers driver certification checks, email notifications, volume validation, and drive failure prediction. Even better, this software controller also allows for easy volume management, so you can choose what to use RAID volumes for and how much space is allocated for backup.
Compatible with Windows 10 and later, as well as MAC OS X 10.13 and later, the ThunderBay 4 mini allows independent volumes to be booted with macOS. Housed in black aluminum, the array features a locking front panel offering access to the individual bays, while the back panel includes a Kensington Security Slot. Air cooled, this array uses a single 60mm fan and is designed for operating temperatures between 41-95 degrees F. Measuring just 7.5" long, the small form factor of the ThunderBay 4 mini is designed to fit desktops, racks, and DIT carts.