All Posts by Date or last 15, 30, 90 or 180 days.
also by Lloyd: diglloyd.com photography and WindInMyFace.com
Thank you for purchasing through links and ads on this site.
OWC / MacSales.com...
diglloyd Deal Finder...
Buy other stuff at Amazon.com...
Upgrade the memory of your 2019 iMac up to 128GB
877-865-7002
Today’s Deal Zone Items... Handpicked deals...
$1398 $898
SAVE $500

$140 $100
SAVE $40

$699 $549
SAVE $150

$4499 $2649
SAVE $1850

$1699 $1199
SAVE $500

$5999 $5499
SAVE $500

$181 $141
SAVE $40

$7699 $7199
SAVE $500

$4499 $2649
SAVE $1850

$400 $330
SAVE $70

$4499 $2649
SAVE $1850

$2350 $1950
SAVE $400

$1700 $1300
SAVE $400

$200 $160
SAVE $40

$1997 $897
SAVE $1100

$250 $110
SAVE $140

$1199 $1099
SAVE $100

$3999 $2499
SAVE $1500

$200 $170
SAVE $30

$3999 $2499
SAVE $1500

$1498 $1398
SAVE $100

$2497 $1897
SAVE $600

$748 $598
SAVE $150

$899 $699
SAVE $200

$350 $220
SAVE $130

$150 $100
SAVE $50

$799 $799
SAVE $0

$2799 $2099
SAVE $700

$4500 $3500
SAVE $1000

$1699 $1199
SAVE $500

$6799 $6299
SAVE $500

$249 $249
SAVE $0

$3198 $1798
SAVE $1400

$199 $129
SAVE $70

Shipping Soon: OWC Thunderbay 4 with Thunderbolt 3, Up to 48TB Capacity

Not sure which Mac to get or how to configure it? Consult with Lloyd.

The OWC Thunderbay 4 has been a mainstay rock-solid storage solution for me for years now—I have five of them.

The new Thunderbay 4 with Thunderbolt 3 ships in soon and is available in OWC Thunderbay 4 regular edition and OWC Thunderbay 4 RAID-5 edition. The units are physically identical but the RAID edition includes SoftRAID for support of RAID 0, 1, 4, 5 and 1+0.

The non-RAID version can be turned into a RAID version by purchasing SoftRAID separately.

RAID edition specs

The Speed You Need

  • Dual Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • DisplayPort 1.2
  • Maximize the potential of four 3.5" drives or four 2.5" drives – no adapter needed
  • User configurable in RAID 0, 1 , 4, 5 & 1+0
  • Ultra quiet, heat dissipating aluminum chassis
  • Rigorously pre-tested with multi-hour burn-inIntelligent drive monitoring with desktop and email notifications

ThunderBay 4 is the four-bay production drive powerful enough to create workflows without limitations. With support for RAID 0, 1, 4, 5 and 1+0, you'll transform progress bars into progress. Enjoy the capacity to meet any project demand, including yours. And with the reliability of rigorous 7x stress-testing, and multi-hour drive burn-in before it reaches you, your only concern will be finding enough hours in the workday.

...

OWC Thunderbay 4 Thunderbolt 3 4-drive solution
OWC Thunderbay 4 Thunderbolt 3 4-drive solution
OWC Thunderbay 4 Thunderbolt 3 4-drive solution, rear view

Russell L writes:

Perhaps a note in your advertisement for the Thunderbay IV Raid edition. Tell readers that if the Thunderbay Raid edition is purchased it can and only will work with the Thunderbay IV. For it to work with other devices they would have to purchase the “full” version. I have a full license for SR and a version for the TB-IV. I often do a certify on a OWC drive dock while using the TB-IV, but I can only do this with the full version.

MPG: good point. Buy the full version of SoftRAID at SoftRAID.com or at MacSales.com. There are also 30-day demo versions.

There is also the about $37.50 SoftRAID Lite, which is a fraction of the price. I haven’t followed the feature differences much since I have the full version, but the specs say that SoftRAID Lite does include the Certify command.

The word from OWC is that the bundled SoftRAID on RAID-5 edition units supports all functionality on most OWC hardware going back 5 years or so. To use SoftRAID with non-OWC hardware, SoftRAID must be upgraded to the full any/all-brand version .


MacPerformanceGuide.com
View all handpicked deals...

Nokia 2.2 TA-1179 32GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Tungsten Black)
$140 $100
SAVE $40

diglloyd.com | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY
Contact | About Lloyd Chambers | Consulting | Photo Tours
Mailing Lists | RSS Feeds | Twitter
Copyright © 2020 diglloyd Inc, all rights reserved.
Display info: __RETINA_INFO_STATUS__