OWC introduces new ThunderBay 4 mini drive enclosures

Other World Computing, the makers of Thunderbolt-enabled external drive enclosures, have announced a new product today called the ThunderBay 4 mini. The enclosure comes in two flavors, a standard edition and a RAID 5 edition, and sports a small footprint for increased portability.

Key features of the enclosures include:

  • Four 2.5" drive bays, perfect for SSDs
  • Breathtaking Thunderbolt 2 performance with sustained speeds of up to 1,284MB/s
  • RAID-ready with up to 4TB of SSD storage (HDD up to 8TB)
  • Near-silent operation
  • SoftRAID 5 – first ever software RAID 5 for the Mac (available with ThunderBay 4 mini RAID 5 Edition)
  • Flexibility to combine multiple ThunderBays into a single massive RAID array
  • Regimented multi-hour drive "burn-in" for ultimate reliability

If you want to snag a blazing fast external drive enclosure for yourself, both versions of the ThunderBay 4 mini are available for order now. Prices are a little steep, ranging from $379-$2,399 for the base model, and $479-$2,499 for the RAID 5 edition. To get your hands on one, you can head on over to the source links below.

Source: ThunderBay 4 mini (standard); ThunderBay 4 mini (RAID 5)

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