The ThunderBay IV is quite the storage solution, especially if you're one that craves capacity. With four bays and configurations in 4TB to 16TB capacities, this should give any prosumer the amount of storage they need with ample performance to get the job done. Build quality of the ThunderBay IV was quite exceptional; it's not every day that you get a full on aluminum enclosure with tool less drive sleds and a hefty cooling fan in one unit.
Performance of the ThunderBay IV was great; we were able to saturate the Thunderbolt connection with the hard drives in a striped array. Again, not every drive set will be able to do this, but OWC took the extra step to use Toshiba drives, which are traditionally some of the quickest available. With solid state drives, we were able to peak the unit at 900 MB/s in our 4k testing. Additionally, using SSDs over traditional hard drives should allow for lower latency in switching between workloads.
If you are one that tends to work from your storage solution, the ThunderBay IV with the 8TB hard drive configuration in a striped array may be the best price-to-performance solution for you. On the flip side, if you're working with 4k video, you may want to run a hybrid setup with solid state drives and hard drives, which is something that can be done within the ThunderBay IV as well.
The OWC ThunderBay IV in the 8TB configuration carries a MSRP of $869.99 with a three year warranty. Current market pricing for the unit can be found below.
PRICING: You can find the OWC ThunderBay IV (8TB) for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing but can change at any time. Click the link to see the very latest pricing for the best deal.
United States: The OWC ThunderBay IV (8TB) retails for $869.99 at Amazon.
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