Storage Maximizer for Multimedia Workloads
When it comes to big jobs and tight deadlines, you don’t want anything to slow your workflow down. The content you create and edit tends to grow the more you work with it; your equipment needs to keep up. The OWC ThunderBay 6 with Thunderbolt 3 provides an exceptional level of performance to help you meet the demands of your most complex projects.
- Six-bay array for 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch SATA drives—HDD, SSD or hybrid storage
- Up to 1150MB/s1 of sustained performance
- Supports RAID 0, 1, 4, 5 and 1+0 (10) via OWC's advanced SoftRAID engine
- Optional M.2 NVMe SSD
- Daisy chain up to six units together
- Rugged, field-tested enclosure
- Designed for noise and vibration reduction
A WHOPPING 72TB OF EXPANDABLE SPACE
Whether you’re working with tons of small files or editing and streaming the latest 8K or VR footage, ThunderBay 6 enables you to complete your projects faster, giving you more time to create. And with dual Thunderbolt 3 ports and a DisplayPort, integrating it into your workstation has never been easier.
ROOM TO MOVE
ThunderBay 6 features six bays for hot-swappable hard drives or SSDs — or a combination — all housed in a rugged aluminum enclosure with an integrated power supply. Drives run quietly and are kept cool via a fan that operates quieter than a whisper.
WORKFLOW AND STORAGE SOLUTIONS FOR PROS
Whether you’re finishing and mastering, creating proxies or working with state-of-the-art VFX and AR, you need dependable tech that keeps pace with your demands. OWC workflow and storage solutions cover every angle, delivering processing speeds up to 2800MB/s1, capacity for all five levels of RAID, and bonus features like the freedom to daisy-chain and hot-swap. Use the chart to find the perfect match for your workflow and storage.
WANT EVEN MORE STORAGE?
To keep your workflow on the cutting edge, we’ve included an additional slot for an M.2 NVMe SSD to help future-proof your storage needs. Use it for additional storage or as a scratch disk.
THE BETTER AND SIMPLER WAY TO RAID
ThunderBay 6 manages and protects your data with OWC's advanced SoftRAID engine. With multiple RAID options (0, 1, 4, 5, 1+0 (10)), you can set it up for speed, data security or the best of both worlds.
Packed with features from active predictive disk failure monitoring to multiple array volume spanning, SoftRAID from OWC brings technology typically found only in data centers to your workstation or editing bay. It constantly monitors your disks, alerting you when a disk is becoming unreliable and is likely to fail. Replacing a disk before it fails saves you precious uptime.
ThunderBay 6, coupled with Windows Storage Spaces (available in Windows 10), allows you to create storage pools and simple, mirror or parity spaces based on the mix of data protection and performance you need. If you run low on capacity, just add more ThunderBay units to the storage pool.
EXPAND AND CONNECT AS NEEDED
Link up to 6 Thunderbolt units together with Thunderbolt’s daisy chaining capabilities. Combined with our SoftRAID technology, you can configure a storage solution tailored to your unique workflow. SoftRAID can create volumes that span multiple arrays or generate a nested RAID configuration for even greater performance and protection. Learn the basics of daisy-chaining Thunderbolt devices for maximum performance in this handy infographic
As a member of the OWC external storage line, ThunderBay 6 eliminates bottlenecks in accessing, transferring or archiving your work. Use it with your Thunderbolt 3 equipped Mac or Windows PC to take your workflow to the next level.
RELIABILITY AND SUPPORT YOU CAN COUNT ON
From the seamless aluminum enclosure to the slip-resistant feet, the OWC ThunderBay 6 — like all OWC products — is designed and built to the highest standards of reliability and performance. Because 100 percent reliability is always our goal, ThunderBay 6 is rigorously tested for quality and backed by our 3 Year Limited Warranty* and award-winning 24/7 customer support.
- macOS 10.10 or later
- Windows 10 or later
- Any Mac or Windows PC with a Thunderbolt 3 port
- Thunderbolt 3
- (2) Thunderbolt 3 ports
- (1) DisplayPort 1.22
- (6) 3.5" SATA HDDs and SSDs or
- (6) 2.5" SATA HDDs and SSDs or
- A combination (hybrid storage)
- Optional M.2 NVMe SSD
Software RAID Modes
- JBOD independent
- RAID 0, 1, 4, 5 and 1+0 (10) via SoftRAID engine
Maximum Data Transfer Rate1
- Up to 1150MB/s
- Internal UL Listed, universal auto-switching
- AC Input: 100 ~ 240V, 50/60Hz
- DC Output: 12V, 16.7A
- Width: 7.8 in (19.7 cm)
- Height: 7.3 in (18.4 cm)
- Depth: 9.5 in (24.1 cm)
Enclosure Weight (empty)
- 12.0 lb (5.3 kg)
Product Specification Sheet
- Temperature (°F) 41°F to 107°F
- Temperature (°C) 5°C to 42°C
- Temperature (°F) -40°F to 149°F
- Temperature (°C) -40°C to 65°C