OWC ThunderBay 6 36TB 6-Bay Thunderbolt 3 RAID Enclosure SoftRAID XT - 6 x 6TB

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MPN: TB36SRT036

Product Vendor: OWC

Product SKU: OWCTB36SRT036

OWC Thunderbolt 3 Thunderbay 6-Bay Pre-Config RAID 5 with Softraid XT Solution for Serial ATA HD with Thunderbolt Cable included. 36.0TB 7200RPM 768MB (6 x 6.0TB). 3 year warranty. Quick Specs: Storage Maximizer for Multimedia Workloads   Thunderbolt 3 DisplayPort...

Your Custom Configuration:
  • No Hard Drive
  • No RAID
  • No RAM Upgrade
  • No RAIL
  • No LAN Card
  • No Warranty
  • No SSD Cache
  • No Cables
  • No QM2 Card
  • No M.2 SSD Modules
  • No Transceiver

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OWC Thunderbolt 3 Thunderbay 6-Bay Pre-Config RAID 5 with Softraid XT Solution for Serial ATA HD with Thunderbolt Cable included. 36.0TB 7200RPM 768MB (6 x 6.0TB). 3 year warranty.

Quick Specs:

Storage Maximizer for Multimedia Workloads

 
  • Thunderbolt 3
  • DisplayPort 1.2
  • 6 Drive Bays
  • RAID Ready
  • Mac & Windows
  • Works with 3.5" or 2.5" drives - no adapter needed
  • Supports RAID 0,1,4,5 and 1+0(10) via the advanced SoftRAID engine
  • Optional M.2 NVMe SSD
  • Daisy chain up to six units
  • Rugged, field-tested enclosure
  • Whisper-quiet fan and non-skid feet

ThunderBay 6

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/s 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/s, 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. View Chart

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.

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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.

Storage Pools

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 six 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. View Infographic

Daisy Chain 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 three-year limited warranty1 and award-winning 24/7 customer support.

1. Warranty varies based on model purchased. See the Tech Specs tab for full details.

Product Specifications:

Software Requirements

  • macOS 10.12 or later1
  • Windows 10 or later

Hardware Requirements

  • Mac or PC featuring Thunderbolt 3 interface
  • Mac or PC featuring Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 interface1

Interface (Chipset)

  • (1) Thunderbolt 3 (JHL6540)
  • (1) DisplayPort

Max Transfer Rate

  • Thunderbolt 3: 40 Gb/s (5000 MB/s)

JBOD / RAID Support

  • JBOD: Utilize each of the six drives independently
  • Includes SoftRAID XT with support for RAID 5, 4, 0, 1, and 10
  • RAID: Use any Software RAID of your choice to setup for multi-drive performance or data redundancy

Drives Supported

  • (6) 3.5" SATA 6Gb/s drives or
  • (6) 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s drives
    • SATA revision 3.0 (6Gb/s) compliant
    • Compatible with SATA revisions 2.0 (3Gb/s) and 1.0 (1.5Gb/s)

Drive Interface

  • SATA
  • M.2 (optional)

Power

  • Power Supply
    • Internal UL-listed universal auto-switching
    • AC input: 100 ~ 240V

Kensington Lock Slot

  • Yes

LED

  • Yes (Power and disk activity)

Environmental

  • Ambient Temperature
    • Operating: 41°F to 107.6°F (5°C to 42°C)
    • Non-Operating: −40°F to 149°F (−40°C to 65°C)
  • Humidity
    • Operating: 8% to 90% non-condensing
    • Non-Operating: 5% to 95% non-condensing

Dimensions

  • Height: 18.4 cm (7.2 in)
  • Length: 24.1 cm (9.5 in)
  • Width: 19.7 cm (7.8 in)

Weight

  • 5.25 kg (11.57 lbs)
1. If using an optional NVMe M.2 drive with a 512-byte block size, macOS 10.13 or later is required.
Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n TB36SRT036 UPC#: 810586030762

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The Case for buying an Integrated NAS System from SimplyNAS

Buying a NAS doesn't have to be complicated or stressful. This may only occur at times when looking to buy a diskless NAS as the risk element of receiving a faulty NAS or drives are accentuated. Nothing wrong in buying a diskless NAS and adding your own drives, the savings made may offset the inconvenience of receiving faulty NAS/Drives and having to go deal with returns, or does it? The argument against buying a diskless and self-populating with drives is quite compelling.

Disk Drives:

  • We ensure all drives are compatible with the relevant manufacturer, model provide conformity with the relevant compatibility guidelines.
  • All our disk drives are sourced from manufacturer recommended distributors – we don't buy aftermarket drives or purchase on open grey markets.
  • All our disk drives are sourced from manufacturer recommended distributors – we don't buy aftermarket drives or purchase on open grey markets.
  • Our comprehensive batch rotation ensures customer avoid batch issues and thus promote reliability and longevity.
  • Our methodology for configuration, setting RAID and in-depth burn testing process for disk drives and NAS servers is unsurpassable and the small premium paid for this service is worth its weight in gold.

Why buy your NAS from SimplyNAS - The NAS Experts

NAS Servers:

  • We are authorized partners for all the NAS servers we stock.
  • We only sell and support NAS solutions, as a specialist our knowledge is unsurpassable.
  • Our expertise within the technical arena for NAS servers, provides the glue for preventing our customers from making an incorrect buying decision, as we share our knowledge.
  • Our extensive and professional burn-testing service ensure the optimization and deployment of both NAS and Disk Drives is done to provide peace of mind and total integration.
  • Ready to use out of the box, no if's or buts.

SimplyNAS - The NAS Experts

Thinking of buying a NAS?

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At SimplyNAS we balance performance, reliability and compatibility to ensure customers get optimized NAS based disk solutions that perfectly match their Storage needs. All our pre-configured NAS systems are evenly balanced in the areas that really matter.
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What is NASBIT?

What is NASBIT?

NASBIT© is a Licensed trademark of SimplyNAS. The acronym stands for Network Attached Storage Burn in Testing. This term is used to describe the process of testing new Network Attached Storage (NAS) hardware and firmware for faults before putting it to use in a live environment. This is done by running 'Stress testing' software for a stipulated period of time often 24 to 48 hours, but longer if needed.

When we receive an order for a NAS system pre-installed with disk drives it's prepared and configured with RAID followed by burn testing to ensure the entire system undergoes a thorough examination thus ensuring the server passes all tests to the highest standards set by us. Should the system hardware or any associated components fail at any point of the testing cycle the system is pulled and returned back as faulty our relevant vendor partner, the process seems simple but setting it up is far from easy.

Hard Disk Drives

All Hard disk drives are pre-tested prior to integration; the smallest of faults be it tolerable within industry standards are classified by us as faults, the hard drive is rejected and eliminated from the process and again returned back to source as a D.O.A. (dead on arrival). We continue to select drives from different batches, so as to eliminate any bad batches that may have been produced during manufacturing.

One integrated the drives are put through a vigorous routine that includes stress testing, including temperature tests and a host of read, writes to ensure the drive platters are stressed to the nth degree.

Memory

First, when the new server is turned on, we boot off of the network, and proceed to run the memory test that takes its sweet time, almost 10-12 hours dependent on manufacturer and model.

RAID

The appropriate RAID level is set and the system awaits completion of RAID synchronization. Once completed the NAS server undergoes numerous re-boots and a deletion of original RAID and a final re-build of RAID level again.

Why is NAS Burn in Testing (NASBIT©) necessary?

If within the designated time span the NAS servers are still running and with zero faults, it is considered suitable for rolling out to our customers. If there is a failure of any kind the systems is replaced with a new one, including hard drives and the process starts again, until the NAS servers passes with ZERO faults.

You would normally expect that this level of testing would be completed by the hardware manufacturers and so these tests shouldn't show up any faults. In our experience of testing hundreds of machines we do find faults, and we do send systems back.

The reason it is so important to perform this level of testing on NAS servers is that the uptime demands are so high. The slightest faults will cause outages and downtime. Once a NAS server is deployed, never again will you have the opportunity to take it offline and perform such detailed testing. Even if it were to crash, there is always a demand that it be put back online as quickly as possible, not left offline whilst thorough diagnostics are completed.

Always remember this is hardware and failures can and will occur even after burn testing has been carried, that is a fact of life we cannot avoid, but we do try and eliminate some of the hassle factor with testing. Thank you for buying from us, we truly appreciate your custom.


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OWC ThunderBay 6 36TB 6-Bay Thunderbolt 3 RAID Enclosure SoftRAID XT - 6 x 6TB

Your Custom Configuration:
  • No Hard Drive
  • No RAID
  • No RAM Upgrade
  • No RAIL
  • No Network Card
  • No Warranty
  • No SSD Cache
  • No Cables
  • No QM2 Card
  • No M.2 SSD Modules
  • No Transceiver
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