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StarTech.com 4-Bay Enclosure for 3.5in SATA Drives - Thunderbolt 2 - RAID

Mfg. Part: S354SMTB2R | CDW Part: 3531495 | UNSPSC: 43201802
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  • Quad-bay enclosure with Thunderbolt 2 port
  • Create high capacity external data storage with four hot-swappable 3.5” SATA drive bays
  • Transfer files at ultra-fast speed of up 20 Gbps with Thunderbolt 2
  • Four drive HDD enclosure compatible with Thunderbolt enabled computers such as MacBook Pro...
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Product Overview
Main Features
  • Quad-bay enclosure with Thunderbolt 2 port
  • Create high capacity external data storage with four hot-swappable 3.5” SATA drive bays
  • Transfer files at ultra-fast speed of up 20 Gbps with Thunderbolt 2
  • Four drive HDD enclosure compatible with Thunderbolt enabled computers such as MacBook Pro & Air
  • Sleek ultra compact design
  • Aluminum housing
  • Provides support for hardware RAID 0 RAID 1 RAID 10 & Hyper Duo
  • Supports SATA I/II/III
  • Backward compatible with Thunderbolt
  • Built-in fan
Bandwidth hungry? Your solution is here:

Quad-bay high capacity storage with lightning fast performance.. Creative professionals, from digital content creators to video editors, have extreme demands for external storage requiring both high capacity and high speed. Now, you get the best of both worlds with the 4-bay Thunderbolt 2 hard drive enclosure. It gives you 4 customizable 3.5in drive bays, 20Gbps speed with Thunderbolt 2, and the accelerated performance and security of hardware RAID.

Finally, you get the throughput you demand. You can add four 3.5" SATA III hard drives to your Mac or PC using your Thunderbolt port, and build an external RAID array for enhanced performance and data security.

The 4-bay Thunderbolt 2 drive enclosure is big on storage capacity and speed, yet small in size - at only 4.6" (116 mm) wide and 6.2" (158 mm) high. Its sleek, ultra compact design in high quality aluminum makes it the perfect companion for your Mac, MacBook Pro, Dell XPS, Dell Precision or other device.

Time is money, so just imagine how much you can save with Thunderbolt 2 performance. Stream data quickly. Work effortlessly with raw media files.

Giving you 20Gbps of throughput, you can transfer data to and from your external drives faster than ever before. This superior performance makes Thunderbolt 2 the ideal external solution for high-resource intensive storage applications including high-resolution video editing and photography in your production and post-production environments.

The drive enclosure supports SATA III, II and I specifications, to enable faster data transfer speeds of up to 6Gbps. You can also use a 2.5in to 3.5in SSD adapter (25SAT35HDD) to add an SSD to your array and utilize Hyper Duo, giving you near-SSD performance at HDD capacities.

Build an external storage solution that meets your continually changing needs. You'll have ample storage to off-load large data or back-up large files. You can configure the four 3.5in drive bays to your own requirements, with your own choice of hardware RAID configuration.

The Thunderbolt 2 enclosure supports hardware RAID giving you increased performance and protecting your valuable data at the same time, with support for RAID modes: JBOD / 0 / 1 / 1+0 . The included software lets you monitor your array as well as set your hardware RAID configuration. Hardware RAID increases your performance as data is off loaded to the enclosure, freeing up system resources for more process intensive tasks like file rendering (3D/Video).

To ensure peak performance, the Thunderbolt 2 enclosure maintains an ideal operating environment to protect your drives. The enclosure features a built-in fan for improved air circulation and an aluminum housing that maximizes heat dissipation while providing rugged durability.

Leverage the Thunderbolt daisy chain port. You can connect up to 6 additional devices such as monitors, docking stations, or additional external drives - the perfect solution for Ultrabooks.

Technical Specifications
Specifications are provided by the manufacturer. Refer to the manufacturer for an explanation of the print speed and other ratings.
Bay Provided
Type: Fixed - SATA
Form Factor: 3.5" x 1/3H
Free Qty: 4
Total Qty: 4

Chassis Built-in Devices: LED panel

Connectivity Details Length: 6.6 ft
Connectivity Details Type: Thunderbolt cable

Environmental Parameters
Humidity Range Operating: 20 - 80%
Max Operating Temperature: 95 °F
Min Operating Temperature: 41 °F

Brand: StarTech.com
Compatibility: Mac , PC
Manufacturer: StarTech.com
Model: 4-Bay Enclosure for 3.5in SATA Drives - Thunderbolt 2 - RAID
Packaged Quantity: 1
Product Line: StarTech.com

Interface Provided
Connector Type: Mini DisplayPort
Interface (Storage): Thunderbolt 2
Qty: 2

Color: Sleek metallic
Compliant Standards: FCC , RoHS
Features: Built-in cooling fan , Daisy chaining support , Marvell HyperDuo Technology

Power Device
Nominal Voltage: AC 120/230 V
Type: External power adapter

Support Details Full Contract Period: 2 years
Support Details Type: Limited warranty

HDD Array External Interface: Thunderbolt 2
HDD Array External Interface Class: Thunderbolt
Max Supported Capacity: 24 TB
Total Array Capacity: 0 GB
Type: Hard drive array

Storage Controller
Channel Qty: 4
Data Transfer Rate: 600 MBps
Interface Type: Serial ATA-600
RAID Level: JBOD , RAID 0 , RAID 1 , RAID 10
Type: RAID

Storage Controller (2nd)
Type: None

Dimensions & Weight
Depth: 7.7 in
Height: 6.2 in
Weight: 3.53 lbs
Width: 4.6 in

Service & Support
Type: 2 years warranty

Cable Details
Included Qty: 1

Installed Devices Modules Qty: 0
Supported Devices Modules Qty: 4
Supported Interface: Serial ATA-600

Expansion Bays
Form Factor (metric): 8.9 cm x 1/3H
Type: Internal

Hard Drive
Type: No HDD

System Requirements
Min Operating System: Apple MacOS X 10.x or later , Microsoft Windows 7 (32/64 bits) , Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 (32/64-bits) , Microsoft Windows Server 2012 , Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64 bits) , Windows 8 (32/64 bits) , Windows 8.1 (32/64 bits)

Product Reviews
StarTech.com 4-Bay Enclosure for 3.5in SATA Drives - Thunderbolt 2 - RAID is rated 1.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from A $496.99 brick - actually two $496.99 bricks! I have two of these enclosures. They worked find with my Mac Pro late 2013 running Mac OSX Sierra. I upgraded to OSX High Sierra, and the eight drives in the two enclosures went MIA! Occasionally, a drive, or two or three, may mount, but after a few minutes it, or they, prematurely eject, hanging up my Mac Pro. One OWC and two Mobius enclosures work just fine with the Mac Pro and High Sierra, but not these StarTech 4-bay enclosures. No one seems to know why.If you plan on using this enclosure with a Mac Pro late 2013 running Mac OSX High Sierra, verify that the drives will mount reliably before you buy - or make sure the vendor will take back the enclosure if it, and the enclosed drives don't function as advertised.
Date published: 2017-12-16
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