The S354SMTB2R Thunderbolt 4-bay hard drive RAID enclosure utilizes the unprecedented performance of Thunderbolt 2, enabling you to build an external hard drive array with your own choice of hardware RAID configuration.
Thunderbolt 2 dramatically redefines external storage possibilities by smashing all performance limitations. Giving you 20Gb/s of throughput, you can transfer data to and from your external drives faster than ever before. This unprecedented performance makes Thunderbolt 2 the only external solution for high-resource intensive storage applications including high-resolution video editing and photography on your Mac and MacBook Pro®.
The S354SMTB2R supports hardware RAID enabling you to further increase your performance, and protect 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/important tasks like file rendering (3D/Video). The enclosure also supports Mac OSX® & Windows® software RAID configurations. In addition, using a 2.5in to 3.5in SSD adapter such , enables you to add a single SSD to your array and utilize HyperDuo, allowing for near-SSD performance at HDD capacities.
To ensure peak performance from your external storage, the Thunderbolt 2 enclosure maintains an ideal operating environment for 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. Plus, with a sleek metallic finish, the enclosure will look great next to your Mac or MacBook Pro®.
Get the most out of your Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 devices by leveraging 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 or ultra-portable laptops which typically have a limited number of I/O ports.
The S354SMTB2R is backed by a StarTech.com two year warranty and free lifetime technical support.
Benefits and Features:
|Drive Connectors||SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin) Receptacle|
|Host Connectors||ThunderboltT (20-pin) Female|
|Humidity||20% ~ 80% RH|
|Operating Temperature||5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-20°C to 50°C (-4°F to 122°F)|
|Chipset ID||Marvell - 88SE9230|
|Compatible Drive Types (Type and Rate)||SATA|
|Number of Drives||4|
|LED Indicators||Drive 1 Activity LED|
|Drive 2 Activity LED|
|Drive 3 Activity LED|
|Drive 4 Activity LED|
|Included in Package||2m Thunderbolt Cable|
|Thunderbolt 4-bay 3.5in Hard Drive RAID Enclosure|
|Universal power adapter (NA / UK / EU)|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||2.7 kg [6 lb]|
|Hot Swap Capability||No|
|Max Drive Capacity||Currently tested with up to 6TB 7200 RPM hard drives|
|Maximum Data Transfer Rate||20 Gbps|
|Supported RAID Modes||RAID 0 (Striped Disks)|
|RAID 1 (Mirrored Disks)|
|RAID 10 (1+0; Striped set of Mirrored Subset)|
|Type and Rate||SATA III (6 Gbps)|
|Thunderbolt 2 - 20 Gbit/s|
|Product Height||158 mm [6.2 in]|
|Product Length||195 mm [7.7 in]|
|Product Weight||1160 g [40.9 oz]|
|Product Width||116 mm [4.6 in]|
|Input Voltage||100 ~ 240 AC|
|Output Current||10 A|
|Output Voltage||12 DC|
|Power Source||AC Adapter Included|
|OS Compatibility||Windows® 8 / 8.1 (32/64bit), 7 (32/64)
Windows Server® 2012, 2008 R2 |
Mac OS® 10.x (Tested up to 10.9)