OWC has announced the availability of the ThunderBay 4 mini storage solution, the newest addition to their ThunderBay line of external storage systems, available in either Thunderbolt 3 or Thunderbolt 2 interfaces.

Featuring four bays for 2.5-inch drives, the ThunderBay 4 mini is available in pre-configured solutions up to 16TB, while the 0GB enclosure is ready out of the box for users to repurpose or maximize their choice of 2.5-inchSSDs and/or HDDs. Mixed drives can be used independently or combined as a RAID with the included SoftRAID setup and management software. 

The ThunderBay 4 mini weighs only 3.1 pounds with SSDs installed. The aluminum enclosure is available in two models: Thunderbolt 3 with two ports (Thunderbolt 2/Thunderbolt backward compatible) for up to 1556MB/s of real-world tested performance or Thunderbolt 2 with two ports (Thunderbolt backward compatible) for up to 1346MB/s speeds.

The ThunderBay 4 mini allows users to daisy-chain up to five additional ThunderBay 4 mini solutions. Users can merge them with SoftRAID for more flexibility, capacity, and capability. If maximum transfer speed is the goal, connect multiple ThunderBay 4 mini solutions to multiple Thunderbolt 3 or Thunderbolt 2 ports on a Mac or PC. Beyond storage, users can attach a 5K Thunderbolt display or two 4K displays to the ThunderBay 4 mini.

The ThunderBay 4 mini is available now at MacSales.com with either Thunderbolt 3 or Thunderbolt 2 interface with pricing of  $299.99 with no drives or plug & play ready equipped with up to 16.0TB  of capacity starting from $599.99 for 4.0TB models.