Other World Computing, the makers of Thunderbolt-enabled external drive enclosures, have announced a new product today called the ThunderBay 4 mini. The enclosure comes in two flavors, a standard edition and a RAID 5 edition, and sports a small footprint for increased portability.
Key features of the enclosures include:
Four 2.5" drive bays, perfect for SSDs
Breathtaking Thunderbolt 2 performance with sustained speeds of up to 1,284MB/s
RAID-ready with up to 4TB of SSD storage (HDD up to 8TB)
SoftRAID 5 – first ever software RAID 5 for the Mac (available with ThunderBay 4 mini RAID 5 Edition)
Flexibility to combine multiple ThunderBays into a single massive RAID array
Regimented multi-hour drive "burn-in" for ultimate reliability
If you want to snag a blazing fast external drive enclosure for yourself, both versions of the ThunderBay 4 mini are available for order now. Prices are a little steep, ranging from $379-$2,399 for the base model, and $479-$2,499 for the RAID 5 edition. To get your hands on one, you can head on over to the source links below.