Thunderbolt 3 1U Four Tray-Less SSD | SAS* | SATA (12Gb/S) Hardware RAID/JBoD 2.5", 3.5" Support Mac, Windows, and Linux

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Thunderbolt 3 1U Four Tray-Less SSD | SAS* | SATA (12Gb/S) Hardware RAID/JBoD 2.5", 3.5" Support Mac, Windows, and Linux

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Product Information
RTL4-S12.TB3 - Key Features Support - Download
  • Dual Thunderbolt 3 (40Gb) port system (connect-able to Thunderbolt 2/1)  systems, via bi-directional Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter included
  • Raid Engine with Dual Core RAID-on-Chip 1.2GHz, 1GB onboard DDR3-1600 SDRAM with ECC
  • 48bit LBA - Support hard drive as large as 64TB, tested with 6TB, 8TB, 10TB and 12TB
  • Support SAS 12Gb | SATA III | SSD - SSD may be required a 2.5 to 3.5 adapter
  • Supports hardware RAID level 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60 + hot spare in Mac, Linux and Windows
  • Array roaming - Move RAID to a different system without the rebuild
  • Supports Multiple RAID/JBOD Array volumes.
  • Schedule-able with idle time trigger scheme to perform volume check, ensure top-notch data integrity. 
  • Online capacity expansion & RAID level migration simultaneously
  • Automatic drive insertion/removal detection and rebuilding
  • Support S.M.A.R.T, NCQ, and OOB staggered spin-up capable drives
  • SMTP support for email notification. SNMP agent support for remote SNMP Manager
  • Support SAS HDD and expandable up to 256 drives with SAS Option selected
  • Daisy chain up to six RTL4-S12.TB3 for a MASSIVE data storage
  • Made in Garden Grove, California, USA

Drivers Download:


  • How to install and create RAID in Mac - Here
  • Video: How to install and create RAID in Windows - Here


  • 1x T15-S12-TB3  -  Quiet, compact Thunderbolt 3 fifteen bay tray-less
  • 1x 0.5 Meter Thunderbolt 3 cable
  • 1x TB3 to TB2 adapter bi-directional + 2 meter Thunderbolt 2 cable
  • 1x Set of  AC cord, tray keys, Quick Guide














Introducing the latest Thunderbolt 3 (TB3 @ 40Gb). RTL4-S12.TB3 1U rackmount series, DATOptic's Thunderbolt 3 is a turn-key four (4) bay tray-less, fully support SAS 12Gb, SATA III and/or SSD without HDD size limited currently, using 48bits LBA, our Thunderbolt RAID rackmount chassis can use HDD as large as 64TB. Ready to deploy in a newly design tray-less rackmount to save time and money, Supporting RAID 0, 1, 3, 5, 6,10/50/60/JBoD and hot spare based on Dual Core RAID-on-Chip 1.2GHz and 1GB onboard DDR3-1600 SDRAM with ECC

Applications  With a bandwidth data transfer rate up to 40Gb, and enterprise RAID features, our RTL4-S12.TB3 is a MUST have data storage for high-performance applications 4k/6K editing, data mining, database servers, streaming server. With SSD installed RTL4-S12.TB3 is a perfect virtual server

Security feature.

With the latest firmware (1.54 or later), our thunderbolt RAID supports Self-Encrypting Disks (SED) for protection of data against loss or theft. Protection is achieved by the use of encryption technology on the drives. The McRAID storage management allows SED keys to be created and managed as well as create/delete RAID sets.

Let you secure your data with ease. A must-have feature for confidential data. All SED functions are integrated into the intuitive and user-friendly McRAID manager interface for easy access.


High Performance 
With the direct connection to system host via Thunderbolt 3 40Gb/s bidirectional high performance I/O, RTL4-S12.TB3 provides unparalleled high reliability of data protection for users who demand enterprise-class performance. RTL4-S12-TB3 not only provides a highly reliable sustained data rate over 40Gb/sec bandwidth, and support spin down drives when not in use to extend service life, including automatic drive insertion/removal detection and rebuilding

Thunderbolt 2 Connectivity ReadyCan our tower connect and work with Thunderbolt 2 system? Yes, of course! our Thunderbolt 3 is fully compatible with Thunderbolt 2, to make thing easy and ready, our RTL4-S12-TB3 tower comes with a Bidirectional Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter 100% hot plug hot-remove support.

Tray-less Finally, HDD manufacturers agree to a universal connectivity of SATA/SAS HDD, where SSCI or IDE/ATA this never happen due to the location of connection was anywhere but the same place. Take advantage of SATA/SAS specification a tray-less is realized to save time and money, To replace an HDD is in seconds instead of minutes due to finding tool

Easy RAID Management 
RTL4-S12.TB3 utilizes built-in firmware with an embedded terminal emulation which can be accessed via hotkey at BIOS booting screen (PC platform) locally or remotely accessed via HTTP proxy and/or IP address.

  • Hotkey at BIOS boot-up screen. This pre-boot manager utility can be used to simplify the setup and management of the RAID configuration (PC x86 Platform).
  • RAID set up and management can be accessed via a Web browser through the Http Proxy server functions in MAC and Windows. This method allows both local and remote control, configuration, and monitoring of RAID status.
  • RAID set up and management can be accessed via a Web browser through the IP address. This method allows both local and remote control, configuration, and monitoring of RAID status.

Monitor and Report 
Unlike other RAID systems in the market, RTL4-S12.TB3 fully supports S.M.A.R.T. Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology, and email notification. Our RTL4-S12.TB3 can notify by email up to four email addresses on any predefined event, even just a daily report of the RAID itself. This certainly will take out the guesswork and uncertainty about the storage Raid array. 

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Part NumberRTL4-S12.TB3 Thunderbolt 3 (Tbolt3) 40Gb four (4) tray-less bay 2.5", 3.5" SSD | SATA | SAS (12Gb) RAID 0/1/3/5/6/10/50/60 with hot spare in 1U rack mount
Physical Mount Space1U rack mount 4x tray-less 12Gb/s Backplane
Operating SystemMac, Windows
Support RAIDRAID 0, 1, 10, 3, 5, 6, 50 and 60 with hot-spare 
Scalable up to 256drives (SAS Option) 
Multiple RAID volumes, hot-swap tray 
Online expansion
LED Display (Tray)Green - Power on indicator 
Blue - Busy (HDD Accessing) indicator
LED Display (Chassis)FAN normal – Green; fail – Red (too slow RPM or stopped) 
TEMP normal – Green; over 55°C – Red
Host Interface2x 40GGb/s Thunderbolt 3 ports simultaneous bi-directional
Cooling2x Modular 75 x 75 x 28 mm Blowers
Operating Temperature0o C to 50o C
Operating Humidity5% to 95% non-condensing
Dimensions55.9(D) x 48.2(W) x 13.1(H) cm
WarrantyPopulated Enterprise HDD - Five years manufacturer limited warranty 
Populated Desktop HDD - Three years manufacturer limited warranty
Power Supply150W Raid edition Power supply 
Input: 90 – 230 VAC 50- 60 Hz
Product CodeRTL4-S12.TB3
ManufacturerDATOptic Inc

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