Drive Dock with USB 3.1 Gen 1 ­­A

Featuring USB 3.1 Gen 1, Two Bays Each Supporting 2.5" or 3.5" Hard Drives & Internal Auto­Switching Power Supply

Sep 15, 2016 | Woodstock, IL


OWC®, OWC®, a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, today introduced a new version of the Drive Dock with USB 3.1 Gen 1 connectivity. The new Drive Dock offers exceptional performance with speeds up to 434 MB/s, two drive bays (each supporting 2.5 or 3.5­inch drives) and an internal auto­ switching power supply for use around the globe, all in an elegant design featuring a silver aluminum enclosure and a matte black top. For anyone with bare drives around the house or office, Drive Dock is the ideal solution for a quick and easy way to access their data, archive files, and perform backups.

“We’ve been thrilled with how our customers have responded to the OWC Drive Dock with Thunderbolt 2 technology. I’ve seen how it can transform professional workflows, and it has driven us to make sure that as many people as possible can experience the same benefit,” said Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO of OWC. “I am pleased to introduce the new Drive Dock with USB 3.1 Gen 1 connectivity, giving our customers exceptional performance at a price that is accessible to everyone.”

An Essential Workflow Solution for Video and Photo Professionals

OWC Drive Dock, featuring USB 3.1 Gen 1, delivers extreme transfer speeds with hot­ swappable convenience, making it an essential tool for video and audio content professionals working with multiple bare drives. It’s the perfect solution for video ingest, editing, or making copies of dailies on location. With two bays, the Drive Dock provides the capability to simultaneously access two drives at once, or swap one drive while the other is in use. This added flexibility is possible because each drive bay features a dedicated power switch and LED activity indicator, so you can work quickly and easily without compromising your personalized workflow. The internal auto­ switching power supply makes the Drive Dock perfect for those who travel and want the peace of mind knowing they can access their bare drives wherever they are.


  • Two drive bays each accommodate 2.5 or 3.5­inch SATA drives
  • USB 3.1 Gen 1 port
    • Read: Up to 434 MB/s
    • Write: Up to 406 MB/s
  • Supports drives up to 10TB or greater
  • Mac & PC compatible
  • Each bay features an independent power switch and LED activity indicator
  • Universal auto­switching internal power supply
  • Professional aluminum enclosure
  • Two year OWC Limited Warranty including award­winning technical support
  • Includes 24­inch (.6m) USB 3.1 Gen 1 cable

Extreme Performance Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3.1 Gen 1 Model Also Available

For customers needing even faster transfer speeds, OWC also offers the Drive Dock in a model featuring Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3.1 Gen 1 connectivity, providing two Thunderbolt 2 ports and one USB 3.1 Gen 1 port. Using a Thunderbolt 2 connection, Drive Dock users will be able to achieve speeds up to 522 MB/s, supporting multiple streams of compressed 4K, 2K, and HD video.

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About OWC

Other World Computing (OWC), founded in 1988, is dedicated to helping Mac and PC enthusiasts do more and reach higher. We believe in sustainability – OWC solutions are genuinely built to last, go the distance, and enable users to maximize the technology investment they have already made. OWC's operation provides leadership in business sustainability, with its headquarters among the first in the world awarded LEED Platinum certification. OWC features an award-winning technical support team and an unparalleled library of step-by-step DIY and informational videos. From the home desktop to the enterprise rack, the corporate backup to secure medical data, the recording studio to the motion picture set, and beyond, there should be no compromise. That is why OWC is here.

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