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OWC Announces the OWC Drive Dock, a High Performance Two-Drive Dock with USB and Thunderbolt 2 Ports for Hot-Swapping Bare Drives

OWC Drive Dock compatible with Mac and PC systems, supports both 2.5" and 3.5" drives and has Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3.0/3.1 Gen 1 ports for fast access

Nov 24, 2015 | Woodstock, IL

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Other World Computing (OWC®), a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, announced today the availability of the OWC Drive Dock, a new docking station that allows creative professionals and other users of large amounts of data to easily hot-swap, and quickly access, store and transfer information from bare SATA drives.

The OWC Drive Dock is compatible with both Mac and PC systems, and provides two drive bays that each can accommodate either 2.5" or 3.5" drives. The two drives can be accessed simultaneously for improved data access and transfer speed, ensuring convenient access to multiple drives.

Key features of the dock include:

  • Two Thunderbolt 2 ports and one USB 3.0 Gen 1 port.
  • A premium aluminum enclosure and quiet, fanless operation.
  • An internal universal auto-switching power supply, no external power brick needed.
  • A three year warranty for peace of mind. OWC knows the best warranty is one that never has to be used, but should the need occur, OWC is proud to provide a superior level of support and warranty coverage.


An Essential Workflow Solution
OWC Drive Dock provides a very quick way to access bare SATA drives. Users can hot swap drives, read multiple drives simultaneously, or boot from bare drives, all with the speed of the Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3.0 Gen 1 interfaces. For video and audio content creation professionals, Drive Dock delivers rapid read/write transfer speeds with Thunderbolt 2 of 522 MB/s and 477 MB/s and 427 MB/s and 347 MB/s via USB, making it an important tool in high-demand creative workflows.

The OWC Drive Dock's unique design makes hot-swapping a breeze:

  • Two drive bays accommodate either 2.5" or 3.5" drives and both drives can be accessed simultaneously.
  • Each bay features its own independent power switch and an LED activity monitor.
  • Dual Thunderbolt 2 ports deliver extreme-speed data transfers, and support daisy-chain expansion with up to five additional Thunderbolt devices.
  • A USB 3.0 port is also provided for versatile compatibility.


"The OWC Drive Dock is another premier addition to a growing OWC portfolio of Thunderbolt interface products providing robust, cost effective, and essential workflow solutions," said Jennifer Soulé, President of Other World Computing. "I think of photographers, videographers and recording professionals who are working under tight deadlines -- these professionals need a dock that can handle drives being inserted and removed repeatedly, and provides nearly immediate access to the data on those drives. Our new Drive Dock is designed to stand up to that type of use, and help users quickly complete their projects."

Availability and Pricing
The OWC Drive Dock is available now for same-day shipping at http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other+World+Computing/TB2U3DKR2/. The Drive Dock is priced at $247.99, which includes a one meter Thunderbolt cable and a 0.6 meter USB 3.0 cable.

Photo at: http://eshop.macsales.com/NewsRoom/images/PR_OWC_DriveDock.jpg

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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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Derrick Stembridge


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dStembridge@owc.com