Thunderbolt Dock

Add three Thunderbolt 4 ports, 4 USB ports, along with Ethernet, audio, and card reader functionality to your Thunderbolt 3 Mac or Thunderbolt 4 PC.

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  • All the Thunderbolt you’ve always wanted: Add more speed and more fully functional Thunderbolt ports to your computer
  • Plug it all in: The same Thunderbolt device compatibility whether plugged into this dock or directly into your machine
  • Reinvent the chain: Create multiple independent “tree branches” and connect multiple bus-powered devices.
  • Powerful charging capabilities: Thunderbolt 4 host port also keeps your notebook charged1
  • Four USB ports: Connect and charge through USB
  • Manage additional devices: Connect more storage, up to two 4K displays or one 5K/6K/8K display, and accessories... you name it, you can use it
  • More reliable sharing and streaming: Gigabit Ethernet eliminates low-quality, patchy Wi-Fi — ideal for IP-based workflows and secured networks
  • More content: Access photos and movies via the SD card reader at speeds up to 312MB/s
  • More audio: Plug headphones and mics into the audio combo jack
  • Adjustable LED: Customize the illumination for your work setting
  • Built-in security: Kensington Security Slot™ and and Nano Security Slot™ for anti-theft cabling
  • Highly compatible: Thunderbolt certified for Mac and Windows

Connectivity And Convenience Galore

Massively expand the functionality of your port-limited Apple M1 Mac, Apple 'Intel' Mac with Thunderbolt 3, or any Thunderbolt 4 PC with the OWC Thunderbolt Dock. Gain convenient access to portable gear, headphones, and SD cards. Add your favorite Thunderbolt and USB devices. Connect Gigabit Ethernet networking for your workflow... all while keeping your space free of cable clutter.

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  • (4) Thunderbolt (USB-C) ports
  • (3) USB-A (10Gb/s) ports
  • (1) USB 2.0 port
  • (1) Gigabit Ethernet port
  • (1) SD card Slot
  • (1) 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • Connect a single display up to 8K
  • Connect two displays up to 4K
  • 96W of laptop charging power

Compatibility Facilitates Connectivity

When the latest Thunderbolt appeared on Macs and PCs, it used a USB-C connector to deliver data transfer, video output, and charging power through the same cable. The OWC Thunderbolt Dock’s Thunderbolt ports use that same USB-C connector to create a multi-connectivity solution for 100s of millions of existing and future Thunderbolt computers and devices. Even the ports are fully USB4 future compatible.

The Past, Present, And Future Is Yours

The OWC Thunderbolt Dock adds three Thunderbolt ports and four USB ports to your computer to let you to connect to past, present or future Thunderbolt and USB devices. Up to dual 4K displays or a 5K/6K/8K display, high-performance storage (including NVMe solutions), A/V mixers, a phone or tablet, even desktop accessories like a keyboard or mouse are all fair game. All accessories with past, present or future USB or Thunderbolt interfaces... all connect to the OWC Thunderbolt Dock.

Connectivity Reimagined

Daisy chains are sensitive things. Removing any device besides than the last one will break your chain and render devices unusable until the chain is re-established. The OWC Thunderbolt Dock lets you create three separate “tree branches,” so you can remove devices from one chain without affecting or disconnecting the other. You can even take things up a notch by adding three Thunderbolt bus-powered devices.

Feature Spotlight: add three Thunderbolt bus-powered devices to your chain such as the OWC Envoy Pro EX, OWC Thunderbolt 10G Ethernet Adapter, and OWC Envoy Express

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Unleash Multi Drive Performance

In the past, to daisy chain external storage you had to place your drive as close as possible to the front of the chain for fast and reliable performance. That wasn’t possible with bus-powered drives. They had to be placed last in the Thunderbolt chain… and the chain was limited to just one bus-powered device! Now, you can connect multiple portable SSDs directly to the OWC Thunderbolt Dock.

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Get Wired

Nothing can put your work schedule behind faster than slow, low-quality Wi-Fi. Make bad connection a thing of the past by plugging into a wired network via the OWC Thunderbolt Dock’s Gigabit Ethernet port. You can enjoy uninterrupted downloads, fast and reliable file transfers, secure network access, and increased productivity in a collaborative, IP-based workflow.

SD Card Reader

Photo and video creation have become a part of daily life. And it’s a necessity to get that content to your computer safely. The OWC Thunderbolt Dock’s SD card reader lets you transfer your creative files quickly, easily, and conveniently. You can even use the reader like an external drive to store or backup files at will.

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A Higher Vision

Thanks to its Thunderbolt technology, the OWC Thunderbolt Dock lets you connect up to a single 5K/6K/8K display, or up to two 4K displays. Enjoy more precise, vivid details in graphic-intensive CAD drawings. Up your Photoshop image game. Edit large format video on one display while previewing the raw playback on the other. Attend a video meeting on one screen while editing content on another screen. Whatever your workstation display needs, the OWC Thunderbolt Dock gives you the connectivity you need to execute your vision.

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Powerful Freedom

It’s about time someone invented a dock that works as hard as you do. This baby has plenty of charging power to keep your notebook ready for mobile use and keep devices powered, while freeing up a Thunderbolt port on your machine. If you take a break or are done for the day, the Thunderbolt and USB ports continue to power/charge all of your connected devices.

Disconnect In One Click

The Dock Ejector safely disconnects all connected drives in a single click. Designed by OWC hardware and software engineers, Dock Ejector ensures all data is written before disconnection, saving time and protecting against data loss. Use it to move quickly between your workstations. Learn More

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Apple Superdrive Ready

OWC's free Dock Ejector software also includes a special driver that enables your OWC Thunderbolt Dock to play and burn CDs and DVDs with the Apple SuperDrive. Just connect the SuperDrive to an open USB-A port on the OWC Thunderbolt Dock for bus power to watch a DVD movie, listen to music CDs, create a backup disk, and install software.

Secure Your Workflow With OWC Clingon

Active workspaces expose your gear to bumps, shoves, or even the random tail wag from a pet. Just one ill-timed touch can cause an accidental cable disconnection, and an interruption to your workflow. OWC ClingOn custom cable stabilizers (sold separately) screw into the OWC Thunderbolt Dock’s housing to secure your Thunderbolt (USB-C) connections so you can work with confidence in even the highest foot traffic environments.

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  1. Up to 96W power deliver/charging to connected host. USB port provides up to 1.5A of power for bus powered drives and device charging. Thunderbolt 4 ports for device connection provide up to 15W of power.

Additional Display Support Information

  • Actual display support varies upon computer specifications. Supported Intel-based Mac models and Thunderbolt 4 PCs support two displays over Thunderbolt. The following Apple M1 (Apple Silicon) Mac models support a single display over Thunderbolt:
    • MacBook Pro (13-inch, M1, 2020) - MacBookPro17,1
    • MacBook Air (M1, 2020) - MacBookAir10,1
    • Mac mini (M1, 2020) - Macmini9,1
  • 8K resolutions are part of the DisplayPort 1.4 specification, which is supported by the OWC Thunderbolt Dock. However 8K setups are only possible when both the host computer and display also offer full support for this specification. Some Mac models offer only partial support for DisplayPort 1.4, limiting the resolution to (for example) 5K or 6K at 60Hz. Please review Apple's display specifications for your specific Mac to determine the maximum supported resolution and color depth.