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The OWC Dock Ejector: Helpful Features Worth Knowing

Image of OWC Docks, mackbook pro and iMac with OWC Dock Ejector software.

What is OWC Dock Ejector?

OWC Dock Ejector is a software-based solution that safely ejects all devices connected to an OWC Dock. It is available for both Mac and PC.

To learn more, read OWC Dock Ejector Safely Disconnects All Devices with One Click.

A few OWC Dock Ejector features you may not know about…

The OWC Software team put a lot of effort into the latest release of the OWC Dock Ejector application and we are proud of what we have created! It has the quality and ease of use you would expect from OWC, and we wanted everything to work the way you’d expect without any extra complexity. Here are four features you probably weren’t even aware of.

The Menu Bar icon switches to grey when you select Graphite appearance

Screenshot of General Preferences pane with gray accent color circled.

OWC Dock Ejector is always watching to see if you change the Appearance color. When you select Graphite (the grey Appearance color), the OWC Dock Ejector menu bar icon will change to a grey icon, just as you would expect.

Screenshot showing the OWC Dock Ejector icon

The colored parts of the OWC Dock Ejector main window change hue depending on whether you are in Light or Dark Mode

We realize that some colors just don’t look that great in Dark Mode. The blue bar at the top of OWC Dock Ejector Installer main window changes hue depending on whether you are in Light or Dark Mode. This allows the installer to look its best no matter what mode you have selected.

Screenshot image of the OWC Dock Ejector Installation page in both dark and light mode

The online help is always at your fingertips

We know how frustrating it is to be missing information for an application you have just installed. That is why we include complete and concise online help with OWC Dock Ejector. The online help includes information on what OWC Dock Ejector does, how it enables the High-Powered Ports on your dock, troubleshooting tips and instructions on how to uninstall OWC Dock Ejector. The online help is even translated into all 7 languages supported by OWC Dock Ejector.

The instructions for uninstalling Dock Ejector are easy to follow

We know that you may not always want to have OWC Dock Ejector installed on your Mac. Let’s say you’re taking screenshots for software documentation or giving your MacBook to a colleague – you just may want to uninstall OWC Dock Ejector. If that is the case, there are easy-to-follow instructions in the online help, including a link to download the required application for uninstalling the software.

We have spent months refining and testing OWC Dock Ejector to make it easy to use and totally reliable. If you think we’ve missed anything, we welcome your feedback!

OWC Dock Ejector User Guide – PDF Download

the authorOWC Tim
Vice President of Software Engineering, Mac
Tim Standing has been writing drivers and storage utilities for Mac OS since 1986. He is the creator of SoftRAID for macOS and is currently VP of Software Development - Mac at Other World Computing, Inc. He has patented a write acceleration technique that enables the write speed RAID volumes to be as fast as the read speed. Tim's team is responsible for SoftRAID, OWC Dock Ejector, OWC Drive Guide, and all Mac drivers and utilities that make OWC products exceptional. When he's not writing code, he's creating delicious pizzas in his wood-burning pizza oven.
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  • Would you please consider making it possible to have an option (in the Preferences of Dock Ejector) for the Menu Bar icon to be either black (for Light mode) or white (for Dark mode)? I like the black icon but I do not want to have to change the macOS Accent Color to graphite.

  • My Thunderbolt 2 doc isn’t able to provide more than 500mA to my devices on the high-powered ports even after installing the Dock Ejector. The System Profiler shows 500mA max to the device (like my iPhone XS). The same device shows 2100mA when attached my MacBook Pro directly via the same USB 2.0 to lightning cable. Is this expected?

    • The Thunderbolt 2 Dock’s high powered port is designed to run up to 7.5V through, so what you’re seeing sounds low for that port. If you’ve already installed the Dock Ejector, this would point to a hardware problem within the dock itself.

  • Just tried installing on my M1 MacBook Air but receive a notice that the app extension did not install, change security settings. Please advise.

  • I absolutely love the OWC Ejector Dock app, but it is only appearing in one of my user accounts on the computer (OS X 10.14.6). Is there a way, short of installing it on the other user accounts, to have it appear and working for the other user accounts?

  • With my MacBook Pro MacBookPro14,2 and MacOS Catalina version 10.15.6

    OWC Dock Ejector does NOT recognize drives when using my Thunderbolt 3 Dock S/N# 2762009494 with a single Mercury Elite Pro external USB drive installed at my office.

    The same installed OWC Dock Ejector does work with my new Mercury Elite Pro Dock (with two internal drives inside the dock) installed at my home.

    • Hi Kenneth. There are no known issues with the Thunderbolt 3 dock and the Dock Ejector. It’s possible that the software is not loading due to the problems with the higher security – maybe checking in Security and Privacy system preferences may show it is blocked it would be needing to be allowed to load, followed by a reboot of the system.

      • I was told by an OWC technical rep in an online chat that my Thunderbolt 3 dock was an older design that did not support Dock Ejector. There are no issues with the security/privacy settings that would affect Dock Ejector conflicting with my setup.