OWC Thunderbolt Dock
Massively expand your connectivity: Add More Thunderbolt™ Ports + Works with USB-C Machines Too!
Independent Daisy Chains
Drives, Accessories + More
The Past, Present, and Future is Yours
Three Thunderbolt ports and four USB ports empower you to connect to past, present and future devices. Up to two 4K displays or a 5K/6K/8K display, high-performance storage including NVMe SSDs, A/V mixers, phones, tablets, even desktop accessories like a keyboard or mouse. With the OWC Thunderbolt Dock, an entire world of USB and Thunderbolt accessories is ready for you to connect and expand your capabilities.
The Connect-It-All Solution
The latest Thunderbolt interface uses a universal USB-C connector to transfer data, output video, and charge devices through the same cable. The OWC Thunderbolt Dock’s Thunderbolt ports use that same USB-C connector to create a multi-connectivity solution for millions of existing and future Thunderbolt and USB-C computers and devices. Plus, the ports are fully USB4 future compatible.
Connectivity and Convenience
Massively expand the Thunderbolt functionality of your Apple silicon M1 or M2 Mac, any Apple 'Intel' Mac with Thunderbolt 3, or any Thunderbolt 4 PC.1 You can also use the OWC Thunderbolt Dock with non-Thunderbolt USB-C machines like Chromebooks and iPads too. Gain convenient access to portable gear, headphones, and SD cards. Add your favorite Thunderbolt and USB devices, Gigabit Ethernet, and an SD card reader to your workflow... all while keeping your space free of cable clutter.
Plug It All In
Your devices will deliver the same compatibility as when they're plugged directly into your computer.2
Reliable Streaming + Sharing
Great for IP-based workflows and secured network access.
Reinvent the Chain
Create multiple independent “tree branches” and connect multiple bus-powered devices.
Speedy Content Transfers
Import photos and video footage quickly via the SD card reader.
96W of power to charge your laptop + power delivery to your connected devices.1
Customize the illumination for your work setting.
More Ports = More Devices
Connect more storage, up to two 4K displays or one 5K/6K/8K display, headphones and mics, accessories... you name it, you can use it.
Features both a Kensington Security Slot and Nano Security Slot for anti-theft cabling.
Built to be OWC reliable, compatible with Mac and Windows.
0.8M Thunderbolt cable. It’s in the box.
Reimagining the Daisy Chain
Daisy chains are perfect for connecting a lot of devices to a single port, but remove any device other than the last one and you're left with the hassle of disconnecting and reconnecting devices. The OWC Thunderbolt Dock lets you create three separate “tree branch” device chains, so you can remove devices from one chain without affecting or disconnecting the others. You can even add three Thunderbolt bus-powered devices.
Plug In Multiple Bus-Powered Thunderbolt Drives
In the past, daisy chaining external Thunderbolt storage required you to place it close to the front of the chain to get fast and reliable performance. That wasn’t possible with bus-powered drives. They had to be placed last in the Thunderbolt chain as the chain was limited to just one bus-powered device. Now, you can connect multiple portable Thunderbolt drives and SSDs directly to the OWC Thunderbolt Dock to experience the fastest speed your storage device can deliver!
SD Card Reader
Getting content to your computer is a necessity now that photo and video creation have become a part of daily life. Don’t waste time struggling with data transport. Transfer your creative files quickly, easily, and conveniently with the OWC Thunderbolt Dock’s SD card reader. You can also use the reader like an external drive to store or backup files at will with 312MB/s of speed at your fingertips.
Nothing can put you behind schedule like slow, low-quality Wi-Fi. Don’t settle for a sub-par connection. Plug your wired network into the OWC Thunderbolt Dock’s Gigabit Ethernet port for uninterrupted downloads, fast and reliable file transfers, secure network access, and increased productivity. The OWC Thunderbolt Dock’s IP-based connection facilitates collaboration on big team projects without worrying about your Wi-Fi connection.
A Higher Vision
The OWC Thunderbolt Dock’s technology empowers you to connect a single 5K/6K/8K display or up to two 4K displays. Enjoy more precise and vivid details in graphic-intensive CAD drawings. Attend a video meeting on one screen while editing content on another. Take your Adobe Photoshop or Affinity Photo images up a notch. Edit large format video on one display, while previewing the raw playback on the other. Whatever your workstation display needs, the OWC Thunderbolt Dock gives you the vision to take it to the next level.4
A Resolutionary Idea
Whether your computer or tablet is sporting the latest technology or is a few years loved, the OWC Thunderbolt Dock gives you multiple options to expand your visual horizons:
Single and Dual Display Support
4K @ 30Hz
4K @ 60Hz
Dual 4K @ 60Hz
5K @ 60Hz
Dual 5K @ 60Hz
6K @ 60Hz
Dual 6K @ 60Hz
8K @ 60Hz
Apple silicon Mac (M1, M2)3
Apple silicon Mac (M1 Pro, M1 Max, M1 Ultra, M2 Pro, M2 Max)3
Intel Mac with Thunderbolt 33
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iPad Pro or iPad Air with Thunderbolt4
iPad Pro with USB-C4
iPad Air with USB-C4
Windows PC with Thunderbolt 4
Windows PC with Thunderbolt 3 / USB45
Windows PC with 10Gb/s USB-C (with DisplayPort)
Windows PC with 5Gb/s USB-C (with DisplayPort)
- See Apple Studio Display specs for detailed Mac model support.
- See Apple Pro Display XDR specs for detailed Mac model support.
- OWC highly recommends that you verify the display support for your specific Mac model:
- OWC highly recommends that you verify the display support for your specific iPad model:
- OWC recommends that you verify the display support for your PC's Thunderbolt port. Some refresh rates require DisplayPort 1.4 HBR3 and DSC 1.2 support from the display and the host. Not all Thunderbolt ports support DisplayPort 1.4 – some are limited to DisplayPort 1.2, which may reduce refresh rate or resolution support.
The OWC Thunderbolt Dock works with any Mac with an available Thunderbolt 3 port running macOS 11.1 Big Sur. Need a Thunderbolt dock that works with older versions of macOS? Check out our selection of award-winning Thunderbolt 3 docks.
The OWC Thunderbolt Dock works with any Windows PC with an available Thunderbolt 4 port. Need a dock for PC without Thunderbolt 4? Rest assured this connectivity wonder stands ready for duty as a USB-C dock. Check out all of our award-winning Thunderbolt and USB-C docks.
With 96 watts of charging power, you can do it all simultaneously: keep your notebook ready for mobile use, power/charge devices, and free up a Thunderbolt port on your machine. Ready to take a break or done for the day? The OWC Thunderbolt Dock will continue to power and/or charge connected computers and devices.
Disconnect in One Click
Safely disconnect multiple drives in a single click. OWC Dock Ejector was designed by OWC hardware and software engineers to ensure all data is written before disconnection, saving time and protecting against data loss. It makes losing your hard-earned work a thing of the past.
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.
OWC Thunderbolt Cable Included
OWC Thunderbolt Dock comes with a certified 0.8M OWC Thunderbolt (USB-C) Cable. But if your workflow demands a different length to make the connection, OWC Thunderbolt (USB-C) Cables are the perfect choice.
Stabilize Thunderbolt and USB-C Cables
Active workspaces expose gear to bumps, shoves, or even the random tail wag from a pet. OWC ClingOn custom cable stabilizers (available separately) screw into the OWC Dock or OWC Drive housing to reduce – if not completely eliminate – cable strain on Thunderbolt and USB-C connections so you can work with confidence even in the highest foot traffic environments.
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- Thunderbolt 4 host port provides up to 96W of power to the host computer. Thunderbolt 4 ports for device/drive connection provide up to 15W of power. USB ports provide up to 1.5A of power for bus-powered drives and device charging.
- Works with Thunderbolt 4, Thunderbolt 3, USB4, and USB host computers and mobile devices. Thunderbolt/Thunderbolt 2 Mac models are supported via USB-A host connection. Thunderbolt/Thunderbolt 2 host connection is not supported.
- Works with Thunderbolt (USB-C), Thunderbolt/Thunderbolt 2 (mDP), and USB devices. Thunderbolt/Thunderbolt 2 (mDP) device support requires a certified Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 (mDP) adapter and a Thunderbolt 2 cable (available separately) and provides data transfer at up to 20Gb/s.
- Actual display support depends upon host. Please review the display specifications for your specific host system to determine the maximum supported resolution, refresh rate, color depth, and number of external displays over Thunderbolt or USB.