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Thunderbolt 2 Dock

Thunderbolt 2  | USB 3.0 | FireWire 800 | HDMI  
Gigabit Ethernet | Audio In & Out
  • 12 Ports of incredible connectivity
  • Dual Thunderbolt 2 ports for daisy-chain support
  • For all Thunderbolt & Thunderbolt 2 equipped Macs
  • Ultra-HD 4K and multiple display support
  • 5 USB 3.0 ports, including 2 high-power ports
  • FireWire 800 for storage and legacy devices
Finally, a Thunderbolt Dock Done Right
12 Ports of phenomenal flexibility, all united to your Mac with just one lightning-fast Thunderbolt 2 cable. OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock is the new foundation for your perfect workspace. Awesome performance meets incredible connectivity, the OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock offers the ultimate in convenience and flexibility to streamline any workflow. With just one Thunderbolt cable, connect up to five USB 3.0 devices, Gigabit Ethernet, a FireWire device, HDMI, audio in, and audio out.
The Amazing Performance of Thunderbolt 2
Capable of an astounding 20 Gbps of throughput, the OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock utilizes this phenomenal bandwidth to eliminate data bottlenecks, and effortlessly supports direct connection of up to ten devices, as well as daisy-chaining five additional Thunderbolt devices.
Connect More Displays
Configure the ultimate display setup to meet the needs of your workflow. Add a dazzling ultra HD 4K display, two high definition displays, or one 4K display and one high definition display. Even connect a VGA, DVI, or DisplayPort monitor utilizing the Thunderbolt 2 Dock's built-in HDMI and Thunderbolt ports.*
More Power to Work
The Thunderbolt 2 Dock features 5 fully-powered USB 3.0 ports for powering hard drives, SSDs, or optical drives, including 2 side-mounted, high-powered ports providing up to 1.5 Amps of power – perfect for charging iPhone, iPad, tablets, smartphones, and other USB-charged devices.
Everything You Need in a Dock. And More.
The OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock is the unmatched expansion platform for your Thunderbolt-equipped Mac, with exceptional connectivity, and dependable performance. Whether adding USB 3.0 to an older Mac, Gigabit Ethernet to a newer MacBook Pro, or ensuring backwards compatibility with your existing FireWire 800 peripherals, the Thunderbolt 2 Dock keeps you connected.

*Dual monitor support requires the use of at least one Thunderbolt display. If you connect a display to the HDMI port, then the only display that will work through the Thunderbolt port is a Thunderbolt display. If you are not using the HDMI port, then you can use a Mini Display Port cable or adapter to connect a display to the Thunderbolt port.


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OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock Specifications:

Chipset

  • Thunderbolt 2

Interface / Ports

  • 2 x Thunderbolt 2 (20 Gb/s)1
  • 5 x USB 3.0 (5 Gb/s)
    • (3) USB 3.0
    • (2) USB 3.0 high-power charging
  • 1 x FireWire 800
  • 1 x HDMI 1.4b
  • 1 x Gigabit Ethernet
  • 1 x 3.5mm Mono Audio Input
  • 1 x 3.5mm Stereo Audio Output

Power Supply

  • Universal auto-switching
  • Input: AC 100-240V
  • Output: 12V 6.0A
  • Adapter plugs for international use sold separately.

Display Support

  • DisplayPort 1.2 with support for up to 4K/60Hz, or HDMI 1.4b with support for up to 4K/30Hz

Max Data Rate

  • 20 Gb/s

System Requirements

  • Works with any Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 equipped Mac running OS X 10.9.4 or later
  • Windows is not supported

Dimensions

  • Width: 9.05 in / 23 cm
  • Height: 0.98 in / 2.5 cm
  • Depth: 3.54 in / 9 cm

Weight

  • 0.85 lbs / 0.38 kg

Warranty

User Guide

Product Drivers

Notes

  • Dual monitor support requires the use of at least one Thunderbolt display.
  • DVI, VGA, DisplayPort, or other connection requires the use of a mini DisplayPort adapter.
  • USB 3.0 ports are only bootable on Mid 2013 and later Macs.
  • Thunderbolt, FireWire, and Ethernet are bootable on all Macs with a Thunderbolt port.
  • Charging iPad 1, 2, 3 and also Apple SuperDrive support are enabled by above driver.



1. One Thunderbolt 2 port must be connected to the computer.
2. Driver enables support for the Apple SuperDrive, Apple USB keyboard, and iPad 1 and 2, and iPad 3rd Generation charging. You will need to restart your computer afterward.

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.8 / 5 117 out of 126 (93%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Reviewer: MacGreg Location: Orlando, FL Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Awesome Dock! August 21, 2016 After using for about a month now, this 12 Port Thunderbolt 2 Dock is simply the best dock I have ever used, and in 20 years of Mac experience I have tried quite a few to mixed results. The only thing I have not done is connect a Display but have all the media ports full of hard drive storage. The USB 3 docks are fast as is the FW800. Don't have a TB2 drive to test.

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Reviewer: goodvibes88
Rating: 5/5 Works great, but runs hot August 5, 2016 I've been using this dock for all my peripherals for over a month now and it has never failed to mount my drives, monitor, and speakers. I've got two USB external drives, a thunderbolt drive, a FW 800 drive, speakers, and a Dell monitor (1920 X 1280) connected through it. My only negative comment is that it heats up a lot, like burning hot (so much that I worry about fire hazards and shut off the dock's power supply each night), and sometimes makes the speakers hum oddly. Otherwise it is pretty great.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Winchester, VA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Fantastic addition to my setup! August 1, 2016 The Dock works exactly as advertised. I have it connected to my MBP through the TB port, then fan out from there to a second Thunderbolt monitor, seven (yes, seven) external drives and two ports used for syncing an iPhone and iPad. I also use the Ethernet port for connection to the ISP Modem. All of this works just as it is described, with no discernible performance issues. Great piece of hardware!

Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Pittsburgh, PA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Hobbiest Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Finally, one Dock to Rule them All July 18, 2016 Upgrading from 2010 MBP to a 2016 MBP brought along technological challenges, with the new MBP not having any Firewire port for connection. This dock will do it (for Migration Assistant), if you also get an ethernet cable and Thunderbolt to ethernet adapter. And it has all the ports for everything you need - USB2/3, FW800, HDMI, Audio and Thunderbolt. It is powered externally, with light indicators. And OWC customer service is phenomenal. I had a simple question and called customer service. Phone was picked up immediately, Gerald K., customer service rep., not only answered my question with competence, he followed up with an email review what we went over.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Kelowna, BC Age: 18-24 Experience Level: Hobbiest Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Works very well July 1, 2016 I have been looking for a Thunderbolt dock for quite a while, and this one seemed to fit the bill due to its plethora of USB ports. Now that I have used it for over a month, it works well and keeps my peripherals connected continually. The dock is also designed very well from a structural standpoint and is quite durable. I would definitely recommend someone to buy this if they are looking for a use for their Mac's Thunderbolt port.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Big Lake, MN Age: Over 65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 5-6 months
Rating: 5/5 Doing what I need it to do June 30, 2016 I purchased this dock to replace a similar dock from another manufacturer that was giving me grief with the USB 3 busses. This one from OWC is what I should've gotten in the first place. USB 3 is now reliable, and fast! Now I have a used, somewhat working Thunderbolt dock that can't be trusted. Oh well, OWC comes through again. I just wish Thunderbolt hardware was more reasonably priced. All I really need now is a couple of eSATA to USB adapters.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Plano, Texas Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Excellent! June 28, 2016 I bought this Thunderbolt dock so I could replace my MacPro, which won't be supported on MacOS Sierra, with my MacBook Pro. Everything is perfect and even better than I hoped for. I use two Dell U2410 24-inch displays on the MacPro and they work fine on the dock along with an external Thunderbolt 4-bay disk enclosure. The whole setup is faster than my old MacPro and now it is easier to move my photos from an outside photoshoot into Lightroom. I could not be happier.

Thank you OWC. Y'all have been helping me with Mac peripherals, memory, disks and software for more than 10 years now. Always quality products and great support

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Los Angeles, CA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Perfect Solution! June 26, 2016 This product just works... Period! Solid unit. Integrated immediately. Allowed me to avoid a computer upgrade by giving me the additional, updated ports I need for my current setup. It's sleek and looks great with all my other Apple components, too.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: rockford il Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 thunderbolt dock May 20, 2016 love this dock plug everything up to it and have increased my speeds dramaticaly only thing that frustrates me is you can only plug one external monitor up to it. would love to see a work around on this to where u can plug one monitor in via thunderbolt and the other with the hdmi but it wasnt a deal breaker as it freed up a ton on my laptop and again my transfer speeds to my externals are up as well. the only other thing that i would consider a negative is the price but that wasnt a real deal breaker either very happy i took the plunge and bought it have already recomended it to several people

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Hollywood, CA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 4/5 In a timely fashion May 5, 2016 This dock is a nice addition to my iMac setup. Thing I really despise these days is the phasing out of FW800 ports. I'm an audio editor, and have been in the game for close to 20 years. I've had to upgrade all drives over time, and now the FW800 is pretty much all but disappeared. The Thunderbolt hub is a relief. Plenty of spots for everything since it mirrors the back of my computer. HOWEVER, and this is a big however...the dock now injects a high but low (aprox 7K) tone into my speakers, when the system sits idle. No audio, no vid, just on the desktop. The tone will intermittently come in and out. So, that's a pain, but other than that...good times.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: San Francisco, CA Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Does exactly what you expect April 24, 2016 This ia an excellent dock for current Macs that have a Thunderbolt port. Operates very well. Powered USB ports charge phones and tablets quickly. This one little item has solved all of my connection issues to my new iMac regarding my legacy firewire drives etc. I would recommend this dock to others.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: LA area Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 5-6 months
Rating: 5/5 Not only convenient but powered dock. April 11, 2016 Would recommend, especially for iMacs. easy access to macs in cabinets

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Taipei, Taiwan Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Highly Recommended April 10, 2016 I bought the OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock to replace my ageing Belkin USB 2.0 Hub and so far it works wonderfully. It's a great complement to the MacBook Pro Retina mid-2012. Pro: Great selection and placement of ports, great built, great overall design that matches the MacBook's aluminium/black colour scheme. Con: All external drives (USB 3.0 and Firewire 800) get warmer than if they're connected separately through my Belkin hub and to the MacBook directly, audio out only available up to 16-bit, not recommended for audiophiles, awkward placement of power light.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Western colorado Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Nice product! March 25, 2016 Have used this for about a month now, and am quite happy with it -- it Just Works.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Edmonton Canada Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Pricey but superb. March 18, 2016 Having tried two other Thunderbolt docks from other companies, and experiencing nothing but frustration with them, I decided to try OWC's version.

Magnificent. The data transfer speeds easily exceed the other docks I've owned. The dock itself is well designed and compact, aesthetically pleasing. The option of running HDMI through it is very welcome. The two high-powered USB ports on the side (rather than the back) is a very nice addition (and quick to charge even my iPad Pro).

The only complaints would be that the microphone and headphone jacks are in the back rather than the front, and I would like at least one more USB port in back; three is not quite enough despite the extra two on the side.

Do not be fooled. If you are looking for a Thunderbolt dock, this is the one to buy. No one else comes close.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Reviewer: Smokerz Location: Detroit, Mi Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 4/5 Best of all the TB Docks March 14, 2016 I would have rated this 5 star except for these items: 1- bought it at a third party store and paid more than full OWC price. Got it home and it was most likely used and returned. Has lots of scratches on the top 2- the two lights are difficult to see so I addeed two small plastic stick ons to raise the front slightly. 3- the two charging usb3 ports are not reliable for booting and especially for an OSX install. The three back ports do the job but this situation reduces my usb port usage to other devices. Other than those three this is absolutely the best TB dock out there. I've bought three others and not going to name them. Where does this OWC shine: 1- daisy chain my LaCie LBD with multiple OSX and its boots. 2- does not black out my 2013 Mac Pro when attached at the end of the LaCie LBD chain and booted from usb. 3- very reliable OSX install and complete the install boot The others failed at these three.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Japan Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Very satisfied for what it does March 3, 2016 I received the product in a very timely fashion and have used it primarily as a file transfer medium. It increases the speed of file transfer by a magnitude of 3-4 times the speed of my USB 2.0, and I am very happy with that as I do quite a bit of transfer. I also use it to charge my devices. Overall, very happy with the product.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Netherland, EU Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock February 17, 2016 It works nicely with my new MacBook Pro and my older iMac 27" . It works very well with osx and windows 10. The only think i dislike is the black pannel on the top. Im adding maybe shortly a other thunderbolt 2 dock to my setting for my iMac27 so i have more flexibly.

And i would like usb-c added to the box :) but maybe im dreaming.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: New York, NY Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great desktop mate for MacBook Pro February 13, 2016 I carry my laptop home every night and now when I come into the office I simply connect the power cord and Thunderbolt cord from the OWC 12 Port Dock. Instantly my wireless mouse, keyboard, Time Machine drive, external monitor and extra external drive become connected. The powered USB3 ports are great for charging my wireless mouse and iPhone. I highly recommend this unit.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Excellant expansion for MacBook Pro February 8, 2016 Does exactly what I wanted. Added Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 ports and works flawlessly.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: KC, MO Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Excellent product February 7, 2016 The thunderbolt 2 Dock is an example of the quality I expect and always get from OWC. Fast shipping, excellent quality and a customer service department dedicated to being the best ambassadors for the company.

I have yet to have a bad or even less than great experience with OWC and I don't expect that to change.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 3/5 Lots of Options, bad design February 7, 2016 It a good product but the way this dock connect to my computer creates cable clusters because the ports of the dock end up facing the ports of my computer. I think is a better idea to put the main thuderbolt cable that conect to the dock in the opposite side. I did like that it has plenty of USB, but I certainly would not be using it with my laptop.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Tampa, FL Age: 25-34 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Great tool February 2, 2016 Besides the power supply being kind of bulky it has been great so far. I have been using for two months with almost no issues. The 1/8" headphone out seems a little flimsy and really didn't want to take my stereo ipod cable. Thats why the 4 stars

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Souther California Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Just what I was looking for January 28, 2016 This hub is great, It makes docking extremely easy. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 star is because I still need to daisy chain another USB hub off of this to get all of the USB ports I need. The only other recommendation I would have is to reorganize the layout a little. There are some connectors that I need to get to all the time and then some that you set them up and never have to touch again. I would say that the ethernet, one of the thunderbolt and HDMI could go on the back side and the USB, the other thunderbolt and firewire could go on the front based off of the most common applications of those ports.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Old Bridge, NJ Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Works as advertised with El Capitan January 21, 2016 I wanted to reduce the number of cables I need to plug into my 2011 MacBook Pro when I work at home. Due to some software incompatibilities I still use Snow Leopard as my primary operating system. The Thunderbolt 2 Dock works great with Snow Leopard with the exception of the ethernet port. I've tested the dock with El Capitan and everything works perfectly including the ethernet port with that operating system. I especially like the speed boost I get when using USB 3 portable hard drives. The built in USB on the 2011 Macbook Pro is only USB2 and boy, was that slow. My portable drives are much more usable now. I would recommend the 12 Port Thunderbolt 2 Dock . I like it's feature set. It is truly plug and play and makes working with a laptop much more convenient.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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