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OWC

Drive Dock
Dual Drive Bay Solution

Mac / PC / Thunderbolt 2 / USB 3.1 Gen 1
For Bare 2.5" and 3.5" SATA Drives
You Need the OWC Drive Dock
The Ultimate Drive Dock
Drive Dock is the ultimate, high-performance bare drive access tool. For creative workflows, backup, or other tasks requiring constant access to multiple drives, Drive Dock delivers a compact, easy solution with the exceptional performance of Thunderbolt™ 2 technology.
An Essential Workflow Solution
OWC Drive Dock is the fastest way to access bare SATA drives. Hot swap, read multiple drives simultaneously, or boot from bare drives, all at the speed of the Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3.0 interfaces.

For video and audio content pros working with multiple bare drives on big projects, Drive Dock delivers extreme transfer speeds with amazing flexibility and convenience, making it an indispensable drive tool.
Designed to Accommodate Your Life
Drive Dock's unique design makes hot-swapping a breeze. Two drive bays accommodate both 2.5" and 3.5" drives and can access a drive in each simultaneously.

Each bay features its own independent power switch and LED activity monitor. Dual Thunderbolt 2 ports deliver extreme-speed data transfers, and support daisy-chain expansion with up to five additional Thunderbolt devices.

Drive Dock also includes a USB 3.1 Gen 1 port for versatile compatibility and the auto-switching internal power supply is compatible with any dual prong cable.
Customized Flexibility
Drive Dock is flexible enough to use on almost any system. It works perfectly as an on-location backup solution, or for industry professionals using multiple bare drives. Featuring rugged aluminum construction, quiet, fanless operation, and complete with USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt cables, the OWC Drive Dock is an essential component to any high-demand workflow.

Product Specifications:

Software Requirements

  • OS
    • Thunderbolt
      • OS X 10.10 or later
      • Windows 7 SP1 or later
    • USB 3.1 Gen 1
      • OS X 10.6 or later
      • Windows XP or later
      • Linux Kernel v. 2.6.31 or later
  • Driver
  • Note(s)
    • Thunderbolt connectivity for OWC Drive Dock is not supported in Boot Camp.

Hardware Requirements

  • Minimum
    • Mac or PC featuring Thunderbolt or USB 2.0 interface
  • Recommended (Best Performance
    • Mac or PC featuring Thunderbolt 2 or USB 3.0 interface

Bootability

  • Thunderbolt: OS X 10.10 or later
  • USB: Any Mac that supports booting via USB

UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) Compliant

  • Yes

Interface (Chipset)

  • (2) Thunderbolt 20Gbps
  • (1) USB 3.1 Gen 1 (ASMedia ASM1153E)

Drives Supported

  • (2) 3.5" SATA 6Gb/s drives
  • or (2) 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s drives

Performance

  • Benchmarks
    • Single Drive
      • Thunderbolt: 522 MB/s Read and 477 MB/s Write1
      • USB 3.0: 427 MB/s Read and 347 MB/s Write2
    • RAID 0
      • Thunderbolt: 521 MB/s Read and 482 MB/s Write3
      • USB 3.0: 429 MB/s Read and 352 MB/s Write4
  • Note(s)
    • Speeds will vary based on drives used, setup, and other factors.

Power

  • Power Supply
    • Internal UL-listed universal auto-switching
    • AC input: 100 ~ 240V, 50/60Hz
    • DC output: 12V, 6.25A
    • Adapter plugs for international use sold separately.

Hot-Swapping

  • Thunderbolt only5

Operating Environment

  • Environmental (Operating)
    • Temperature (°F) 41° – 86°
    • Temperature (°C) 5° – 30°
  • Environmental (Non-Operating)
    • Temperature (°F) −4° – 122°
    • Temperature (°C) −20 – 50°
  • Relative Humidity (Operating)
    • 8 – 90% (non-condensing)
  • Relative Humidity (Non-Operating)
    • 5 – 95% (non-condensing)

Dimensions

  • Height: 3.3 in (8.4 cm)
  • Width: 6.3 in (16.0 cm)
  • Length: 5.8 in (15.0 cm)

Weight (Without Drives)

  • 2.15 lb (0.975 kg)
  1. Thunderbolt benchmark testing performed by OWC in September 2015 using a 2.6GHz Intel quad-core i7 15-inch MacBook Pro with 16GB RAM and 1TB SSD. Tests conducted on 1 TB OWC Mercury Electra 6G SSDs. Tested using QuickBench™ 5.0 Extended Test (20-100 MB) over 10 cycles, cache disabled. Results represent the extended test average.

  2. USB 3.0 benchmark testing performed by OWC in September 2015 using a 2.6GHz Intel quad-core i7 15-inch MacBook Pro with 16GB RAM and 1TB SSD. Tests conducted on 1 TB OWC Mercury Electra 6G SSDs. Tested using QuickBench™ 5.0 Extended Test (20-100 MB) over 10 cycles, cache disabled. Results represent the extended test average.

  3. RAID 0 Thunderbolt benchmark testing performed by OWC in November 2015 using a 2.6GHz Intel quad-core i7 15-inch MacBook Pro with 16 GB RAM and 1 TB SSD. Tests conducted on two 1 TB Toshiba DT01ACA Series hard drives with 32 MB data buffers in a SoftRAID 5.1 Lite RAID 0configuration. Tested using QuickBench™ 5.0 Extended Test (20-100 MB) over 10 cycles, cache disabled. Results represent the extended test average.

  4. RAID 0 USB 3.0 benchmark testing performed by OWC in November 2015 using a 2.6GHz Intel quad-core i7 15-inch MacBook Pro with 16 GB RAM and 1 TB SSD. Tests conducted on two 1 TB Toshiba DT01ACA Series hard drives with 32 MB data buffers in a SoftRAID 5.1 Lite RAID 0 configuration. Tested using QuickBench™ 5.0 Extended Test (20-100 MB) over 10 cycles, cache disabled. Results represent the extended test average.

  5. When connected via USB, it is possible to unmount either drive from the OS without impacting the other drive, but you cannot power a bay on or off, or physically connect or disconnect one of the drives, without causing the other drive to temporarily unmount.

Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n TB2U3DKR2 UPC#: 812437022483

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Includes

  • OWC Drive Dock Dual Bay Solution
  • 0.6 meter (24") USB 3.1 Gen 1 cable (Standard-A to Standard-B)
  • 1 meter (39") Thunderbolt cable
  • Internal power supply and power cable
  • User Guide (Download Only)

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Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.7 / 5 52 out of 61 (85%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Verified Buyer
Reviewer: waylonis
Rating: 5/5 Fast and works great! June 9, 2021 It's a simple plug and play with modern macOS. And USB-C is so fast, that copying things (using rsync or Finder) take no time at all!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Drive Dock with USB-C (USB 3.1 Gen 2) Dual Drive Bay Solution.

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Reviewer: SuccessfulAnteater-21223
Rating: 5/5 This thing rocks! June 7, 2021 I've owned a lot of drive docks over the years and this is perhaps the last one I'll ever want. It is well built, self powered, has great transfer speeds and it is every bit as good as the other products I've purchased from OWC over the years. They are awesome and make such good products I almost want to move to MacOS from Windows so I can really embrace all of the products they sell and more importantly the ones they engineer and make.

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Reviewer: GlamorousEagle-95661
Rating: 5/5 Great, flexible solution June 4, 2021 Good performance for USB 3.1 Gen 2 that would only be improved upon by Thunderbolt 3 or USB 4.

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Reviewer: EnergeticDolphin-16702
Rating: 5/5 Outstanding tool June 3, 2021 Very well built and flexible design

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Reviewer: FoolishBat-17957
Rating: 5/5 Works Great May 31, 2021 Works Great No Problems I have three.

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Reviewer: FrankKriegseis
Rating: 5/5 NAS BU May 27, 2021 Bought this to be able to back up my NAS. Works great, plug in bare drive, BU and then store in the faraday box.

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Reviewer: BraveZebra-84405
Rating: 5/5 Excelente May 26, 2021 Excelente, muy rápida entrega, excelente producto

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Reviewer: Bayu
Rating: 4/5 Power LED indicator broken after 1 month. May 23, 2021 The drive worked just as I'd expected. It's solid, fast and reliable. But the power led indicator of the 1st drive bay stop blinking within a month of use (while the data transfer indicator led still works fine). So now when I'm turning off the 1st drive bay, I have to press-hold the power button while "manually" count for 4-5 seconds before releasing it, to make sure it's properly turned off. Contacted OWC and they told me to send the drive back, but it's just to complicated to do it as I'm an international customer. So, I just hope that the led indicator faulty won't have any excess toward other parts of the dock.

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Reviewer: VastCobra-35763
Rating: 4/5 Good product so far. May 19, 2021 Good product so far. Easy to set up and use. Does have some vibration and noise issues when the drives are spinning. Not the fastest data transfer in the world. But, overall, it serves the purpose I needed it to serve.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Drive Dock with USB-C (USB 3.1 Gen 2) Dual Drive Bay Solution.

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Reviewer: johnrbrand
Rating: 5/5 Excellent tool May 10, 2021 Allowed quick analysis and reformatting of several hard drives. Even supported checking out a two-drive mirrored combo from a RAID set. Exactly the functionality I needed.

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Reviewer: GentleChipmunk-64794
Rating: 5/5 Constantly high quality, plus outstanding staff May 10, 2021 Constantly high quality, plus outstanding staff professional make my days special, expect more sales once new Mac Pro 2022 has m Apple chips

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Reviewer: SuccessfulDeer-23293
Rating: 5/5 Great hub April 26, 2021 This was perfect for the task i needed to accomplish

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Reviewer: magneticarrow
Rating: 5/5 Good dock August 4, 2020 Was looking for an upgrade to an old eSata and the USB 3 from OWC hit the sweet spot. Seems rugged and well built. I trust OWC build.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from (*) OWC Dual Drive Dock w/USB 3 - Load in and out up to 2 drives, 2.5" or 3.5".

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Reviewer: GregS Location: Vero Beach Florida Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Perfect answer after getting a new Mac December 9, 2019 I purchased a 2019 iMac to replace my 2012 Mac Pro. My old Mac Pro had 4 hard drives and 2 SSD drives. I did not want to buy additional drives and this enables me to use them as backups when needed. Great to be able to insert an SSD as well as HD into the dock.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Reviewer: drsound Location: Hollywood, CA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Love It! July 14, 2019 We are using this in Post Production Sound and the speeds are great. Gives us flexibility and is very reliable. Never had an issue. Allows us to hook up to Thunderbolt 2 or USB 3.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Owen Location: New Braunfels, TX Age: Over 65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Excellent solution for video editing May 28, 2019 I have used the original OWC Drive Dock for over 7 years with a busy video schedule of editing and posting hours of church services each week, along with promotional videos, events and weddings. The new Drive Dock USB C is the perfect complement for my new iMac, and it offers some new features I love. Besides being lightning fast, it has power switches for each drive. On the original Drive Dock, I had to unplug the Thunderbolt cable to power down the disk. Now I push the power switch and it is done. This means I can leave two drives mounted and only power up one if I want to.

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Reviewer: Gida Location: Kuwait Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Good choice July 29, 2018 Exactly as described. Nice and functioning properly.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Drive Dock USB 3 - Dual Drive Bay Solution.

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Reviewer: DockedAndSpeedy Location: Perth, Western Australia Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Saved my much-loved iMac! July 12, 2018 I was on the verge of getting rid of my old iMac 2011 as a workhorse for editing because it bogged down so easily. I didn't want to take the risk of installing an internal SSD and pulling apart such an old machine, fearing some bits would be more fragile.

I'd looked into external enclosures and carefully researched how much faster a thunderbolt drive would be than the FireWire800 (I already use with a Drobo). However, I use a 2nd monitor and all the small drive solutions were end-of-chain with a single port..

With the Dock I was able to put a 500GB SSD in there AND daisy-chain to my display. My machine is now so fast again I'm not just using it for writing, I effectively got it back as a development machine. I have not had a single hardware purchase deliver such value and relief.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from (*) OWC Drive Dock: Thunderbolt 2 + USB3 Dual Drive Bay Solution.

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Reviewer: PDUBS Location: Vancouver, BC Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Ability to turn on/off drives independently July 1, 2018 Great dock. Looks and feels pretty solid. I was looking for a external hard drive solution with moving to a laptop from a mac pro and this dock seems to be a great fit for what I was looking for. The ability to have 2 drives on at the same time or individually. This allows me to have two external drives like typical 2 drive enclosures however, I can keep one offline and bring online only when needed to keep my backup safe.

Highly recommend this product.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Drive Dock USB 3 - Dual Drive Bay Solution.

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Reviewer: JayDE1 Location: Smyrna, Delaware Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Nice and Easy! February 16, 2018 This caddy is very versatile. I have a lot of hard drives of various sizes and to be able to use them the way I want is great. Raid, no problem on Mac! I've already used it to fully clone data laden drives I don't want to loose. Great construction of the unit with the added feature of getting a usb and firewire cable included.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Reviewer: VonSki Location: Nashville, TN Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Absoultly Perfect February 1, 2018 Use mine for demanding Audio/Video, and it's been perfect ... I've thrown a lot of different drives at it too ... old & new, Large and small form factor ... it does great with them all!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Drive Dock USB 3 - Dual Drive Bay Solution.

Verified Buyer Top 250 Contributor
Reviewer: DrDave Location: Maryland Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Excellent Dual Drive Dock! January 22, 2018 I bought this to keep two HDDs running daily and weekly incremental backups of my system, which I then rotate each week, storing them (using the disk storage items previously reviewed) in my fireproof, waterproof, safe. I then replace them with the two new drives and repeat the cycle for the next week. This way I have bootable HDDs for my system with daily and weekly increments allowing me to go back in time as far as needed, along with my Time Machine backups. So I should be fairly safe! I upgraded from the single HDD dock, which worked extremely well for a few years, so I anticipate the same solid performance from this dock.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Drive Dock USB 3 - Dual Drive Bay Solution.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: marka Location: Seattle, WA Age: 55-65 Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Fast, easy, reliable. January 11, 2018 I've been using this dual drive dock for nearly a month now. It's fast and performs just as expected. Thunderbolt is an amazing technology and this dock does justice to its incredible speed.

I've used it most of the time with two 12TB drives. I chose this dock because it supports large capacity drives.

The unit is solidly built. The AC adapter is built into the dock so no external AC adapter is needed.

Bear in mind, however, that both hard drives are served through a single interface. This means you won't get the same speeds blazing accessing both drives at once.

I would highly recommend this unit

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Ability
Rating: 5/5 Nice Lookin' December 12, 2017 I have been a OWC customer for years and they are my go to place for Mac upgrades and products. Using the "Drive Dock" as my new backup solution. Looks great, well built and is expandable by just changing the SSD/HD sIze. Great customer and tech support!I

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Reviewer: Gooey Location: Knoxville, TN Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Outstanding Product October 9, 2017 I really like this dock. It's very well made and works great with my circa 2011 27" iMac. I have used the USB 3.0 only version of the Drive Dock and this Thunderbolt version has a great feature the USB one lacks -- you have to hold the power buttons down for 3 seconds to turn off the power to a particular drive. This prevents accidentally powering off a drive when inserting or removing one -- something I did with the USB-only version. This dock is well-made and just works. Highly recommended.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

OWC Drive Dock Dual Drive Bay Solution Mfr P/N: TB2U3DKR2 OWC SKU: OWCTB2U3DKR2 High-performance, swappable, bare drive access tool for reading multiple 3.5" and/or 2.5" drives simultaneously 2 Year OWC Limited Warranty
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