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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 3.0
      • 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

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

Warranty

The best warranty is one you never have to use - but should the need occur - we're proud to provide a superior level of support and service coverage to our customers.

2 Year OWC Solution Limited Warranty

OWC is proud to provide a superior level of support and warranty coverage to our customers. Even when not used, we understand the peace of mind afforded by a longer warranty period. OWC's industry leading coverage is a testament to our confidence in the reliability of the solutions that we offer. OWC solutions are engineered to demanding quality standards in order to deliver the most reliable, highest performance available on the market in each storage category.

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.3 / 5 8 out of 12 (67%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Sydney - Australia Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Finally found a hard to get SSD Thunderbolt adapter. Great product. June 10, 2016 An excellent SSD Thunderbolt adapter. Much better design and usability than the Seagate SSD Thunderbolt adapter I already use. (the only one available as far as I'm aware) Impressed with the delivery speed and service. Ordered on 6 June, Delivered to my door in Sydney on 10 June. An Australian power plug would have been helpful,saving me having to source one locally.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Los Angeles Age: 25-34 Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 3/5 Good dock, easy swap but annoying quirk May 18, 2016 It's a good dock, I've been using it for my audio production drives with my iMac, swapping the drives is fast, you have the ability to daisy chain but the only thing I'd complain about is that it will sometimes eject your disks after you wake up your computer. You'll get the "disks we're improperly ejected" message and you'll have to restart the computer or ejecting everything on the daisy chain in order to unplug it then re-plug it. Mounting the drives doesn't work. I took the dock in to get repaired but MacSales says the device was perfectly fine, meanwhile my machine is a brand new iMac 27..Knowing this, I personally wouldn't get it again, but when it's not ejecting the disks it's a good dock.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Michigan, US Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Thunderbolt Dock May 7, 2016 Already had one. It works so well I bought this second one.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Tucson, AZ Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great for easy access to non-installed drives March 9, 2016 I got this for use with some drives which had been replaced but still worked fine. In my opinion it is better than the Voyager model because it includes thunderbolt.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: SE TEXAS Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 4/5 Good Start March 6, 2016 Apple os 10.11.3. Purchased because my Mac mini has thunderbolt x 2. Looking forward to a daisy chain of another unit. Raid, maybe but, our records are 100% electronic storage. Heading toward Cloud and SSD in the home along with our NAS.

All the promises of placing a HD into the receiver and working right out of the box is true. Access speed on a SPINNING drive is good.

One BIG problem about drive which I learned the hard way. I removed a HD from an enclosure, placed it in the TB slot. It mounted BUT, the System said the Disk was NOT readable. Needed to be reformatted. (!) DiskWarrior said the drive could NOT be recovered. oops.

Second. an overnight sleep. In the morning, System said one disk was not ejected properly. Seen this once. If there is a second time, I'll look at the cable and perform a first aid, again.

The method of powering is great. Can power up the entire unit and select individuals to power up/down (mount/unmount). All are accessible from the finder. No problem except as noted as to the improperly ejected volume.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: NE PA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 1/5 Very poor quality control March 4, 2016 Bought the hub and didn't even last a month. I called OWC and they sent me a replacement which arrived dead. I don't know if it is a bad batch or the quality is so poor. I was offered another replacement over night but at his point I don't trust at all this device. Anyway big thanks to OWC for the excellent customer service.

Verified Buyer Top 50 Contributor
Reviewer: Anonymous
Rating: 5/5 easy to use, very convenient February 25, 2016 This is extremely user-friendly. Plugging in a 2.5" drive is a little tricky because you have to insert it at exactly 90 degrees or it misses the connection, but that's not a big issue. The Thunderbolt 2 connection combined with a SSD is incredibly fast. The unit is totally quiet and unobtrusive.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: NM Age: 35-44 Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Just What I needed January 29, 2016 The first one I ordered had a power defect, but the quick replacement is working great! I use it for video editing with a 4TB, 128 MB Cache, 7200 RPM Hard Drive. It's pretty fast for not being a RAID.

Verified Buyer Top 250 Contributor
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Florida Age: Over 65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Thunderbolt at Last! January 13, 2016 Drive Dock with Thunderbolt is amazingly fast. If you have a drive to format or clone or anything, get this product. Don't forget to connect it to your Mac or you will not see the Drive Dock power up. You need the connection. Having the power brick built in makes it perfect. Also it comes with a USB 3 cable and a Thunderbolt cable.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Stuart, Florida Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Great Product! January 9, 2016 This is the Voyager all grown up! Handsome, well-built and stable. SSD's in it fly!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Shreveport, LA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 The best of its class for Thunderbolt docks January 9, 2016 I was glad to finally see a thunderbolt drive dock with more than one thunderbolt port! I am using it to house two SSDs. There are no issues that come to mind. It's a bit large on the desktop - even larger than the RocketStor it replaced. I may add another in the future and increase my SSD capacity to four drives.

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Reviewer: TexMacs Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 1TB backup in under 4 hours December 18, 2015 Large drives require improved ways to backup/restore and external drive support during boot using thunderbolt technology is critical. The Drive Dock does just that in a very simple way and without the need of screw drivers or tools the Drive Dock is setup in seconds. Just received the Drive Dock yesterday and with recovery system and disk utility created a mirror of my 2011MBP15 main hard drive a 2TB Samsung EVO PRO SSD to a spinning disk Seagate ST2000DM001. The best part -- It took less than 4 hours! Using FireWire800 this used to be a 24 hour operation... Thank you OWC for yet another great product innovation!

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 Ships: Same Day Only $279.99MacSales.com Price $244.99
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