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Thunderbolt 2 Dock

Thunderbolt 2  | USB 3.1 Gen 1 | 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 3.1 Gen 1 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 3.1 Gen 1 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 3.1 Gen 1 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 3.1 Gen 1 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.


Includes

  • Thunderbolt 2 Dock
  • Quick Start Guide
  • User Guide (Download Only)
  • AC Power Adapter

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Reviews

  • "The dock is my point of connectivity for all of the many OWC Products that I own as well as every piece of hardware that I review." — Dan East, Freelance Writer

OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock Specifications:

Chipset

  • Thunderbolt 2

Interface / Ports

  • 2 x Thunderbolt 2 (20 Gb/s)1
  • 5 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gb/s)
    • (3) USB 3.1 Gen 1
    • (2) USB 3.1 Gen 1 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

Product Drivers

  • High-power USB support is required for compatibility with the Apple SuperDrive and Apple USB keyboard, and is required to enable high-speed charging for Apple iPads, iPhones and other higher-power capable devices. To enable high-power USB support, an easy software update is required, including restart following this installation. Click here to download

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 3.1 Gen 1 ports are only bootable on Mid 2013 and later Macs.
  • Thunderbolt, FireWire, and Ethernet are bootable on all Macs with a Thunderbolt port.



1. One Thunderbolt 2 port must be connected to the computer.

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.8 / 5 139 out of 149 (93%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Reviewer: toomanyrestrictions Location: EARTH... I'm mobile all of the time Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Everything attached via ONE cable March 12, 2017 Works great, 20TB becomes available with just one convenient cable and it's really fast!

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Reviewer: Music4Life Location: Vancouver, Canada Age: 18-24 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Exactly What I Needed March 7, 2017 Great product. Came fast and works perfectly. All of the connectivity of these are amazing, I just wish they had another Thunderbolt port!

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Reviewer: mkarbon Location: Ossining, NY Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User
Rating: 5/5 Awesome Dock February 24, 2017 Just got this unit yesterday and I am totally happy with it. Looks nice and clean tucked in behind my MacBook Pro. Makes all my peripheral connection much neater and now only have 2 connections to unplug when I take my Laptop with me. Works Great !!

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Reviewer: vidman Location: Florida Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Another great and necessary expansion product February 7, 2017 This particular dock expands the capabilities of the Mac, especially laptops as it offers additional ports and functions that are either impossible of the laptop or more difficult with a stand-alone mac. I was so happy with my first one, that I purchased another for my other location. One feature I especially like is the ability to use both a microphone and headset simultaneously while doing pod broadcast. It is a great addition. The newer version will also work, but I do not currently use those ports. Consider it a must.

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Reviewer: shortimer Location: Ellington, Connecticut Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Command Central February 1, 2017 This TB2 dock has been functioning very well in my recording studio for a little less than a year. As with many OWC products, it just works. I have NOT had one glitch with anything regarding my use with this dock. I do not use the headphone output, ethernet, and very little with firewire. I do have a passel of FW800/400 drives but I'm phasing them out for bigger USB3 drives in my setup. Bought a second TB2 dock for my musician son.

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Reviewer: mordicai Location: San Diego Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 The Best DockEver January 29, 2017 Its expensive but it gets the jos done. My computer now sees everything . No more problems trying to get my Mac to see the DAC. Great product. Be even greater for a hundred buck less, but the problem is its the only game in town.

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Reviewer: Mountaineer Location: WV Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Great Product! January 21, 2017 Works great, looks great!

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Reviewer: MichaelO Location: L.A., CA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Totally Awesome January 19, 2017 I previously wrote a review with 4 stars and I want to correct it now. The dock does work out very well and my audio out problem was due to my equipment NOT the dock. It is made to high standards and well worth the price to be able to use all my externals with my MBP Retina 13" 2015.

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Reviewer: Municher Location: Munich, Germany Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Nicely tucked away... January 19, 2017 I installed my Dock, integrating it into my desk and am now benefitting from much simplified connections for my MacBook Pro! Now I am more apt to take the MBP away from my desk and use it in other contexts. Ever since getting an iPad, my e-mail organization is a catastrophe, since it's much easier managing emails on the laptop. Now that my MBP is happily more mobile, I'll be using it more frequently and ultimately getting productive again! My only gripe is that I have to go into the System Prefs for Sound to activate USB audio CODEC each time I remount.

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Reviewer: Babydoc Location: New Jersey Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Great dock for cord consolidation January 16, 2017 This Thunderbolt 2 Dock is great for consolidating many of my computer connections. It can handle just about everything going into/coming out of my iMac. Now my desk is clear and I have additional ports for other peripherals. There is a newer, more expensive Thunderbolt 3 dock, but I find this more than wonderful, for my needs (3 y/o tricked out iMac) for less money. If you have a brand spanking new Mac of any flavor, I would probably recommend the T3 dock.

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Reviewer: ken1w Location: San Francisco, CA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Adds life to my "old" Mac January 11, 2017 This is one of OWC's best products. I've been using it for a few months now with no problems, which is saying a lot considering it does so much.

My primary Mac is an aging but reliable 2011 Mac mini. It has the original Thunderbolt (1) port and slower USB 2 ports; it's old enough to have a "real" Firewire 800 port, which is still useful to me. This Thunderbolt dock has added extra years of life my old Mac, by giving it FIVE much faster USB 3 ports. One of those USB 3 ports on dock is connected to a 7-port powered USB 3 hub.

In addition to many USB 3 ports, I appreciate the additional FireWire 800 port I now have. My display uses DisplayPort connection, and it's connected to dock's second Thunderbolt port using Mini DisplayPort (same connector shape as Thunderbolt) to DisplayPort cable. I also use the separate audio output on dock; I can now easily switch between headphones (on Mac's build-in audio output) and powered speakers (on dock's audio output) using a software "switch" (in System Preferences Sound pane) instead of changing a physical connection.

The Thunderbolt dock has several other significant capabilities that I don't use currently. It's remarkable that this one device can do all of those things, and do it through a single thin Thunderbolt cable to the Mac. It "just works." And it looks pretty good sitting next to my Mac mini too.

NOTES: There's no Thunderbolt cable in the box; be sure to include one (of desire length) with your order. The USB 3 ports on dock are described as “USB 3.1 Gen 1.” I found out this is the somewhat confusing new name for the previous "USB 3.0" port specification, which is how dock's ports are identified in the System Information app on the Mac.

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Reviewer: Denmobile Location: Mobile, AL Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Love this Dock! January 4, 2017 The 12 Port Thunderbolt Dock has allowed me to upgrade my early 2011 MacBook Pro for a fraction of the cost of buying a new laptop. I love it! OWC remains my go-to company for all my Mac needs.

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Reviewer: BeachBum Location: New Smyrna Beach, FL Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Great for connecting multiple devices at one time January 2, 2017 I bought this for my wife's MacBook Pro. she has dual external monitors and several USB devices, so disconnecting everything to use it portably was a pain. Now it is simple and she doesn't have to remember where everything needs to reconnect.

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Reviewer: Kenchan Location: Shizuoka, JAPAN Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 5-6 months
Rating: 5/5 If you use the Mac you should have it! January 1, 2017 This is wonderfully useful. When you take out the MacBook Pro, you only need to disconnect one Thunderbolt cable. You can connect to the old type hard disk. You will not get in the way of connecting headphones. You should have it if you are using a MacBook.

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Reviewer: TerryG Location: Brisbane, Australia Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Thunderbolt Dock Happiness December 18, 2016 I travel frequently for work and visit customers. The rest of the time I work from my desk with a multiple monitor setup. Unplugging and plugging in many cables each time I moved my MacBook Pro was becoming a chore. With my new Thunderbolt Dock I now have 3 cables to plug in to the MBP: Power for charging, thunderbolt to the dock and a HDMI for my 3rd monitor. I love this setup.

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Reviewer: BJGSD Location: San Diego, CA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Plug and GO December 15, 2016 I recently upgraded to MacOS Sierra on my MacBook Air (2013), when my Belkin Thunderbolt Dock (also 2013) started acting flakey (external monitor non-synch; HD USB camera not found; USB external drives spontaneously "ejected").... I called Belkin Tech Support and they acknowledged incompatibility with Sierra. I ordered the OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock from MacSales which was delivered pronto, and moved the cables from the Belkin to the OWC; plugged in; and BAMM! Everything worked!!! This unit has 2 additional powered USB ports as well. Thank you OWC!

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Reviewer: Jamiekins Location: San Diego Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great piece of equipment November 27, 2016 I use to have several cables attached to my computer it was awkward just moving around or even changing positions with my laptop pro. Now it's all tidy and easy with my thunderbolt 2 dock. I only have two cables, my power charger and my thunderbolt connection. it's just great and I have several USB 3.0 outs to use and my dock makes it all so easy and clean. And with my SSD drive and thunderbolt 2 dock my computer is a beast ! It is so fast I am amazed.

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Reviewer: TG05 Location: Kansas Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 4/5 It does the job November 22, 2016 A nice piece of equipment to attach three external legacy drives to my new iMac. It would be nice to have a small on/off switch on it. The upper surface is a glossy black plastic that is soft, mine arrived with some scratches on it.

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Response from MacSales.com, Marketing November 22, 2016 That's actually a common misconception - the upper surface is protected by a later of protective plastic (much like the screen on an iPhone) - the plastic should be removed before use and will reveal a pristine, scratch-free surface.
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Reviewer: macstein23 Location: Phoenix, AZ Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Must Have for Pro Users November 14, 2016 This dock is a must have for Pro Users! Having the ability to have my computer hard wired to the internet and have access to an HDMI port, multiple usb ports, and another thunderbolt port.... I can finally have all of my tools plugged into my mac at the same time and have extra ports to spare! Awesome product!

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Reviewer: BobM Location: Long Island, NY Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Awesome product November 8, 2016 Plugged it in, let it go. All my devices were recognized with no problem & it continues to work perfectly

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Reviewer: HaleVideo Location: Murray, Utah Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 A Smorgasbord of Inputs November 8, 2016 A very versatile addition to my Mac which I believe should be standard. Construction is tops. Performance has been so far flawless. USB charge ports are useful. Would like to see the pilot light visible on the rear of the device as I like to plug in from the front instead of stretching to the back. Of course it's expensive but if you consider all the options available that you don't have to purchase separately it's reasonably priced. 5 Stars!!

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Reviewer: mpsan
Rating: 4/5 Working Great, Would Love 3 Thunderbolt Ports November 8, 2016 No complaints on this product aside from I wish it had more than 2 Thunderbolt ports! Since one is necessary to connect to the computer, you're basically left with 1 Thunderbolt port available for peripherals. Great if that peripheral has multiple Thunderbolt ports so you can daisy-chain, but not all do. Thing is rather big, too, so you'd think there would be enough room for one more. USB charging ports are great and fast at charging. Awesome that it has the Firewire 800 port too for legacy drives! Overall great, just that one issue.

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Reviewer: ColoradoBound Location: Colorado Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 No problems so far November 7, 2016 I purchased 2 of these docks and have been using them for a couple of months. I have not had any issues with them and it is nice to only have one cable to connect to my Mac.

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Reviewer: philharve Location: Falmouth, Cornwall, UNITED KINGDOM Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 OWC 12 Port Thunderbolt 2 Dock November 4, 2016 I ordered this item mainly as an afterthought and because it was in a sale and offered at an affordable price. I possess many Macintosh items: 4x MacBook Pros, 1x MacBook Air, 3x printers and countless HDDs and related equipment. As one might imagine, I sometimes have an interface problem, which is not always solved by buying yet another cable, of which I have a great many. Something more is often required and I chose to buy the 12 Port Thunderbolt 2 Dock as that special item. It is not in constant use and I incorporate it, as needed, usually when I have an interfacing problem. It has not let me down by not offering the interconnect option I require. It is well-made, functional, has plenty of interconnect options and is surprisingly attractive.

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Reviewer: DrDuck Location: Sioux Falls, SD Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 number two of these November 3, 2016 I purchased one but it worked so well and did exactly what it said it would do and so I got another.

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