Thunderbolt

Drives, docks, portable SSDs, cables, expansion, eGPUs, and more.

Have an older Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 (mDP) Mac? Use any OWC externally-powered Thunderbolt solution with Apple's Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter! Learn more »

Desktop, RAID & Rackmount Thunderbolt Drives

Select among award-winning solutions from mega-capacity, multi-bay RAID arrays, to ultra-fast SSDs and rackmount drives.

Portable Thunderbolt & USB-C Drives

OWC provides a large selection of ultra-fast and ultra-portable drives. Find your perfect on-the-go powerhouse.

Thunderbolt Docks

Through a single cable, our docks bring an unprecedented combination of ports, convenience, and power to your Thunderbolt equipped Mac and Windows PC.

Thunderbolt Cables

Thunderbolt Cables

Relied upon by pros and hobbyists alike to make the connections since Thunderbolt's arrival in 2011 – Our premium cables are the perfect choice for your Thunderbolt 4 / USB4 (USB-C), Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C), or Thunderbolt 2 / Thunderbolt workflow.

Manufactured to the highest standards, OWC Premium Thunderbolt Cables deliver the incredible power of Thunderbolt technology with support for up to 40Gb/s of data bandwidth and power delivery up to 100W, all with certified reliability. Don't trust just any Thunderbolt cable – rely on certified OWC Premium Thunderbolt Cables to perform for you each and every day.

Thunderbolt eGPUs + Expansion Chassis

Transform your Mac or PC experience with Thunderbolt 3. Plug into the computational power of an external GPU (eGPU), add new connection options, storage, and more – all with just one cable.

Thunderbolt Interface Adapters

Connect multiple high-resolution displays, add 10G Ethernet, and more.

We Design and Make the Largest Selection of Thunderbolt Gear in the Galaxy

From blazing-fast storage capable of moving mind-boggling amounts of data in mere seconds, to docks that can plug your laptop into a full-fledged workstation — Thunderbolt is the versatile, fast, and reliable interface built to empower your digital endeavors.

Whether you’re rockin’ the latest generation Macs with Thunderbolt 3 or Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C), or a beloved Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 (Mini DisplayPort) equipped Mac – yes, OWC Thunderbolt solutions support those tool – we have the award-winning Thunderbolt gear to meet your needs.

Support for Thunderbolt & Thunderbolt 2 Macs & Devices

Can I use a newer Thunderbolt (USB-C) device with my older Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 (mDP) Mac?

YES

OWC Thunderbolt devices harness the power of Thunderbolt 3 and Thunderbolt 4 to provide backwards compatibility with Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 equipped Macs. Whatever your workflow demands, you can easily connect OWC Thunderbolt 3 and Thunderbolt 4 external storage, docks, and more to your Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 Mac using a certified Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 (mDP) Adapter and a Thunderbolt cable. It's that easy.

One note: When connecting a newer Thunderbolt (USB-C) device to an older Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 (mDP) Mac, the device must be a self-powered. Bus-powered devices are not supported via the Apple adapter.

Learn more on the Rocket Yard Blog: Can I use a Thunderbolt 3 device with a Thunderbolt 2 Mac?

    Can I use an older Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 (mDP) device with my newer Thunderbolt (USB-C) Mac or iPad?

    YES

    If you have older Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 (mDP) drives, docks, and displays, you can keep using them with your newer Thunderbolt 3 or Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C) equipped Mac or iPad. You will need a certified Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 (mDP) Adapter which can be used bi-directionally – meaning it can also be used to connect an older Thunderbolt device to your newer Thunderbolt Mac or iPad. It's an easy way to extend the life of your older Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 devices!

    One note: When connecting an older Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 (mDP) device to a newer Thunderbolt (USB-C) Mac or iPad, the device must be a self-powered. Bus-powered devices are not supported via the Apple adapter.

    Lear more on the Rocket Yard Blog: Top 14 questions people ask about Thunderbolt – answered

    Thunderbolt 2/Thunderbolt compatibility requires a certified Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 (mDP) adapter and a Thunderbolt 2 cable. This configuration provides data transfer at Thunderbolt 2 speeds (up to 20Gb/s) but does not support notebook charging.