OWC Thunderbolt Pro Dock
The Best Networking, Media, and Docking Solution for Pro Creatives
High-Bandwidth and Flexibility for Demanding Hi-Res Workflow Needs
Pro-level docking stations should be ready to handle any situation that you encounter in a production workflow. The OWC Thunderbolt Pro Dock is your on-location and post-production “mission control” with an unrivaled combination of super-fast 10Gb/s Ethernet, CFexpress and SD card readers, two Thunderbolt ports, one USB-C port, and three USB-A ports.
With this unique productivity enhancing configuration, you can ingest RAW video and photo files at speeds up to 1630MB/s. Collaborate in a shared workflow environment via the 10Gb Ethernet port to keep your projects streaming from file setup to final renders with headroom to spare. View projects in greater detail with an 8K display or create a panoramic dual 4K display. Daisy chain up to five Thunderbolt devices. All while powering your laptop and managing the typical USB devices you need to get the job done.
Add Media Versatility to DIT Carts
When you’re on location, your cart needs the power of versatility. With conveniently accessible front-side CFexpress Type B and SD 4.0 card readers, the Thunderbolt Pro Dock helps you manage multiple card uploads efficiently. It’s a huge asset when you’re covering live events like conferences, festivals, and concerts where you’re working with multiple videographers and photographers.
Calm & Connected
In addition to eliminating the on-set or in studio chaos of multiple connections, the Thunderbolt Pro Dock’s solid aluminum fanless design lets you work in calm silence…even when transferring a huge file over a network.
Pro Audio Video AVB Ready
Time-sensitive data such as audio and video media streams require Audio Video Bridging (IEEE 802.1Qav, AVB) ready gear. No sweat… you can stream vast volumes of high-quality data to multiple destinations in real-time with very low latency over existing network cable via the Thunderbolt Pro Dock’s 10Gb Ethernet port.
Small Footprint, Big Connections
Sized similarly to a single external drive enclosure, the Thunderbolt Pro Dock’s aluminum case helps keep cart weight streamlined while easily fitting into a cart drawer or small box during cart breakdown.
With two Thunderbolt 3 ports, the Thunderbolt Pro Dock offers incredible potential to connect multiple devices to take on the biggest projects. You can daisy-chain up to 5 additional Thunderbolt devices to the Thunderbolt Pro Dock for studio-level storage, RAID arrays, eGPUs for graphics processing, or all of these combined and connected at 40Gb/s bandwidth.
Meet the challenges of any workflow with these Thunderbolt Pro Dock add-ons:
OWC ThunderBlade - the ultimate on-site workflow drive
OWC ThunderBay 4 - high-capacity RAID workstation
OWC Express 4M2 - compact, customizable 4-bay RAID array
OWC Envoy Pro FX - rugged and fast bus-powered portable SSD
OWC Mercury Helios 3S - high-end PCIe video, audio, and SSD card use
OWC Mercury Pro U.2 Dual - blazing fast NVMe SSD array
Download the OWC guide to daisy-chaining to learn tips and tricks for the best connections.
Conquers Workflows and Combats Clutter
When you’re back in your office or studio, the Thunderbolt Pro Dock has the power and ports you need to manage your workflow and take control of your workspace. The Thunderbolt Pro Dock is compact, so you can comfortably manage your peripherals and keep your workspace free of clutter. Its 10Gb Ethernet connection keeps you connected at top speeds, and with 85W charging power, your notebook is charged up and ready to move.
OWC Thunderbolt Cable Included
OWC Thunderbolt Pro Dock comes with a certified 0.7M OWC Thunderbolt Cable. But if your workflow demands a different length to make the connection, OWC Thunderbolt (USB-C) Cables are the perfect choice.
Disconnect in One Click
Safely disconnect multiple drives in a single click. OWC Dock Ejector was designed by OWC hardware and software engineers to ensure all data is written before disconnection, saving time and protecting against data loss. It makes losing your hard-earned work a thing of the past.
Stabilize Thunderbolt and USB-C Cables
Active workspaces expose gear to bumps, shoves, or even the random tail wag from a pet. OWC ClingOn custom cable stabilizers (available separately) screw into the OWC Dock or OWC Drive housing to reduce – if not completely eliminate – cable strain on Thunderbolt and USB-C connections so you can work with confidence even in the highest foot traffic environments.
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- Thunderbolt 2/Thunderbolt compatibility requires a certified Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 (mDP) adapter and a Thunderbolt 2 cable (available separately). This configuration provides data transfer at up to 20Gb/s but does not support notebook charging.
- Use of HDMI display via Thunderbolt port requires USB-C to HDMI adapter sold separately.
- Based on time to transfer 4TB of 4K footage of 1 hour four seconds over 10GbE versus 10 hours forty four seconds over 1GbE.
- Router and/or Network Switch must support AVB.
- Up to 1630MB/s sequential read and up to 1326MB/s sequential write (max) performance was observed on a Windows 10 Enterprise PC equipped with a Gigabyte motherboard (Z270X-GAMING 7) with an Intel Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz processor and 16GB RAM running CrystalDiskMark 8.0.4, 1GB range, Q8T1. Up to 1547MB/s read and up to 1348MB/s write performance was observed on a MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports) with 8GB RAM and 2.3GHz processor running AJA System Test (5K resolution, 16GB file size, 16bit RGBA codec, single file test). Performance based on OWC Atlas Pro Ultra CFX card. Speeds can vary depending on card model and test environment.
- Actual display support varies upon computer specifications. Supported Intel-based Apple Mac models and Thunderbolt 4 PCs support two displays over a Thunderbolt port. Apple silicon M1 and M2 Mac models support a single display over a Thunderbolt port.