OWC has debuted a new version of their Drive Dock dual-drive USB docking solution for Mac and Windows computers. The new Drive Dock with USB 3.1 Gen 1 connectivity offers speeds of up to 434 MB/s, from each of its two drive bays (each supporting 2.5 or 3.5-inch drives).
OWC Drive Dock, featuring USB 3.1 Gen 1, delivers extreme transfer speeds with hot-swappable convenience, making it an essential tool for video and audio content professionals working with multiple bare drives. It’s the perfect solution for video ingest, editing, or making copies of dailies on location.
With two bays, the Drive Dock provides the capability to simultaneously access two drives at once, or swap one drive while the other is in use. This added flexibility is possible because each drive bay features a dedicated power switch and LED activity indicator, so you can work quickly and easily without compromising your personalized workflow.
The internal auto-switching power supply makes the Drive Dock perfect for those who travel and want the peace of mind knowing they can access their bare drives wherever they are.
- Two drive bays each accommodate 2.5 or 3.5-inch SATA drives
- USB 3.1 Gen 1 port
- Read: Up to 434 MB/s
- Write: Up to 406 MB/s
- Supports drives up to 10TB or greater
- Mac & PC compatible
- Each bay features an independent power switch and LED activity indicator
- Universal auto-switching internal power supply
- Professional aluminum enclosure
- Two year OWC Limited Warranty including award-winning technical support
- Includes 24-inch (.6m) USB 3.1 Gen 1 cable
OWC also offers a high-performance Drive Dock which provides even better performance numbers. The Drive Dock with Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3.1 Gen 1 was released back in Novemebr 2015, and offers speeds up to 522 MB/s, supporting multiple streams of compressed 4K, 2K, and HD video, via a Thunderbolt 2 connection.
Pricing and Availability
- Drive Dock with USB 3.1 Gen 1 connectivity is available at MacSales.com and authorized OWC resellers for $89.95 MSRP.
- Drive Dock with Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3.1 Gen 1, announced in November 2015, is also available at MacSales.com and authorized OWC resellers for $247.99.