OWC Drive Dock is a Must for Video, Photo Professionals

September 16, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

A fresh version of the OWC Drive Dock is here and it boasts USB 3.1 Gen 1 connectivity. Complete with speeds up to 434 MB/s, two drive bays (each supporting 2.5 or 3.5-inch drives) and an internal auto-switching power supply, the new device comes across as a must buy. In fact, going by what we see, Drive Dock can provide you with a quick and easy way to access your data, archive files, and also perform backups.

Wrapped in a silver aluminum attire, topped with a matte black top, the Drive Dock can prove to be an essential workflow solution for video and photo professionals, says the company that has made it. According to Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO of OWC, the new Drive Dock with USB 3.1 Gen 1 connectivity, would give customers exceptional performance at a price that is accessible to everyone.


The device has all in it to help video and photo professionals in video ingest, editing, or making copies of dailies on location. Armed with two bays, the Drive Dock is capable of simultaneously accessing two drives at once, or swap one drive while the other is in use.

This becomes possible as each drive bay comes with a dedicated power switch and LED activity indicator, thereby helping you to work swiftly without compromising on personalized workflow.

Capable of reading up to 434 MB, it can write up to 406 MB, and supports drives up to 10TB or more. OWC has made the Drive Dock compatible for Macs and PCs.



If you are among those users who would want even faster transfer speeds, OWC has a Drive Dock variant featuring Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3.1 Gen 1 connectivity, providing two Thunderbolt 2 ports and one USB 3.1 Gen 1 port.

If you are looking for the pricing details here, the Drive Dock with USB 3.1 Gen 1 connectivity is available for $89.95, while the Drive Dock with Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3.1 Gen 1 can be yours for $247.99. The device can be picked up from MacSales.com and authorized OWC resellers.

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