OWC Drive Dock USB Type-C Dual Drive Bay Solution

BH #OWTCDRVDCK • MFR #OWCTCDRVDCK
OWC Drive Dock USB Type-C Dual Drive Bay Solution
Key Features
  • For Bare 2.5" & 3.5" SATA Drives
  • 2 x 2.5/3.5" Drive Bays
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C Port
  • Read Speeds up to 698 MB/s
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Access bare SATA hard drives and solid-state drives with ease using the Drive Dock USB Type-C Dual Drive Bay Solution from OWC. Equipped with a USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C port, the dock comes with two drive bays that are each compatible with 2.5" and 3.5" SATA drives. Capable of read speeds up to 698 MB/s and write speeds up to 918 MB/s, the Drive Dock allows for simultaneous drive bay operation, and it's compatible with both systems running Windows, Mac, and Chrome.
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OWC Drive Dock Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Access Bare SATA Drives
  • 3Design
  • 4Compatibility
  • 5Hardware Requirements
  • 6OS Requirements

Access bare SATA hard drives and solid-state drives with ease using the Drive Dock USB Type-C Dual Drive Bay Solution from OWC. Equipped with a USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C port, the dock comes with two drive bays that are each compatible with 2.5" and 3.5" SATA drives. Capable of read speeds up to 698 MB/s and write speeds up to 918 MB/s, the Drive Dock allows for simultaneous drive bay operation, and it's compatible with both systems running Windows, Mac, and Chrome.

Access Bare SATA Drives

The OWC Drive Dock makes for an easy way to access bare SATA drives. You can hot swap, read multiple drives simultaneously, or boot from bare drives, ideal for video and audio content pros working with multiple bare drives on big projects.

Design

Two drive bays accommodate both 2.5" and 3.5" drives, and the dock can access drives in each bay simultaneously. Each drive bay features its own independent power switch and LED activity monitor, while the auto-switching internal power supply is compatible with standard dual-prong power cables. The fanless Drive Dock is designed for quiet operation.

Compatibility

Drive Dock uses a USB 3.1 Gen 2 interface with data rates up to 981 MB/s, and it is compatible with Thunderbolt 3 ports.

Hardware Requirements

USB 2.0 interface or better

OS Requirements

macOS 10.6.8 or later
Windows 7 SP1 or later
ChromeOS
UPC: 810586031028

OWC Drive Dock Specs

General
Number of Bays2 x 2.5"/3.5"
Connections1 x USB Type-C (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gb/s))
Compatible Drive InterfaceSATA III
Form FactorDesktop
Hot-Swap SupportYes
Operating System SupportChromeOS, Windows, macOS/OS X
OS CompatibilitymacOS 10.6.8 or Later
Windows 7 or Later
Chrome OS
Electrical
Power SourceInternal Power Supply
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
AC Input Power VAC50 / 60 Hz
DC Input Power VDC at 4 A
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature-4 to 158°F / -20 to 70°C
Physical
Material of ConstructionAluminum
RAID ControllerNone
Status MonitoringLED Indicator
Dimensions (W x H x D)6.3 x 5.8 x 3.3" / 160.02 x 147.32 x 83.82 mm
Weight2.2 lb / 1 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.07 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.4 x 8 x 6.9"
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Will this run on 240V AC?

Will this run on 240V AC?
Asked by: Patrick
Yes, the OWC Drive Dock USB Type-C Dual Drive Bay Solution BH #OWTCDRVDCK has a 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz power supply.
Answered by: Miguel
Date published: 2021-03-08

Is this a thunderbolt 3 to thunderbolt 3 speed ...

Is this a thunderbolt 3 to thunderbolt 3 speed connection or does it transfer at less than maximum thunderbolt 3 speeds? The spec says it is "Equipped with a USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C port" isn't this slower than thunderbolt 3 connection? And the spec says that : Drive Dock uses a USB 3.1 Gen 2 interface with data rates up to 981 MB/s, and it is compatible with Thunderbolt 3 ports. - so is there a faster docking unit which is thunderbolt 3 speed rates. This seems like it has less than that.
Asked by: Elliott
The interface is USB 3.1, as stated. I believe the compatibility mentioned refers to the physical port/cable. If you will be using spinning drives (not SSD) you wouldn't be able to see any speed advantage with Thunderbolt3. It will be the drives themselves limiting speed.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2020-12-31

The "Most Helpful Critical Review" mentions that ...

The "Most Helpful Critical Review" mentions that transferring data between the two drive bays in this USB-C dock is extremely slow. Has anyone else experienced this? Is it possible that review was for the Thunderbolt-2 version with only one SATA-to-USB chip, while this USB-C version has two SATA-to-USB chips?
Asked by: Matthew
This is not an issue that I have seen, nor do I get complaints of this from our customers. As far as the specifics of the review, I do not know enough of the specifics to speculate.
Answered by: OWC Andy
Date published: 2020-12-10

Is this dock a good solution to backup a Synology ...

Is this dock a good solution to backup a Synology NAS?
Asked by: Arnaud
Not sure. We use this dock to back up (and occasionally retrieve) individual project files before deleting from our server. For that it works great.
Answered by: Chris
Date published: 2020-12-08

Does this support UASP protocol?

Does this support UASP protocol?
Asked by: Alex
For those who are reading this, what Gary just said above about UASP being a USB standard is 100% incorrect UASP/Trim/BOT are chipset interface add-ons and require compatible hardware and operating system, when used they increase read/write speeds and lower CPU usage dramatically I reached out and confirmed directly with OWC, the makers of this product, and they confirmed that this dock does NOT support UASP or Trim and only operates at USB 3.0 speeds (not USB 3.1 Gen 2)
Answered by: Alex
Date published: 2020-11-21

Can I use this USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 dock in ...

Can I use this USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 dock in conjunction with Apple’s “Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter” on my old iMac/MacBook Pro, with connecting to its Thunderbolt 2 port?
Asked by: Aaron
You could with an adapter like this one. https://bhpho.to/2oDpzNy
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2020-10-01

will the Seagate Exos 14TB 7200rpm SATA III 3.5" ...

will the Seagate Exos 14TB 7200rpm SATA III 3.5" Internal Hard Drive work with this?
Asked by: Derek
Yes, that drive is compatible. The dock will support up to 16tb drives.
Answered by: Sagi
Date published: 2020-06-26

Will this take 16tb drives?

Will this take 16tb drives?
Asked by: Jeff
Yes.
Answered by: OWC Andy
Date published: 2020-06-23
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