OWC Thunderbolt Hub

BH #OWCTB4HUB5P • MFR #OWCTB4HUB5P
OWC Thunderbolt Hub
Key Features
  • 3 x Thunderbolt 4 Ports
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A Port
  • Supports up to 8K Resolution
  • Adjustable LED
Expand the utility of your desktop or notebook with the Thunderbolt Hub from OWC. Ideal for the professional who needs quick data transfers and the ability to manage multiple devices simultaneously, this hub gives you three additional Thunderbolt 4 ports and a single USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port. The Thunderbolt Hub provides transfer speeds up to 40 Gb/s, output support for multiple high-definition displays, and allows up to five additional daisy-chained Thunderbolt enabled devices for greater flexibility. Conveniently, Thunderbolt 3, USB Type-C, and USB4 devices are also compatible with this hub, allowing you to use a variety of past accessories.
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OWC OWCTB4HUB5P Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Power Delivery
  • 3Display Support
  • 4Security Features

Expand the utility of your desktop or notebook with the Thunderbolt Hub from OWC. Ideal for the professional who needs quick data transfers and the ability to manage multiple devices simultaneously, this hub gives you three additional Thunderbolt 4 ports and a single USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port. The Thunderbolt Hub provides transfer speeds up to 40 Gb/s, output support for multiple high-definition displays, and allows up to five additional daisy-chained Thunderbolt enabled devices for greater flexibility. Conveniently, Thunderbolt 3, USB Type-C, and USB4 devices are also compatible with this hub, allowing you to use a variety of past accessories.

The Thunderbolt Hub is designed for the Windows 10 and macOS operating systems. This hub requires a Thunderbolt 4 port but can also use Thunderbolt 3 connections for macOS version 11.1 or later. For external video support, DisplayPort version 1.4 capabilities must be present on the host device.

Power Delivery

Support bus-powered peripherals and charge mobile devices with the Thunderbolt Hub's integrated 60-watt power delivery. Whether you need a USB Type-A or Type-C port, you can charge your devices even in sleep mode. Additionally, you can daisy-chain up to five Thunderbolt devices for enhanced flexibility and enhanced peripheral management. An adjustable LED notifies you when it is powered on, in sleep mode, and when there is an active data connection. The LED light can be dimmed or turned off completely if it becomes distracting.

Display Support

The Thunderbolt Hub allows you to connect a single display up to 8K resolution at 60 Hz, or two 4K displays at 120 Hz for expanded screen real-estate, suitable for complex projects and enjoying high-quality media. HDMI and DisplayPort adapters are also compatible with this hub for additional video flexibility. DisplayPort 1.4 capabilities must be present on the host device to use external display support.

Actual display support varies by computer specifications. Supported Intel-based Apple Mac models and Thunderbolt 4 PCs support two displays over a Thunderbolt port. Apple M1 Mac models support a single display over a Thunderbolt port.

Security Features

With the purchase of the optional OWC ClingOn device connector, you can add a level of stabilization and security to your devices and protect your ports from damage caused by bumps, shoves, or foot traffic. A Kensington Nano slot is available for compatible cable locks, preventing others from removing your Thunderbolt Hub. Additionally, the OWC Dock Ejector ensures all data is safely written prior to disconnection, saving time and protecting you from experiencing data loss.
UPC: 810586035606

OWC OWCTB4HUB5P Specs

Connections
USB1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
Thunderbolt3 x Thunderbolt 4 (60 W)
Host Connections
System Connection1 x Thunderbolt 4 Type-C Female
Connection TypeDetachable Cable
Power
Power SourceAC Adapter
Power PortBarrel Connector (Unspecified Diameter) (Input)
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
DC Input Power20 VDC at 5.5 A
Video/Audio
Maximum Supported Resolution7680 x 4320
Audio SupportYes
Environmental
Operating Humidity8 to 90%
Operating Temperature41 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C
Storage Humidity5 to 95%
Storage Temperature-4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
General
LED IndicatorActivity, Connection, Power
Dimensions4.7 x 2.9 x 0.7" / 11.9 x 7.4 x 1.8 cm
Weight7.4 oz / 210 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.325 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.2 x 5.8 x 3"

OWC OWCTB4HUB5P Reviews

Not for OS Monterey

By Eric
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-03

We purchased a few of these and with OS Monterey they became useless. Also, they support any of the Apple converters.

Caveat Emptor (Buyer Beware)

By Owen
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-22

The host port (the port that connects from the hub to your computer) has a design flaw and does not allow for the cable to lock in. The cable will randomly come loose and disconnect, resulting in your peripherals being disconnected. There are 3 reviews on B&H and 16 on Amazon describing this. When I contacted OWC customer service their solution was to sell me, at an additional cost, their plastic Clingon tab that uses adhesive to try and hold the cable in the hub. No thanks. I promptly took advantage of B&H's outstanding customer service and sent it back. My only regret is not reading those 3 critical B&H reviews first. Now you have 4 people telling you this item has a design defect.

Host Port Loose

By Doug
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-19

The hub generally works fine, but the host port (front Thunderbolt) isn't secure. Connection can be lost with even the slightest touch to the cable. Fortunately, I don't need to move it and the cable is out of the way, but it is a problem nonetheless.

The port defect is a deal breaker

By Leanne
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-10

Got this and already have to return it immediately. The port to connect with your computer is so loose that if you barely bump the hub, it disconnects. So all of my externals continue to be improperly ejected in the middle of working if it moves at all. Just be EXTREMELY careful of unplugging anything that will move it. I called the company and they will sell you something to help it stay in better, but you do have to buy it from them and at this price I'm not sure why they would not include it knowing how bad that connectivity is on their equipment, etc... Going to try another hub. Between the manufacturing and OWC's response, it's better to go another route.

Needs Work

By Doug
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-07

I've got the OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock (and it mostly works, front USB ports are fickle), but needed another Thunderbolt port. This hub seems to be functioning okay so far, but there are a couple of things that are disappointing. First, as many have said previously, the power and host connections should both be on the back side. I, too, am augmenting an M1 Mini. Second, the host port is not secure *at all*. OWC sells little Thunderbolt connector clamps, and this thing ought come with at least one in the box. I've already had a disconnect, and I barely grazed the cable.

Running at speeds as promised

By William
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-24

All Thunderbolt 3 and Thunderbolt 4 devices are running at promised OWC dock speeds. As an example, Sandisk Extreme Pro drives run over 900mb read and write using all 3 of the Thunderbolt ports when used with Mac Pro 2019.

Works as expected - design change needed

By Alan
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-09

I've had the hub for a little over a month. It is continuously connected to my Dell XPS15 when I am using it at my desk. I use it to power my laptop and provide extra high speed ports. It transfers files between drives of the various specifications at nearly the respective theoretical speeds. I believe that there is an design oversight that should be changed on this OWC thunderbolt hub in that all of the required inputs should be on one side of the device. For this device, the power input is on the side with the thunderbolt connections and the connection to the computer is on the other side of the device. If the power input and the connection to the computer were on the same side, then it would provide for tidier cabling on one's work surface. I know that this is picky. The power brick is large, but likely needed to be able to pass through 60W to the laptop. The Dell power brick outputs 130W. Despite the power differences, the laptop has charged and operated just fine. Initially, I received error messages from Dell SupportAssistant that power less than desired is coming in and could impact charging time. After a week or so, I disabled this specific messaging. Like I said, the hub has been charging and powering laptop for over a month.

Prepare to LOSE DATA

By Tyler
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-21

This thing will CONSTANTLY disconnect your drives in the middle of editing or data transfers at RANDOM. Completely unreliable with my M1 MAX Macbook Pro.

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Asked by: Elliot
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Will this work with iPadOS 15?

Will this work with iPadOS 15?
Asked by: Stephen
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Date published: 2021-11-22
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