OWC's Thunderbolt 3 Pro Dock has more ports and plugs than most computers

Thunderbolt 3 Pro Dock
Thunderbolt 3 Pro Dock (Image credit: OWC)

What you need to know

  • OWC has long been a go-to source of solid, quality Mac parts and accessories.
  • The company has a new Thunderbolt 3 dock out.
  • It has all of the ports video professionals need.

Apple part and accessory maker OWC is out with a new Thunderbolt 3 dock (via 9to5Mac). Perfectly named the Thunderbolt 3 Pro Dock, this thing comes fully loaded with ports and connections and is specifically designed to be used by those who work in media.

Pro-level docking stations should be ready to handle any situation that you encounter in a production workflow. The OWC Thunderbolt 3 Pro Dock is your on-location and post production "mission control" with an unrivaled combination of super-fast 10Gb Ethernet, CFast and SD card readers, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, three USB 3.1 ports, and full support for eSATA devices and drives.

The list of ports this dock offers is lengthy and complete. If you need to plug it into a Mac, the chances are good that you can plug it into this dock instead. Features include:

  • Lightning-fast 40Gb/s transfer speeds – (2) Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Easy media ingest at speeds up to 370MB/s – CFast 2.0 Card Reader and SD 4.0 Card Reader
  • Bandwidth to edit from your server – 10Gb/s Ethernet port
  • Power while working – 60W notebook charging
  • Connect your peripherals – (3) USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
  • See your work – Connect two 4K displays or one 5K display
  • Securely powered – locking power connection
  • Multi-bay external drive access – eSATA port with port multiplier support
  • Thunderbolt certified for Mac and Windows

You can order a Thunderbolt 3 Pro Dock to call your very own direct from OWC now. It'll set you back $349.99, but if it can make your life easier and make work quicker, that's a small price to pay.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

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