OWC Drive Dock With Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3.1 Gen 1 Unboxing Review @OWCsolutions


OWC Drive Dock
.6 meter (24″) USB 3.1 Gen 1 cable
(Standard-A to Standard-B)
1 meter (39″) Thunderbolt cable
Internal power supply and power cable
User Guide
Specs Header Drive Dock
System Requirements
Operating System

Thunderbolt 2

OS X 10.10 or later
Windows 7 SP1 or later
USB 3.1 Gen 1

OS X 10.6 or later
Windows XP or later
Linux Kernel v. 2.6.31 or later
Boot Camp is only supported using USB. The Thunderbolt certification process does not include Macs running Windows through Boot Camp.

Driver not required for OS X.
Driver required for Windows when using Thunderbolt. Download here 7.1MB (ZIP)


Mac or PC featuring Thunderbolt or USB 2.0 interface
Recommended (best performance)

Mac or PC featuring Thunderbolt 2 or USB 3.1 Gen 1 interface

Thunderbolt – OS X 10.10 or later
USB – Any Mac that supports booting via USB
Interface (Chipset)
(2) Thunderbolt 20Gbps
(1) USB 3.1 Gen 1 (ASMedia ASM1153E)
Drives Supported
(2) 3.5” SATA 6Gb/s drives
or (2) 2.5” SATA 6Gb/s drives
Benchmarks (maximum speed)

Thunderbolt: 522 MB/s Read and 477 MB/s Write
USB 3.1 Gen 1: 427 MB/s Read and 347 MB/s Write

See ‘Benchmarks’ section below for test setup specifications
Speeds will vary based on drives used, RAID configurations, and other factors.
Thunderbolt only1
1When connected via USB, it is possible to unmount either drive from the OS without impacting the other drive, but you cannot power a bay on or off, or physically connect or disconnect one of the drives, without causing the other drive to temporarily unmount.
Power Supply
Internal UL-listed universal auto-switching
AC input: 100 ~ 240V, 50/60Hz
DC output:, 12V 6.25A
Adapter plugs for international use sold separately
RAID Modes Supported
Software RAID only
RAID 0, 1, Span, Independent
Height: 3.3 in (8.5 cm)
Width: 6.3 in (16.0 cm)
Length: 5.8 in (15.0 cm)
Without Drives: 2.15 lb (.975 kg)
Environmental (Operating)

Temperature (°F) 41° to 86°
Temperature (°C) 5° to 30°
Environmental (Non-Operating)

Temperature (°F) -4° to 122°
Temperature (°C) -20° to 50°
Relative Humidity (Operating)

8 – 90% (non-condensing)
Relative Humidity (Non-Operating)

5 – 95% (non-condensing)
2 Year OWC Solution Limited Warranty
The best warranty is one you never have to use, but should the need occur – OWC is proud to provide a superior level of support and warranty coverage to our customers. Even when not used, we understand the peace of mind afforded by a longer warranty period. OWC’s industry leading coverage is a testament to our confidence in the reliability of the solutions that we offer. OWC solutions are engineered to demanding quality standards in order to deliver the most reliable, highest performance available on the market in each storage category.