OWC Thunderbolt Go Dock
Thunderbolt Go Dock
The first full-featured Thunderbolt dock with a built-in power supply. Go anywhere + connect more than bus-powered docks!
- Go easier: Built-in power supply eliminates heavy power brick hassle while enabling more workflows vs bus-powered docks.
- Go connect: Add all the external storage, multiple displays, and accessories you need with (3) Thunderbolt 4 ports, (3) USB-A ports, and (1) USB-C port.
- Go everything: One dock that works with all your Thunderbolt and USB-C devices.
- Go faster: Enhance network-based workflows and transfer files up to 2.5x faster than standard 1GbE.
- Go energized: Keep your notebook travel ready with up to 90W charging power.
- Go everywhere: Enjoy mobile connectivity with a rugged, solid aluminum heat dissipating fanless design.
- Go managed: Rest assured you can keep your devices managed with Thunderbolt Go Dock’s MDM compatibility.
- Go protected: 2 Year OWC Limited Warranty
Everything. Everywhere. Easier.
Life if often full of compromises, but your dock shouldn’t be. You should be able to move your workflow from the desktop to the road easily on short notice without having to choose what device or accessory to leave behind.
Connect everything you want everywhere you call a workspace easily with the OWC Thunderbolt Go Dock. Say goodbye to a heavy, bulky power adapter slowing you down. Or a bus-powered mini dock not having the complete ports you need. Simply plug the power cable of this world’s first full-featured Thunderbolt dock with a built-in power supply into a standard outlet in coffee shops, airports, vehicles, video production carts, and more to put 11 ports of connectivity empowerment at your fingertips.
When Mobile Is Better Than Portable
You want to connect it all and have it all work flawlessly. While bus-powered portable docks are great for most common uses, they can only provide so much power from the host computer. When you want to push your abilities to the max, the mobile ready Thunderbolt Go Dock’s built-in power supply gives you the juice you need. And it lets you take a fabulous diversity of connectivity anywhere easier by eliminating the need to carry around a pain-in-the-neck/shoulder/back power brick.
As a digital nomad, hybrid employee, or creative production pro, you need to be able to expand your notebook’s single display – imagine…TWO 4K displays! – for maximum productivity at a temporary work location. With the Thunderbolt Go Dock’s HDMI port and Thunderbolt technology, you can view more detail and make edits easier on up to an 8K display. Edit large format video on one 4K display while previewing the raw playback on a second 4K display. Whatever your workstation display needs, the Thunderbolt Go Dock gives you the vision to go to a higher level. 3, 4
A Multi-Connectivity Solution for Millions
It’s a hassle trying to figure out or remember what interface your gear and computer has so you can use it all with a dock. Whether you have a Thunderbolt or USB-C Mac, PC, iPad, Chromebook, or Android device, the Thunderbolt Go Dock’s uplink port utilizes a USB-C connector to give you a multi-connectivity solution for millions of past, present, and future (yes even USB4!) computers and devices.1
Keep your notebook and tablet ready for mobile use with the Thunderbolt Go Dock’s dedicated 90W power delivery Thunderbolt uplink port. You can also keep devices powered/charging on the other two Thunderbolt and four USB ports. Whether you’re taking a break or are done for the day, the Thunderbolt Go Dock continues to power and/or charge connected devices.
Turn Your Tablet into a Computer
With the Thunderbolt Go Dock, you can turn your tablet into a full computing platform with capabilities that exceed many desktop and notebook computer setups. Now you can transform one port on your tablet into 11 ports so you can read/write SD card media, share files in a blink on a high-speed network, free up your internal storage by offloading to an external drive, and work easier with a larger external display, mouse, and full-sized keyboard. You can even turn your tablet into a desktop video, audio, or podcasting recording and editing setup. The possibilities of how you can use the Thunderbolt Go Dock to redefine your tablet computing experience are nearly limitless.
Work Up to 2.5x Faster
Many of today’s computers and tablets either don’t provide a network port (ugh…slow low-quality Wi-Fi) or feature the older 1Gb/s standard. Now you can transfer, copy, and/or edit files and work up to 2.5x faster over wired networks and enjoy increased productivity in an IP-based workflow with the Thunderbolt Go Dock’s 2.5Gb/s Ethernet port. Or, connect to a NAS for faster data access, backup, and 4K video streaming and editing.2
Ingest in a Blink
Another “one less thing to carry” benefit for you is the built-in SD card reader. Video footage and photos are a part of daily life, and the Thunderbolt Go Dock lets you ingest your creative content conveniently fast. You can also use the reader like an external drive and store or backup files at will.
In the past, daisy chaining external Thunderbolt storage required you to place it close to the front of the chain to get fast and reliable performance. That wasn’t possible with bus-powered drives. They had to be placed last in the Thunderbolt chain as the chain was limited to just one bus-powered device. Now you can connect multiple Thunderbolt drives and SSDs directly to the Thunderbolt Go Dock to experience the fastest speed your storage devices can deliver.
Simply Cleaner & Easier
Having a built-in power supply with your Thunderbolt Go Dock keeps your life simple. With one less power brick in your desktop setup, there’s less clutter for cleaner cable management. When mobile with another dock, if you lost its power brick, you are dead in the water. If you happen to misplace the Thunderbolt Go Dock’s standard and common 2-prong “figure 8” power cord, you likely already have one you can “borrow” from another device or can easily stop in at a local store for a replacement and keep working.
- Up to one 8K display @ 60Hz,
- or one 5K display @ 60Hz,
- or one 4K display @ 120Hz,
- or two 4K displays @ 60Hz
Display Support by Port
- Thunderbolt 4: Up to 8K @ 60Hz or 4K @ 120Hz via a native Thunderbolt 4 display or other display that supports USB-C connections and DisplayPort 1.4
- Thunderbolt: Goshen Ridge (JHL8440)
- USB: Cypress/HX3PD
- Ethernet: RTL8156B
- SD Reader: GL-3232S
- Up to 40Gb/s
Ethernet Speeds (RJ-45)
- 2.5Gb/s (2.5GBASE-T)
- 1Gb/s “Gigabit” (1000BASE-T)
- 100Mb/s (100BASE-T)
- 10Mb/s (10BASE-T)
Memory Card Support
- (1) Secure Digital (SD) UHS-II
Mac OS Compatibility
- macOS 11.x Big Sur
- macOS 12.x Monterey
- macOS 13.x Ventura
PC OS Compatibility
- Windows 11
- Windows 10 64-bit Edition
Mobile OS Compatibility
- iPadOS 15
- iPadOS 16
- Android 12.x
- Android 13.x
Other OS Compatibility
- Chrome OS: 91 or later
- Download Driver
- Driver required for Windows and Linux.
Host Port Requirements
- Thunderbolt (USB-C) or USB (USB-C or USB-A1) port
- UL-listed universal auto-switching power supply
- 100~240V, 50~60Hz, 1.5A
- +24V, 5A
External Power Adapter
- Thunderbolt 4 host port provides up to 90W of power to the host computer.
- Thunderbolt 4 device ports (for external drives and other devices) provide 15W of power.
- USB port provides up to 1.5A of power for bus-powered drives and device charging.
- (1) Host Port – Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C) up to 40 Gb/s (5000 MB/s)
- (2) Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C) Ports
- (1) USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C Port up to 10Gb/s (1250MB/s) – USB 2.0/3.0 backwards compatible
- (2) USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A Ports up to 10Gb/s (1250MB/s) – USB 2.0/3.0 backwards compatible
- (1) USB 2.0 Port
- (1) HDMI Port
- (1) 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet (2.5GbE) RJ-45 Port
- (1) 3.5mm Stereo Audio Output Port
Memory Card Slots
- (1) Secure Digital (SD)
- Chassis: Space Gray
- Covers: Space Gray
- Chassis: Aluminum
- Covers: Aluminum
- Height: 3.6 cm (1.4 in)
- Length: 24.1 cm (9.5 in)
- Width: 9.2 cm (3.6 in)
- 949.0 g (2.09 lbs)
- Operating: 32°F to 95°F (0°C to 35°C)
- Non-Operating: -4°F to 158°F (-20°C to 70°C)
- Operating: 5% to 95% non-condensing
- Non-Operating: 5% to 95% non-condensing
- Works with Thunderbolt 4, Thunderbolt 3, USB4, and USB host computers and mobile devices. Thunderbolt/Thunderbolt 2 Mac models are supported via USB-A host connection. Thunderbolt/Thunderbolt 2 host connection is not supported.
– With a USB host (such as a USB-C equipped MacBook, iPad, Chromebook, Android device, or PC), this device works as a USB hub. Bandwidth is reduced to USB speeds, Thunderbolt devices are not supported, and additional functionality will vary depending upon the host port’s capabilities.
– With a USB-C host, displays and power delivery support will depend upon the host port’s capabilities.
– With a USB-A host, displays and power delivery are not supported. Requires a USB-C to USB-A adapter (available separately).
- Works with Thunderbolt (USB-C), Thunderbolt/Thunderbolt 2 (mDP), and USB devices. Thunderbolt/Thunderbolt 2 (mDP) device support requires a certified Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 (mDP) adapter and a Thunderbolt 2 cable (available separately) and provides data transfer at up to 20Gb/s.
- Mac Users: A software driver is required to enable Apple Super Drive, Apple USB Keyboard, and for charging iPad generations 1, 2 and 3. This driver is included in the OWC Dock Ejector software download package. If your SuperDrive doesn’t respond when connected to an external display or USB hub, connect your SuperDrive to a USB port directly on your Mac.
- Dual display support, including available resolution and refresh rates, is dependent on host hardware and drivers. Apple silicon M1 Pro, M1 Max, and M1 Ultra Mac models, Apple Intel-based Mac models, and Thunderbolt 4 PCs can support up to two displays at up to 4K @ 60Hz via Thunderbolt. Apple silicon M1 and M2 Mac models can support one external display up to 4K @ 60Hz via Thunderbolt.
- The following Apple silicon M1 and M2 Mac models support a single display over a Thunderbolt port:
– MacBook Pro (13-inch, M1, 2020) – MacBookPro17,1
– MacBook Pro (13-inch, M2, 2022) – Mac14,7
– MacBook Air (M1, 2020) – MacBookAir10,1
– MacBook Air (M2, 2020) – Mac14,2
– Mac mini (M1, 2020) – Macmini9,1
– Mac mini (2023) – Mac14,3
- The following Mac models have DisplayPort 1.4, but offer only partial support for DisplayPort 1.4, limiting the resolution to (for example) 5K or 6K at 60Hz. Please review Apple’s display specifications for your specific Mac to determine the maximum supported resolution and color depth:
– MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018) – MacBookPro15,1
– MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2018, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports) – MacBookPro15,2
– MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2019, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports) – MacBookPro15,2
– MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2019) – MacBookPro15,1 and MacBookPro15,3
– MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2019, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports) – MacBookPro15,4
– MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) – MacBookPro16,1 and MacBookPro16,4
– MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2020, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports) – MacBookPro16,2
– MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2020, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports) – MacBookPro16,3
– MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2018) – MacBookAir8,1
– MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2019) – MacBookAir8,2
– MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2020) – MacBookAir9,1
– iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2019) – iMac19,1
– iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, 2019) – iMac19,2
– iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2020) – iMac20,1 and iMac20,2
– Mac mini (2018) – Macmini8,1
– Mac Pro (2019) – MacPro7,1
– Mac Pro (Rack, 2019) – MacPro7,1
- Recorded sound input playback will be quiet. Adjusting the input volume in System Preferences does not improve the softness of the recording playback. Connecting the desired input directly into the computer system will improve the recorded sound input.