OWC Thunderbolt 4 Dock and Portable SSD Drives (Techfluence 2021)
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OWC has fast Thunderbolt gear for those who demand a quick workflow, from Thunderbolt 4 hubs to external SSD drives (both single and multiple). For CES 2021, OWC is announcing 4 products:
OWC Thunderbolt Dock
With a single cable to your PC or Mac, this Thunderbolt 4 dock offers super fast speeds and a huge amount of ports for expansion that include:
- 4 Thunderbolt
- 4 USB-A
- SD card
- Gigabit ethernet
- 3.5mm audio/mic combo jack
Monitor support: 2 x 4k OR 1 x 8k
Power Delivery: 90W
Security Lock: Kensington & Nano Security slots
This dock works with practically all Thunderbolt and USB devices at their fastest capable speeds – and it will also work with USB-4 gear when it becomes available. As Thunderbolt 4 is the fastest consumer interface currently available (and faster than USB-4), it’s future-proofed for many years to come.
OWC Envoy Pro FX
This is probably the fastest portable SSD drive available today. Reaching speeds of up to 2800 MB/s, it’s dust/drop/waterproof for transferring gigabytes of data in seconds. The aluminum housing takes care of heat dissipation with the drive running silently without any external power. It’s a great drive when you need fast backups – especially for video, photo and graphics work. It’s compatible with any interface and ships with a Thunderbolt 3 USB-C cable with a tethered USB-A adapter.
OWC USB-C Travel Dock E
You can never had enough ports – the Travel Dock E gives you 6 of the essentials in a small size that you can throw in your bag:
- 2 x USB 3 Type-A
- HDMI 2.0 (4k display)
- SD card reader
- Gigabit Ethernet
- USB-C 100W power pass-through
The integrated cable connects to any USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 connected computer, tablet or phone. MSRP $64.99.
OWC U2 Shuttle
This bad boy combines four M.2 NVMe SSDs into one high capacity U.2 carrier shuttle. It fits into a 3.5″ drive bay and is highly configurable (RAID 0, 1, 4, 5, or 10 via your choice of RAID utilities).
While the U.2 interface was designed for enterprise use (like server storage), it’s made its way into consumer space for those who need to back up massive amounts of data. It should prove most useful to video editors, audio producers, photographers and graphic designers for an MSRP of $149.