OWC Introduces Drive Dock with USB 3.1 Gen 1 ­­A — High-Performance Dual Hard Drive Docking Station for Mac and Windows Computers

Featuring USB 3.1 Gen 1, Two Bays Each Supporting 2.5" or 3.5" Hard Drives & Internal Auto­Switching Power Supply

Woodstock, IL – September 15, 2016 - OWC®, OWC®, a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology
company, today introduced a new version of the Drive Dock with USB 3.1 Gen 1 connectivity. The new Drive
Dock offers exceptional performance with speeds up to 434 MB/s, two drive bays (each supporting 2.5 or
3.5­inch drives) and an internal auto­switching power supply for use around the globe, all in an elegant
design featuring a silver aluminum enclosure and a matte black top. For anyone with bare drives around
the house or office
, Drive Dock is the ideal solution for a quick and easy way to access their data, archive
files, and perform backups.

“We’ve been thrilled with how our customers have responded to the OWC Drive Dock with Thunderbolt 2
technology. I’ve seen how it can transform professional workflows, and it has driven us to make sure that as
many people as possible can experience the same benefit,” said Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO of
OWC. “I am pleased to introduce the new Drive Dock with USB 3.1 Gen 1 connectivity, giving our customers
exceptional performance at a price that is accessible to everyone.”

An Essential Workflow Solution for Video and Photo Professionals

OWC Drive Dock, featuring USB 3.1 Gen 1, delivers extreme transfer speeds with hot­swappable
convenience, making it an essential tool for video and audio content professionals working with
multiple bare drives.
It’s the perfect solution for video ingest, editing, or making copies of dailies on
location. With two bays, the Drive Dock provides the capability to simultaneously access two drives at
once, or swap one drive while the other is in use.
This added flexibility is possible because each drive
bay features a dedicated power switch and LED activity indicator, so you can work quickly and easily
without compromising your personalized workflow. The internal auto­switching power supply makes the
Drive Dock perfect for those who travel and want the peace of mind knowing they can access their bare
drives wherever they are.


  • Two drive bays each accommodate 2.5 or 3.5­inch SATA drives
  • USB 3.1 Gen 1 port
    • Read: Up to 434 MB/s
    • Write: Up to 406 MB/s
  • Supports drives up to 10TB or greater
  • Mac & PC compatible
  • Each bay features an independent power switch and LED activity indicator
  • Universal auto­switching internal power supply
  • Professional aluminum enclosure
  • Two year OWC Limited Warranty including award­winning technical support
  • Includes 24­inch (.6m) USB 3.1 Gen 1 cable

Extreme Performance Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3.1 Gen 1 Model Also Available

For customers needing even faster transfer speeds, OWC also offers the Drive Dock in a model featuring
Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3.1 Gen 1 connectivity, providing two Thunderbolt 2 ports and one USB 3.1 Gen 1
port. Using a Thunderbolt 2 connection, Drive Dock users will be able to achieve speeds up to 522 MB/s,
supporting multiple streams of compressed 4K, 2K, and HD video.

Pricing & Availability

About OWC

Other World Computing (OWC), founded in 1988, is dedicated to helping Mac and PC enthusiasts do more and reach higher. OWC creates and delivers the best storage, connectivity, software and expansion solutions for performance, reliability and longevity to enhance, accelerate and extend the capabilities of technology. We believe in sustainability and OWC solutions are truly built to last, go the distance, and enable users to maximize the technology investment they have already made. True sustainability is good business – maximizing existing hardware vs. starting over or needing to replace saves time, money and benefits the environment and resources we all share. OWC’s operation provides leadership in business sustainability, with our headquarters among the first in the world awarded LEED Platinum Certification and running as a net provider of renewable wind and solar energy to the local power grid. OWC features an award-winning technical support team as well as an unparalleled library of step-by-step DIY and informational videos. From the home desktop to the enterprise rack, to the audio recording studio to the motion picture set and beyond, there should be no compromise, and that is why OWC is here.

Company Contact:
Jennifer Myers, (815) 502-5640, pr@owcdigital.com

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