OWC Thunderbolt 3 Pro Dock


Designed for pro creative workflows and features 10G Ethernet, frontside CFexpress and SD card readers, Thunderbolt (USB-C) device support, and peripheral ports.

The Best Networking, Media, And Docking For Pro Creatives

  • Fast & diverse: transfer files in a blink, daisy chain up to five Thunderbolt devices, use USB-C accessories, and add an HDMI display with two Thunderbolt (USB-C) ports
  • Full throttle bandwidth: share and stream up to 90% faster with a 10Gb/s Ethernet port
  • AVB ready: perfect for use in pro audio and video applications where synchronization of data streams is critical
  • Ingest content: easily handle multiple video and photo card uploads at up to 1630MB/s with CFexpress and SD card readers
  • Full speed connectivity: use your devices and accessories at their max speed with one USB-C and three USB Type A 10Gb/s ports
  • Add more viewspace: connect two 4K displays or up to a single 8K display via Displayport 1.4
  • Powerful: keep your notebook mobile use ready with 85W charging power
  • Silent and secure: fanless cooling mode and locking power connection for on-set use
  • Certified: Thunderbolt certified for Mac and Windows
  • Worry-free: 2 Year OWC Limited Warranty


Detailed Specs

    Display Support

    • 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 3: Up to 5K @ 60Hz via a native Thunderbolt 3 display or 4K @ 60Hz via a Thunderbolt display or a USB-C display adapter
    • DisplayPort 1.4: Up to 8K @ 60Hz or 4K @ 120Hz

    IEEE Specification Support

    • 802.1AB
    • 802.1Qav

    Data Rate

    • Thunderbolt 3: up to 40Gb/s

    Ethernet Speeds (RJ-45)

    • 10Gb/s (10GBASE-T)
    • 5Gb/s (5GBASE-T)
    • 2.5Gb/s (2.5GBASE-T)
    • 1Gb/s “Gigabit” (1000BASE-T)
    • 100Mb/s (100BASE-T)

    Mac OS Compatibility

    • macOS 10.13 High Sierra
    • macOS 10.14 Mojave
    • macOS 10.15 Catalina
    • macOS 11.x Big Sur
    • macOS 12.x Monterey
    • macOS 13.x Ventura

    PC OS Compatibility

    • Windows 11
    • Windows 10 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Server 2016

    Mobile OS Compatibility

    • iPadOS 14
    • iPadOS 15

    Driver Required

    • On a Mac, to enable high-power USB support for the Apple Super Drive, Apple USB Keyboard, and charging for iPad 1/2/3 generation devices, please install OWC Dock Ejector for Mac. This application includes a driver that enables support for these devices and charging functions.
    • In Windows 10, the driver for Ethernet functionality will be provided by the system when it detects this device. However, a new driver has been supplied which is not yet available in Windows and is available here.

    Host Port Requirements

    • Thunderbolt (USB-C) port (backward compatible with Thunderbolt 2/Thunderbolt1)

    Other Requirements

    • Requires macOS 10.13.6 or later.

    Power Supply

    • External UL-listed universal auto-switching power supply

    AC Input

    • 100-240V, 50-60Hz

    DC Output

    • +12V, 15


    • 180

    External Power Adapter

    • Yes

    Power Delivery

    • (1) Thunderbolt 3 port with 85W
    • (1) Thunderbolt 3 port with 15W

    Device Ports

    • (1) Host Port – Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) up to 40 Gb/s (5000 MB/s)
    • (1) Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) Port
    • (1) USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C Port up to 10Gb/s (1250MB/s) – USB 2.0/3.0 backwards compatible
    • (3) USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A Ports up to 10Gb/s (1250MB/s) – USB 2.0/3.0 backwards compatible
    • (1) DisplayPort Port
    • (1) 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) RJ-45 Port

    Memory Card Slots

    • (1) CFexpress Type B
    • (1) Secure Digital (SD)

    Security Slot

    • Yes

    Housing Color

    • Black

    Housing Material

    • Aluminum


    • Height: 3.5 cm (1.4 in)
    • Length: 10.8 cm (4.3 in)
    • Width: 21.2 cm (8.3 in)


    • 640.0 g (1.41 lbs)


    • CE
    • FCC
    • BSMI
    • RCM
    • VCCI
    • UKCA
    • IC
    • Thunderbolt

    RoHS Compliant

    • Yes

    Ambient Temperature

    • Operating: 41°F to 95°F (5°C to 35°C)
    • Non-Operating: -4°F to 140°F (-20°C to 60°C)


    • Operating: -304.8 m to 3,048.0 m (-1,000 ft to 10,000 ft)
    • Non-Operating: -304.8 m to 12,192.0 m (-1,000 ft to 40,000 ft)


    • Operating: 8% to 90% non-condensing
    • Non-Operating: 5% to 95% non-condensing
    1. Thunderbolt 2/Thunderbolt compatibility requires a certified Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 (mDP) adapter and a Thunderbolt 2 cable. This configuration provides data transfer at Thunderbolt 2 speeds (up to 20Gb/s) but does not support notebook charging.
    2. Use of HDMI display via Thunderbolt port requires USB-C to HDMI adapter sold separately.
    3. Based on time to transfer 4TB of 4K footage of 1 hour four seconds over 10GbE versus 10 hours forty four seconds over 1GbE.
    4. Router and/or Network Switch must support AVB.
    5. Up to 1630MB/s sequential read and up to 1326MB/s sequential write (max) performance was observed on a Windows 10 Enterprise PC equipped with a Gigabyte motherboard (Z270X-GAMING 7) with an Intel Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz processor and 16GB RAM running CrystalDiskMark 8.0.4, 1GB range, Q8T1. Up to 1547MB/s read and up to 1348MB/s write performance was observed on a MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports) with 8GB RAM and 2.3GHz processor running AJA System Test (5K resolution, 16GB file size, 16bit RGBA codec, single file test). Performance based on OWC Atlas Pro Ultra CFexpress card. Speeds can vary depending on card model and test environment.
    6. 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.
    7. 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, 2022) – Mac14,2
      – Mac mini (M1, 2020) – Macmini9,1
    8. 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
    9. SD cards inserted into the OWC Thunderbolt Pro Dock will not be recognized by Windows Disk Management or applications after being safely removed. Power cycle the entire OWC Thunderbolt Pro Dock by disconnecting the power source. This will allow the OWC Thunderbolt Pro Dock to create a new card session resulting in Windows recognizing the SD card.