Thursday, October 1st 2020

OWC Launches New Hub for Thunderbolt 4 PCs

OWC, the premier zero-emissions Mac and PC technology company, and a respected provider of Memory, External Drives, SSDs, Mac & PC docking solutions, and performance upgrade kits, introduces the new OWC Thunderbolt Hub. For the first time ever, the OWC Thunderbolt hub solution gives you the additional Thunderbolt ports you've always wanted. Connect more, display more, and charge more with this new Thunderbolt 4 solution.

The OWC Thunderbolt Hub, for the first time, expands the number of Thunderbolt ports available on a Thunderbolt 4 PC. Through a single Thunderbolt 4 port, you can connect and charge any device with a USB-C or USB-A connector with this compact hub. Dual 4K displays or a single 5K/6K/8K display, high-performance storage--including NVMe solutions, A/V mixers, phone or tablet, even desktop accessories like a keyboard or mouse are all fair game. Accessories with past, present, or future USB or Thunderbolt interfaces…all connect to the OWC Thunderbolt Hub.
OWC Thunderbolt Hub Highlights:
  • All the Thunderbolt you've always wanted: For the first time ever, add more full speed, fully functional Thunderbolt ports to your computer
  • Plug everything in: Same device compatibility and performance, whether plugged into the hub or directly into your machine
  • Manage more devices: Connect storage, two 4K displays or one 5K/6K/8K display, multiple accessories you name it, you can use it
  • Revolutionary development: New multi-port accessory architecture reinvents the daisy chain and allows more bus powered devices
  • Adjustable LED: Customize illumination for your unique work setting
  • Built-in security: Kensington Nano Security Slot for anti-theft cabling
  • OWC ClingOn ready: cable stabilizer prevents work session interruption and data loss
  • Independently tested and Intel Thunderbolt-certified for Windows
"As a leader in Thunderbolt integration and accessories, OWC is proud to lead the market and offer our first Thunderbolt 4 hub for the new 11th Gen Intel Core processor-based PCs," said Larry O'Connor, CEO and Founder of OWC. "In addition to giving users the ability to expand the number of Thunderbolt ports they have access to, the new ability to create separate chains, and connect more devices from individual computer ports will revolutionize workflows."

Daisy chains can be complex. In the past, removing any device besides the last one in a daisy chain caused a disruption that rendered all devices unusable until the chain was re-established. OWC's Thunderbolt Hub lets you create a separate multi-port accessory architecture consisting of three "tree branch" chains, so you can remove devices from one chain without affecting or disconnecting the others. Now you can connect multiple portable SSDs directly to the OWC Thunderbolt Hub to experience the fastest speed your storage device can deliver.

Pricing & Availability
The OWC Thunderbolt Hub is available for pre-order through MacSales.com for $149.00 and will begin shipping in late October.
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4 Comments on OWC Launches New Hub for Thunderbolt 4 PCs

#1
bonehead123
btarunr
Revolutionary development: New multi-port accessory architecture reinvents the daisy chain and allows more bus powered devices
So why does the pic show what appears to be a power cord going into the back of the hub ??????

I thought one of the goals of TB was to minimize the number of cables needed to supply power, audio, data, and charging capabilities..... if this hub needs moar juice (via an ac brick/cord) to do what it claims it can, then they fubarred that part IMHO :(
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TheTechGuy1337
bonehead123
So why does the pic show what appears to be a power cord going into the back of the hub ??????

I thought one of the goals of TB was to minimize the number of cables needed to supply power, audio, data, and charging capabilities..... if this hub needs moar juice (via an ac brick/cord) to do what it claims it can, then they fubarred that part IMHO :(
The power cord in the dock is meant to power your laptop via thunderbolt out the front of the dock. It also supplies data. The goal is to only ever have to use a dock at your workstation and never have to use your power brick that originally came with your laptop. The only requirement is to have a laptop with a a thunderbolt 3 or 4 port and that the power from the dock is enough to charge your laptop.
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mahirzukic2
TheTechGuy1337
The power cord in the dock is meant to power your laptop via thunderbolt out the front of the dock. It also supplies data. The goal is to only ever have to use a dock at your workstation and never have to use your power brick that originally came with your laptop. The only requirement is to have a laptop with a a thunderbolt 3 or 4 port and that the power from the dock is enough to charge your laptop.
He may not have thought about how the huge power was supposed to be delivered to the hub. Clearly not from the laptop itself? Makes no sense.
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Caring1
mahirzukic2
He may not have thought about how the huge power was supposed to be delivered to the hub. Clearly not from the laptop itself? Makes no sense.
It does make sense as Thunderbolt delivers power also.
The only difference with the hub is it removes the daisy chain (serial) and converts connectors to parallel connections.
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