Sabrent has introduced a new Thunderbolt 3 docking station that not only offers numerous connections and up to 96 watts of power delivery but above all an integrated SSD, which has an impressive 16 TB of storage in the top model.
Sabrent has introduced a new dual NVMe SSD Thunderbolt 3 Dock. Laptops can be charged at up to 96 watts using the cable that connects them to the dock. The highlight of the equipment is the integrated SSD, which has a choice of 2 TB, 4 TB, 8 TB, or 16 TB of storage. In any case, data rates of up to 1.5 GB/s should be achieved via NVMe.
The Thunderbolt 3 hub adds numerous ports to a computer, including an additional Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) port, three USB-A 3.2 Gen 2 ports, one USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 port, an Ethernet port, a DisplayPort, a headphone and microphone jack, and a 270MB/s SDXC card reader with support for UHS-II memory cards, placed on the front of the docking station for easier access.
The DisplayPort can be used to operate screens in 8K resolution at 30 frames per second or in 4K resolution at 60 frames per second, as long as the graphics chip of the connected computer allows this. The connection supports HDR monitors, HDCP 2.2, and Adaptive-Sync or AMD FreeSync. According to Sabrent, the dock uses Thunderbolt 3 instead of Thunderbolt 4 because the controller chips for the newer standard are difficult to obtain due to the chip shortage.
Price and Availability
Recently, TerraMaster has introduced an updated version of the D8 Thunderbolt 3 Professional External Drive device enclosure (D8-331). It uses a new RAID controller to improve data transfer rates. According to the manufacturer’s estimate, the gain reaches 30% and is priced at $1,599.99.