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Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock

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  • Instant access to up to nine desktop devices with one cable
  • Slim, sleek and eloquent brushed-aluminium design for a cleaner workstation
  • The data connection to your PC plug into fast instant access to all your desktop devices with one cable
  • Thunderbolt cable not included
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Style Name: Thunderbolt 1
Technical Details
BrandBelkin
Item Weight163 g
Product Dimensions32 x 19.2 x 8.8 cm
Item model numberF4U055ukAPL
Voltage12 volts
  
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ASINB009F916RS
Best Sellers Rank 3,498 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.5 Kg
Date First Available1 Jan. 2012
  
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With the Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock, you can quickly transfer and stream media between your laptop and up to 8 devices using just 1 cable. By connecting your laptop to the dock, you'll have access to Ethernet, FireWire, Thunderbolt, and USB 3.0 ports for high-speed file transfers as well as audio input and output jacks for listening to music.

Moving large files is much faster with Thunderbolt technology (when compared with USB 2.0 or FireWire 800 transfer speeds) so you can spend more time enjoying your media and less time waiting. The dock has a sleek design and can be used to connect your laptop to an external display or monitor so you can view your files on a big screen (HDMI adapter sold separately).

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Connect the dock to your computer via Thunderbolt cable (sold separately). View larger
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The 8 ports accommodate a range of devices and offer fast transfer speeds. View larger
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Speedy, Reliable Transfers with Thunderbolt Technology
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The Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock lets you take advantage of Thunderbolt technology to move data on 2 bidirectional 10 Gbps channels so you can transfer large files without the wait. The dock's 3 USB 3.0 ports each work up to 20 times faster than USB 2.0 and its 2 Thunderbolt ports operate 12 times faster than FireWire 800. This means you can transfer a favorite HD movie in 30 seconds or an entire year's worth of music in 10 minutes and spend more time enjoying your media.

Up to 8 Connections with 1 Cable

Using just 1 Thunderbolt cable (not included), you can connect your laptop to up to 8 devices. The dock includes Ethernet, FireWire, Thunderbolt and 3 USB 3.0 ports as well as headphone and audio input jacks. Plug your laptop into your devices with 1 cable instead of cluttering your workspace with multiple cables. If you need more ports, the dock allows you to daisy chain up to 5 Thunderbolt-equipped devices such as hard drives or monitors.

Connect to External Display or Monitor

The Thunderbolt Express Dock is compatible with Mini DisplayPort displays. You can also use a Mini DisplayPort adapter (sold separately) to connect to a DisplayPort, DVI, HDMI, or VGA display. This allows you to view your documents, movies, and photos on a bigger screen.

Sleek, Low-Profile Design

The dock's sleek design lets it provide the functionality you need without taking up space. It includes a cable management channel so you can route the necessary cable to the front of the dock for connection to your computer. The dock measures 3.2" x 12.5" x 7.4" (H x W x D) and weighs 3Ibs.

Compatibility Information

The Thunderbolt Express Dock is designed for use with a MackBook Air, MacBook Pro Mac Mini, or iMac Thunderbolt-enabled computer. It requires Mac OS X v10.8.4 or later and a Thunderbolt cable for use.

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At a Glance
  • Transfer large files at 10 Gbps using Thunderbolt technology
  • Adds 8 ports to your laptop for fast connection to your devices
  • Supports Thunderbolt-equipped displays; backwards compatible with Mini DisplayPort displays
  • Daisy chain up to 5 Thunderbolt devices such as hard drives
  • Three USB 3.0 ports are up to 20x faster than USB 2.0
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An elegant, lightweight addition to your computer desk.

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Picard TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 25 Nov. 2013
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When Apple first announced 'Thunderbolt', you could when forgiven for questioning just how relevant this interface will be in the next decade. Afterall, if USB 3.0 already offers a speed upgrade from 2.0 and uses the same plug-socket, what incentives are there to make the transition?

Well, Thunderbolt has a few tricks up its fibre-optic sleeves, but you should also expect some compromises too.

Referring to the latter, I need not mention that a Thunderbolt cable isn't included with this Belkin Express Dock, meaning that if you want to get up and running out of the box, you will need to invest in the (pricey) cable just to connect the dock to your Mac. Although this is well advertised, it comes as something as a disappointment when you've already paid so much for this product; but there are genuine reasons with regards to licensing.

The dock itself is a beautiful piece of hardware, and is designed to look sleek next to any of the current generation Apple Mac's. Belkin are also self-congratulatory, reminding us that the dock was 'Designed in California... Assembled in China', a lá Apple's own backslapping. The aluminium casing is cool to touch and provides incredible durability to the device. It's also a lot smaller than the pictures suggest, so footspace is not a problem.

What you may be asking then is why you would purchase a dock, given that the Mac Mini, iMac and the upcoming Mac Pro all have a great selection of I/O built in. This is where Thunderbolt comes into its own, as you can 'daisy chain' devices onto each other all from the same specification. This allows the user to plug a wide range of peripherals into one seamless chain of Thunderbolt devices. Think of a line of people, all linking hands.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Paul T on 14 Sept. 2014
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Superb addition to my 2011 iMac. If you haven't got USB3 on your Mac, but have Thunderbolt, you're really missing out. I almost upgraded by iMac simply to get USB3, but in the end decided to take the slightly cheaper option of buying a Thunderbolt Hub. From my research, the Belkin is the best one among the choices out there. It's a very stylish little box too. The benefits of USB3 if you use a lot of data (I'm a professional photographer - so shift huge amounts of image files daily) are huge. If you think FW800 is fast, then you'll be shocked when you try USB3, it's just SO much faster. For normal hard drive use, it is in reality as fast as Thunderbolt. It's only when you start using SSD's and RAID's that TB will pull ahead.

Superb addition to my iMac set-up. Sure, when I upgrade the iMac, it will become pretty redundant - although perhaps not. It's still a useful hub, that via one TB cable from the computer can act take the wires away from the back of the iMac and distribute them from another part of the desk. That in itself is pretty handy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dave on 20 Dec. 2014
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The neatest addition to my iMac. Sits on the desk and gives me blistering Thunderbolt speeds from my Lacie External drive. I also have a usb3 Seagate 2tb drive that plugs into one of the 3 Usb 3 ports for super fast connection. Both are super fast on this dock.

It was easy to install and is a great add on if you have a iMac. It gives you 2 x thunderbolt ports & 3 x USB 3 ports.
Its been the best upgrade to my Mac. Any one with a 2011 knows they did not have USB 3 capability this baby gives you that via the thunderbolt port.

If you move a loads of music and photographs as I do being a professional photographer shooting in RAW its a must. Gone are the days of taking 20 minutes to transfer a 16gb card. It takes an average of 2 minutes now.

You will need to purchase a thunderbolt cable for it.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By North of England Way VINE VOICE on 16 Jan. 2014
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I've been using this as an expansion for my iMac after downgrading from a MacPro earlier in the year, it offers the perfect solution when it came to bridging the gap between a high-end, and mid-level Apple Mac.
If you need to expand your connectivity then this is the perfect solution. The Thunderbolt connection offers unmatched connectivity speed. I've been running several USB 3.0 drives from this dock as well as using the extra Thunderbolt connections for video editing on Avid platform, and experience no lag whatsoever, even when dealing with large, date hungry 1080 HD files.

It is also worth pointing out that this offer the addition of an audio line-in which does not come as standard with many Apple iMacs these days, so it has value beyond simple hub-connectivity.

The price tag may be an issue for many people, but this really does offer the perfect bridge between an entry level iMac, and a more expensive MacPro.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stuart White on 9 Dec. 2014
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I own a 2011 macbook pro, which was the first macbook to come with a thunderbolt connection, but the last macbook not to have any USB3 ports. Having replaced many of my portable harddrives and the main external drive I use as my time machine with newer models which all support USB3, I wanted a way I could take advantage of the speed increase of USB on my macbook. I was lucky enough to get one of these in the cyber monday deals, and was glad I did. the speed is major improvement, and it is also hand that the USB ports on the hub can be used to charge devices. The HDMI out on the port is also a nice feature as using my existing mini displayport to HDMI adapter always caused issues (dodgy connection). I am not convinced it is worth the high price, but happy I got it for the price I did.
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