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Blackmagic Design MultiDock

Rack based hard disk chassis with Thunderbolt technology
Part No: BMD-DISKMDOCK4

Blackmagic MultiDock is the perfect solution for mounting your media disks onto your Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 based computer. With Blackmagic MultiDock, you get a super fast 4 disk docking solution in a compact rack mount design that lets you insert and remove disks as you need and edit directly from the disks. Blackmagic MultiDock can also be configured for multi disk RAID storage using your computer's disk utility software.

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Super fast Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 disk dock lets you edit directly from your disks!

If you're shooting or recording onto solid state disks then Blackmagic MultiDock is the perfect solution for mounting your media disks onto your Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 based computer. You get a super fast 4 disk docking solution in a compact rack mount design that lets you insert and remove a disk as you need, so you can edit directly from the disks. Totally eliminate copying because with Blackmagic MultiDock you get massive transfer speeds for super responsive editing, design and color correction. Blackmagic MultiDock can even be used as a disk array when adding multiple disks and striping with your computers disk utility software! Blackmagic MultiDock is attractive and installs in seconds because it uses the disk drivers built into your Mac OS X and Windows Thunderbolt computer!

Dock and Edit!

Simply mount and edit to eliminate file copying

The Blackmagic MultiDock supports docking up to 4 independent 2.5 inch disks so you can plug in multiple media disks and work directly without slow file copying. Simply plug in your disks and they will mount on your Mac OS X and Windows computers as regular hard disks! Because Blackmagic MultiDock features 4 independent disk slots for inserting disks, you can mount and have online all the media from your shoot at the same time! Blackmagic MultiDock is the perfect solution for accessing media recorded from the Blackmagic Cinema Camera or Blackmagic Production Camera 4K, as well as Blackmagic Design's HyperDeck SSD broadcast recorders! You can even stripe multiple disks together for a super fast RAID array!

Super Fast Solid State Disks

Get real time all the time even at high video resolutions

Solid state disks are the perfect storage solution for media in television production because they are super fast and extremely large in storage size. Even a single solid state disk is much faster than multiple regular hard disks because the memory based storage is accessed instantly and without the mechanical lag and delays of regular disks. This means you get reliable, fast video recording and the speed to playback even the largest video files direct from each disk. Solid state disks let you record and playback either compressed or uncompressed video effortlessly! With Blackmagic MultiDock you can plug in any brand of 2.5 inch solid state disk you prefer so you get the solution perfect for your workflow!

Extreme Thunderbolt Speed

Transfer high quality video at a blazing 20 Gb/s!

Blackmagic MultiDock uses advanced Thunderbolt 2 technology so you get blazingly fast transfer speeds to your computer at up to 20 Gb/s with a single cable connection! That’s more than enough bandwidth to handle the highest resolution video formats including Ultra HD and 4K, or even demanding 3D stereoscopic files. MultiDock features a completely independent SATA 3 disk interface chip per disk slot so you never get slowdowns because of SATA bandwidth issues. MultiDock is also compatible with existing Thunderbolt computers and includes a loop thru so you can connect up to 6 devices to your computer with a single Thunderbolt connection!

Flexible RAID Storage

Combine 4 super fast SSDs into one super fast storage volume

If you need fast storage then Blackmagic MultiDock can be instantly configured into a multi disk RAID simply by plugging in multiple disks and using your disk utility software to "stripe" the disks into a single fast storage volume. Mac OS X and Windows include disk utility software with RAID support so you can stripe your disks for super fast storage, perfect for Ultra HD and 4K editing, effects and color correction work. If you use the latest SATA 3 solid state disks you can get massive performance of over 500 MB per second! Because Blackmagic MultiDock allows the disks to be unplugged, you can even unplug and store or unplug and move your RAID to another Blackmagic MultiDock as you need!

Professional Design

Rack mount looks great in your studio!

Unlike simple USB solid state docking cables, the Blackmagic MultiDock has been built into a compact 1 rack unit design that simply bolts into any 19 inch equipment rack. The built in power supply eliminates external "power bricks", allows very long Thunderbolt cables or optical fiber based Thunderbolt cables, while providing enough power to run 4 high performance disks all at the same time. The rear mounted Thunderbolt connector with loop thru allows plugging into any Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 based Mac OS X or Windows computer and uses the built in driver so there is no software to install. Simply plug in and use! Each disk slot supports user replaceable socket connector boards in case a connector is damaged in heavy use installations. Each disk slot features an attractive illuminated disk access indicator so you can see when your disks are being accessed.

Use Any Software

Supports all the software you know and love!

Because Blackmagic MultiDock allows fast direct access to your disks, you can use any software you like. All your favorite software tools can access the disks in the Blackmagic MultiDock with enough speed for direct access to the media. Use Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro CC, Avid Media Composer, Autodesk Smoke or DaVinci Resolve 10. Blackmagic MultiDock uses high performance SATA 3 interface chips that feature driver support already built into Mac OS X and Windows operating systems so you don't need any software and all your software will access Blackmagic MultiDock disks the same as regular hard disks already built into your system. That ensures 100% guaranteed compatibility with all your software.

Flexibility for Large Jobs

Simply unplug and move your project between studios!

If you're working in large facilities, then Blackmagic MultiDock allows disk to be moved between rooms instantly so you can move to a larger room when you have a client, or to a smaller room when working alone. This means you get the flexibility to change and move workflow as your client demands. You can even take your job from an editing room into a dedicated DaVinci Resolve color correction room and then move to a larger theater style room when your client arrives to review your job. With instant plugging and unplugging of media disks, you get the ultimate in flexibility without the clunky caddies that regular disk arrays use, plus Blackmagic MultiDock is rack mount so it fits into your equipment racks!

Features

The Blackmagic MultiDock is a rack mount hard disk dock that allows independent disks to be inserted and mounted on the user’s computer. It also offers the option for multiple disks to be striped together to build an inexpensive Thunderbolt-based disk array.

With the introduction of Blackmagic Design’s HyperDeck SSD recorder/players as well as the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K that all use high speed solid state disks as their media, there has been a need for a broadcast strength rack mount dock that allows multiple disks to be managed and media to be used on computers.

The new Blackmagic MultiDock features a strong metal rack mount chassis and easy to access “cartridge” style design on the front of the unit that enables customers to work with large amounts of media more efficiently. 

The built in Thunderbolt connection gives the Blackmagic MultiDock massive data transfer speeds. Each disk dock features an independent SATA interface chip, providing customers extremely fast access and data transfers.

  • 4 disk docking slots with attractive illuminated disk access indicators
  • Rack mount design with built in 110V to 240V power supply. 1 RU size
  • High speed Thunderbolt connection for Mac and Windows computers

Specifications

Additional Information

Specification

Connections

  • SSD Interface: 4 x 2.5" SATA 3 6Gb/s.
  • Computer Interface: 2 x Thunderbolt connection ports.

 

Power Requirements

  • Power: 1 x IEC Power connection.
  • Connection supports 110v - 240v.

 

Operating Systems

Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or later. Windows 7 or Windows 8.

 

Environmental Specifications

  • Operating Temperature: 5 to 50º C (41º to 122º F)
  • Storage Temperature: -20 to 45º C (-4º to 113º F)
  • Relative Humidity: 0% to 90% non-condensing

 

What's Included

  • Blackmagic MultiDock
  • Software CD

 

Warranty

  • 12 Month Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.
  • Refer to MultiDock Installation and Operation manual for warranty details.

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