Blackmagic Design MultiDock
Rack based hard disk chassis with Thunderbolt technology
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.
Blackmagic Design’s MultiDock is the ideal solution for mounting media disks onto a Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 based computer. The Blackmagic Design MultiDock provides a compact rack mount design that permits the insertion and removal of a disk as needed, so you can edit directly from the disks - it’s an ultra-fast four disk docking solution. Completely remove copying from your workflow. The MultiDock delivers colossal transfer speeds for super responsive editing, design and colour correction. The Blackmagic Desgin MultiDock can even be used as a disk array when adding multiple disks and stripping with a computer’s disk utility software. Furthermore, the Blackmagic Design MultiDock is attractive and installs in seconds as it uses the disk drivers pre-built into your Mac OS X and Windows Thunderbolt computer.
The Blackmagic Design MultiDock allows the docking of up to four independent 2.5” disks, making it possible to connect multiple media disks and work directly without laborious file copying. Simply plug in your disks. They will mount as regular hard disks on a Mac OS X or Windows compute. Because the Blackmagic Design MultiDock features these four independent slots for, it’s possible to mount and upload all the media from a shoot at the same time.
Get real time all the time even at high video resolutions. Solid state disks are the optimal storage solution for media in television production because of their super speed and tremendously large in storage size. Even a single solid state disk is considerably faster than multiple regular hard disks. This is because the memory based storage is accessed instantly without the mechanical lag and delays of regular disks. This means reliable, fast video recording, and the speed to playback even the largest video files direct from each disk, is provided.
It’s also possible to use the Blackmagic Design MultiDock to transfer high quality video at a blazing 20 Gb/s. The MultiDock utilises advanced Thunderbolt 2 technology, delivering blazingly fast transfer speeds to your workstation at up to 20 Gb/s with a single cable connection. That’s sufficient bandwidth to handle more than the highest resolution video formats, including Ultra HD and 4K, or even challenging 3D stereoscopic files. MultiDock uses a completely separate SATA 3 disk interface chip per disk slot, avoiding all slowdowns caused by potential SATA bandwidth issues. MultiDock is also compatible with existing Thunderbolt computers and includes a loop thru so you can link up to six devices to your computer with a single connection.
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
Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or later. Windows 7 or Windows 8.