In transient: Sabrent is concentrating on energy customers and content material creators with its chunky new docking station that may be specced with as much as 16TB of SSD storage and options loads of connectivity choices. Designed for smooth Windows laptops and MacBooks, the dock can even connect with an exterior show and comes with a devoted 150W energy adapter.
Sabrent’s new dock is only a few essential parts away from being a strong mini PC. Save for a CPU/GPU combo and reminiscence slots, the Thunderbolt 3 Dual NVMe SSD docking station, as noticed by TweakTown, gives loads of connectivity choices to supercharge ultrabooks through a single cable.
The most important spotlight is the dock’s storage functionality, at present out there in configurations of 2TB/$500, 4TB/$650, 8TB/$1,300 and 16TB for an eye-watering $2,900. Sabrent notes that the dock’s built-in NVMe drives are ‘very comparable’ to the corporate’s Rocket Q SSD.
For reference, the latter is a QLC-based PCIe 3.0 drive, nonetheless, throughput within the case of this dock maxes out at 1.5GB/s (1,500MB/s). Other notable options embrace two Thunderbolt 3 ports able to 40Gbps bandwidth, one among which is PD 3.0 rated for charging units at as much as 96W.
There’s additionally a single DisplayPort 1.4 for connecting as much as an 8K@30Hz/5K@30Hz show, and decrease decision screens. Additionally, the onboard SD card reader can switch knowledge at as much as 270MB/s, whereas wired networking is obtainable by a Gigabit Ethernet port.
Although Sabrent lists Windows PC help (with out specifying an OS model), the corporate explicitly notes that solely Intel-powered Macs can unlock the dock’s full performance. Coming in at 5.55 x 5.57 x 1.7 inches (l x w x h), the dock’s packaging features a 2ft Thunderbolt 3 cable, energy provide and a consumer handbook.