MultiDock Simultaneous PC/Mac Access

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Brian Poe

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MultiDock Simultaneous PC/Mac Access

PostFri Mar 17, 2017 9:58 pm

I am contemplating the purchase of a MultiDock and notice that it has two Thunderbolt ports. Can I connect both a PC and Mac computer simultaneously? Can both access the drives simultaneously or would only one unit at a time? Do the drives need to be formatted in a specific manner to be accessible to both? Thanks!
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Re: MultiDock Simultaneous PC/Mac Access

PostThu Mar 23, 2017 11:22 am

It is a link trough to connect some other thunderbolt device.

If you connect 2 machines to it you will probabbly blow your ports.. Or get serious issues..
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Re: MultiDock Simultaneous PC/Mac Access

PostThu Mar 23, 2017 11:43 am

Brian Poe wrote:I am contemplating the purchase of a MultiDock and notice that it has two Thunderbolt ports. Can I connect both a PC and Mac computer simultaneously? Can both access the drives simultaneously or would only one unit at a time? Do the drives need to be formatted in a specific manner to be accessible to both?


I also have a MultiDock, but I wouldn't dream of connecting it to two separate devices. It might even invalidate any warranty!

The two Thunderbolt ports are there for daisy-chaining Thunderbolt connected devices, not for serving two separate computers. If you need to share storage, consider buying a NAS (Network Attached Storage) drive system instead.
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