- Answered by Stephanie B
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Yes, but if you have the new 16" MacBook, it will not charge it while using Thunderbolt 3. The max output for this dock is 85W, and the 16" needs 100W to charge.
Am I able to take two of the 16TB devices are connect them via cable so that my Mac will see once massive 32TB drive?
I've noticed that most Thunderbolt 3 docks only support up to 85W to the computer. Downside is that the new 16-inch needs more than that under load and the battery will drain slowly if it doesn't get more power.
Thank you for your help.
Yes, it can.
It acts as an External Hard Drive to your computer. So, if you can access your computer remotely, then this would just be another extension of the storage drives on your computer. It's hardwire connected. Does not have wireless capabilities, nor does it connect to your modem/router either.
I have a MacBook pro with 256 GB capacity, and this doesn't seem enough memory for the work I do, i just had a terrible assessment when I bought my computer, now I'm having big trouble using external hard drives. I saw this dock and I think it is a good solution for me only if a can work directly with the files I have storaged in the dock, so I don't use the computer hard drive with my files.
Yes. Once you assign a file to the Storage Drive, it will be permanently there (unless you choose to move it onto your MacBook).
If you wish to do that, you will have to have your MacBook constantly connected to the External Hard Drive (Storage Drive),
There is no wireless option.
Can I use the 2 8TB drives in this be used as independent drives? Say one drive for my files and the other drive as a Time Machine drive? Or can this only be used in a RAID array?
You can configure it as JBOD, so yes the drives can be used independently.
While still using my old iMac 27" circa 2009 with FW800 as well as my new MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt 3. I would like to have all my files in one central location. Can this drive be connected to both the new and the old computer?
Yes they do. Iron Wolf Pro, with 5-year warranties. The 16TB has two 8TB drives. Can run as 16TB raid 0 or 8TB as raid 1.