OWC this week announced a neat and tidy solution for quickly disconnecting multiple drives from any OWC dock, with the release of a free Dock Ejector utility.
The Mac app lives silently in your menu bar and allows you to safely eject all drives connected to your OWC dock with a single click, ensuring all data has been written before any disk is unmounted.
We've experienced a couple of occasions where drives have disconnected sluggishly from a 14-port OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock (reviewed here), one of which resulted in fragmented data, so this free app is certainly a welcome one.
We tested Dock Ejector on a multi-disk Mac workstation using the above dock – as well as the older OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock – and found it to work well. The one-click function removes the tedium of undocking devices one at a time before you can disconnect your Mac, and the utility lets you know when it's safe to unplug the dock.
The app is compatible with all OWC docks, according to the company, including its 10-port USB-C Dock and five-port USB-C Travel Dock.
The Dock Ejector utility is compatible with Mac and Windows and can be downloaded for free from the OWC website. [Direct Link]
Top Rated Comments
Alfred is basically the first thing I install on any Mac I have to deal with.
I configured Shift + Command + E to eject all external volumes and Shift + Command + S to eject all volumes and sleep. The app uses very little memory (less than 50 MB) and CPU resource (0% at idle, less than 1% in use).
Uninstalling OWC Dock Ejector
To uninstall OWC Dock Ejector, download OWC Dock Ejector Installer from here ('https://www.owcdigital.com/products/dock-ejector'). Once it has downloaded, run the installer, go to “OWC Dock Ejector Installer” in the menu bar, and select “Uninstall”. This will stop OWC Dock Ejector from running and move it to trash.
NOTE: This process will also uninstall OWC Dock Charging Support driver.