Nov 16, 2017

Using the Elgato Thunderbolt Dock Utility

With Elgato Thunderbolt Dock Utility, conveniently eject all storage devices at once and immediately see when it's safe to disconnect your Elgato Thunderbolt Dock.

Elgato Thunderbolt Dock Utility can be accessed from the menu bar - its icon is a lowercase "e".

Elgato Thunderbolt Dock Utility is only for macOS.



 
 
 
Unplugging Elgato Thunderbolt Dock


Depending on your Elgato Thunderbolt Dock connection status, Elgato Thunderbolt Dock Utility will show one of three options at the top:


1) Unplug Elgato Thunderbolt Dock

Select this option to eject all drives connected to Elgato Thunderbolt Dock.


2) Elgato Thunderbolt Dock is safe to unplug

This message indicates that all drives connected to Elgato Thunderbolt Dock have been successfully unmounted. You can now safely disconnect your Thunderbolt cable.


3) No Elgato Thunderbolt Dock attached

This appears when no Elgato Thunderbolt Dock has been detected.
 
 
Elgato Thunderbolt Dock Utility and High-Power USB Support


Installing Elgato Thunderbolt Dock Utility simultaneously enables high-power USB support for Elgato Thunderbolt Dock, providing faster charging of your iPhone or iPad, support for the Apple SuperDrive, and more.

High-power USB support automatically provides up to 1.5 A on each USB 3.0 port, depending on how much current a connected device requests. It does not require Elgato Thunderbolt Dock Utility to be launched and also works if your Mac is in Sleep mode.