Blackmagic Design announced the Blackmagic MultiDock 10G at NAB 2019. This is a removable SSD/HD rack frame that can accommodate up to four commercially available 2.5-inch SATA SSDs or equivalent hard drives.
The Blackmagic MultiDock 10G is designed as a 1U rack mount and is completely made of metal. Each bay has an illuminated hard drive frame that indicates when the SSDs/hard drives are being accessed.
The dock is connected via one or two 10 Gb/s USB-C ports on the rear panel. There you will also find a slide switch, with which you can alternatively switch between 4 hard disk slots on a single USB-C port and 2 slots per USB-C port. This allows flexible and universal connection to many editing systems. If you go via 2 cables to a system, the available data rate is even no less than an internal installation of 4 SATA disks.
The SSDs and HDDs on are integrated like normal hard disks on Mac OS X and Windows computers. So there's no reason why you shouldn't cut directly from the disks.
In contrast to simple hard disk frames, each SATA slot has its own SATA driver chip, which ensures collision-free data transfer via the USB-C cables. The built-in power supply unit ensures that no power from laptop batteries is sucked off via USB-C. The USB-C cables are connected to the USB-C port of the laptop. The Blackmagic MultiDock 10G even supports RAID software integrated into most operating systems, allowing customers to configure interchangeable RAID systems.
The Blackmagic MultiDock 10G is expected to be available in June for 625 Euro.