|Item model number||TS2-US-60|
|Item Weight||1.34 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||3.9 x 1.7 x 5.2 inches|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||3.88 x 1.71 x 5.2 inches|
CalDigit TS2 Thunderbolt 2 Dock - 2 x eSATA 6G, 3 x USB 3.0 Ports, HDMI 1.4 and Gigabit Ethernet Port for Mac and PC (Without Cable)
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- Dual Thunderbolt 2 ports allow users to daisy-chain up to five devices
- Three USB 3.0 ports and two eSATA 6G ports for blazing transfer speeds
- One HDMI port for display output and one Gigabit Ethernet port for wired network access
- *The Intel chipset embedded in the TS2 supports ONE non-Thunderbolt display (HDMI, DisplayPort, mDP, DVI) at a time. For dual display, the 2nd monitor will need to be a Thunderbolt Monitor*
- *Alternatively, TWO non-Thunderbolt displays can be used by connecting TWO Thunderbolt devices (Dual Port) in the same daisy chain, e.g. TWO CalDigit TS2s, or a TS2 + CalDigit T4. Each Thunderbolt device can drive one monitor.*
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Thunderbolt Station 2
Interface Expansion, Simplified.
Meet the Thunderbolt Station 2
The CalDigit Thunderbolt Station 2 is the successor to the original Thunderbolt Station, which brought a new level of connectivity to modern computers via a single Thunderbolt cable. The Thunderbolt Station 2’s design combines the original Thunderbolt Station’s outstanding functionality with a host of new features to create the ultimate Thunderbolt device. Enclosed in an exquisite brushed aluminum chassis, the TS2 is the easiest way to expand your port selection and simplify your workspace.
Compact and Sleek Design
The Thunderbolt Station 2 delivers 10 additional ports in an efficient footprint that requires minimal space on your desk. The versatile design also allows you to pick either a vertical or horizontal position to save additional room if your workspace is crowded.
Stand Alone Charging
If you often find yourself turning on your computer to charge your iPhone, iPad, or other USB device, then the Thunderbolt Station 2’s front facing USB 3.0 port will come in handy. It features stand-alone charging that will charge devices even when it is not connected to a computer.
4K All The Way
Not only can you connect any HDMI monitor to the Thunderbolt Station 2, but have the option of using a 4K HDMI monitor that has 4 times the resolution of HD video. Whether you’re a professional user who needs the very best display, someone who watches movies on their computer, or even a gamer, the Thunderbolt Station 2’s HDMI connection provides the very best image quality.
Professional users need the flexibility of multiple connections. Whether you’re using Thunderbolt, USB 3.0 or eSATA, the Thunderbolt Station 2 offers the best connectivity options available for professional accessories that require fast transfer speeds.
Fast & Powerful USB 3.0
If you’re connecting iPhones, iPads, hard drives, or other accessories to your computer, you can rest assured that the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports on the Thunderbolt Station 2 provide enough power to charge all your devices. Even if your computer does not have USB 3.0 ports, the Thunderbolt Station 2 will allow you to take advantage of this flexible interface.
Dual Thunderbolt 2 Ports
Dual Thunderbolt 2 ports allow users to daisy-chain the Thunderbolt Station 2 as part of six Thunderbolt devices. Thunderbolt 2 takes the dual 10Gb/s bi-directional channels of the original Thunderbolt interface and combines them into one 20Gb/s bi-directional channel.
Speed Up Your Internet Connection
WiFi is incredibly convenient, but for the most stable connection available Gigabit Ethernet cannot be beaten, especially if you are streaming movies or music. Modern computers are missing Ethernet ports and the Thunderbolt Station 2 brings them back to allow you to take advantage of uninterrupted downloads.
Unlike other Thunderbolt expansion docks, the Thunderbolt Station 2 is built from 100% aluminum that helps dissipate heat without making noise. The Titanium Grey aesthetic of the Thunderbolt Station 2 compliments the new Mac Pro design in a stunning brushed finish.
In the Box
- 1 x Thunderbolt Station
- 1 x Power Supply
- 1 x Power Cord
- 2 x Rubber Feet Strips
- Thunderbolt enabled computer.
- Windows 7, 8 or 10.
- Mac OS X 10.8.4 or later.
2 x Thunderbolt 2 Ports, 1 x HDMI 1.4b, 1 x Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45, 3 x USB 3.0 (1x Front, 2x Rear), 2 x eSATA 6G Ports, 1 x Stereo Headphone 3.5mm, 1 x Mono Microphone 3.5mm.
Height: 5.20 inches (132.0 mm).
Width: 1.71 inches (43.5 mm).
Depth: 3.88 inches (98.5 mm).
Weight:1.34 lbs (0.61 kgs).
The CalDigit Thunderbolt Station 2 is the successor to the original Thunderbolt Station that brought a new level of connectivity to modern streamlined computers via a single Thunderbolt cable. The Thunderbolt Station 2's design combines the original Thunderbolt Station's outstanding functionality with a host of new features to create the ultimate Thunderbolt device. Now featuring Thunderbolt 2 technology, the Thunderbolt Station 2 is fully compatible with 4K workflows for blazing performance. Equipped with three USB 3.0 ports, 2 eSATA ports, a Gigabit Ethernet port, dual 3.5mm audio ports, and a HDMI port, the Thunderbolt Station 2 is the ultimate Thunderbolt connectivity solution that will simplify your workplace.
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Long story short, I have had no problems with this unit and it exceeds my expectations. I have the two drive arrays plugged into it, plus ethernet, plus a FW800 Thunderbolt adapter (sometimes used to connect to a backup drive), plus two USB 3 drives -- and I still have a USB port free on the front. Everything seems to play nice, and the speed is very consistent -- exactly what I want for video. (My drives are only eSATA 3G, FWIW, but the device appears to support 6G.)
The only notes I have that may not be obvious:
1. Even when I unplug the Thunderbolt cable from my Mac (2014 retina MBP 15), the unit remains powered on, and continues to power the attached USB drives (they are laptops HDs in external enclosures). I found that a little surprising, since I assumed it would cut power or something. Not a big deal, but something to be aware of, I guess. It does have a blue LED on the front so you know when the unit is powered on.
2. It can get warm (not hot). It's not nearly as hot as all the hard disks and monitors floating around, but when the device is being heavily used, it does seem to heat up just a bit. When it's unplugged from a Thunderbolt host, it appears to go into some kind of lower-power mode and is not warm at all (despite still powering the aforementioned USB drives...).
3. I'm using an Apple 2m Thunderbolt cable, purchased separately. I have no idea if the cable matters or not.
4. I have NOT tried to chain another display off of this thing, mostly because I don't have an extra that I need to plug in. So I have not tested that at all.
Overall, I'm very satisfied. It does exactly what I wanted -- semi-permanently-attached storage (my MBP sits on a desk all day, 95% of the time) -- without the flakiness I'd heard of from other docks. I have not seen crashes or other weird behavior related to plugging/unplugging (having said that, I have been super careful to unmount everything before unplugging, etc.). If you want eSATA, buy this with confidence.
To get DUAL video on docks you need TWO of these $200 docks, you can chain them together, and only need one TB port on your computer. If you have TWO thunderbolt ports on your PC, then you can use one of these and a $30 adapter, just need to plug both directly into the PC, not chain together.
Other than the limitation that I now know ALL thunderbolt docks have, this unit works great, so 5 stars.
Only the front USB port supports standalone charging.
Update 10/17/16: Apparently all Thunderbolt docks feature similar slower USB 3 performance. This is unfortunate for Mac Pro 2013 owners (single USB 3 bus for the built in ports) looking for a way to add more USB 3 bandwidth.
Fast forward to the TS2.
Very happy to have a second Ethernet port on the Mini and to be able to use USB3 at almost full speed.
Problem is eSATA cables keep slipping out of one of the ports. One port holds fine but the one closest to the edge pops out if the TB2 or cable is jostled in the slightest way.
I will be contacting CalDigit but wanted to state here how happy we are with this dock.