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StarTech.com Thunderbolt Docking Station for Laptops - Includes TB Cable - Laptop Dock - MacBook Thunderbolt Dock
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- Transform your MacBook into a powerful home or office workstation through a single cable
- Compatible with all Thunderbolt-enabled laptops including MacBook Pro & Air / HP Zbook 17 & 15
- Thunderbolt Laptop Docking Station / Dual monitor when using HDMI + TB display
- Dock offers more ports for BYOD workspaces / Creative designers
- 3 USB 3.0 ports
- Supports daisy chain for external storage & data rates up to 10Gbps
- When using a single display, the dock lets you connect one HDMI, DisplayPort or Thunderbolt monitor. The ThunderboltTM interface on the dock is backward compatible with Mini DisplayPort and when connected to a DisplayPort monitor, only a single display can be added as HDMI will be disabled. For dual display configurations, you can connect one HDMI monitor and one Thunderbolt monitor simultaneously.
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Mini DisplayPort or HDMI Video Output
The TBDOCKHDPBC Thunderbolt Docking Station gives you a single connection point to your home / office workstation, for a flexible setup with formidable speed. Adding Thunderbolt and HDMI video outputs, Gigabit Ethernet, a USB 3.0 hub and 3.5mm audio ports to your Thunderbolt-equipped laptop has never been easier.
Dual monitor support
Start working faster! The Thunderbolt dock reduces the hassle of connecting a typical laptop workstation by leaving your entire peripheral set connected to the dock. Through a single connection to your laptop (e.g. MacBook Pro, MacBook Air or Ultrabook), you can be up-and-running in seconds.
Get connected right away with the included high-quality 1m Thunderbolt cable, saving you time and money.
Experience a tidy and customizable workspace with a small footprint and included optional stand, so you can place the Thunderbolt dock either horizontally or vertically.
Connect more of your USB peripherals through the integrated 3-port USB 3.0 controller. External USB 3.0 hard drives benefit from the smooth response and faster data transfer rates provided by UASP. Older USB peripherals aren't a problem either, with USB 2.0/1.1 backward-compatibility.
Increase your overall system performance with a dedicated controller for onboard I/O handling, freeing up system resources. With data transfer rates up to 10 Gbps, Thunderbolt technology simultaneously supports a high-resolution display and high-performance data devices through a single interface, plus you can daisy-chain up to 6 devices (Thunderbolt 1 and 2 compatible) for maximum connectivity.
Expand your screen real estate and increase productivity, using the integrated monitor outputs. With support for resolutions up to 1920x1080 (HDMI) and 2560x1440 (Thunderbolt / Mini DisplayPort), the dock provides several options to add external HD displays.
Note: When using a single display, the dock lets you connect one HDMI, DisplayPort or Thunderbolt monitor. The Thunderbolt interface on the dock is backward compatible with Mini DisplayPort and when connected to a DisplayPort monitor, only a single display can be added as HDMI will be disabled. For dual display configurations, you can connect one HDMI monitor and one Thunderbolt monitor simultaneously.
Transform Your Macbook Into A Powerful Home / Office Workstation Through A Single Thunderbolt Cable
Turn a Thunderbolt-equipped MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, laptop or Ultrabook into a powerful workstation.
Connect a wide variety of peripherals at home / office to a laptop all from a single Thunderbolt connection.
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What's in the Box?
1 - Thunderbolt Docking Station.
1 - 1m Thunderbolt Cable.
1 - Stand (with screws).
4 - Rubber Feet.
1 - Universal Power Adapter (NA/EU/UK) and AU in Australia.
1 - Instruction Manual.
- Mini DisplayPort or HDMI video output.
- Dual monitor support when using HDMI + Thunderbolt Display.
- Gigabit Ethernet, Audio, 3x USB 3.0 ports with UASP, includes 1m Thunderbolt cable.
- Supports Thunderbolt data rates of up to 10Gbps.
- Includes optional stand for horizontal or vertical (tower) orientation.
- Supports daisy-chain up to 6 Thunderbolt devices.
- Provides a dedicated controller for onboard I/O handling.
Top Customer Reviews
With that noted, it drives me crazy that the dock doesn't fully work when my laptop comes out of sleep mode. I do get video output through the TB output of it, but no wired ethernet or sound from the headphone jack *unless* I unplug the Thunderbolt cable from the laptop and plug it back in, then everything works again.
If this issue got fixed, I would give this 5 stars in a heart beat
This device uses the same chipset that is inside the current generation Macs, so if you use the latest OSX, it does not require any drivers.
Two more advantages:
1. Thunderbolt pass-through... For me this is HUGE deal, because my MacBook only has one Thunderbolt port, and no HDMI port, so my monitor is in the Thunderbolt port and it needs to be at the end of the chain... plus I have some Thunderbolt drives that do not have pass-through... essentially preventing me from using the drives and my monitor at the same time.
2. HDMI... Some Thunderbolt docks don't have HDMI ports, so even though they have pass-through, you still lose the port if you are using it for a monitor.
3. This device has 3 USB 3.0 ports. Some docks only have one.
4. Gigabit Ethernet port. For laptop users, this is a big deal. It lets you plug your LAN directly to the dock so you don't have to keep it tethered to the MacBook. This not only saves wear and tear on the plug, but it essentially lets you have just one cable coming from the dock to the MacBook. As a bonus, you can address the Ethernet port as a second port if you want to connect to more than one network.
5. The Thunderbolt cable is INCLUDED. This may not sound like a big deal, but Thunderbolt cables are expensive. I was happily surprised to see that they included one in the box.
Right out of the box I plugged it in, connected the cables and then connected it to my Macbook Pro and it started working.
No issues at all.
I recommend that users of Apple products get to this point and stop, let it "just work".
I'm in the IT business but do not work professionally with Apple products. But I decided I should check if there were a newer driver or some type of software update for this device. There was one on the startech.com website for Windows and for Mac. So I downloaded it, and installed it. WARNING!!!! From the moment the software was installed I could no longer connect to any Network port, not the one in the startech unit, not the one built into the Macbook Pro, not the wifi. Nothing.
Recovery: The only way I could recover was to hold down Cmd+R while powering up and boot into Recovery mode. Then I pulled down the operating system from the Internet--while in this mode, the computer does not use the installed network drivers so the internet connection was live for recovery mode. It too about an hour but when I re-booted, it came right up and the StarTech unit works again. I will continue to use it as is, and not upgrade its software.
WHY DID I TRY TO UPGRADE? I updated the software because the Thunderbolt port is being used to connect to the StarTech and then to an external disk drive. I use HDMI for my display. The Drive's access speed while connected through the StarTech is horribly SLOW. So much so that I thought something was wrong with it, so I updated the its software and, well, you know that story.Read more ›
When this dock is first in the TB chain, followed by the LaCie disk enclosure, followed by the display port monitor everything seems to work fine. Mix things up and there are sleep issues. Documentation and on line info clearly identify monitor support, where before it may have not been obvious to the casual user. It will support two monitors but only if one is a thunderbolt monitor and the other HDMI.
I need more than 3 USB ports, so I plugged my old pluggable brand 7 port USB 3 hub into one of the Startech ports and everything seems to work fine. I have a USB3 disk enclosure on both the Startech and one of the Hub and disk benchmarks are near the same as before (USB Hub connected to rMBP USB port). I have a portable USB3 SSD connected to the third Startech port and the dock powers it nicely. My other drives are self powered.
Typically a USB3 chipset will have 4 ports and so does the one Startech uses, but one of the ports is used for audio. To the rMBP it looks like a USB audio device. I'd rather have another USB port, but then is is nice to be able to control volume from the keyboard.
It has a quality look an fell, and comes with a TB cable as well as three different AC power cables. The TB cable is a little short but the power cables are much longer than the usual. Makes no sound. When waking or powering up, there is a little pop from the audio amp I have plugged in. A pop is to be expected expected, but its much smaller than others.. not obtrusive. The power supply brick is almost as large as the dock and stays relatively cool.
Hopefully this will be a durable product, so far so good.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One year in and it died. That's $20 a month. Frustrating.
While it worked it was fine, as advertised.
I love these things, I have two, one for my office and one at home. They work perfectly, although for some reason the ethernet port on the one at my office doesn't always come up... Read morePublished 6 months ago by mrPalomar
I purchased this through my work and now use it daily to aid with duel screen issues. Also helpful to not have to plugin and unplug a million things daily. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Lori
This product has a defect when connected to a Mac Computer. Please be careful before purchasing. Check the thread here for more details:... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Eric
After a month the USB ports stopped working. After about 4 months it started causing the "=" key to misfire continuously, so I could no longer use it. Read morePublished 11 months ago by John Jersin
Works great and will be able to work with multiple apple products.Published 12 months ago by Glenn A Loomis
Everything works fairly well. Only issues is that if you want a thunderbolt display as well as an HTML display, it won't work use the dock alone. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Adam