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Do any of these "Universal" docking stations work reliably? I first purchased a Targus USB 3.0 Universal Docking Station. After three days of trying to get it to work, Targus said that it is incompatible with any pc with Dual external video displays. All laptops I have looked at have dual external video displays. I … see more Do any of these "Universal" docking stations work reliably? I first purchased a Targus USB 3.0 Universal Docking Station. After three days of trying to get it to work, Targus said that it is incompatible with any pc with Dual external video displays. All laptops I have looked at have dual external video displays. I contacted DisplayLink (They are thge software manufacturer for a lot of these docking stations) and they said if I purchased another "Universal" docking station that they would work with me to try and make it work but it could take some time. I am not aware of any of them that are actually plug and play and not plug and pray. see less Do any of these "Universal" docking stations work reliably? I first purchased a Targus USB 3.0 Universal Docking Station. After three days of trying to get it to work, Targus said that it is incompatible with any pc with Dual external video displays. All laptops I have looked at have dual external video displays. I contacted DisplayLink (They are thge software manufacturer for a lot of these docking stations) and they said if I purchased another "Universal" docking station that they would work with me to try and make it work but it could take some time. I am not aware of any of them that are actually plug and play and not plug and pray.

asked on December 26, 2012

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I have had both. Very pleased with the still-working toshiba (USB 2) and about to buy the USB 3 version. I returned the Targus after wasting weeks trying to get it to work. The universal I purchased from Targus (a few years back) simply did not fit any realistic real-world use. I would never buy anything from… see more I have had both. Very pleased with the still-working toshiba (USB 2) and about to buy the USB 3 version. I returned the Targus after wasting weeks trying to get it to work. The universal I purchased from Targus (a few years back) simply did not fit any realistic real-world use. I would never buy anything from Targus that has to be plugged in. They are a luggage company, nothing more. They make big man-purses for laptops and should stick to that. see less I have had both. Very pleased with the still-working toshiba (USB 2) and about to buy the USB 3 version. I returned the Targus after wasting weeks trying to get it to work. The universal I purchased from Targus (a few years back) simply did not fit any realistic real-world use. I would never buy anything from Targus that has to be plugged in. They are a luggage company, nothing more. They make big man-purses for laptops and should stick to that.
Lee Berkeleydb answered on October 17, 2013
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