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A Docking station or port replicator or dock provides a simplified way of “plugging-in” an electronic device such as a laptop computer to common peripherals

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Using an ATA-100 Hard Drive with a Thermaltake BlacX External Hard Drive Dock

Is it possible for a Thermaltake BlacX HDD Dock to connect to and recognize an ATA-100 Hard Drive? I know that the specifications for the BlacX say that it only supports SATA & SATAII, but I was ...
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Ethernet works from laptop, but not docking station

I couldn't get my USB 3.0 ProDock Ethernet port to connect to the Internet for my connected Windows 10 ThinkPad. However, plugging into my native Ethernet port on the back of the laptop worked. I ...
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Dell docking station and Precision m6700 — VGA port not responding

I have a Dell Precision m6700, and prior to that I had a Dell Latitude e6520 -- the following configuration worked for both of them. Here's a pic of my docking station: I use my laptop's screen (...
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Monitors connected to USB 3.0 docking station not being recognized. They were Previously working

I have dell (alienware) laptop connected to dells 3.0 usb docking station. This was working fine until I was playing a game (ARMA 3) and Windows 10 crashed with a memory dump error. Something tried ...
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MacBook Pro (Early 2011) to USB 3.0

Here is my problem: A) Goal Connecting a MacBook Pro 13'', Early 2011 (MacBookPro8,1) to a Laptop Docking Station (Sabrent DS-RICA) via USB 3.0. B) Situation/Setup Said docking station only ...
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DVI to USB 3.0 to Thunderbolt: Laggy Screen and mediocre USB bitrate

I'm connecting an Early 2011 MacBook Pro 13'' which only has USB 2.0 port via its Thunderbolt 1 port to a Kanex KTU20 Adapter which successfully allows me to connect USB 3.0 cables to this old Mac ...
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Monitoring performance/throughput of USB-C

I've got a Lenovo laptop that supports USB type-c docking and I've got a Thunderbolt 3 docking station along. I know that this means that I'll only get the speed of USB 3.1 (gen 2). Hooking up two ...
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Unable to start computer with docking station button while connected to a docking station and laptop lid is closed, but when open, works fine

Basically I am placing a laptop (ThinkPad L530 running Win 7 32bit OS) on a docking station within a cart and placing the laptop inside the cart and closing the lid, then connecting an external ...
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redocking suspended laptop causes reboot

This procedure has worked for me for years flawlessly: Close lid to cause sleep/suspend. Undock laptop Leave lid closed Redock laptop Open lid to wakeup/unsuspend/resume/thaw However, after a recent ...
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Thunderbolt 3 Dock Gen 2 Firmware Update fails

I have a ThinkPad P52s with a Thunderbolt 3 Dock Gen 2. Updating the firmware of the dock shows Can't read Thunderbold controller version, Will skip Thunderbold firmware update! The title of this ...
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Does USB 3/3.1 docking station use internal GPU capabilities?

I'm looking for a new laptop, used both for professional and personal use (target is core i7/16Go/any non Intel GPU). I want to plug two external monitors (24" Full HD), while keeping GPU ...
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Why are my two chained monitors just mirrored and not detectable?

I connected the following components: Lenovo Thinkpad T450s <-USB-> Thinkpad USB 3.0 Pro Dock <-DP--mDp->Dell U2414H <-DP--mDp-> Dell U2415 The two displays are mirrored but I can't detect ...
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Turning on/waking a computer from USB C dock without laptop being powered through the dock

Is it possible to wake/turn on a laptop with a USB-C Thunderbolt 3 dock when the laptop is not powered through the dock? (the laptop cannot be powered through the dock)
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2x3 input/output display solution

I am looking for hardware solution that would allow me to switch between 2 separate inputs that would display to 3 outputs. My hardware are as follows: Inputs: Laptop - 1 HDMI PC - 1 HDMI, 1 DP, ...
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Second Monitor for Laptop not displaying correctly

so, I've just bought a docking station for my hp elite book and tried to hook it up. Following problem occured: when plugging in an dp cable from the docking station to the monitor the laptop will ...
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debugging boltd and Dell TB16 on Dell Latitude 5491 and Xubuntu 18.04

Every now and then my Dell TB16 dock device stops working i.e. port replication is off, also the dock's white LED goes off. OS: Xubuntu 18.04.2 LTS Kernel: 4.15.0-54-generic #58 System: Dell ...
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Thunderbolt Dock into Desktop?

I have a desktop that I added a Thunderbolt card to. I also have a work laptop with Thunderbolt. Lastly, I have an old Dell TB16 Docking station. As a matter of convenience, I'd like to run all my ...
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Connect Desktop & Laptop to USB C Laptop Docking Station to Utilize Desktop Monitors for Both

I have an ASUS M32CD Desktop (Core i5, 8GB DDR4, 1TB, Windows 10) with Keyboard and Mouse and I want to connect to my desktop monitors using a Hiearcool USB C Hub,USB-C Laptop Docking Station,11 in 1 ...
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Thunderbolt hotplugging in Ubuntu Linux

I have a Dell Precision M3800 and an OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock.  They both work together beautifully and everything seems to just work.  I haven't tried the FireWire yet, but the Ethernet, USB3, ...
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Dell Dock TB15 on Macbook Pro Thunderbolt charges but does not work

I have a Dell TB15 connected to two 1920x1080 screens (one via display port, other via HDMI; DP chaining always made trouble) and been using it with an XPS13 9360 running Ubuntu, and a Dell mobile ...
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GPU preference not working; what's the workaround?

I have a laptop in a docking station on which I cannot select GPU preference at autostart. The laptop has one integrated Intel GPU and one "extra" Nvidia GPU. I can select GPU preference clicking the ...
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GPU Is Underperforming When Connected Through An External Docking Station

I am using an external docking station to connect a desktop-based GPU Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB into my notebook Lenovo ideapad 310. After connecting it successfully and installing recommended drivers, I ...
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How to connect laptop + Desktop pc to dual 4k monitors

I have a setup at home, with dual 4k monitors (over display port), and mouse/keyboard/soundsystem connected the ordinary way. I also have a work laptop Dell XPS 15, that I would like to be able to ...
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How to increase length of a USB-C / Thunderbolt 3 dongle's pigtail cable?

The USB-C dream is to have a single cable that provides connectivity to my external displays, ethernet, USB hub, etc. All of the components will be stored in a drawer or mounted out of view. A single,...
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ThunderBolt 3 Dock/Hub on a laptop with USB C (Gen1)

I have a laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad l390) with 2 USB C and wanted to get a hub that had VGA and RJ-45, and maybe some other ports but most of the options I can find are Thunderbolt 3 Hub/Docks I was ...
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Ubuntu: How to set each workspace to a separate monitor

I have a brand-new t-500 Laptop with docking station, and a Samsung SyncMaster T220 connected to it. The OS is Ubuntu 8.04 LTS. I would like to set up the workspaces, so that the right one would be ...
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Lenovo T450S laptop docking station issue

I am having difficulty utilizing a docking station with my Lenovo T450s laptop. I purchased the laptop in 2016 and it is running Windows 10. At the time of purchase I also bought a Lenovo docking ...
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Docking station : 2 monitors

I have a laptop connected to a docking station and in addition to the laptop there are two monitors. The problem is that when I have the laptop open, the 2 additional screens are black. They are ...
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External Monitors not detected

External Monitors not detected with Dell Thunderbolt TB16 Docking Station. I moved my computer and unhooked everything. When I plugged everything back in the external monitor did not come on. I tried ...
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Dell Latitude e5250 not charging

My daughters's Dell Latitude e5250 is unable to charge through the DC jack. When the adapter is plugged in (standard Dell 65W charger), the laptop runs, but it will not charge the battery. When I ...
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Microsoft SurfaceBook doesn't want to connect to external Monitor

** UPDATE MARCH 1ST ** I might have find the solution to my issues. I have found on Reddit some people that had the same problem as me. apparently, you need an Active Cable & an active adapter ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad P51 with Lenovo Thinkpad Prodock

Recently, I've bought the Lenovo Pro Dock docking station. This one requires 90w to function according to the official Lenovo website. However, my Thinkpad P51 doesn't charge when plugged into the ...
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Can you use a thunderbolt 3 dock with a laptop only capable of usb 3.1 gen 2?

I have a late 2018 macbook pro (tb3) and a surface book 2 (usb 3.1 gen 2). I was wondering if I would be able to buy a tb3 dock and have it work with both (albeit with bandwidth constraints on the ...
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Dell D6000 Dock / Macbook Pro 2017

I've bought a Dell D600 Universal Docking Station for my Macbook Pro 2017 and 2 DELL U2713H Displays. Unfortunately I've been encountering all the issues listed here: https://support.displaylink.com/...
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Fujitsu port replicator compatibility

We have some port replicators for older Fujitsu Notebooks from the type FPCPR231. Now we would like to buy a FUJITSU Lifebook E548 and wonder if the connector is still the same. Unfortunately, there ...
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Any ways to repair a HDD which cannot be formatted and write-protected? (+Disk error: CRC)

For a few months, I used the 3.5 inch WD Blue 500GB HDD and a SATA to USB docking station so that I can connect the HDD to my Raspberry Pi, to be used as a small version of NAS. However, in some days,...
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For professional hard drive data recovery, what hardware/software tools are essential? [closed]

I'm "gearing up" to start a computer repair business, but hard drive data recovery is my weak point that I haven't explored much. I am preparing to give myself the ultimate "crash" course in HDD data ...
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Monitor connected to USB-C dock continuously wakes up for 1 second when it should be off

The monitor and everything else works perfectly, except for this problem. When the display is turned off automatically after 10 minutes, it will continuously wake up with no display signal and go back ...
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Saving Multi-Monitor Configuration with Docking Station

I recently picked up a Lenovo Flex 5 laptop, which runs Windows 10. I love having multiple monitors, so I also got a Kensington Universal USB3.0 dual display docking station for when I'm seated at my ...
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Wake from sleep using USB device attached to docking station?

Is it possible to wake a laptop (Lenovo T410 in this case) via a USB keyboard or mouse connected to the docking station? I moved my dock off my desk to reclaim space, but the power button is a bit of ...
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How do I hook a WD Passport portable HD up to a docking station?

The docking stations I have seen are USB to SATA. I would like to be able to plug my portable hard drives into it as well.
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What's the performance on USB docking stations, and can they be used when laptop is closed?

I'm looking into a docking station for a Dell Studio laptop. I don't see the traditional docking stations I'm familiar with - the kind (for a Dell Latitude, for example) where you sit the laptop on ...
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Connect a Dell XPS Windows laptop to Ethernet via a generic docking station

I have a generic docking station for laptops. It connects to the laptop with a USB 3.0 connection, and supplies several USB connections plus an Ethernet connection. When I connected it to a two-years-...
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Can I use a USB-C laptop dock with a USB-A to USB-C connector on a laptop that DOES NOT support USB-C docks

This is a frustrating one for me. I have an acer SF314-52 and I absolutely love it. One thing is really grinding my gears however; It's the USB-C port. Specifically, it's compatibility with USB-C ...
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Does G-Sync work through a docking station?

Assuming Thunderbolt 3 to the docking station and either Thunderbolt 3 or DisplayPort (1.2 or higher) to the display, does G-Sync pass through a docking station, or does the intermediary hardware ...
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Programs crash on HP Zbook 15 when undocking

I have an HP Zbook 15 running Windows 7 that I use at work and when I undock it the following programs have a tendency to crash: Firefox Skype for Business (Lync) Any active VirtualBox virtual ...
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Is the number of monitors limited by the computer or the docking station?

I am looking at purchasing a Dell laptop which can connect to a docking station via DisplayPort over USB-C. I would like to be able to connect to two 4k displays, but the only "compatible" docking ...
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Why is my laptop not turning on my external monitors when being plugged into a docking station?

Laptop: Dell Precision 5220 running Ubuntu 16.04 Docking Station: Dell (can't find any more info on it), connects with thunderbolt. Monitors: 2x Benq Senseye 3, Model # GL2670-B BIOS Version: 1.9.4 ...
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is it ok to keep hard drives in Docking Stations (vertically oriented)

i have hard drives in docking stations always on and connected to my computer (since my computer has limited SATA ports) all are dandy until i got my 2nd failed drive from the drives in my docking ...
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Hard drive docking station usable for hard drive recovery?

I installed Linux on an old computer along with ddrescue. Instead of placing each broken hard drive in the internal bay, can I use an external docking station with ddrescue? I'm hesitant to buy a ...