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Thunderbolt 3 Dock with SD Card Reader - Dual-4K - 85W USB Power Delivery

Connect your Thunderbolt™ 3 equipped MacBook or PC laptop to two 4K monitors, SD card reader, multiple peripherals through six USB 3.0 ports, plus power and charge your laptop

Product ID: TB3DOCK2DPPD

  • Universal dock turns your MacBook Pro or Windows laptop, with Thunderbolt 3 port, into a dual-4K monitor workstation
  • Supports USB Power Delivery 2.0 to power and charge your laptop (up to 85W), and power your peripherals (includes a robust 180W power adapter)
  • Includes a USB-C to DisplayPort cable (6 ft./1.8 m) for connecting a second DisplayPort monitor to the Thunderbolt 3 port
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  • Connect multiple peripherals with 6 USB 3.0 ports (USB 3.1 Gen 1) - (5x USB-A including 1x Fast-Charge and Sync, 1x USB-C)
  • SD and microSD (with adapter) memory card reader, on front of dock, supports SD 4.0 and UHS-II (backward compatible with older SD card versions)
  • Supports PXE network booting
  • Improve your workflow with single-cable docking and up to 40Gbps bandwidth
  • Supports dual 4K Ultra HD external monitors at 60Hz
  • Supports 5K on single monitor (using Thunderbolt 3 and DP connections)
  • Dock and undock quickly, with a single cable for data, power, and external displays
  • Natively supported in macOS Sierra (10.12), macOS High Sierra (10.13) and Windows 8 and 10, without the need for drivers
  • Two Thunderbolt 3 ports to allow for daisy-chaining additional TB devices
$792.99 AUD exc GST
$872.29 AUD inc GST

Overview

This universal Thunderbolt™ 3 dock lets you power through your work day, transforming your MacBook Pro or Windows® laptop into a dual-4K workstation, with up to 40Gbps of throughput. The dock features 85W Power Delivery to power and charge your laptop, and six USB 3.0 ports to connect your peripherals, plus an SD™ card reader. With its elegant aluminum design in space gray, it’s the perfect laptop accessory.

Create a dual-4K 60Hz workstation

The Thunderbolt 3 dock lets you connect your laptop to two 4K Ultra HD monitors (4K x 2K), using one DisplayPort and one Thunderbolt 3 USB-C™ port (USB-C to DP cable included) or set up a single display. The dock connects to:

  • 1x DisplayPort and 1x Thunderbolt 3 USB-C (4096 x 2160p or 3840 x 2160p @ 60Hz)
  • 1x 5K (5120 x 2880p) display (through Thunderbolt 3 USB-C port)

85W Power Delivery

Using a single cable, the dock provides up to 85W of Power Delivery to power and charge your laptop, and power your peripherals with its 180W power adapter.

SD card reader

The dock provides direct access to your SD memory cards or microSD™ cards (with adapter). The SD card slot can also be used for additional storage and backup through macOS X Time Machine or Windows 10 File History.

Plenty of ports

To connect peripherals, the dock offers six USB 3.0 ports (including a Fast-Charge port and a USB-C port) plus a Gigabit Ethernet port and audio/microphone port.

The TB3DOCK2DPPD is backed by a StarTech.com 3-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

The ideal accessory for any Windows based Thunderbolt 3 equipped laptop or MacBook Pro

Ideal for creative professionals and those who work with high-resolution, high-bandwidth, and graphically intensive images, video, CAD drawings, and medical imagery

Recommended for video producers, graphic and web designers, engineers, architects, and more

Access and edit large, uncompressed files such as videos and images on the fly, for dynamic on-site production

Transfer a 4K movie in under 30 seconds, or 3 hours of 4K GoPro® video in less than a minute

Edit 4K video on one display, with a full-size video preview on the second 4K display

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 3 Years
Hardware
4K Support Yes
Bus Type Thunderbolt 3
Chipset ID Intel - Alpine Ridge JHL6540
Texas Instruments - TPS65983
Fresco - FL1100EX
Intel - WGI210AT
C-Media - CM6533
Genesys Logic - GL3226
Displays Supported 2
Fast-Charge Port(s) Yes
Industry Standards Thunderbolt 3
USB Battery Charging Specification Rev. 1.2
IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
USB 3.0 - Backward compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1
Performance
Auto MDIX Yes
Compatible Networks 10/100/1000 Mbps
Full Duplex Support Yes
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 40 Gbps (Thunderbolt 3)
10 Gbps (USB 3.1 Gen 2)
5 Gbps (USB 3.0)
2 Gbps (Ethernet; Full-Duplex)
Maximum Digital Resolutions Dual displays - DisplayPort and Thunderbolt 3 USB-C - 4096 x 2160p / 3840 x 2160p at 60Hz
Single 4K display - DisplayPort or Thunderbolt 3 USB-C - 4096 x 2160p / 3840 x 2160p at 60Hz
Single 5K (5120 x 2880p) display (through Thunderbolt 3 USB-C port)
Memory Media Type SD/MMC (Secure Digital/Multimedia Card)
SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity)
SDXC (Secure Digital eXtended Capacity)
microSD (Micro Secure Digital) (adapter required)
microSDHC (Micro Secure Digital High Capacity) (adapter required)
microSDXC (Micro Secure Digital eXtended Capacity) (adapter required)
PXE Yes
Type and Rate Thunderbolt 3 - 40 Gbit/s
UASP Support Yes
Connector(s)
Connector Type(s) 2 - Thunderbolt™ 3 USB-C (24-pin) Female
1 - DisplayPort (20 pin) Female
1 - USB Type-C (24 pin) USB 3.0 Female
1 - USB 3.0 A (Fast-Charge, 9 pin, SuperSpeed) Female
4 - USB Type-A (9 pin) USB 3.0 Female
1 - RJ-45 Female
1 - 3.5 mm Mini-Jack (3 Position) Female
Software
OS Compatibility Windows® 8, 8.1, 10
macOS 10.12 - 10.13
Special Notes / Requirements
Note A 4K-capable display is required to achieve 4K x 2K resolution (4K is also known as 4K x 2K).
When connecting a display to one of the Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports, a USB-C video adapter might be required depending on the input of your display.
USB 3.0 is also known as USB 3.1 Gen 1; this connectivity standard offers speeds up to 5Gbps. USB 3.1 Gen 2 offers speeds up to 10Gbps.
System and Cable Requirements Thunderbolt 3 equipped computer with a Thunderbolt 3 port.
Your laptop's Thunderbolt 3 port must support USB Power Delivery 2.0 in order to power and charge your laptop.
Power
Center Tip Polarity Positive
Input Current 2.5 A
Input Voltage 100 ~ 240 AC
Output Current 9 A
Output Voltage 20V DC
Plug Type N
Power Consumption (In Watts) 180
Power Source AC Adapter Included
Environmental
Humidity 0~95% RH
Operating Temperature 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 70°C (-4°F to 158°F)
Physical Characteristics
Color Space Gray
Enclosure Type Aluminum
Product Height 1.3 in [34 mm]
Product Length 8.7 in [222 mm]
Product Weight 17.4 oz [492 g]
Product Width 3.4 in [87 mm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 3.4 lb [1.5 kg]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - docking station
1 - Thunderbolt 3 cable
1 - USB-C to DisplayPort cable
1 - universal power adapter
2 - power cords (NA/JP, ANZ)
1 - instruction manual

Compatibility

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Windows® 8, 8.1, 10
macOS 10.12 - 10.13

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Accessories

Product Support

Frequently Asked Questions

Before You Buy

No, you cannot use this device to increase the maximum number of displays that a video card supports. For example, if your video card only supports up to three displays and you add this device to your setup, your display limit is still three displays.

If you have connected more than one of this device to the same computer and are experiencing display issues, you should make sure that your video card can support the number of displays that you are using in your setup.

How to

You can use the Thunderbolt™ software to manage your Thunderbolt 3 devices on a computer running a version of Windows. To manage your Thunderbolt 3 devices, complete the following:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Type Thunderbolt and click on the search result.
  3. Right-click the Thunderbolt icon.
  4. Click Manage Approved Devices.

Troubleshooting

Sometimes an on-board network interface card (NIC) conflicts with a new NIC.  In these cases it is best to disable the on-board NIC.

The best way to disable your on-board NIC is to go into your BIOS and disable it there if possible.  To do this, consult your motherboard manual.

You can also disable any NIC in Windows.  Here is how you do this:

First click Start, or, in Windows 10 and 8, hold down the Windows key and press X.  Then click Control Panel.

Windows 10

  1. Click Network and Internet.
  2. Click Network and Sharing Center.
  3. On the left, click Change adapter settings.
  4. Right-click the NIC that you would like to disable and select Disable.

Windows 8

  1. Click Network and Sharing Center.
  2. On the left, click Change adapter settings.
  3. Right-click the NIC that you would like to disable and select Disable.

Windows 7

  1. Click Network and Internet.
  2. Click Network and Sharing Center.
  3. On the left, click Change adapter settings.
  4. Right-click the NIC that you would like to disable and select Disable.

Windows Vista

  1. Click Network and Sharing Center.
  2. On the left, click Manage network connections.
  3. Right-click the NIC that you would like to disable and select Disable.

Windows XP

  1. Click Network Connections.
  2. Right-click the NIC that you would like to disable and select Disable.

If you set your display to 4K@60Hz and connect a display to the DisplayPort output on the laptop docking station, your display may flicker. This issue only affects certain monitors and is a result of an interoperability issue between the hardware used in the display and the docking station. This issue is not specific to StarTech.com docking stations.

To resolve this issue, try any of the following:

  • Connect a USB-C to DisplayPort cable from the USB-C Thunderbolt 3 port on the docking station to the DisplayPort input on the display. (StarTech.com product ID for the USB-C to DisplayPort cable: CDP2DPMM1MB.)
  • Connect a USB-C to HDMI 2.0 cable from the USB-C Thunderbolt 3 port on the docking station to the HDMI input on the display. (StarTech.com product ID for the USB-C to HDMI 2.0 cable: CDP2HD4K60.)
  • If you are using a dual monitor setup, connect a dual DisplayPort adapter from the USB-C Thunderbolt 3 port on the docking station to the DisplayPort input on the displays. (StarTech.com product ID for the Thunderbolt 3 dual DisplayPort adapter: TB32DP2.)
  • Disable MST (Multi Stream Transport) or DisplayPort 1.2 mode on your display and enable 4K@30Hz. Refer to the information provided by the manufacturer for assistance. 

When you connect a Thunderbolt™ device to any Windows operating system that can support Thunderbolt 3, a pop-up message appears. To use your Thunderbolt 3 device do one of the following:

  • Select Connect Only Once.
  • Select Always Connect.

Caution! If you select Do Not Connect, only video will pass through on your Thunderbolt 3 device.

If you accidentally set a Thunderbolt™3 device to not connect to your computer when prompted by the system, you can force the software to prompt you again for authentication. To do so, complete the following:

  1. Right-click the Thunderbolt icon.
  2. Click Approve Attached Devices.
  3. Select the Thunderbolt 3 port that you want to authenticate.

To use a Thunderbolt 3 adapter to output to a display at 60Hz, your monitor must support the refresh rate and you need to set the monitor to work at 60Hz. By default, most monitors are set to DP1.1, which will not work with this Thunderbolt 3 device when you use a display at 60Hz. In most cases, you need to set your monitor's DisplayPort settings to DP1.2.

To resolve this issue, use the buttons on your monitor to change the DisplayPort settings to DP1.2. For more information about changing your monitor settings, refer to the website of the manufacturer of your monitor.