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Dual-Monitor USB-C Docking Station - Dual DisplayPort - 2.5" SATA SSD/HDD Drive Bay - MST and 60W Power Delivery - 4K

Create an MST based, dual-video workstation that expands your storage using an open 2.5" SSD/HDD bay and powers your laptop with USB Type C™ (5Gbps)

Product ID: MST30C2HDPPD

  • Add data storage and backup capability with an internal 2.5” SATA SSD/HDD drive bay (supports SATA I, II, III)
  • Power and charge your laptop as you work with 60W USB Power Delivery 2.0 support
  • Turn your USB-C laptop into a dual-video workstation with MST single, mirror and extended mode support
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  • Easy plug and play setup with no drivers required
  • Connect your existing peripherals using three available USB 3.0 (Type-A) ports, including one fast-charge port to charge phones, with or without dock connected to laptop
  • Gigabit Ethernet connectivity (with PXE Boot support) and Wake-on-LAN
  • Thunderbolt™ 3 port compatible
  • Boot from LAN or USB devices
  • Convenient front panel ON/OFF button
345,99 € EUR exc VAT
432,49 € EUR inc VAT

Overview

This dual-monitor USB-C™ docking station adds valuable data storage and backup to your Windows laptop, and makes it easy to create a multi-monitor workstation through support for DP Alt Mode and DisplayPort Multi-Stream Transport (MST).

The USB-C dock provides a versatile way to connect to two DisplayPort monitors, a wired network (with PXE Boot support) and three USB 3.0  devices, while housing a 2.5” HDD or SSD for added storage or backup, all through a single USB-C cable. Plus, with Power Delivery support, you can power and charge your laptop as you work.

Add data storage and backup

Featuring a built-in 2.5” SATA SSD/HDD drive bay, this docking station gives you the added advantage of external data storage and backup, reducing the number of devices on your desktop. You can consolidate your peripherals, including external storage, with just one connection to your laptop. This reduces clutter in your workspace and simplifies workflow, making it easier to perform routine tasks like data offloads.

The 2.5" drive bay supports SATA I, II, and III. It’s ideal for creative professionals, IT executives, engineers, business executives and other professionals requiring high-performance functionality and external storage and backup, with Windows Backup, macOS Time Machine or other backup software. And, if you want to add further external storage, the dock has three USB 3.0 ports available.

Connect just one adapter to power the dock and your laptop

This premium laptop dock capitalizes on the full potential of USB Type-C™, which simultaneously transfers power, video, and data.

The docking station supports USB Power Delivery, providing up to 60 watts of power, through the 100W power adapter included. This means you can power and charge your laptop while it's docked, through its USB-C port, and cut clutter at your workstation. Plus, you don’t need to carry or remember an extra power adapter when you’re traveling to or from the office.

Take advantage of versatile video output

This dual-monitor docking station replicates the high performance of a full-size workstation, with DP Alt Mode and MST support providing single, mirror and extended display mode functionality. The USB-C docking station supports 4K Ultra HD resolution (providing the connected DisplayPort display supports it).

With this versatile dock, you can connect:

  • 2x DisplayPort display at 1920 x 1200 resolution (60Hz)
  • 1x DisplayPort display at 3840 x 2160 resolution (30Hz)

Note: Multi-display and dual-display configurations are only supported in Windows operating systems that support MST.

The MST30C2HDPPD is backed by a StarTech.com 3-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Notes:

  • Ensure your laptop’s drivers, firmware, and operating system are up to date prior to using the docking station.
  • Video output capabilities are dependent on the video card and hardware specification of your connected laptop. Certain video cards have limited MST support, while some monitors will also limit the available resolution. 
  • Not all USB-C ports support the full functionality of the USB Type-C standard. Ensure that your laptop USB-C port supports DP alt mode, as well as USB Power Delivery.
  • Not all Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports support the full functionality of the Thunderbolt 3 standard. Ensure that your laptop Thunderbolt 3 port supports USB Power Delivery.
  • macOS does not support MST.

Applications

The perfect accessory for USB-C equipped laptops, supports backup functions using Windows Backup, macOS Time Machine or other backup software

Ideal for creative professionals, engineers, IT executives and many more professionals requiring multiple sources for external storage or backup of large files

Power and charge your USB-C equipped laptop, using only the dock’s power adapter

Create a full-size workstation that’s ideal for hot desk and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) users, or for CYOD (Choose Your Own Device) applications

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 3 Years
Hardware
4K Support Yes
Bus Type USB-C
Chipset ID VIA/VLI - VL813
MegaChips - STDP4320
ASMedia - ASM1153E
Realtek - RTL8153
C-Media - CM6533
Texas Instruments - TPS65986
Displays Supported 2
Fast-Charge Port(s) Yes
Industry Standards USB Power Delivery Specification Rev. 2.0
USB Battery Charging Specification Rev. 1.2
DisplayPort 1.2 with MST
IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
USB 3.0 - Backward compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1
Performance
4Kn Support Yes
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 5 Gbps (USB 3.0)
2 Gbps (Ethernet; Full-Duplex)
Maximum Digital Resolutions 2x DisplayPort display at 1920 x 1200 resolution (60Hz)
1x DisplayPort display at 3840 x 2160 resolution (30Hz)
PXE Yes
S.M.A.R.T. Support Yes
TRIM Support Yes
Type and Rate USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s
UASP Support Yes
Connector(s)
Connector Type(s) 1 - USB Type-C (24 pin) USB 3.0 Female
2 - DisplayPort (20 pin) Female
1 - USB 3.0 A (Fast-Charge, 9 pin, SuperSpeed) Female
2 - USB Type-A (9 pin) USB 3.0 Female
1 - RJ-45 Female
1 - 3.5 mm Mini-Jack (4 Position) Female
Software
OS Compatibility Windows® 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Mac OS 10.11 to 10.13*

*MacOS does not support MST
Special Notes / Requirements
Note Not all USB-C ports support the full functionality of the USB Type-C standard. Ensure that your host USB-C port supports USB Power Delivery 2.0 and DP alt mode.
If you are connecting multiple DisplayPort monitors in a daisy chain through the dock's DisplayPort connection, the monitors must support DisplayPort 1.2 and MST
USB 3.0 is also known as USB 3.1 Gen 1; this connectivity standard offers speeds up to 5Gbps
A 4K-capable DisplayPort display is required to achieve 4Kx2K resolution
Video output capabilities are dependent on the video card and hardware specifications of your connected host laptop. Certain video cards have limited MST or video support, while some monitors will also limit the available resolution.
For a dual-monitor configuration the host laptop must support MST
System and Cable Requirements A host laptop with an available USB-C port (to ensure full adapter functionality, the host USB-C port must support USB Power Delivery 2.0 and DP alt mode)
Power
Center Tip Polarity Positive
Input Current 2 A
Input Voltage 100 ~ 240 AC
Output Current 5 A
Output Voltage 20V DC
Plug Type N
Power Consumption (In Watts) 100
Power Delivery 60W
Power Source AC Adapter Included
Environmental
Humidity 0%~95% RH (Non-condensing)
Operating Temperature 0°C to 60°C (32°F to 140°F)
Storage Temperature -40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F)
Physical Characteristics
Cable Length 1000 mm [39.4 in]
Color Black & Silver
Enclosure Type Plastic
Product Height 46 mm [1.8 in]
Product Length 170 mm [6.7 in]
Product Weight 321 g [11.3 oz]
Product Width 90 mm [3.5 in]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 1.9 kg [4.2 lb]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - docking station
1 - 1 m USB-C cable
4 - hard-drive mounting screws
1 - universal power adapter (NA/JP, UK, EU, ANZ)
1 - Quick-start guide

Compatibility

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Windows® 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Mac OS 10.11 to 10.13*

*MacOS does not support MST

Certifications

Accessories

Product Support

Drivers & Downloads

Driver(s):
Data Sheet(s)

Frequently Asked Questions

Before You Buy

Yes, you can use this laptop docking station to charge a laptop computer. 

For more information on what the requirements are and about how much power this laptop docking station provides, refer to the product manual.

USB-C is a type of USB connector that is capable of supporting the following:

  • Data transfer speeds up to 10Gbps, if you use USB 3.1.
  • Bi-directional power delivery up to 100W, if both the USB host connection and the device support it.
  • Alternate modes, which deliver different types of data at different speeds. For example, DisplayPort Alternate Mode (DP Alt Mode).

If using Thunderbolt 3 over USB-C, the connection is capable of additional features. For example, Thunderbolt 3 is capable of 40Gbps of total bandwidth. For more information, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/thunderbolt-3-port-capabilities.

Not all USB-C ports or devices are capable of supporting all of the features listed above, or all of the features at the maximum capabilities. If you require a specific USB-C feature, your USB host connection, cables, and device must all support the feature that you require. For more information about whether your components support specific USB-C features, refer to the information provided by the manufacturers. 

To use all of the features of this USB-C device, it is required that all of the following components support USB Power Delivery 2.0 and DisplayPort Alternate Mode:

  • The USB-C host connection.
  • The USB-C cable.
  • The USB-C device (for example, a hard drive docking station).

To check how much power this device requires, visit the product page, and look on the Technical Specifications tab.

For more information about the power delivery capabilities of your other components, refer to the information provided by the manufacturers.