USB-C & USB-A Dock - Dual Monitor 4K 60Hz Dock DisplayPort + HDMI - Hybrid USB 3.0 Docking Station for USB-C or USB-A Laptops - 6x USB Type-A, GbE - USB 3.1 Gen 1 - Mac/Windows

Laptop Docking Station | Mac & Windows® | DisplayPort & HDMI | 4K 60 Hz

Product ID: DK30A2DH

2.9 stars (19 reviews) |
  • DUAL 4K 60Hz HYBRID USB-C & USB-A DOCK: Universal USB 3.0 docking station (5Gbps) works with USB-C & USB-A laptops/computers; port replicator features 6-Port USB Type-A hub, Gigabit Ethernet, and 3.5mm audio jacks (headset and mic)
  • FLEXIBLE MULTI MONITOR VIDEO: This dual 4K 60Hz universal laptop docking station can connect up to 2 monitors: Dual DisplayPort or Dual HDMI or DP + HDMI displays; supports two extended displays on MacBooks with both the Intel processor or Apple M1 chip
  • 6 DOWNSTREAM USB-A PORTS: Hybrid USB C dock has a built-in 6-port USB 3.1/3.2 Gen 1 (5Gbps) hub with USB-A ports on the front and back to support devices such as a keyboard, mouse, flash drive, external hard drive, and printer
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This dual-4K docking station offers wide flexibility in setting up your workstation, working with both USB-C and USB-A port laptops and supporting multiple combinations of Ultra HD 4K DisplayPort and HDMI monitors.

Enhance Productivity with Dual-4K 60Hz Video

Ideal for highly detailed graphics applications, this dual-4K 60Hz docking station enhances your productivity by expanding the display capabilities of your laptop across two Ultra HD 4K monitors. The laptop docking station works with DisplayLink® to support high-resolution monitors, enabling two full 4K 60Hz displays from a single USB connection.

With the dual-4K dock, connect:

  • 2x 4K DisplayPort displays (up to 4096 x 2160p @ 60Hz)
  • 2x 4K HDMI displays (up to 4096 x 2160p @ 60Hz)
  • 1x 4K DisplayPort + 4K HDMI displays (up to 4096 x 2160p @ 60Hz)

Connects to USB-C and USB-A Laptops

The USB 3.0 docking station supports USB-C and USB-A enabled Mac and Windows laptops. This means you can connect newer USB-C or Thunderbolt™ 3 laptops or extend the life of legacy USB 3.0 (Type-A) laptops. 

All the Connections You Need

This USB-A & USB-C dock lets you transform your Mac or Windows laptop into a full workstation with six USB 3.0 (Type-A) ports, a Gigabit Ethernet port, and separate 3.5 mm audio and microphone ports for multiple audio connections, all using a single cable.

DK30A2DH is backed by a 3-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.


  • Perfect for laptops in business, government, finance, and sales environments
  • Ideal for working with graphics or data-intensive applications on your laptop

Partner Numbers

  • UPC 065030868235


  • Windows 10 logo
  • Windows 11 logo
  • Windows 8 logo
  • Windows 7 logo
  • macOS Mojave (10.14) logo
  • macOS Sierra (10.12) logo
  • Mac OS X El Capitan (10.11) logo
  • macOS Catalina (10.15) logo
  • macOS Big Sur (11.0) logo
  • Chrome OS logo
  • macOS Monterey (12.0) logo
Windows®️ XP (32-bit), Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10, 11
macOS 10.6 - 10.12, 10.14 - 10.15, 11.0, 12.0
Ubuntu 18.04, 20.04
Chrome OS™️ v55+


Warranty Information Warranty 3 Years
Connector(s) 2 - Connector Type(s) DisplayPort (20 pin)
HDMI (19 pin)
1 - Connector Type(s) USB Type-C (24 pin, 5Gbps)
3.5 mm Mini-Jack (3 Position)
3.5 mm Mini-Jack (4 Position)
6 - Connector Type(s) USB 3.1 Gen 1 USB Type-A (9 pin, 5 Gbps)
Environmental Operating Temperature 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature -10°C to 70°C (14°F to 158°F)
Humidity 10~90% RH
Hardware 4K Support Yes
Fast-Charge Port(s) No
Displays Supported 2
Bus Type USB-C
USB 3.0
Industry Standards IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
USB 3.0 - Backward compatible with USB 2.0/1.1
Chipset ID DisplayLink - DL-6950
Indicators 1 - LED Indicators Power
Packaging Information Shipping (Package) Weight 1,9 lb [0,9 kg]
Package Length 12,5 in [31,8 cm]
Package Width 5,1 in [13,0 cm]
Package Height 2,0 in [5,2 cm]
Performance Maximum Data Transfer Rate 5 Gbps (USB 3.0)
2 Gbps (Ethernet; Full-Duplex)
Maximum Digital Resolutions Single display - DisplayPort - 5120 x 2880 @ 60Hz (using two DP ports) / 4096 x 2160 @ 60Hz / 3840 x 2160 @ 60Hz
Single Display - HDMI - 4096 x 2160 @ 60Hz / 3840 x 2160 @ 60Hz
Dual displays - DisplayPort and HDMI - 4096 x 2160 @ 60Hz / 3840 x 2160 @ 60Hz
Type and Rate USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s
UASP Support Yes
Compatible Networks 10/100/1000 Mbps
Auto MDIX Yes
Full Duplex Support Yes
Physical Characteristics Color Black & Silver
Material Aluminum and Plastic
Cable Length 3,3 ft [1 m]
Product Length 8,9 in [22,6 cm]
Product Width 3,4 in [8,7 cm]
Product Height 1,1 in [2,8 cm]
Weight of Product 10,6 oz [301,0 g]
Power Power Source AC Adapter Included
Input Voltage 100 - 240 AC
Input Current 1 A
Output Voltage 20V DC
Output Current 2 A
Center Tip Polarity Positive
Plug Type N
Power Consumption (In Watts) 40W
Software OS Compatibility Windows®️ XP (32-bit), Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10, 11
macOS 10.6 - 10.12, 10.14 - 10.15, 11.0, 12.0
Ubuntu 18.04, 20.04
Chrome OS™️ v55+
Special Notes / Requirements System and Cable Requirements A host laptop with an available USB-C port or a USB-A port.
Note USB 3.0 is also known as USB 3.1 Gen 1; this connectivity standard offers speeds up to 5Gbps.
A USB-C to USB-C cable and a USB-C to USB-A cable are included.
4K resolution is supported on both video ports. A 4K-capable DisplayPort or HDMI display is required to achieve 4Kx2K resolution
DisplayLink docking stations and video adapters support more than one external display on Apple's M1-based Mac. Requires driver installation. Please contact support for a recommendation based on your specific setup.
What's in the Box 1 - Included in Package docking station
1 m USB-C to USB-A cable
1 m USB-C to USB-C cable
universal power adapter (NA/JP, UK, EU, ANZ)
quick-start guide



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Frequently Asked Questions


Starting in High Sierra 10.13, macOS enforces stricter security policies than previous revisions. As a result of these changes, software packages, like those used in this installation, will need to be allowed within the macOS Security and Privacy settings, immediately after the software has been installed, in order for the device to operate.

To allow the software, follow these steps after you've completed installation on your Mac:

  1. Open System Preferences.
  2. Open Security & Privacy.
  3. Click the Allow button near the bottom of the General tab.

Note: The option to allow the software will be available within the Security & Privacy settings for 30 minutes. If the software is not allowed within that time frame, the software must be reinstalled in order for macOS to grant the opportunity to allow it again.

Note: Do not physically connect the USB laptop docking station to your computer until you are instructed to (Step 6).

  1. Download the latest drivers from the website ( You can find the part number and product ID on the product’s packaging.

    Note: Windows will typically save the files to the Downloads folder associated with your user account (for example, C:\Users\your_name\Downloads).
  2. Once the download is complete, extract the files from the zip folder. Right-click the or file, select Extract All and follow the on-screen instructions.
  3. Select the appropriate folder for your operating system.
  4. Right-click Setup.exe. 
  5. Click Run as Administrator.

    Note: If the Run as Administrator option is not available, you may be attempting to run the installer from within the zipped file. Please extract the files using the instructions in Step 2.
  6. Follow the on-screen prompts to install the device drivers and software. Restart the computer either when prompted, or when the installer disappears.
  7. Connect any video cables from your display(s) to the video port(s) on the docking station. 
  8. Once Windows has restarted, connect the docking station to your computer.
  9. Your computer will automatically complete the driver installation.

Note: Installation may take several seconds to complete. During the installation your display might flicker. This is normal.  Once the installation is complete you will see your Windows desktop extended to the additional monitor(s).

Note: Do not physically connect the laptop docking station to your computer until instructed to (Step 7).

  1. Download the latest drivers from the website ( You can find the part number and product ID on the product’s packaging.

Note: Mac OS X will typically save the files to the Downloads folder that is associated with your user account (for example, hard_drive_name\Users\your_name\Downloads).

  1. Double-click the file.
  2. Double-click the MAC OS folder.
  3. Double-click the appropriate folder for your operating system.
  4. Double-click the DisplayLink Installer 75598.dmg file.
  5. Follow the prompts to install the new drivers. Restart the computer when prompted.
  6. Once Mac OS X has restarted, connect the laptop docking station to your computer.

Note: Installation might take several seconds to complete. During the installation your display might flicker; this is normal. Once the installation has completed you will see your Macintosh desktop extended to any connected monitors.

To install the DisplayLink Manager app, please follow these steps:

  1. Download the latest driver: [displaylink] mac usb display
  2. Connect the product to both your Mac and the external display
  3. Follow Steps 4 to 4.10 here: DisplayLink Manager App for macOS [external link to]

If the displays still do not work, please review these points:

  • After installing, ensure you have completed Steps 4.4 to 4.9 in the linked article, which includes running the application after installation and selecting “Launch automatically after logging-in”.  This will ensure it starts automatically every time you log-in.
  • On Apple M1-based Macs, you may be prompted to install Rosetta during the DisplayLink install process. This is currently required to allow DisplayLink to work on Apple Silicon Macs.
  • Clamshell and rotation support on macOS Big Sur 11.x with DisplayLink Manager [external link to]


DisplayLink powered USB video adapters and docking stations are not compatible with any MacBook running macOS 10.13.4 - 10.13.6. If a system has updated to macOS 10.13.4, 10.13.5, or 10.13.6, upgrading to macOS 10.14 (Mojave) is an option for users to restore DisplayLink functionality.

At this time, the DisplayLink compatibility issue also affects any 2018 MacBook Pro laptops with an Intel Coffee Lake CPU running macOS 10.14. Please see the DisplayLink site for a driver download workaround. This workaround will force AirPlay to extend or mirror one USB display.

For alternative product recommendations including our catalog of Thunderbolt™ products, connect with our Technical Advisory team at the bottom of our Support page.

Computers running macOS Catalina (10.15) may experience compatibility issues with products that use DisplayLink technology, such as USB Docking Stations and Video Adapters. Connecting to a DisplayLink-powered Product may cause the Display(s) to output a blank screen. If you experience this problem, follow these steps:

  1. Update computer to the latest version of macOS 10.15
  2. Permit Screen Recording by following these steps: macOS Catalina 10.15: Screen Recording permission (external link)
  3. Enable the DisplayLink Kernel Extension by following these steps: macOS 10.13, 10.14 and 10.15: Video functionality not enabled (external link)
  4. If the problem persists, try installing the DisplayLink Manager Application (external link). Be sure to run the application after installation and select “Launch automatically after logging-in” for it to start automatically every time you log-in.

When you troubleshoot issues with a laptop docking station, there are some quick tests that you can complete to rule out potential problems. You can test to make sure that the following components are working correctly and are not the source of the issue:

  • Video cables

  • Video source

  • Video destination

  • Laptop docking station

  • USB peripherals

  • Ethernet connection

To test your setup components, try the following:

  • Use the video cables, video source, video destination, laptop docking station, USB peripherals, and Ethernet connection in another setup to see if the problem is with the components or the setup.

  • Use a different video cable, video source, video destination, laptop docking station, USB peripherals, and Ethernet connection setup to see if the problem persists. Ideally, you should test a component that you know works in another setup.

When you test your cables, it is recommended that you do the following:

  • Test each cable individually.

  • Use short cables when you are testing.

When you test the video cables, video source, video destination, and laptop docking station it is recommended that you do the following:

  1. Press the Windows key + R, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter to open Device Manager.

  2. If you do not see the USB video adapter in Device Manager, refer to the following FAQ:

  3. If the device is listed with an error, reinstall the drivers following the instructions on the website.

  4. Check to see if your video card drivers are current. You can check what video card you have in Device Manager under Display adapters. It is recommended that you go directly to the video card manufacturer's website to check for the latest drivers.

  5. Check to see if the monitor is being detected by Windows.

For more information about testing the USB peripherals and the laptop docking station, visit

When you test Ethernet and the laptop docking station, refer to the following FAQ:

When you test sound and the laptop docking station, refer to the following FAQ:

If hardware acceleration is enabled on any of your software applications, it can result in poor resource management and limit the performance of your video device. If you experience this problem, you should disable hardware acceleration in the program(s) that were impacted. 

To disable hardware acceleration in common applications and operating systems, complete one of the following series of steps, depending on what software application(s) or operating system that you are running.

Internet Explorer 9 and later

Note: Earlier versions of Internet Explorer do not use hardware acceleration.

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Open Control Panel.
  3. Click Network and Internet.
  4. Click Internet Options.
  5. Click the Advanced tab.
  6. Browse to the Accelerated graphics screen.
  7. Select the Use software rendering instead of GPU rendering check box.
  8. Click Apply.
  9. Restart your computer.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Press the Alt key.
  3. Click Tools and Options.
  4. Click the Advanced icon.
  5. Click the General tab.
  6. Under Browsing, clear the Use hardware acceleration when available check box.
  7. Click the OK button.
  8. Restart your web browser.

Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Click the Options icon (it has three horizontal lines on it).
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Click Show advanced settings.
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and clear the Use hardware acceleration when available check box.
  6. Restart your web browser.

Microsoft Office 2013 / 2010

  1. Open any program in Microsoft Office (for example, Microsoft Word).
  2. Click the File tab.
  3. In the menu on the left side of the screen, click Options.
  4. Click Advanced.
  5. Under Display, select the Disable hardware graphics acceleration check box.
  6. Close and restart all of the Microsoft Office programs that you had open.

Windows 10 / 8

  1. Press the Windows key +X.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Personalization.
  4. Select a high-contrast theme.

Windows 7 / Vista 

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Personalization.
  4. Select a non-Aero theme. Ideally, you should select a basic and high-contrast theme.

Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Open the Control Panel.
  3. Select Display.
  4. Click the Settings tab.
  5. Click Advanced.
  6. Click the Troubleshooting tab.
  7. Move the Hardware Acceleration slider to None.
  8. Restart your computer.

How To

To arrange extended displays on Windows 10, complete the following. 

  1. Press the Windows key+R, type desk.cpl, and press Enter. 
  2. Under the ‘Multiple Displays’ selection, select ‘Extend Desktop To This Display.’  
  3. Press ‘Identify’ to determine what number each display is assigned to. 
  4. Drag and drop each display accordingly to the physical layout on your desk.  
  5. Click the Apply button. 

To arrange extended displays on macOS, complete the following. 

  1. Navigate to the Apple Menu > System Preferences, click Displays, then click Arrangement
  2. Make sure that the ‘Mirror Displays’ checkbox is not selected. 
  3. Click on each display to determine what number each display is assigned to. 
  4. Drag and drop each display accordingly to the physical layout on your desk.  

Before You Buy

No, you cannot use this docking station to charge a connected laptop computer.

To see a list of laptop docking stations that can charge a connected laptop, refer to the following FAQ:

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Safety Measures

  • If product has an exposed circuit board, do not touch the product under power.
  • If Class 1 Laser Product. Laser radiation is present when the system is open.
  • Wiring terminations should not be made with the product and/or electric lines under power.
  • Product installation and/or mounting should be completed by a certified professional as per the local safety and building code guidelines.
  • Cables (including power and charging cables) should be placed and routed to avoid creating electric, tripping or safety hazards.
*Product appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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(4 Stars)

Great features, and well built

By: Macphoto1970_5 - 05/13/2018
This is a great docking station for people who want simple and easy connection. This dock is well built and has just enough weight to it to sit firmly on the desk with cables as to not move around too much. I have tried similar docks from other manufactures and this one tends to stay in one place better. I like the simplicity of a simple connection of usb-c or usb 3.0. I had no issues with hookup to my windows based laptop and found everything worked as planned. The monitor resolution and image was great when used and I could see no artifacting at all. I appreciate the ethernet port as so many laptops are dropping this feature but in the office having a solid hard wired connection is always a nice addition. Overall the quality is excellent. I received this product in exchange for an unbiased review
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(5 Stars)

Excellent Dock

By: nivek - 05/16/2018
This docking station has all the ports you need for a laptop. It has enough weight and grip that it did not slide around on my desk due to cable weight. I really enjoyed having 6 USB3.0 ports.
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(5 Stars)

Excellent Dock!

By: ShawnO_1 - 05/16/2018
Setup is simple and one can be up and running very quickly. It astounds me that the unit can have so many ports while remaining so compact. The rubber feet grip the desk nicely and with it's small size it is unobtrusive on the desk. Works as expected to power two additional monitors. Disclaimer: I received this product in exchange for an unbiased review.
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(4 Stars)

Universal Dock that Never Lags

By: NickD_CA47 - 05/18/2018
I have tested this dock using several laptops both with the USB-A and USB-C connections. Each time it took a while to install but performed great afterwards. The dock comes in a box about half the size of a breakfast cereal box lengthwise. The dock is made out of plastic but looks very premium and could be mistaken for metal before touching it. The dock has 6 USB ports, 2 HDMI, 2 DVI, 1 Network and Mic/Speaker ports for audio. To use the dock you need to plug it in using the supplied AC adaptor and have the power switch turned on. The port to connect to a computer is a USB-C port and it comes with both a USB-C to USB-A cable and a USB-C to USB-C cable. When I fist connected this dock to a new computer using USB-C nothing seemed to happen. I waited a bit for installations to occur but none went. After trying a few things, I found that I needed to have my laptop already connected to the internet, then on next connection it downloaded all necessary drivers and was working within minutes. On a different older computer using USB-A cable, I got a message "USB device not recognized". After waiting a couple minutes for the computer to download and install all drivers, it was working without any issues. The displays are very fast through the dock and during my testing I never noticed any lag or choppiness from the displays. Connecting the dock after everything was setup was quick and simple, although I still get the USB error when it's connected but everything seems to work without any issues. This dock is not a Thunderbolt dock so it will not charge your laptop and will install a new USB video card for display output. The computer will need to be connected to power for charging with a separate cable. Little rocky installation but once it got going it works really great. It has lots of ports and performs quickly. I received this product in exchange for an unbiased review.
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(5 Stars)

So many ports!

By: andrewxs11 - 05/24/2018
This is a really versatile docking station. Depending on what monitors you have, you invariably have to look at adapters for something or other, or you are tied to only using one device. This dock lets you connect different host machines (USB 3.0 or USB-C) to a wide variety of monitors. I was impressed with the 4 USB 3.0 ports in the front, I thought all these ports would make it look crowded, but it’s very slick and everything works. I can go between my 2 laptops and connect to everything I need. This would be a great option for Hoteling stations, where people don’t all have the same hardware. Setup is very easy and every Win10 machine I’ve connected finds all the drivers quickly and efficiently. I received this product in exchange for an unbiased review
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(4 Stars)

Lots of ports and just works!

By: Nick_107 - 06/11/2018
Small, lots of ports, sturdy, and worked without me doing anything on both my Dell (Windows), and Macbook. If it worked with Linux, had an extra USB-C port, and delivered power over USB-C, it would be the perfect dock for me! C'mon guys... I need to add an extra USB-C adapter to get power to the Macbook using this dock? Add a second, power-delivering port, and call it a day! Other than power, my only complaint is that the USB-C port that it does have, for connecting a laptop, is on the back. Since I have to switch cables to connect my laptops, and I "mount" my docks towards the back of the desk with other devices in a stack, having to reach behind and swap cables is annoying. If I had this dock on a shared desk, I'd hear about it from the users! Anyway, on to the positive.... Small, sturdy, LOTS of ports (compared to my other USB3 and TB3 docks!), and fast throughput. Connected three different laptops in total, and no driver pause or installs for me (maybe I already have the DisplayLink drivers from before?). Video is flawless at full resolution, I've played games, done some Blender and Photoshop stuff.... So now this dock is part of the mounted stack on my desk! If it delivered power, I'd probably take my TB3 dock out since this works just fine with my Macbook now, and HAS MORE PORTS!!! :)
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(4 Stars)

Great, you don't need anything more, except...

By: bebedotno - 08/08/2019
How come you didn't added charging and SD card into this device - otherwise it's the perfect adapter for the Mac Book Pro! Works great with my Lacie disks Works great with two 4K LG screens (3840x2160 60Hz) Mouse and Keyboard (I prefer the wired mouse)
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(2 Stars)

Works well WHEN it works

By: Brandon - 10/01/2019
I've had this docking station for a while now and I can't seem to get through a full day (even a few hours) of work without it disconnecting the video. About a third of the time when I plug it into my computer (2018 MBP) it doesn't recognize the USB keyboard. I have to either disconnect and reconnect, or turn the docking station off and on again. I've tried updating firmware and DisplayLink drivers on my Mac but nothing has helped. My (much less expensive) docking station in my home office does not have these issues, so I know it's not my computer. It's frustrating that I can't get this to just work the way it's advertised...
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(1 Stars)

Why can't it just work

By: Gman035 - 12/20/2019
IT Dept has quite a few of these and now I know why. DisplayLink manager spits out 150 msg/sec to system log and uses a lot of cpu. Tried reinstall of driver after an hour with startech support. Also, displays will not come back after undocking about 80% of the time. I don't have time to waste on getting h/w like this to work. MacBook Pro 2017 w/ 16GB i7 Catalina 10.15.1
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Matt, Customer Support on 1/30/2020 2:12:02 PM
We're sorry to hear about the difficulties you've experienced with our DK30A2DH. This dock utilizes the CPU in your computer to create the image and therefore it does raise the amount of CPU used. But it shouldn't be enough to cause other programs to slow down unless you're using very graphically intensive software. The dock should also not be having issues with the displays not coming back on after undocking and this could indicate that there may be a problem with the dock you received. The DK30A2DH has a 3-year warranty with lifetime technical support and we'd be happy to replace the dock for you. If you require assistance please do not hesitate to contact us at where our Technical Advisors are available 24 hours a day, 5 days a week to provide support.
(3 Stars)

Good, but fragile poweradapter

By: Timmie - 03/17/2020
I bought this docking station last week and connected it today. Its working perfectly with 2 additional screens and the available usb ports are enough. The only disappointing part is the power adapter supplied with it. As it is a universal version you have to apply the EU, JP, UK or ANZ part yourself. The EU adapter doesn´t connect perfectly and because of this the power is failing several times in a power-strip. It would be beter to deliver a regular EU power adapter as I now have to fix it with additional tape/tie-rip to keep it on its place. Because of this it would not recommend the docking to others.
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Matt, Customer Support on 3/19/2020 1:58:20 PM
Hello Timmie, Thank you for sharing your review of our DK30A2DH. The power adapter that comes with this dock is a universal power adapter but the heads for each county should install properly and without issue. The DK30A2DH comes with a 3-year warranty and lifetime technical support and this also covers the power adapter. Please contact us at so that we can help fix this for you. Our Technical Advisors are available 24 hours a day, 5 days a week to provide assistance.
(2 Stars)

X1 Cardon Extreme Gen2 GPU not used

By: akay - 04/04/2020
NVIDIA display settings are not available with this dock with USB-C. Tried updating all drivers and still, it doesn't work. No documentation found either. Recommend to just get the Lenovo usb-c dock instead
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Matt, Customer Support on 4/7/2020 4:57:31 PM
We apologize for the difficulties you're having with our DK30A2DH. This dock is compatible with both USB-C and standard USB 3.0 so it uses a Displaylink chipset to convert a USB data signal to video. Due to this, the displays are seen by the host PC as virtual displays and don't have the same functionality as a dock that uses USB-C DP-Alt mode with MST. If you are looking for a dock that will be seen properly by your nVidia control panel or support video/photo editing or gaming, we recommend a dock like our MST30C2HDPPD.
(2 Stars)

Connection lost constantely.

By: bas83 - 04/08/2020
I have 5 of those dockingstation, hooked up to HP zbook 16G, but the docking stations will lose connection all the time, No network no monitors. When disconnecting the dockingstation and connecting again it works again. Updated the USB c drivers, Video drivers, laptop bios. But nothing solves the issus. Maybe StarTech need to update the firmware of the dockingstation.
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Matt, Customer Support on 4/8/2020 4:52:59 PM
We always try to ensure our customers have exceptional experiences with our products and we apologize for the difficulties you've had using our DK30A2DH. This dock should not be disconnecting from your computers and we'd like to help fix the problem for you. The first thing we recommend is downloading and installing the latest drivers for the dock from our website. If that doesn't help the issue, or if you require assistance installing the drivers for the dock, please do not hesitate to contact us at Our Technical Advisors are available 24 hours a day, 5 days a week to provide support.
(1 Stars)

Docking station is unable to power my MAC

By: moon - 04/18/2020
The docking station works fine with the display but I am unable to get it to power my mac
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Matt, Customer Support on 4/23/2020 3:10:28 PM
We apologize for any confusion when purchasing our DK30A2DH. This dock is a standard USB 3.0 docking station and comes with both a USB-C and standard USB-A cable but due to being USB 3.0 and not full USB-C it does not provide power back to the host laptop. If you need a computer that supports power delivery, we recommend a dock such as our DK30C2DPPD that provides up to 60W power to the host laptop.
(2 Stars)

Good, but NO charging?...

By: mike12345678 - 05/23/2020
IT bought me one of these for my WFH set up.. Works great, but how do you not have charging on it. I'll get the adapter, but seems like a massive oversight. I'll be stuck on my laptop only for part of the day while it charges in the meantime.. Overall startech products are quality. This is just annoying, and seemingly avoidable.
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(2 Stars)

Worked for two days

By: TimK19 - 07/08/2020
I got this product from my employer and set it up and it worked for three days, and then stopped working. I believe its a power issue because the LED light will not work when plugged in. Not sure whether its the displaylink or the charger, but its disappointing that either would fail so quickly
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(3 Stars)

Jitter on 4k panasonic TV with Macbook Pro 10.15

By: Aristotle the G - 08/01/2020
it works ok then after a while it starts to slow down display and jitter and cursor multiples on screen, then reset and goes back to normal
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Stacey, Customer Support on 8/4/2020 1:48:09 PM
Hi, One of our Technical Advisors will be reaching out via e-mail so see if we can help. If you prefer you can contact us directly via the "Live Chat" button on the website or by calling 1-800-265-1844. We are available 24 hours a day, 5 days a week.
(2 Stars)

Outstanding product, poor driver.

By: Marach - 08/18/2020
First off, this is an excellent product that supported all the non-display accessories I use. The shortcoming is with the DisplayLink driver. Turns out that the driver for Mac does not support clamshell mode. I could work around that. The show stopper for me is that HDCP will not play thru the dock with the current driver, no iTunes purchase video will play thru to the monitors.
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Malcolm, Customer Support on 8/19/2020 3:56:35 PM
Drivers are developed by DisplayLink, the maker of the chip used in this docking station. Certain limitations are as result of OS constraints, and some may be resolved through a future OS or driver update. We apologize certain features aren't currently available in our dock, but please check our latest driver downloads in case this changes with a future driver release by DisplayLink.
(1 Stars)

Does NOT provide power over the back USB-C port!

By: Raymond123 - 03/29/2021
My unit did not provide power on the back USB-C port so i contacted their support chat support and I was told that the USB-C port on the back does not provide laptop power unless you but the adapter listed in the description: HB30C1A1CPD. Add an extra $35 if you want to use it as a full docking station.....
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Dan, Customer Support on 3/29/2021 10:50:37 AM
Thank you for your review. While the DK30A2DH does not provide power delivery to charge laptops, many of our other docking stations do have this feature. We will reach out to provide assistance finding a suitable docking station for your setup that includes this feature.
(3 Stars)

Mac book Pro not able to work with the lid closed

By: lauu - 07/29/2021
It works great when you have the mac lid open, but once I close it it starts disconnecting my monitors, it's very sad because I just want to use the external monitors and don't have the space to keep my mac open, hopping to have a driver update that can solve this soon.
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Barrington, Customer Support on 7/29/2021 3:38:38 PM
Drivers are developed by DisplayLink, the maker of the chip used in this docking station. Certain limitations are as result of OS constraints, and some may be resolved through a future OS or driver update. We apologize certain features aren't currently available in our dock, but please check our latest driver downloads in case this changes with a future driver release by DisplayLink.
By: Dutch77 - 09/23/2021
I installed the Sleep Control Centre App from the App Store on my Mac to circumvent this issue
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