Dual-Monitor USB-C Dock for Windows® - 2.5” SATA SSD/HDD Bay

Laptop Docking Station | 60W PD | Dual DP | No Display Driver Setup | 3x USB 3.0

Product ID: MST30C2HDPPD

4,8 stars (4 reviews) |
  • Easily connect dual DisplayPort monitors right out of the box, with no display drivers to set up
  • Add data storage and backup with an internal 2.5” SATA SSD/HDD drive bay
  • Connect your USB devices with 3x USB 3.0 (Type-A) ports including 1x Fast-Charge
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€324,99 EUR excl. VAT
€406,24 EUR incl. VAT

This dual-monitor USB-C™ dock adds valuable data storage and backup to your Windows® laptop, and lets you easily set up a dual-monitor workstation, with no video driver set up required, right out of the box.

The USB-C dock connects your laptop to two DisplayPort monitors, a wired network and three USB 3.0 devices, while housing a 2.5” HDD or SSD bay, all through a single USB-C cable.  

Create a Dual-Monitor Workstation 

This USB C dock allows easy connection of two external displays, with no display driver set up, so you're up and running quickly.

Connect your USB-C laptop to: 

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

Add Data Storage and Backup 

The USB 3.0 Type-C™ docking station provides external storage and backup with a built-in 2.5” SATA SSD/HDD bay. The 2.5" drive bay (SATA I, II, III) is ideal for professionals requiring high-performance external storage, and supports backup functions with Windows Backup or other backup software. 

Connect Your Devices 

Unlike some USB-C docks that may drop to USB 2.0 and limit Ethernet performance, this USB-C dock offers full USB 3.0 and network bandwidth. This provides faster data transfer speeds for USB 3.0 peripherals and supports true Gigabit Ethernet throughput. 

Connect your USB devices with three USB 3.0 ports (including one fast-charge port). The port replicator also provides a Gigabit Ethernet port (with PXE Boot) and 3.5 mm headset port. 

60W Charging Power 

The USB-C docking station with Power Delivery (up to 60W) supports charging through the included 100W power adapter.  

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 current prior to using the docking station. 
  • Video output capabilities depend on the video card and hardware specifications of the connected laptop.   
  • 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 and 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.  

Applications

  • Ideal for professionals requiring multiple sources for external storage or large file backups
  • For USB-C equipped laptops, supports backup functions using Windows Backup or other backup software

Partner Numbers

  • Ingram DK V934189
  • ALSO Denmark 000000000002958944
  • UPC 065030864923

Compatibility

  • Windows 10 logo
  • Windows 8 logo
  • Windows 7 logo
Windows® 7, 8, 8.1, 10

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 3 Years
Connector(s) 1 - Connector Type(s) USB Type-C (24 pin) USB 3.0 (5Gbps)
2 - Connector Type(s) DisplayPort (20 pin)
1 - Connector Type(s) USB 3.0 A (Fast-Charge, 9 pin)
2 - Connector Type(s) USB Type-A (9 pin) USB 3.0 (5 Gbps)
1 - Connector Type(s) RJ-45
3.5 mm Mini-Jack (4 Position)
Environmental Operating Temperature 0°C to 60°C (32°F to 140°F)
Storage Temperature -40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F)
Humidity 0%~95% RH (Non-condensing)
Hardware 4K Support Yes
Fast-Charge Port(s) Yes
Displays Supported 2
Bus Type USB-C
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
Chipset ID VIA/VLI - VL813
MegaChips - STDP4320
ASMedia - ASM1153E
Realtek - RTL8153
C-Media - CM6533
Texas Instruments - TPS65986
Packaging Information Shipping (Package) Weight 0 g [0,0 oz]
Package Length 0 mm [0,0 in]
Package Width 0 mm [0,0 in]
Package Height 0 mm [0,0 in]
Performance 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)
Type and Rate USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s
UASP Support Yes
TRIM Support Yes
4Kn Support Yes
S.M.A.R.T. Support Yes
PXE Yes
Physical Characteristics Color Black & Silver
Material Plastic
Cable Length 100 cm [39,4 in]
Product Length 0 mm [0,0 in]
Product Width 0 mm [0,0 in]
Product Height 0 mm [0,0 in]
Weight of Product 0 g [0,0 oz]
Power Power Source AC Adapter Included
Power Delivery 60W
Input Voltage 100 - 240 AC
Input Current 2 A
Output Voltage 20V DC
Output Current 5 A
Center Tip Polarity Positive
Plug Type N
Power Consumption (In Watts) 100
Software OS Compatibility Windows® 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Special Notes / Requirements System and Cable Requirements A Windows-based 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)
Note Ensure your laptop’s drivers, firmware, and operating system are up to date prior to using the docking station.
For a dual-monitor configuration, the Windows laptop must support MST.
A 4K-capable HDMI display is required to achieve 4K resolution
Video output capabilities are dependent on the video card and hardware specification of your connected laptop.
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.
USB 3.0 is also known as USB 3.1 Gen 1; this connectivity standard offers speeds up to 5Gbps
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.
This docking station provides up to 60W of Power Delivery to charge your laptop. Some laptops may have specific charging requirements such as the full 60W for charging. In the event that your laptop is not charging, simply unplug any peripheral accessories attached to the dock’s USB-C port (on back of dock) and the USB 3.0 (Type-A) charging port (on front of dock) during charging. This will ensure the full 60 W of power is available for charging your laptop.
What's in the Box 1 - Included in Package docking station
1 m USB-C cable
4 - Included in Package hard-drive mounting screws
1 - Included in Package universal power adapter (NA/JP, UK, EU, ANZ)
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Frequently Asked Questions

Troubleshooting

  1. Open the Intel, AMD, or Nvidia application that controls the display settings.  This is recommended over Windows Display Settings when using an MST product. Go to Settings and select the monitor that is not outputting a video signal.  Check that the resolution and refresh rate is correct for that model of display.  
  2. The product may be connected to a video source that does not support MST.  Note: macOS will not allow the displays to our product to be extended.
  3. In Windows, open Screen Resolution or Display Settings and ensure all numbered displays are set to Extend.  If some displays do not appear, press the scan button (where applicable) firmly for about half a second.
  4. The display configuration may be using too much bandwidth. An example would be two 4K displays and one 2560x1440 display. That configuration will exceed the bandwidth limitations of DP 1.2.  Also, be aware of displays with higher refresh rates.  A 120 Hz display will use twice the bandwidth of a 60 Hz version using the same screen resolution.
  5. One or more of the displays(s) connected to our MST hub may be set to the wrong video input. Use the display’s on-screen display menu to select the correct input.
  1. Try using shorter or higher quality video cables.
  2. Press the scan button (where applicable) on our product firmly for about half a second. Then open Screen Resolution or Display Settings and ensure all numbered displays are set to Extend.  For good measure, ensure each display is set to a 60 Hz refresh rate before trying to use a higher refresh rate.
  3. If using passive DisplayPort to DVI or HDMI cables or adapters, replace them with active DisplayPort to DVI or HDMI adapters (Ex. DP2DVIS, DP2HD4KS).
  • Note: these adapters will require a DVI or HDMI cable to be used to connect the monitors.
  1. The primary display adapter for the computer has an outdated or basic driver installed. Update the video driver using the manufacturer’s support site.

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: https://www.startech.com/support/faqs/technical-support?topic=expansion-cards#usb-cannot-detect-windows.

  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 www.startech.com/faq/usb_hubs_general_troubleshooting.

When you test Ethernet and the laptop docking station, refer to the following FAQ: http://www.startech.com/faq/network_adapters_general_troubleshooting.

When you test sound and the laptop docking station, refer to the following FAQ: http://www.startech.com/faq/sound_cards_general_troubleshooting.

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.

Your laptop might not support Power Delivery or might have specific charging requirements. For example, if your laptop requires exactly 60W of power and an adapter consumes some of the 60W, your laptop might not recognize that it is getting enough power.

For more information about Power Delivery, refer to the manufacturer of your hardware.

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. 

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.

Compliance and safety

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  • RoHS
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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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Brilliant!

By: Andrew11 - 11/10/2017
This is by far the best docking station I have ever seen. Setup was a breeze, no drivers to download, plugged it in and everything set up automatically. The bay for a SSD/HDD is a stroke of genius; all my large files and backups go to the HDD now and free up space on my Ultrabook, connected by only one cable! I can leave my power adapter in my bag and I am set up and connected in seconds. I set up my Windows backups to the HDD to save space on my internal drive, which completes quickly and gives me the peace of mind having my backups external and easy to access. A very well thought-out device that deserves all the praise I can give it! I received this product in exchange for an unbiased review
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(5 Stars)

GREAT dock!

By: Nick73 - 11/17/2017
The build is solid, and the size is perfect, and frankly it LOOKS good. Zero complaints here! Connect it, and things just worked! I was using the newer Startech TB3 dock for my touchbar Macbook, but... In testing this, I actually like this better because I can use it with my Dell too. Ports are ports, so I want to focus on the power delivery and.. that drive bay! With the smaller internal storage in the Macbook and the Dell (built-in :( ) I am always connecting an external drive with the laptops, but now, I connect the dock and I have power, monitors, network, external keyboard and mouse, AND extra local storage. Can't wait for my new test Chromebook to arrive (it's USB-C as well!). I would LOVE too see Startech either start to standardize the form factor to make stacking devices easier, design a common connection/stacking interface, or make some kind of desktop "mini-rack"... I am using this with the dual DP KVM, and a USB 3/USB-C hub, so it's kind of messy with the cables, so I'm building a custom box to mount it all together flush/neat. :) Haven't had a chance to test it with Linux yet though. But I will!
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Great for daily backups

By: morty - 05/16/2018
The reason I was excited about this product was that I could set it up on my dad's desk and not have to worry about him forgetting to backup his laptop by not hooking up an external HDD. This dock does exactly its job and that is reducing the peripherals that connect to your laptop and that are sitting out on your desk. When he connects the dock to use his dual monitors, the storage is automatically presented to him and the backup jobs run without issue. I was able to pop in a cheap 1TB HDD and know that when the day comes that his laptop dies, we'll have a good backup of his data. Aside from that though, this dock has all the ports you'd want to find in a dock. This is confirmed working on an HP Pro Book and a Dell XPS 13. I received this product in exchange for an unbiased review.
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Works with MacBook PRO TB!

By: Ken T - 10/12/2018
Seems to pretty stable with MBP as long you only need a single external monitor since it doesn't use displayLink drivers. The charging capability is decent and adding a Firecuda SSHD drive performances pretty well with backing up data. Overall, without having to deal with 3+ dongles, I'm pretty happy with this item. It would be perfect if it has DisplayLink Driver!
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