Dual-Monitor USB-C Dock for Windows Laptops - MST - Power Delivery - 4K
Power and charge your laptop through USB Type-C (5Gbps), and create an MST based, dual-monitor workstation
Product ID: MST30C2DPPD
- Take advantage of USB-C with PD and deliver power to your Windows PC laptop (up to 60-watts) through a single USB Type-C port
- Connect multiple displays through your laptop’s USB-C port, with support for MST (multi-stream transport) technology
- Supports dual monitors (DisplayPort and HDMI), a single 4K HDMI display, including HDMI cable, (4096 x 2160p - 24Hz), or a single 4K DP display (3840 x 2160p - 30Hz)
Here’s a must-have accessory for your USB-C™ equipped Windows® based laptop. This dual-monitor docking station is one of the first to integrate the next-generation USB-C host connector, so you can easily power and charge your laptop through its USB Type-C™ port. Plus, because it supports MST, you can connect dual monitors through a single USB-C cable. (For a dual-monitor configuration the host laptop must support MST).
With power delivery, MST, dual video (DV), or 4K Ultra HD support, this innovative docking station caters to a range of users, such as IT administrators, designers and animators.
Connect just one adapter to power the dock and your laptop
USB-C is here. It’s the future of universal connectivity, and many new laptops and tablets already feature USB Type-C ports. This versatile laptop dock capitalizes on the full potential of USB Type-C, which simultaneously transfers power, video, and data.
This docking station supports USB Power Delivery (up to a maximum of 60 watts), so you can power and charge your laptop directly through its USB-C port. Because a single power adapter can be used for your dock and laptop, you can reduce 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.
Typical USB Type-A docks restrict video and data to 5Gbps shared bandwidth. This USB Type-C dock allocates data and video traffic separately, so extra bandwidth can be diverted to a particular video or data function, as needed. The USB-C laptop dock offers optimal performance when using multiple monitors and peripherals, so you can get more work done in less time.
Enjoy dual-monitor video output
This versatile dock lets you easily connect dual monitors. With more monitors, you can multitask and increase productivity, by eliminating the hassle of flipping between several open windows.
For dual video, simply connect your 1920 x 1200p DisplayPort and HDMI (cable included) monitors.
Number of Displays
Video Output Configuration
DisplayPort and HDMI
1920 x 1200p (60Hz)
4096 x 2160p (24Hz)
3840 x 2160p (30Hz)
*Lower resolutions are also supported.
Easily connect a 4K display through USB-C
The USB-C laptop dock features a DisplayPort and an HDMI port, giving you the flexibility to connect your displays as needed. It supports dual monitors or a single high-resolution 4K monitor.
For extra screen space, this dock offers support for the higher 4096 x 2160p resolution, unlike traditional 4K docking stations that only support 3840 x 2160p.
For 4K output, you can connect:
- A 4K HDMI display at 4096 x 2160p resolution and 24Hz
- A 4K DisplayPort display at 3840 x 2160p resolution and 30Hz
Everything you need to create a full-sized workstation
This full-featured universal docking station offers the ports you need to create a full-sized workstation, including four USB 3.0 ports (including a fast charge-and-sync port and a USB-C port), plus Gigabit Ethernet, audio, and microphone connections.
Unlike USB-C docks that may drop to USB 2.0 and limit Ethernet performance, this dock offers full USB 3.0 and network bandwidth. This provides faster data transfer speeds when using your USB 3.0 peripherals and supports true Gigabit Ethernet network throughput.
Unlike some proprietary docking stations designed only to work with specific laptop models, this universal laptop dock works with multiple brands. All you need is a laptop’s USB-C port that supports DP alt mode and USB Power Delivery, and you can be up and running quickly. With universal support, you can use this dock with different laptops now, or in the future.
The MST30C2DPPD is backed by a StarTech.com 3-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.
- 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.
- 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.
An essential accessory for the latest USB-C equipped Windows laptops such as Dell XPS™ 13, Lenovo® ThinkPad™, HP® Spectre, HP EliteBook and HP ProBook
Power and charge your USB-C equipped laptop, using only the dock’s power adapter
Perfect for office workers, graphic designers, animators, engineers, financial professionals, and many more professions
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
|Chipset ID||Cypress - CYPD1122-40
MegaChips - STDP4320
MegaChips - MCDP2850
Cypress - CYUSB3328-88LTXC
Cypress - CYUSB3610-68LTXC
Texas Instruments - PCM2912APJT
|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
|Compatible Networks||10/100/1000 Mbps|
|Full Duplex Support||Yes|
|Maximum Data Transfer Rate||5 Gbps (USB 3.0)
2 Gbps (Ethernet; Full-Duplex)
|Maximum Digital Resolutions||Single display - DisplayPort - 3840 x 2160 @ 30Hz
Single Display - HDMI - 4096 x 2160 @ 24Hz / 3840 x 2160 @ 30Hz
Dual displays - DisplayPort or HDMI - 1920 x 1200 @ 60Hz
|Type and Rate||USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s|
|Connector Type(s)||2 - USB Type-C (24 pin) USB 3.0 Female|
|1 - DisplayPort (20 pin) Female|
|1 - HDMI (19 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|
|2 - 3.5 mm Mini-Jack (3 Position) Female|
|OS Compatibility||Windows® 7, 8, 8.1, 10
|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 or HDMI 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|
|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.|
|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)|
|LED Indicators||1 - Power (Green)|
|1 - RJ45 Link (Green/Amber)|
|1 - RJ45 Activity (Yellow)|
|Center Tip Polarity||Positive|
|Input Current||1.5 A|
|Input Voltage||100 ~ 240 AC|
|Output Current||4.5 A|
|Output Voltage||20V DC|
|Power Consumption (In Watts)||90|
|Power Source||AC Adapter Included|
|Humidity||5%~95% RH (Non-condensing)|
|Operating Temperature||5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F)|
|Product Height||28 mm [1.1 in]|
|Product Length||210 mm [8.3 in]|
|Product Weight||133 g [4.7 oz]|
|Product Width||90 mm [3.5 in]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||1000 g [35.3 oz]|
|What's in the Box|
|Included in Package||1 - USB-C docking station for laptops|
|1 - USB-C cable [1m]|
|1 - HDMI cable|
|1 - universal power adapter|
|3 - power cords (NA/JP, UK, EU)|
|1 - quick-start guide|
Power and charge your laptop through USB Type-C (5Gbps), and create a workstation virtually anywhere you go, adding 4K video, GbE, and two USB 3.0 ports
Turn your laptop into a compact workstation wherever you work or go, adding video, Gigabit Ethernet, and a USB 3.0 port through USB Type-C (5Gbps)
Create an Ultra HD workstation with four displays, by adding three external monitors to your laptop
Connect two laptops to just one dock, and share dual monitors, keyboard, mouse, peripherals, and files between both laptops
Expand your laptop into a full-sized workstation for multiple peripherals, using this compact dock that occupies minimal desk space
Create a 4K Ultra HD or dual-monitor workstation through USB 3.0, even if your laptop doesn't natively support high-resolution output
Set up a permanent or hoteling (hot desking) 4K workstation where fewer peripheral and device ports are needed, and in an area where desk space is limited
Transform your MacBook or laptop into a dual-monitor workstation, or connect a single 4K Ultra HD display
Transform your MacBook or laptop into a powerful 4K Ultra HD workstation or hot desk, through just a single Thunderbolt cable
Charge and Sync your Apple® Lightning-equipped devices with reduced clutter
Create high-resolution 4K x 2K connections with HBR2 support between your DisplayPort equipped devices
Create high-resolution 4K x 2K connections with HBR2 support between your DisplayPort equipped devices
Connect DisplayPort®-equipped devices up to 10m away with no signal loss
Make Fast Ethernet network connections using this high quality Cat5e Cable, with Power-over-Ethernet capability
Connect a DVI monitor to a single-mode DisplayPort output from your computer
Connect a DisplayPort-equipped PC to a DVI display, with an active 6ft cable
Eliminate excess cable clutter with a short 3ft DisplayPort to DVI active adapter
Connect a VGA monitor to a DisplayPort-equipped PC
Charge or sync micro USB mobile devices from a standard USB port on your desktop or mobile computer
Connect DVI capable devices to HDMI®-enabled devices and vice versa
Turn a USB Type-C port on your laptop into three USB Type-A ports (5Gbps) and one USB Type-C port
Connect 7 high-performance devices to your computer or Mac with this compact and rugged hub
Turn a USB Type-C port on your laptop into three USB Type-A charge-and-sync ports (5Gbps) and one USB Type-C port
Eliminate adapters, by connecting your HDMI source directly to a VGA monitor/projector using this 6ft adapter cable
Convert an HDMI® video signal to VGA, with discrete audio output
Drivers & Downloads
Frequently Asked Questions
Before You Buy
You may have heard of MST hubs, and have been wondering what they are, and whether or not they will work in your setup.
So what are MST hubs? MST hubs are devices that take one DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort video connection, and go to many video connections, usually extra DisplayPort, Mini DisplayPort, DVI or HDMI connections. This is accomplished through DisplayPort's MST, or Multi Stream Transport function. MST hubs allow you to mirror / duplicate your monitors so the same window are shown on all of the monitors, or extend your desktop, so that you can have different window on each monitor.
So how can you tell if you can use a MST hub? MST hubs require that the video card's DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort output support DP1.2 or greater, which supports MST. Some MST hubs also specifically require HBR2, or High Bit Rate 2 support. HBR2 allows for higher resolutions like 4K and up. You can check whether or not a StarTech.com MST hub requires HBR2 on the individual product pages, under the Technical Specifications tab.
There are a few other important things to note.
- Video cards can technically support DP1.2, but not support MST or HBR2, so it is important to check with your video card manufacturer that your video card specifically supports DP1.2, MST, and HBR2 (if necessary).
Currently Mac OSX does not support MST hubs, regardless of whether or not the video card does. This is an operating system restriction, so running Windows on an Apple computer through a program like Bootcamp will allow you to use MST hubs.
Recent versions of DisplayPort include the ability to split to multiple displays from one DisplayPort connection using Multi-Stream Transport (MST).
Although you will be able to connect the MST hub to the Mini DisplayPort (mDP) connection on your Mac, Mac OSX does not support MST for NVIDIA and Intel Graphics Processor Units (GPUs). This results in a mirrored image across the outputs of a MST hub and you will not be able to have multiple independent displays on your Mac.
The limitation of NVIDIA and Intel GPUs lies within Mac OSX. If a different operating system is used, such as Microsoft Windows via Bootcamp, you may be able to use the MST functionality of your Mac.
You cannot use an MST hub to increase the maximum number of displays that a video card supports. For example, if your video card only supports up to three displays, your display limit will still be three displays even if you use an MST hub.
If you have multiple MST hubs connected to the same computer and are experiencing display issues, you should check your video card to make sure that it can support the number of displays that you are using in your setup.
If you use an MST hub in your setup, your video card also needs to be compatible with MST technology. For more information, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/mst-hubs-gpu-compatibility.
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.
This USB-C device requires that all of the following components support alternate modes:
- The USB-C host connection (for example, a computer and its port)
- The USB-C cable
- The USB-C device (for example, a hard drive docking station)
If your host device includes a Thunderbolt™ 3 connection, this USB-C device will work with your host device.
For more information about the modes that your setup components support, 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.
No, one USB-C port (labelled with a laptop icon) is used to connect to the computer, and the other USB-C port is used for data only.
* Product appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.