Can the Docking Station Utility (DSU) power-down USB connected items in addition to isolating/ejecting storage drives?
I want to be able to ‘switch off’ items connected via the USB ports without having to physically disconnect them. I appreciate that the DSU can ‘eject’ storage devices to prevent damage to the drive by premature removal, however, that instruction can be carried out by Finder. But Finder cannot ‘eject’ non storage devices; can the DSU do it, in order to avoid having to physically removing the cables? If it cannot do so at present, could CalDigit consider including such capability via a driver/firmware revision?
- Asked by Vasantraj P from Haverfordwest
1 Answer from the Community
The Docking Station Utility is not currently able to stop power to the individual USB ports. Please note that the USB-C ports should not provide power when the computer is disconnected. We will look into updating the DSU to remove power from USB ports to remove the power to some ports.
- Answered by Jonathan E