This will perform well with the 16” MacBook Pro, as this will allow all ports to work as expected and charge the computer. We are currently developing an update that will allow this to push more power to the host computer in order to work better with the 96W power requirements.
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?
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.
The TS3 Plus works with Mac, Windows, and Linux computers.
I have read that since the usb superdrive requires power it needs to be connected directly to my MacBook Air with a usb to usb-c (thunderbolt) adaptor and does not work when connected thru a hub/dock. Since the CalDigit TS3 Plus Thunderbolt 3 Dock has a power supply, will the usb superdrive work if connected to one of its USB ports?
You can connect this to either Thunderbolt 3 port if you don’t need the charging capability.
I have three game controllers connected to rear USB A ports and a flash memory stick connected to the front USB A port. I have downloaded and installed the Docking Station Utility and when I click on the (DSU) icon in the toolbar I am only shown the storage stick with the option to eject but not shown the individual game controllers.
The Docking Station Utility will only eject drives. This is mostly to be used to eject drives which could be damaged by disconnecting your computer from the dock.
There are different types of Displayport, like version 1.0, 1.2, 1.4 and the latest being 2.0. Which version does it have?
I'm using a Dell 49" @ 5120 x 1440 with monitor controlling keyboard and mouse.
Yes! Please note that some Macs will not boot up while the screen is closed, but closing it after boot will allow you to have this configuration without an issue. Please also note that the 5k resolution is limited to the Thunderbolt 3 port and cannot be achieved on the DisplayPort port.
2019 MacBook Pro - two Thunderbolt ports. Need it to support external HDMI monitor (what adapter is needed?), external Western Digital 2 TB hard drive and iPhone charging/importing photos. Hub I have now can't handle it.
All models currently come in the Space Grey color.
I have a 2019 MacBook pro, and 2 older Thunderbolt Display monitors that have both USB and Thunderbolt 2 cables. Can I plug both monitors into this hub so they can be used with my MacBook through USB-C (Thunderbolt 3) cables?
Yes! You can connect one of the Thunderbolt 2 monitors to a Thunderbolt 3 port on the TS3 Plus with use of the Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter. From here, simply daisy chain one Thunderbolt 2 monitor into the other.
This is a brand new unit.
I have 2017 upgraded 15" Macbook Pro. Currently, it's connected to 3 22" BenQ 1080p monitors and looking to add a 4th. Is this the right dock for me? Should I look elsewhere? What do you guys think I should do about my monitor situation?
Yes. This works on all computers which have Thunderbolt 3 capabilities.
This dock comes with a 0.7m Thunderbolt 3 cable, a 6ft long power adapter, and a 3ft long power cord.
I was looking to charge my iPad Pro (10.5” model) using one of the ports and wanted to make sure it had sufficient wattage, since I use the included 12W charging block.
This will power your iPad Pro. Although the usual output of the USB-A ports are 7.5W, we have developed a charging driver that you can use to increase the amount of power given to these ports to power higher energy items such as the Apple SuperDrive and iPad Pro. You can find this driver on the CalDigit website under downloads (as we are unable to post a link here).