Elgato Thunderbolt Dock

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by rodrigoluizb, Apr 21, 2014.

  1. rodrigoluizb macrumors member

    Jul 30, 2013
    Campinas, SP, Brazil
    Doing my daily browsing on 9to5mac i found a review of this:


    The new elgato thunderbolt dock. For months i was decided to get the caldigit dock, but this seems to be my new choice for my mid2011 iMac (i NEED usb3 ports). Now i'm waiting for some reviews on youtube to see this little buddy working on.
  2. drsox, Apr 21, 2014
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2014

    drsox macrumors 65816


    Apr 29, 2011
    Looks good.
  3. alexgaribay macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2013
    The most appealing feature about this dock to me is the ability to use two external displays.
  4. smellalot macrumors 6502

    Dec 6, 2011
    The sad thing is this only drives one display just like all the other thunderbolt docks :( You must have some wrong information.

    I use two externals which makes all of the thunderbolt docks useless to me.

    Edit: also this looks exactly like the caldigit so I think it is the same device in a different housing.
  5. hollandog macrumors regular


    Mar 13, 2014
    does it fix the issues the Caldigit unit have?

    - high pitch whine when in save mode with both TB port connected.
    - external speaker popping when mbp is sleeping.
  6. Tulani macrumors 6502a


    Dec 6, 2012
  7. Marty62 macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2010
    Berlin formerly London
    It does look almost exactly like the Caldigit.

    I use the Belkin Thunderbolt Express, no HDMI but I needed the USB3.0 and
    the FW800 port.
    No issues, other than the USB3.0 limited to 2.5GB/s rather than 5GB/s

    However this does NOT impact on my drive performance, they cannot do
    anywhere near 5GB/s anyway !!
    ( well perhaps 2 x SSD's in Raid zero could ! )

  8. alexgaribay macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2013
    Aw dang. I assumed it would since there would be a open thunderbolt port and hdmi.

    After reading a support article, you can use both open ports at once to drive two displays in some cases. However the use-case for me doesn't apply. I was hoping to use a mDP and hdmi connection but they can't be used at the same time.
  9. smellalot macrumors 6502

    Dec 6, 2011
    Yes of course. I didn't think of the case where one of the two displays is a thunderbolt device (the Apple Thunderbolt Display) itself. Sadly anyone who has a Thunderbolt Display doesn't really need this dock anyway :rolleyes:

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