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HyperDrive GEN2 USB-C Hubs With Up to 18 Ports Now Available

WhenKittensATK

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Sep 14, 2020
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I bought the 12-port Kickstarter for my Matebook X Pro 2018. It doesn't support two monitors with my laptop. I have to run one monitor per USB C port which defeats the purpose of buying this dock.

I also tested it on Hackintosh on this laptop and it will only mirror displays.

I wouldn't recommend this dock for Windows nor Mac.
 
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ruka.snow

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Jun 6, 2017
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Where are the other USB-C ports on these and CF Express slots? All I see is another USB-C to legacy device like dozens of others.
 
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shansoft

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This is definitely overprice USB C hub in my opinion. Even with all these extra ports, the max transfer is still 20Gbits with USB 3 spec, nowhere near 40GBits from thunderbolt. In order to display 4K 60Hz, it's pretty much max out the entire bandwidth, even utilizing the DP data transfer still stuck with limited bandwidth.

For USB Hub, I would recommend wait for USB4 hub, or else a proper TB3 dock is still far superior.
 

trip1ex

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Jan 10, 2008
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pretty soon you'll be hooking yhour iphone up to one of these and using the keyboard/mouse and monitor on your desk.
 

L-Viz

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Apr 28, 2017
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I need VGA, a serial port and Betamax please. Want to convert my old videos to digital...
 
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procrastinasn

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If your thinking of the 18 port one / consider using more than 1 monitor not in duplicate mode - get a Thunderbolt 3 hub for 50$ more like CalDigit Ts3+
Don't waste your time on USB-C or display link hubs.

+1 on this. Found it for sale for $200 (happens often), and it’s the same price as the hyper. 5 USB A, 2 USB-C is pretty great.
 

TracesOfArsenic

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Feb 22, 2018
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Big flaw here being it’s USB-C not thunderbolt so with Apple still not allowing MST you can only get mirrored external displays if you use multiple monitors.

The fact you need to pay extra for specific thunderbolt docks to be able to use multiple monitors even on “pro” devices is absurd.

The fact that you need to spend hundreds of dollars to get the ports back on your "pro" laptop is ridiculous.

The dock looks nice enough though! I just wish they had equal USB-C to USB-A.
 

ulyssesric

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Oct 7, 2006
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If your thinking of the 18 port one / consider using more than 1 monitor not in duplicate mode - get a Thunderbolt 3 hub for 50$ more like CalDigit Ts3+
Don't waste your time on USB-C or display link hubs.

Don't buy CalDigit TS3+ if you own a MacBook 13" 2020. It has compatibility issue with CalDigit TS3+ that will cause Kernel Panic when disconnecting and reconnecting. And TS3+ has flaws in firmware codes that uplink TB port will not be able to detect external display sometimes. Those nice Tech Support guys in CalDigit had confirmed all these issues, but they're not willing, or capable, to fix it.

A huge disappointment for me cause my previous CalDigit dock works perfectly with my old MacBook 2013.
 

Royksöpp

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Nov 4, 2013
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It's still ridiculous how you have to pay extra just to use standard peripherals. The MacBook Pro could at least have an SD card reader. I lost one of my USB dongles one time, so I could only use one device at time. It was really inconvenient.
 

cerberusss

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Yeah, but where’s the Centronics connector? I want to hook up my dot-matrix printer.

Aw gosh, I remember when I got a 132-char wide dot-matrix printer. And the noise it made, good heavens...
NRRRRRRRP *line feed*
NRRRRRRRRRRRP *line feed*
NRRP
NRRRRRP

For those who are nostalgic:
 
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cerberusss

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Aug 25, 2013
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Don't buy CalDigit TS3+ if you own a MacBook 13" 2020. It has compatibility issue with CalDigit TS3+ that will cause Kernel Panic when disconnecting and reconnecting. And TS3+ has flaws in firmware codes that uplink TB port will not be able to detect external display sometimes. Those nice Tech Support guys in CalDigit had confirmed all these issues, but they're not willing, or capable, to fix it.

This is beyond ridiculous. This should be frontpage news, to be honest.
 

likegadgets

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Jul 22, 2008
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Anyone considering these, particularly the 18 port, I strongly encourage you to read the comments on Kickstarter and indiegogo from the many backers who are not only furious for misleading initial marketing and multiple failures of ports and hubs. The 18 does not include a power source. It is an option at $45. For the cost of the 18 port and power source you can buy a real thunderbolt hub with power source and support for dual monitors. I tried an 18 port, frankly, pure garbage
 
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sransari

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Feb 11, 2005
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Has anyone used this with Windows running in boot camp? Just want a reliable dock to connect 2 external 4k displays, kb, mouse, and ethernet to my 2016 MB pro. Seems like that’s not asking much, but been struggling to find something that works reliably for my setup
 

bollman

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Sep 25, 2001
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I'm not really sure macs are the focus for these products. I would assume they are for all these PCs that only have USB via their USB-C-ports, like my Latitude 7390, the use of MST suggests that.
Also, I'm a bit confused, what is the bandwidth between the hub and the computer? 10GBit or 20GBit (2 channels). Or, is it 10GBit and DP-alt mode?
 

lostngone

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Aug 11, 2003
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Aw gosh, I remember when I got a 132-char wide dot-matrix printer. And the noise it made, good heavens...
NRRRRRRRP *line feed*
NRRRRRRRRRRRP *line feed*
NRRP
NRRRRRP

For those who are nostalgic:

Remember??? No need to remember anything! You can still buy that printer today new. Almost $1000 USD if you want it with the network board. :oops:

 
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