Questions: OWC USB-C 10-Port Dock with my Macbook Pro (2017)

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  1. dudeslife macrumors member

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    Anyone have any experience with this Dock and a Macbook Pro (2017)? Thanks for any help.

    https://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/TCDK10PMDSG/

    1. Can I use my 2010 Apple Cinema Display with it?
    2. Will it charge my Macbook Pro?
    3. Can both of these things be done simultaneously with one USB-C port on the macbook pro?
     
  2. New_Mac_Smell macrumors 65816

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    Looking at the specifications.

    1. I don't see why not, mini display port to mini-DP cable required.
    2. It provides 60w charging to computer, so yes on 13", not really on 15" (Will just about sustain a charge but likely drain).
    3. No as stated above. Yes you can use both together, but it won't provide power to the display over DP if that's what you mean?
     
  3. mwcarl macrumors newbie

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    Note that the OWC USB-C dock is not compatible with the 2016 MBP 15". The 2016 13" was fine. Not sure if that has changed with the 2017 models. I bought it and had to return it early on since they hadn't verified compatibility yet.
     
  4. dudeslife thread starter macrumors member

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    So I guess the answer is no for my macbook pro 15 2017.. those dudes threw so many words on that page, I knew they were hiding what I really needed to know.. :)
     
  5. mwcarl macrumors newbie

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    I'm not sure about the Cinema Display part, but assuming you can adapt the mini display port to HDMI, then I'd look at the CalDigit USB-C dock. I like mine and it works just fine with my 2016 15" MBP. The only 'small' problem is that the dock can only provide 60W so if you're running really intensive stuff it will drain your battery slowly even when you're connected.

     
  6. dudeslife thread starter macrumors member

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    what about this to hook my Cinema Display to the macbook pro 2017?

    https://www.microsatacables.com/cat...MDP USB+3.1+Type-C+to+Mini+DP+Adapter+Cable 1
     
  7. mwcarl macrumors newbie

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    It looks like that would work. I still think it's worth taking advantage of a dock to have a single cable connection to charging, devices and displays.
     
  8. dudeslife thread starter macrumors member

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    link to dock that works with macbook pro 15 2017?
     
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  11. mwcarl macrumors newbie

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    I think it has a normal displayport, which you'll have to convert your mini displayport to. I wasn't able to find one on a quick search online, you might be better off converting it to HDMI.
     
  12. dudeslife thread starter macrumors member

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    my apple cinema display is mDP
     
  13. dudeslife thread starter macrumors member

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    Preparing for my 2017 MBP purchase makes me think Apple is like a hot girl with syphilis. So tempting, alluring.. but the pain..

    I am so tired of wading through reviews of dongles, adapters, and docks. I switched to Apple 8 years ago because of the hardware, but now I can't leave because of the independent software developers.. Apple really doesn't deserve them.
    My needs are so simple but it's like I am asking to split an atom in my living room.

    Does anyone know of a dock that will:

    Charge a 2017 15" Macbook Pro (not at 60 watts)
    Connect to a 2010 Cinema display (not thunderbolt)
    Have a couple of USB ports for my mouse and external hard drive?

    Thanks for any help.
     
  14. rypete macrumors newbie

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    @dudeslife I am searching for the same exact thing. Apple Store sold me the Tbolt 2 to 3 adapter... wrong. I bought the AllSmartLife USB-C to MiniDisplayPort Adapter... did not work. Hope an answer is revealed soon.
     
  15. winterny macrumors 6502

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    60 Watts of power is enough to maintain / charge the laptop under 'normal' use (browsing, emailing, photoshop use, occasional compiling, etc).

    It would slightly drain while doing an extremely heavy load like h.264/h.265 encoding of a 2 hour long HD/4K video.

    Even doing that, as long as you weren't pushing it for encodes that went on for half a day or longer, it wouldn't fully discharge the battery.
     
  16. pallymore macrumors member

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    I think the elgato thunderbolt 3 dock charges @ 85W.
    It does not have a mini display port though - it comes with a full size DisplayPort - there are plenty of cheap DisplayPort to Mini DP cables on amazon.
     
  17. dudeslife thread starter macrumors member

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    The word "Genius" at the apple store is extremely overrated.. they are barely better than best buy employees at this time. I do my own research, believe nothing they say, and ignore them in the store..
     

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