Toshiba Thunderbolt 3 dock

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by unknownmacuser, Jul 4, 2017.

  1. unknownmacuser macrumors newbie

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    An interesting looking thunderbolt 3 dock appeared on the market:
    TOSHIBA THUNDERBOLT 3 DOCK (PA5281E-1PRP)
    More info here: (http://www.toshiba.eu/accessories/laptops/docking/universal-docking/pa5281e-1prp/)

    Unfortunately, in the specification does not write anything about the charging power (via Thunderbolt3 port).
    I wonder if the charging power will be enought to charge 15"MBP late 2016 (via TB3)? As you know MBP15" requires 87watt. What do you think? Maybe anyone use this dock along with MBP15"?
     
  2. campyguy macrumors 68040

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    I think it's a non-starter for Mac users. So, no. Quoting directly from the web portal:

    System requirements:
    • A Toshiba computer with a Thunderbolt™ 3/USB Type-C™ port
    • 4 GB memory or higher
    • Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit edition)
     
  3. dyn macrumors 68030

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    Take those requirements with a grain of salt. It is very common for any brand to only recommend their own brand. In this case it's just one of the many docking stations based on the Intel reference. The only thing to look out for is what chip from Texas Instruments it is using. If it is using the TI82 (which is NOT a TB3 chip according to Texas Instruments) then it is not going to work with macOS (it will work in Windows 10). For it to work in macOS it will need to have the proper chip that is actually designed for TB3: the TI83.
     

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