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Inexpensive TB dock for M1 - does one exist?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: November 20, 2021 02:16PM
I know about the "good ones." I'm simply trying to add SD reader function and/or USB peripherals.
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Re: Inexpensive TB dock for M1 - does one exist?
Posted by: jdc
Date: November 20, 2021 03:38PM
Well you dont really need TB speeds for either of the things you mentioned... so any dock would be fine.

bought this one last year for M1 MBA, works as expected

[www.amazon.com]





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Re: Inexpensive TB dock for M1 - does one exist?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: November 20, 2021 04:22PM
True, I guess I'd rather future proof if I can find a good ome for less than $50 or so.
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Re: Inexpensive TB dock for M1 - does one exist?
Posted by: jdc
Date: November 20, 2021 05:05PM
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mrbigstuff
True, I guess I'd rather future proof if I can find a good ome for less than $50 or so.

Yeah... not gonna happen. Even a good normal hub can go $80 easy. Mine just happened to be super cheap.

Honestly, not sure what "future proofing" gets you in this case. Unless you are a power user with plans to get NVMe RAID 0 setup for fast video storage, or something along those lines, saturating the bus will never happen.

SD cards are sloooooow. Any nice drive, like the sandsisc below -- can easily run near full speed with any basic hub.





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Re: Inexpensive TB dock for M1 - does one exist?
Posted by: srf1957
Date: November 20, 2021 05:12PM
I got this one last year .amazon
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Re: Inexpensive TB dock for M1 - does one exist?
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: November 20, 2021 05:24PM
Like jdc, I went with a cheap USB-C w/ HDMI out. Not using with a MB,
and I already have a USB 10GB hub; just needed the HDMI.

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Re: Inexpensive TB dock for M1 - does one exist?
Posted by: Bernie
Date: November 21, 2021 04:06AM
With SD card and HDMI slots

and this is the lessor and slower version just asst USB slots.

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Re: Inexpensive TB dock for M1 - does one exist?
Posted by: pdq
Date: November 21, 2021 08:57AM
Had previously been tempted by something like this - $65 w free ship, obo - but not very future-proofed. For that,
I’d check out our esteemed forum sponsor’s recent offering. More $, but you get what you pay for.
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Re: Inexpensive TB dock for M1 - does one exist?
Posted by: Robert M
Date: November 21, 2021 09:05AM
Hi everyone,

I'm looking for a USB-C dock that is compatible with the 2019 iMac. But, it needs to have a separate power supply. So many of them are out there except they don't have their own power supplies. They rely on juice from the computer itself or the computer's power supply. I want one that has its own dedicated power supply. Or, if not its own, a recommendation for a power supply to use with it.

I may end up just splurging for the CalDigit TS3+ Thunderbolt 3 dock. Seems to offer exactly what I want. It's just very pricey. It was pricey before Thunderbolt 4 and USB 4. I'm hoping a newer version appears and the price for the current model drops a bit.

[www.amazon.com]

Robert
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Re: Inexpensive TB dock for M1 - does one exist?
Posted by: pdq
Date: November 21, 2021 10:17AM
Robert,

The new OWC Thunderbolt dock is less than the Caldigit, and also uses an external power supply, as far as I can see.
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Re: Inexpensive TB dock for M1 - does one exist?
Posted by: sekker
Date: November 21, 2021 10:21AM
I have several of these, home and work.

They are USB-C, have a great port selection, separate power supply and also include DisplayLink tech (and so I also use to add a second external monitor to this MBA).

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EDIT: Wow, other people seem to like them, too. The price is up $75 over my purchase in Mar. But I have no complaints, been simply use-and-forget.



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Re: Inexpensive TB dock for M1 - does one exist?
Posted by: jdc
Date: November 21, 2021 11:03AM
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sekker
I have several of these, home and work.

They are USB-C, have a great port selection, separate power supply and also include DisplayLink tech (and so I also use to add a second external monitor to this MBA).

Nice. but FWIW, not Tbolt, and looks like the fastest port is only 500 MB/s? No 1000 MB/s?

Id guess The cost is mostly for the display link tech to run multiple montiros on a M1. If that were my goal I might do more shopping, perhaps looking at a pluggable device, which I think do have Tbolt. But same $200+ cost.





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Re: Inexpensive TB dock for M1 - does one exist?
Posted by: sekker
Date: November 21, 2021 11:25AM
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jdc
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sekker
I have several of these, home and work.

They are USB-C, have a great port selection, separate power supply and also include DisplayLink tech (and so I also use to add a second external monitor to this MBA).

Nice. but FWIW, not Tbolt, and looks like the fastest port is only 500 MB/s? No 1000 MB/s?

Id guess The cost is mostly for the display link tech to run multiple montiros on a M1. If that were my goal I might do more shopping, perhaps looking at a pluggable device, which I think do have Tbolt. But same $200+ cost.

I agree that the DisplayLink tech adds a premium to this product class.

I am not sure what a 'pluggable' device is. But finding one that's thunderbolt and DisplayLink was hard to find for me. If you have an example, please post.

On this MBA - I use this dock for ethernet in, video and audio out, and to connect printer/scanner, keyboard and mouse. I do not connect a lot of external hard drives etc. But there IS a second TB port on these M1 Macs if you need such I/O. I use the second to drive a 5k monitor personally.
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Re: Inexpensive TB dock for M1 - does one exist?
Posted by: jdc
Date: November 21, 2021 02:46PM
Plugable — one g — is a brand.

This is the one I was thinking about to get 3 screens on a M1 mini. think they have more options. It says thunderbolt— but don’t think it is? If u really interested maybe more poking around on their site.

[plugable.com]





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Re: Inexpensive TB dock for M1 - does one exist?
Posted by: bhaveshp
Date: November 21, 2021 03:45PM
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jdc
Plugable — one g — is a brand.

This is the one I was thinking about to get 3 screens on a M1 mini. think they have more options. It says thunderbolt— but don’t think it is? If u really interested maybe more poking around on their site.

[plugable.com]

That looks like a great thunderbolt dock (supporting downstream 10gbps USB-C), but it doesn't have displaylink and won't drive 3 screens with an M1 mini.

[plugable.com] - This one has displaylink, but isn't thunderbolt.

With the mini, you can use the above dock for 3 displays and still have 1 thunderbolt port open on the mini for a fast SSD etc. A bit more options than the M1 Air in terms of on board ports.
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Re: Inexpensive TB dock for M1 - does one exist?
Posted by: jdc
Date: November 21, 2021 03:54PM
Thanks. I was on my phone. Maybe got the wrong link. They have several options.





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Re: Inexpensive TB dock for M1 - does one exist?
Posted by: sekker
Date: November 21, 2021 04:25PM
The comment on HDCP is interesting. I guess I just don’t watch a lot of streaming videos on my work Mac!
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Re: Inexpensive TB dock for M1 - does one exist?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: November 21, 2021 04:34PM
Huh.

From [plugable.com] :

APPLE M1 USERS MAY ENCOUNTER DOCK DETECTION ISSUES UPON REBOOT: [kb.plugable.com]

I'd really like a 40Gbps enclosure for my 8200 NVMe, but it that it might still run 25-30% slower on my M1 isn't very heartening.

Still, even the slowest SSD speed should be faster than the ~150Mbps that I get with my various 2T portable spinners, even with the M1.

(I'll have to check that to be sure.)






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Re: Inexpensive TB dock for M1 - does one exist?
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: November 21, 2021 07:00PM
Since M1 Minis were brought up, anyone tried the Qwiizlab USB-C (3.1) Hub
w/ NVMe and SSD connections plus a 10Gbps USB-C port but no video?
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Re: Inexpensive TB dock for M1 - does one exist?
Posted by: Robert M
Date: November 22, 2021 06:53AM
pdq,

That one requires Big Sur or later. Still running Mojave on my machines. I plan to upgrade to a newer flavor of the OS once I have Mojave running in a virtual machine but, until then, Mojave is the OS of choice. That's why I'm looking at the CalDigit. May end up just getting a cheap powered USB 3 hub to do the job since that's all I really need right now.

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