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00:48 – Hardware overview
00:59 – Is it really Thunderbolt?
01:08 – Ports on the docking station
02:24 – General performance
02:54 – Limitations of the HDMI connector
03:25 – Fit and finish – loose connection!
The bottom line is that the device works. But is it truly a Thunderbolt 3 device? Not quite. The 50Gb/s advertised speed is very misleading. The reality is that it has a Thunderbolt 3 pass through built in but the rest of the ports on the device share a single 5Gb/s connection back to the Macbook.
I’m also not pleased with how lose the connection is, so those with hard drives attached should be very careful when adding or removing other devices.
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