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Hi all,

I have a new 15" Retina MBP on the way and am looking for a dock that will achieve the following:

- Thunderbolt 2.0 connection back to the MBP
- Thunderbolt 2.0 / DP connection to a 4k display
- Be able to slot at least 1 SSD externally
- 3 USB ports (mouse / keyboard / DAC & AMP setup)
- Ethernet port
- Not a must but would love it to have a quick charge USB port for a iPad or iPhone


This setup can work via one Thunderbolt 2.0 connection from the dock back to my MBP? I.e. Is Thunderbolt 2.0 capable of driving all of the external devices?
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post #2 of 5
Perhaps this one?

USB3 x5
TB2.0 x2
FW800 x1
ETH x1
HDMI x1
Audio IN
Audio OUT

You can't really 'slot' in an extra SSD, but I guess you can always put one in a USB3 enclusure. Otherwise I think it has everything you need smile.gif
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There are no docks that I know of that can accept an SSD. However, you can get something like a thunderbolt enclosure and put an SSD inside of that. Then you can daisy chain things together. Well, at least if has more than one thunderbolt port on it.
 
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Originally Posted by Radeon915 View Post

Perhaps this one?

USB3 x5
TB2.0 x2
FW800 x1
ETH x1
HDMI x1
Audio IN
Audio OUT

You can't really 'slot' in an extra SSD, but I guess you can always put one in a USB3 enclusure. Otherwise I think it has everything you need smile.gif

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lord Xeb View Post

There are no docks that I know of that can accept an SSD. However, you can get something like a thunderbolt enclosure and put an SSD inside of that. Then you can daisy chain things together. Well, at least if has more than one thunderbolt port on it.

Thanks, that dock looks exactly like what I need.

I'll look into a separate enclosure. I'm assuming it doesn't really matter which I get as long as it either has USB 3.0 or TB?

Also, can I daisy chain two DP monitors to the dock (in link above) using 1 TB port?

Below are the connection specs for the monitors I'm looking at:

2 HDMI(MHL) connector
1 Mini DisplayPort
1 DisplayPort (version 1.2)
1 DisplayPort out (MST)
1 Audio Line out (connect your speakers)
5 USB 3.0 ports - Downstream (4 at the back, 1 with battery charging)
1 USB 3.0 port - Upstream
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post #5 of 5
Unfortunately you cannot.
 
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Asus 1080P Crap TX 750 HAF 922 G400s 
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Apple Keyboard Xbox One controler 
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CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Bitfelix Prodigy Logitech G400 Razer Goliath AKG A701 
AudioAudio
JDS Labs Objective 2 JDS Labs ODAC 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 750 3.99 (190x21) 1.376v Load ASUS P7P55d-E Pro GTX 670 FTW <- Poor overclocker :( 8GB (4x2GB) G.Skill DDR3 1600 
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Samsung 830 Evo 128GB 2x 2TB  Some DVD drive OSX 10.10.4 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Asus 1080P Crap TX 750 HAF 922 G400s 
Mouse PadOther
Apple Keyboard Xbox One controler 
CPURAMHard DriveHard Drive
C2D 2,26GHz under volted @ .978v 8GB  Crucial M4 64GB SSD 500GB Scorpio Black 
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