Thunderbolt 4 Docking Stations:
9 Things to Know Before You Buy
What is Thunderbolt?
Thunderbolt is a new generation of connectivity, which supports data, video, and power through a single cable/port.
- Thunderbolt supports PCIe, DisplayPort, and USB signaling.
- Thunderbolt 3 and 4 are front and backwards compatible with all other versions and prior USB standards.
- Thunderbolt 3 and 4 are designed for use with USB-C connectors.
What can be connected with Thunderbolt?
Thunderbolt is especially useful for creators, such as video editors, photographers, and designers, who require maximum bandwidth for transferring large files and high-resolution media.
With Thunderbolt, they can connect multiple high-speed devices simultaneously and take advantage of faster data transfer speeds, making their work more efficient and streamlined. This technology also provides the ability to daisy-chain multiple devices together, reducing cable clutter and simplifying their workflow.
Single or dual display connectivity.
Eliminate power bricks for better workflows and a cleaner setup.
Daisy chain to other Thunderbolt devices.
Thunderbolt laptop users can daisy chain additional Thunderbolt devices to HyperDrive.
While keeping all your tech fully charged.
Power your host device with up to 96W and power your accessories with 15W.
Compatible with Mac, PCs or iPad Pro.
HyperDrive works with Thunderbolt 3, Thunderbolt 4, and USB-C devices.
How about Windows?
Thunderbolt 4 laptops are already hitting the shelves; many built and designed on the new Intel platform. Thunderbolt is now integrated into Intel processors—and found on 90% of 11th-generation Core business-class laptops.
The 12th-generation Core processors announced at CES 2022 are also Thunderbolt 4 integrated.
Thunderbolt 4 is required on Intel Evo and Intel vPro-based laptops, which makes finding Thunderbolt computer ports easier than ever.
What are the benefits of Thunderbolt?
Up to 8X the speed of USB 3.2
Easily handles 40Gbps data transfers and 16-32 Gb PCIe transfers.
Dual 4K60Hz / 8K Single Monitor
Supports two 4K monitors at 60Hz, one 4K monitor at 120Hz/8K 30Hz
10Gb Ethernet Adaptability
Connect a 10Gb Ethernet network with a single cable and connect two computers at up to 10Gbps.
Is Thunderbolt 4 backwards compatible?
Yes. Thunderbolt 4 is compatible with many connections including DisplayPort, PCIe, and USB4, and is backwards compatible with previous versions of Thunderbolt and USB-C.
Are Thunderbolt docks worth the price?
While this technology is new and therefore more expensive, the speed and versatility of Thunderbolt adds untold value to any work setup; saving you both time and aggravation when dealing with large files. It’s also important to note that Thunderbolt prices are already falling as the technology becomes more universal.
Thunderbolt is a must-have for:
- Content Creators & Creative Professionals
- Engineers & Mechanical Designers
- Productivity Users
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