I have this dock connected to a Mac Mini via the Thunderbolt port. It’s an easy way to instantly connect a multitude of displays, drives, and other peripherals. See any errors on this page? Along the way Joel e I’m guessing one of the twisted-wire pairs must not have been making a good connection, and the CalDigit seemed to struggle with that compared to the Apple adapter. The chart seen above is a view of an hour long stress test, and as you can see, the majority of the throughput sits around Mbps, with spikes up towards Mbps. All trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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Scope of delivery for the TS2 is rather simple. Just plug in and away you go.

CalDigit Ts2 Thunderbolt Station 2

Build quality of the CalDigit Thunderbolt Station 2 was top notch, and while this unit does follow the typical slim form factor we have seen with competing solutions, it does offer more flexibility, as it can lay horizontal like most docking stations or optionally be flipped up like a small tower to save space. In testing, when we connected the dock to a network via Gigabit Ethernet, we were able to download files from a network-attached storage NAS device much faster than using You can connect up to two Apple Thunderbolt displayseither daisy-chained through the dock, or using thuunderbolt second Thunderbolt port on a MacBook Pro.


Others have been delayed repeatedly after making big promises about their capabilities. It’s small size also allows us to use it on location to tether via USB 3 for faster image transfer and onsite backups. I’m also always charging my iPhone through the front USB port. Dell Wireless Dock D I wish it had a Firewire port, which is why I tried others before this one, but I made do with the USB ports and my next hard drive will probably be esata anyway.

Total Number of Ports. The CalDigit Thunderbolt Htunderbolt 2 comes neatly packaged in a small form-fitting box. I ended up returning this dock, though, because in attempt to remedy the dual screen situation, I bought a USB DisplayLink adapter, and whenever I plugged it into the dock, the screen would completely freeze.

I’m guessing one of the twisted-wire pairs must not have been making a good connection, and the CalDigit seemed to struggle with that compared to the Apple adapter. There are other ports to meet your needs as well, such as USB 3. Get Our Best Stories!

Huawei MateBook X Pro. Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from works fine for connecting peripherals I have two scanners and two hard drives connected to an iMac I’ve also connected it to a MacBook Pro via the CalDigit and it has worked fine.

Small, well built, can use vertically or horizontally. Update Unrecognized Zip Code. The Gigabit Ethernet connection did quite during our stress test, average results hovered around Mbps with intermittent peaks around Mbps. HP EliteBook x G3.


The dual Thunderbolt 2 ports allow you to daisy chain up to six Thunderbolt devices. Dell XPS 13 I tried searching around for firmware upgrades to the CalDigit as well as for my MacBook for hours, to no avail.

As has become standard practice in the Thunderbolt market, the device is packaged without a Thunderbolt cable. To support TWO Non-Thunderbolt displays simultaneously, more than one Thunderbolt devices must be connected on the same daisy chain.

Connectivity options include three USB 3. It thundrbolt exactly what I need it to do.

Calcigit features stand-alone charging that will charge devices even when it is not connected to a computer.

The Thunderbolt Station 2 isn’t a plug-and-play device, so you’ll have to download and install one or more utility programs from CalDigit.

CalDigit Thunderbolt Station 2 Docking Device Review

His background includes managing mobile, desktop and network infrastructure on both the Macintosh and Windows platforms. You will need to purchase a Thunderbolt cable since it’s not included with the dock. The entire chassis is designed from polished aluminum that looks and feels great.

Adding to that, we have dual Thunderbolt 2 ports with daisy chain support, and audio input and output placed on the front of the unit.