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CalDigit Element Hub

Eric Slivka:

The Element Hub features a total of eight ports plus a DC-in port for powering the dock. There are four Thunderbolt 4/USB4 ports, which include one upstream port for connecting to the host computer and three independent downstream ports, each of which can support a full 40 Gbps of data transfer, though obviously not all simultaneously. On the opposite side of the dock are four USB-A 3.2 Gen 2 ports that support up to 10 Gbps of data transfer.

While the Element Hub is certainly a compact docking solution, it does require an external 150-watt power brick that’s significantly larger than the dock itself.

It’s $249.99 and includes a Thunderbolt 4 cable.

Colin Cornaby:

[If] you’re using the [Studio Display] with this Thunderbolt hub, plug the display into the Thunderbolt port closest to the power input. The hub prefers to pass DisplayPort from that port. Things like boot pickers work better.

Previously:

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"[If] you’re using the [Studio Display] with this Thunderbolt hub, plug the display into the Thunderbolt port closest to the power input. The hub prefers to pass DisplayPort from that port".

Thanks for the tip! Amazing. Although Apple should fix that, so that ports are truly alike.

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