08-31-2018 11:03 AM
When I bought my X1 Carbon Gen6 I looked at the Lenovo options but thought they didn't offer enough types of ports. Instead I bought the CalDigit TS3 Plus.
The TS3 Plus has a lot of extra ports over the Lenovo offerings, including a SDXC card reader. Also there is no special driver software needed. As long as your Intel Thunderbolt software / driver is up to date, it is just plug and play.
Mine has been super reliable, use it all the time. I connect screens, Ethernet, USB devices, memory card, etc to it all the time, never been a problem.
And it doesn't cost as much!
08-31-2018 11:06 AM - edited 08-31-2018 11:07 AM
Yes, CalDigit TS3 Plus. Been using mine since day 1. As well as powering my X1, it drives my screens,mouse, keyboard, Ethernet & I use it for memory card reading (full size). No additional driver needed too. Never had an issue with it.
08-31-2018 11:12 AM - edited 08-31-2018 11:25 AM
Wow thanks for the info. I thought perhaps its a windows driver issue because USB-C is pretty new. If you are using a third party TS3 dock and its working without issue then this seems to be a Lenovo driver issue. Think the reviews on this dock speak for themselves
10-06-2018 07:43 AM
10-22-2018 11:50 AM
I had the lenovo guy here today to swap out the main board. The issue persists (i.e. it's not the thunder bolt port).
One thing that I have noticed is that the issue only appears if the thunderbolt port is charging. My hub (CalDigit TS3+) has one port that charges, one that does not. So if I plug the hub into the non-charging port, it works as advertised, except no charging. Not ideal, but better than nothing. It would be interesting to know if this occurs with other hubs, especially the lenovo.