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Should I remove T470 back battery when in docking station?

Q: Should I remove T470 back battery when in docking station?

Hello. I am a very happy new T470 owner. So this bad boy has an internal battery and one in the back. Should I remove the one in the back when my box is in the docking station (90W Ultra Dock), or is it smart enough not to provide continual charging to the removable battery which would wear it out? TIA


























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I have a T530 for work and it came with a Mini Dock Series 3 docking station provided by my company. I just recently purchased a T470 for personal use and clearly the mini dock isn't compatible with the bottom of my T470. Is there such a dock out there that I could easily swap between laptops since I don't have the desk space for two setups nor the time to swap out cables every time I need to swap?













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A:T530 and T470 Docking Station?

Welcome to the CommunityTwo docks are compatible with both T530 and T470:ThinkPad USB 3.0 Pro DockThinkPad USB 3.0 Ultra Dock

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Hi, I'm looking for informations about the compatibily of some docking stations with a T470 (type: 20JM). Is this one fully compatible with? http://accsmartfind.lenovo.com/products/40AC0135EU Since it's more expensive than this one (http://accsmartfind.lenovo.com/products/40A10090EU), what are the differences and advantages of the first one compared to the latter? Thanks for your kind help :-)

A:T470 and docking station compatibility

Hi,
 
https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/accessories/ACC100356  for ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock
 
https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/pd027981 for ThinkPad Pro Dock
 
I hope you'll find the info you're looking for there.
 
Regards,
 
Pavlo

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Hi Guys, is there a Docking Station which is working for my W541 and my T470? Thanks,Rick

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Just started using the T470 and am attempting to setup dual monitors from my home office without a docking station.  Can I use the HDMI port to connect one monitor, and the USB C port with an HDMI converter to the 2nd monitor?  I'm able to connect the HDMI port to one monitor, I'm also able to connect one monitor using the USB C port with HDMI convertor.  However, when connecting the two at the same time, screen continues to flicker and only the monitor connected via HDMI port works.  Won't detect the USB C with HDMI converter.  Monitors are Viewsonic 2270SMH-LED. 

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I know that T470 got a USB C as well but would it connect/work with the latest docking station model?

A:Is the T470 compatibile with the latest USB C docking station?

with this docking model 40AH0135US

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Hello -  My x220 does not lock into  Mini Docking Station Series 3 that I bough recently. The rubber pads on the battery seem to be preventing the laptop from being docked. (Not sure if I am doing something wrong instead.) Also I am trying to set up a multi monitor display ( Dell U2415). Will appreciate some inputs on how I should resolve both the issues or a link if that has been covered before .  

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I have ThinkPad T470 laptop with Windows 10 pro x64 installed. Sound plays just fine from the laptop's speakers, and when I plug external speakers into the laptop's 3.5mm audio port they work just fine too.But...when the laptop is docked in my Ultra Dock 90W docking station and the external speakers cable is plugged into the dock's audio port, no sound is heard. If I'm playing music through the laptop's speakers, as soon as I plug a cable into the dock's audio port no sound is heard. I can still use the laptop's audio port to connect external speakers, but that defeats the object of having an audio port on the Ultra Dock. I believe the driver of external speaker plugged into dock is well-installed and well-detected by the device managerI already set it as default audio output and can see the volume symbol up-and-down while testing it.I also had my T450 docked and the audio port from this Ultra Dock worked just as expected!! It seems everything works fine but still no sound can be heard when T470 is docked.Is it a bug when using Dock with T470 docked ??What do I need to do to get the Ultra Dock's audio port working?Anyone can help ?? Thanks a lot in advance!Kind regards,Jimmy


























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A:Audio port on Ultra Dock docking station not working with T470 docked, but it worked with T450.

But...when the laptop is docked in my Ultra Dock 90W docking station and the external speakers cable is plugged into the dock's audio port, no sound is heard. If I'm playing music through the laptop's speakers, as soon as I plug a cable into the dock's audio port no sound is heard. I can still use the laptop's audio port to connect external speakers, but that defeats the object of having an audio port on the Ultra Dock. I believe the driver of external speaker plugged into dock is well-installed and well-detected by the device managerI already set it as default audio output and can see the volume symbol up-and-down while testing it.I also had my T450 docked and the audio port from this Ultra Dock worked just as expected!! It seems everything works fine but still no sound can be heard when T470 is docked.Is it a bug when using Dock with T470 docked ??What do I need to do to get the Ultra Dock's audio port working?Anyone can help ?? Thanks a lot in advance!Kind regards,Jimmy

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 I just purchased a HP computer from QVC.  I'm wanting to buy some additional accessories but I can't seem to discover what products work with my model.  I'm specificly looking for an additional battery and considering a docking station.  Would you be able to tell me what i need?     Thank you so much!!   HP Notebook 17-y001cy  Power ? 4-cell 41 WHr 2.8Ah lithium-ion battery? 45W AC adapter    Product Number ? W2N17UA#ABA

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Hello,
I am thinking about purchasing a Dell XPS13. One of the downsides seems to be the battery life. I have heard that for an i7 can be as low as 2 hours and won't last longer than 6.30 under light usage. What's your experience on this if you have one?
Also, would an i5 conserve the battery for much longer?
I am replacing my desktop with an ultrabook (hopefully the xps13) but I can't find a docking station for this laptop. I need to easily get a keyboard/mouse, external bluray reader and monitor connected on the go but without a docking station it seems things get slightly harder. Are there any docking stations out there available for the xps13?
Cheers,
Paulo Matos

A:XPS13 Battery and Docking Station

All else equal, an i5 will extend runtime vs. an i7 -- how much more depends on the exact CPU model. 
There is no true docking station for any of the XPS or Inspiron models.  If you need that, you'll need a Latitude model.  Other manufacturers' product lines are similar (for example, ThinkPads have dock options;  IdeaPads don't).  There are universal USB port replicators you can use, but if you want a true dock, you need a Latitude.

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I recently acquired a Vaio laptop along with the docking station. I have little experience with laptops and was wondering if it would be bad for the battery to just leave the laptop plugged into the docking station when I don't need it mobile?

Thanks,
JTN
 

A:Solved: docking station bad for laptop battery?

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Hi,i've searched on internet but i haven't found nothing useful.I've bought a docking station for my lenovo t440.When the laptop is plugged in the docking station, the battery is always in charge.Could this be a problem for the battery's life? I've read that li-ion battery haven't memory effect, is that correct?How can i do to prevent battery lifespan?Thankyou. Bye





Lenovo T440          Intel Core i5 4300U | RAM 4GB DDR3 | 128GB SSD

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Will a Lenovo ThinkPad T420 9 cell battery work with a docking station due to the battery extension?

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I have a HP ZBook G2. I would like to add a secondary battery. The available options are QK639AA and QK640AA. Will any of these two work with my 230W Docking Station? If they are not compatible, I will have to detach the batttery before docking which seems a bit troublesome.

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I'm needing to clone a ide hard drive to sata but the docking station with one touch back up seems to say on the casing that it works from A to B, which is sata to ide. I haven't bought the docking station yet. It's suppose to work as a stand alone cloning station, meaning it hasn't got to be plugged into the computer.

Is there anybody familiar with these docking stations? The drive I'm cloning to is a Western Digital also, and it seems to say there is problems using newer WD in the docking station, anybody know what newer means, as in sata2 too new?

Thanks for any help
 

A:Docking Station One Touch Back Up / Cloning

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I have an HP Split, it currently works fine in tablet mode, but when I attach it to the keyboard, the screen becomes unresponsive to touch, the keyboard doesn't work, no does the charger, or the mouse.  The laptop is only a year old, and it is extremely frustrating that many people are having this issue and there does not seem to be a working solution posted anywhere.  Also,  I am dissapointed that HP has no alternative docking system to use with the split to serve as a work-around when this issue occurs.  I depend on my laptop for work, and I am immensely dissapointed.  This will most likely my first and last HP laptop.   

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I get an Docking Station AC Power Problem fairly frequently.  This happens when I'm not plugged in.  I have a docking station, but I'm not using it right now (on vacation), and have rebooted multiple times and it still happens.  I don't know if this is related to the problem I also have been having, where it doesn't reliably go to sleep (or stay asleep).  Any idea what could cause this when I'm not even plugged in, let alone in a docking station?  Thanks 

A:spurious Docking Station AC Power Problem (P50) when running on battery

By frequently, I mean this can happen every few minutes

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To preserve Battery life should I remove the battery from the laptop (P51) when it is running long term in a docking station?

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Hello

I have a Satellite Click 2 Pro 30WB; at the beginning I had no problem with this product, but since a couple of months the docking station battery doesn't charge. I'm able to charge only the battery of the tablet.

Can someone help me?

Thanks

A:Satellite Click 2 Pro P30W-B - Docking station battery doesn't charge

Hmm… if this issue didn’t appear from first day of purchase, then the battery docking issue might be related to battery fault.
In such case you will need to contact the service to fix it.

But just one question: is your BIOS up to date?
Check the update within the service station and in case of available new BIOS version; try to update the BIOS to the latest state.

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The newer Dell laptops (the Precision 7510, for example) have the bottom dock connectors very close to the back edge of the body, so that when you connect to them you have this huge gap at the back even if you slide the little dealy forward that is meant to account for different battery sizes. Yes, I know you can get this plastic spacer to fit in the gap so it is easier to line up, but the way it fits makes it take up a stupid amount of space.
Is there a Dell port replicator that actually has the connectors close to the back so that it doesn't waste all this desk space?
And, yes, I know that they make port replicators that the laptop doesn't sit on, that use the thunderbolt or usb port instead of the dock connector on the bottom. I'm asking specifically about port replicators that use that bottom connector.)
Thanks!
And BTW, Dell, it really doesn't help that you try to hide this by offering one photo of most of these replicators taken at an angle where it's really hard to judge that space. 

A:Port replicator / docking station that fits new laptops without huge gap at back?

blackbrook,Below is a link to our Dell port replicators and docking stations. You will need to chat to the sales person for more information. Also, is a post from a user on the DCF with the same system. He was issues an E-Port plus II.Dell Sales http://dell.to/2hBxzd9Quote from DCF Forum User-GeoDosch2"At work my laptop was upgraded to a Precision 7510. With it I got an E-Port Plus II docking station, which was basically the same as the one I had for my Dell Latitude E6520, except wider. It's a stretch to say that the laptop fits this port expander. Yes, you can connect it, but it's like putting a 5 year old kid in a 42 large suit-- he can get into it, but it certainly doesn't fit.I told our procurement dept. that they gave me the wrong port expander, though from the answers here it seems that Dell doesn't make one to fit this laptop. Is that something that's coming out soon? Or am I stuck with the kludge I have now"

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Hi!
I have a Latitude E7740 that runs Ubuntu Xenial (16.04). I dock it to a "Dell EURO2 Advanced E-port II" docking station. 
If I boot it in the docking station, everything works fine, and I find all my two DVI-connected monitors. 
However, if I undock, then put it into the dock again while running, it fails to enable the screens. I'm using a script called autorandr for switching between display modes - it uses xrandr. It tries to run:
xrandr --output DP1-1 --gamma 1.0:1.0:1.0 --mode 1920x1200 --panning 0x0 --pos 0x0 --rate 59.95 --reflect normal --rotate normal --output DP1-2 --gamma 1.0:1.0:1.0 --mode 1920x1200 --panning 0x0 --pos 1920x0 --rate 59.95 --reflect normal --rotate normal
But the X server responds with:
X Error of failed request: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)  Major opcode of failed request: 140 (RANDR)  Minor opcode of failed request: 21 (RRSetCrtcConfig)  Serial number of failed request: 48  Current serial number in output stream: 48
Running this exact command after booting in the dock is doing the right thing, but after undocking then docking, it doesn't work.
Any ideas here? I have updated to the latest BIOS version.
Problem also reported in launchpad with lot's of debug info, here:
bugs.launchpad.net/.../1585884
Autorandr script is here: github.com/.../

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I contacted Lenovol support and they send me a replacement unit. The the replacement unit has the same problem. Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 docking station does not charge Thinkpad P51 battery.  I need to plug in the power adapter for both docking station and notebook.  Does anybody have similiar problem? 

A:Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 docking station does not charge Thinkpad P51 battery.

Everbody's p51 would be the same.  The thunderbolt port won't work as a charging port.  The thunderbolt specs specify 100w max.  That's not enough.  Your thunderbolt port is not for charging.  To charge via the dock, you need a workstation dock, not a thunderbolt dock.  A thinderbolt dock can charge things like an x1 carbon (5th gen) or x1 yoga (2nd gen)

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Does a docking station charge a laptop without the docking system itself being plugged in?

A:Does a docking station charge a laptop without the docking s...

Hi, What is your laptop ? Does it have docking port and use a PROPER docking station ?  If YES for both then yes, docking station will changer the battery on laptop, Normal USB port replicators (vendors also call them as docking startions) won't charge battery on laptop. Regards.

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Hi, I would like to know what is the part number compatible with T470 laptop in India? I saw 3 different models with 65W and 90W. The product detail page has some issues. can you please let me know the difference?

A:Dock station for T470

Hello and welcome to the communityRead this guide, Options Compatibility Matrix https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/options_iso/ocm_august_2017.xlsxOnce you'll choose the dock station take a look at the tab with country speific p/ns.

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Do the ThinkPad T470 use the same docking station of the ThinkPad T440

A:ThinkPad T470 docking stations compatibility

All docking stations for T440 are compatible with T470.Follow this guide:https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/options_iso/ocm_october_2017_revised.xlsx

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Hi,I'd like to know if the new Thinkpad T470 is compatible with the "Pro Dock 90 W - 40A10090US" docking station?













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A:T470 Docking - Is the "Pro Dock 90 W - 40A10090US" compatible?

Hello and welcomeYes, the dock is compatibleThinkPad Options Compatibility Matrix - https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/options_iso/ocm_mar_2017.xlsx

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This computer is the biggest piece of **bleep** I have ever ran along. It has WAY to many problems... It's a laptop not a **bleep** safe... The amount of effort it takes to remove a completely unneeded password is beyond ridiculous. This laptop was given to me. NO ONE KNOWS THE PASSWORD AT ALL.. An now everytime I try to follow all these instructions it leads me into new problems.. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD SOMEONE FIX THIS **bleep**TY SYSTEM..

A:I tried to remove the RC battery an put it back now it's giv...

@Shebster To better help you we would need the exact model number or product number of your laptop/desktop??? http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c00033108 REO

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Hi all, Does anyone know how many external monitor can the latest T470/T470s connect to without a dock? The T470 specs I am considering is:CPU Operating System Chipset Memory Storage Display Graphics Optical Drive Communication Ports / MediaIntel® Core? i5-7200U (3M Cache, up to 3.10 GHz)Windows® 10 Home 64-bit Intel SoC (System on Chip) platform1 x 8GB DDR4 2133MHz (Max 32GB) / 1 Free Slot256GB PCIe SSD (NVMe)14.0" Anti-Glare, FHD (1920 x 1080)GeForce 940MX GDDR5 2GN/A2x2 802.11ac / Bluetooth 4.12 x USB 3.1 / 1 x USB 3.0 / 1 x Thunderbolt 3 / 1 x HDMI / 1 x RJ-45 /1 x Dock connector / HD Audio / Realtek? ALC3268 codec / stereo speakers 2W x 2 / dual array microphone / combo audio /microphone jack / 4-in-1 reader (MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC), supports SD 3.0, UHS-l And this is the specs for T470s: CPU Operating System Chipset Memory Storage Display Graphics Optical Drive Communication Ports / MediaIntel® Core? i5-7200U (3M Cache, up to 3.10 GHz)Windows® 10 Home 64-bit Intel SoC (System on Chip) platform12GB (1 x 4GB DDR4 2133MHz onboard + 1 x 8GB DDR4 2133MHz) (Max20GB)/ 0 Free Slot256GB PCIe SSD (NVMe)14.0" Anti-Glare, FHD (1920 x 1080)Intel HD Graphics 620N/A2x2 802.11ac / Bluetooth 4.12 x USB 3.1 / 1 x USB 3.0 / 1 x Thunderbolt 3 / 1 x HDMI /1 x RJ-45 / 1 x Dock connector / HD Audio / Realtek? ALC3268 codec / stereo speakers 1W x 2 / dual array microphone / combo audio / microphone jack / 4-in-1 reader (MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC) I am look... Read more

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I am looking at purchasing a docking station for my p50 however I am seeing some comments about the dock blocking the air vents.  Anyone see this or experience issues with this?

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I'm looking for a relatively inexpensive docking station for my dell 1420 laptop and didn't have a clue where to start. Well, I did start looking but everything I found was well over $100 dollars so I chose to ask the forums where everyone knows about computers.

I want it to be able to hook me into my 17in lcd, printer, mouse, keyboard, ethernet (internet), and power.

Thanks! I look forward to your suggestions.

A:Looking for Docking Station

Can anyone even point me in a direction?

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 Does anyone know which Docking Station I should pair with my Spectre x360 15-ap007na 4K (T1D64EA#AB)? If anyone from HP reads this, it would be very useful to have a search equivalent of Care Pack Central for compatible Docking Stations. With thanks, Colin

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Hi, Any one can please advise the suitable model of Docking station for HP ZBook Studio G3 Mobile Workstation.And I have docking station with sl no- CNU302Z0V6 , PRODUCT ID- A7E32UT#ABA  . Can I use the same docking station for the  HP ZBook Studio G3 Mobile Workstation ? if not please clarify the reason for that . Urgent  reply shall be highly appreciated. regardsSankar

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Hello, I would like to know if i can use a UltraSlim Docking Station 2013 for an pc HP Probook 450 G3.













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A:Docking station

Hi,Unfortunately not compatible.Probook: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/products/laptops/product-detail.html?oid=7834555#!tab=specsSee features list:http://www8.hp.com/us/en/products/oas/product-detail.html?oid=5422417RegardsVisruth

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Is there any docking station for the Probook 450 G3? if yes, can you give me the model? thanks

A:Docking station

Hi,Not compatible with docking stations.But this will work:http://www8.hp.com/emea_middle_east/en/products/oas/product-detail.html?oid=5256527RegardsVisruth

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Any one please advise the right model of docking station with product id and serial number for HP ZBook Studio G3 Mobile Workstation regardsSankar

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I'm looking for a CD player / docking station - all in one. Tired of having all these gadgets. Does anyone make such a thing?
 

A:Docking station + CD all in one

Hi and welcome to TSG?

Are you talking about a docking station for an iPhone/iPod or some other brand and model of device?

FWiW, here is a link to an Clock Radio/CD Player Dock for iPod/iPhone:

http://www.amazon.com/Sharper-Image-EC-B160-Player-iPhone/dp/B00303G9MM
 

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Using a T430 and trying to get 2 monitors to work. I can get them to mirror but not able to extend my desktop to both.Was wondering if a docking station woud do the trick . Plus im running Redhat open client so not sure if there are any copatibilty dependancies. Please suggest

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Is there a docking station compatible with the 450 G2 that anyone is aware of?

A:450 g2 Docking Station

Hi, It does not have docking port therfore any USB port replicator will do. There are many USB 3.0 port replicators around, depending on how do you want to use the dock, the following one would be more suitable for your machine:               http://www8.hp.com/us/en/products/oas/product-detail.html?oid=5278439 Regards.  

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Hello,Customer of mine has a  Yoga Laptop (ThinkPad) - Machine Type 20C0, Model 20C0S19900, do you make docking stations for that laptop?  If so do any of the docking stations have Dual DVI ports? Thanks,Joe 

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Best docking station doe model 15-g071nr

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Hi does anyone know of a usb 3.0 docking station for 3.5" and 2.5" sata drives that runs off the usb power? ie no power supply thanks.

A:usb 3.0 docking station

I would think that 3.5" drives would require more power than USB could provide. I don't recall seeing many of those. 2.5" laptop drives should be okay with just USB power.

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the best fix for this is both monitors have to have HDMI Inputs connect one HDIM to the Docking station and The other HDIM cable connect to MINI DP converter to the docking station

A:WD 15 Docking station

Umm....the best fix for WHAT, exactly?

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HD Docking station

Hi,

I bought an external HD recently & transferred from my PC's HD a 50GB backup file but, when I tried to see the stored file it did not work & had to return it.

I would like some advise on the item below, if anyone is using it.

If I put a HD in it can I transfer files from my PC to it?

Generic USB2.0&E-SATA To 2.5"/3.5" SATA Multi-Function HDD Docking Station All In One Card Reader
 

A:HD Docking station

Yes.
 

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I have Z60m lenovo laptop,and need a docking station to be able to use external monitorDid not find a docking station for this model, just a Port ReplicatorCan I use external monitor via Port Replicator?Thanks! 

A:Docking Station

or just get a lenovo usb port replicator, which is going to do the same thing. 

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