Toshiba Video Dock Driver Download Install Update
And when I want to eject the dock, I don't have to take care of them one by one There is one compatibility issue however. I use 7 RC almost all the time, because it simply is much better than Vista. The one problem I've had with 7 RC though, is that I cannot install the video driver for this dock. You see, to get the dock to work with your audio, video and network, you have to install a driver for each of them. I've tried several times to install both the driver that came on the disc, and the latest one from the site.
And every single time, my computer would crash, and I would not be able to restart 7 RC because some files were corrupt or something.
I had to do a system restore every time. Eventually I gave up, and resorted to plugging my VGA cord in my laptop like I did before purchasing the dock. Not that big a deal though. I mean it's understandable Windows 7 hasn't even been released yet, and nobody's really had a chance to create drivers for it. So that's the one problem that I've had with this dock and Windows 7. Not sure if this is the case with Vista, because like I said, I don't really use it.
Let me note, however, that at one point after I installed the driver, I did have a few minutes with the monitor displaying, and everything worked great. I had a monitor, speakers, a mouse, a keyboard, an external hard drive, a TV tuner, a printer, and a network cable all plugged in, and everything worked fine I'd say if you're looking for a dock, this is probably the best one out there.
Has everything an average user could possibly need, and works fantastically. I have to mention, my monitor's resolution is x and the dock had no problem displaying this the one time I got it to work. And like I said, even though I had like 7 different things going on over one USB cord, there was absolutely no lag. I feel like I have to mention this because I saw a few reviews which complained about it. So if it's slow, it's mostly likely your system, and not the dock.
I have now been using this product for almost a year, and I am very happy with it. As I mentioned before, it allows for incredible freedom for laptop users.
You can have all the hard drives and TV tuners and peripherals as you would with a desktop, and then something as easy as a single click, you could pick up your laptop and go. I would like to mention that since I wrote this review, I have moved on to the final release of Windows 7 Pro , and a new set of drivers have been released, and everything works great including the video!
There are two minor problems I still see with the dock. First, although the video now works, it can be a little laggy when running full screen videos. It works fine when running YouTube sized videos and doing most other things, so it's not so bad. The second problem I see is that when you're undocking it, it can be a bit tricky because you may still have some applications hanging on to some of your peripherals, and you'll get a message telling you so, but it's hard to tell which ones.
For example even after I close Media Center, it still has some background process running, which prevents me from unplugging my TV tuner. Anyways, the workaround for that is to just turn off your computer and unplug the dock. It's been two years now, and not much has changed since my last update. The dock is still working well, with no quality issues. I don't use the VGA port anymore because I often watch full-screen videos and as previously mentioned, this causes noticeable lag.
For this reason I also uninstalled the dock's video driver, because when switching between monitors in Windows 7, it would sometimes switch to the dock's monitor, which wasn't actually there, and I would find my mouse wandering somewhere off screen.
So my tip is to uninstall the dock's video driver if you are no using it. Another tip I can offer has to do with disconnecting the dock. As previously mentioned, if you have a program or process which is using a peripheral attached to the dock, you will not be able to disconnect the dock. The workaround is to end said process using Windows Task Manager before disconnecting the dock. But if you disconnect your dock often, this can be a pain. An easier solution is to create a 'batch file', which is a file that executes a set of commands in this case, terminating a specific process whenever opened.
In my case, I have the batch file which ends the process 'ehrecvr' which is part of Windows Media Center, and which keeps my TV tuner from being disconnected. The batch file is located on the desktop, and whenever I need to disconnect the dock, I double-click it, and within two seconds, BOOM, process ended. There are a bunch of sites that explain how to create a batch file, and it's really really easy.
Just search for "batch kill process", or something along those lines. Only allows one external monitor connection. I bought this port replicator, hoping to copy how I use a docking station on my business laptop at work to avoid spending the thousands of dollars it cost to buy a business laptop.
Immediately after hooking it up, I discovered the extremely poor video performance, which is also mentioned in the manual. The manual's message is constantly repeated - if it doesn't work through the Toshiba port replicator, plug the accessory directly into the laptop. If I wanted to do that, I wouldn't have bought a port replicator.
Don't let the dual video connections deceive you into thinking that you can use two larger monitors and just close the lid on your laptop. What you will get are two monitors with a the exact same display. A third monitor option is not supported. That is the main reason that I bought this device. But, as with all other PC manufacturers, a good docking solution does not exist for the home market laptop.
If I want to use two monitors, I need to invest in a business class computer that has a docking station. This product is being packed up and sent back to Amazon.
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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Although I've been in the tech industry for 15 years now and a self proclaimed geek, I don't want the tech that I buy to be over complicated as the last thing I want to do is to trouble shoot something that should "just work! I didn't install the software that came with the unit, instead I headed over to the DisplayLink website and download the latest drivers there and installed them before plugging in the USB cord to my laptop.
They are currently in beta, 1. I haven't used the SPIF audio out as I do not have a speaker system that uses them, but Windows 7 is able to see the digital output device.
I would definitely recommend to friends if they are looking for a port replicator or docking station. There was a problem loading comments right now. I have had cheaper ones that would somehow turn off the internal fans of our laptops fried 2 centrino's this way. Forgot exactly what versions of each I used. My Dynadock utility is version 2. Still like the unit as I am buying 3 more right now. I have to baby sit about comps, 20 of which are laptops.
I can say that this product generally works properly, the ports has power over energy, and the installation is easy and practical, on Windows 7, and its work without installing with problems. PRO - Easy installation - Entries are the universally required - Nice apparency DIFFICULT - When the video port of the dockin station is used as extending the second display, Windows 7 on bit, send you a blue Screen errors , and is almost impossible to make it work without a lot of resorting to the investigation.
If you want this dock and will be use 2 monitors, keep in mind that it doesn't work in first instance. There is a driver of third parties which can be used to solve the problem, I implements it today and near future will tell how I was. If this doesn't work I definitely I'm going to return. One person found this helpful. I recently purchased the Toshiba DynaDock U. I connected only one external drive initially to see how the device worked. Also, I had to call Toshiba Customer Service to ask for the proper practice when rebooting the computer.
This basic information was not included in the instructions. Otherwise, the product adds convenience of one-button disconnect for most of my devices connected to the computer. I also had to re-adjust the screen resolution for the optimal native resolution of my computer. I make my living being a database developer; however, I am also an amateur photographer and a website developer.
I take my camera gears, and my lappy with me everywhere. I like being in the field taking photos, and then uploading them to the web from the field. However, I do get back to my studio, and this is where the hassles used to be. I used to constantly trying to negotiate, which USB was getting unpluged.
I had to pick the correct USB device to eject from the tray icon.
TOSHIBA Video Dock Drivers
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All In 1 Hdd Docking now has a special edition for these Windows versions: This option requires basic OS understanding. Select Your Operating System, download zipped files, and then proceed to manually install them. This option requires no OS understanding. Microsoft Digital Sound System Microsoft Sidewinder Precision Pro Usb. I wil keep coming back for sure. Finally my PC got up to speed!