We use various Dell notebooks at the company and now I would like to buy a docking station for my home office. Unfortunately some of the notebooks only have USB-C, while others have Thunderbolt. Also some have a single port meant for a dock and some have two.

When I see this right, Dell has the WD19TB (single Thunderbolt) and WD19DC (dual USB-C). The WD19TB has not enough charging power for the big Dell Precision notebooks. On the other side, the WD19DC lacks Thunderbolt.

So basically I would need a merge of both and a bunch of USB 3.x downstream ports more.

Any suggestions?

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    As far as I'm aware, no dock supports both Thunderbolt and USB-C for the upstream connection. It seems to me that a USB-C-based dock should be sufficient; would a USB-C dock with (optionally) another USB hub attached not suffice? – JMY1000 Nov 5 at 17:44
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    @JMY1000 I would prefer to have LAN and other things on PCI express (via Thunderbolt) for performance reasons. I also connect a lot of lab equipment on USB which takes bandwidth and it is sometimes tricky to properly distribute it across the root hubs to have sufficient performance there. Second is that I would like to connect 1-2 4K2K screens (I am not sure about the final setup) so I can attend meetings and continue to work. – Torsten Knodt Nov 8 at 12:31
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    I think you’re probably just going to have to choose between Thunderbolt and USB. Bandwidth-wise I think 10Gb/s USB should be sufficient for everything you listed; your point about root hubs is well taken, but with the right dock, I think that should be a non-issue. – JMY1000 Nov 9 at 18:09

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