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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Good concept - but unexpected behaviors2/25/2019 8:46:07 PM

Pros: Simple, elegant, and easy to use; good looking and feels well built. Good port selection with a card reader.

Cons: Using this with a Mac mini 2018 connected to a TB 3port. Gets surprisingly warm powering a 1TB LaCie Rugged USB 3 drive; not sure it should be getting to this temperature, but could be normal behavior considering the PD 3.0 circuit support. Simply inserting SD card sometimes "knocks out" the USB 3 drive that is mounted on my desktop, triggering an error that the USB drive was disconnected incorrectly, without properly ejecting the drive; I find this alarming and am pretty sure this is not an expected behavior... as this can cause data issues on the USB 3 drive.

Overall Review: I have used ioGear products a long time - first one I suspect has a serious design flaw for peripheral connection & management. Not sure I can keep this product and risk losing data during general use case.

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Manufacturer Response:
IOGEAR says: It is normal for any USB C Doc to get warm. The temperature depends on the amount of devices connected. There is only on be USB port Marked BC1.2. This is the only port a hard drive should be connected too. Both the host laptop and docking station needs to meet PD3.0 spec requirement to support fast role swap function, or you will see HDD being dismount when the hard drive is connected or disconnected . The GUD3C06 meets PD3.0 Specs . This is a very high selling low Failure doc so you statement this has a serious design flaw is incorrect. To better service you and understand your set up, please feel to contact our customer support at 1-866-946-4327 or email us: support@iogear.com. Once again, thank you for choosing IOGEAR.
Excellent Memory2/8/2019 10:29:20 AM

Pros: Works with Mac mini 2018

Cons: None that I could find.

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