Thunderbolt 4 | USB4

ELEMENT HUB

共搭載8個連接埠

4個Thunderbolt 4 | USB4

4個USB-A 10Gb/s

支援8K顯示器

可外接雙4K 60Hz顯示器

ELEMENT HUB Unboxing

Thunderbolt 4 Element Hub

CalDigit Element Hub是同類型設備中的首發產品!它所能提供的效能是傳統USB-C集線器的四倍,並毫不妥協地加入強大的Thunderbolt 4來打造它。

透過Element Hub串連的每個設備都可自成一系獨立工作群組,這提供了多元工作配置方式的獨特潛力,只要你想得到都能成真。

隨心需求,連接所需。

獨一無二的集線器

截至目前為止,集線器這種設備的功能性一直受到連接埠規格的侷限。而現在結合了最新最強大的Thunderbolt 4技術,Element Hub將會是市場上最雄心勃勃的集線器產品!

對於這類型設備的使用上來說,Thunderbolt 4是最完美的介面,因為它能夠賦予集線器過去所無法獲得的多樣功能性。

                            Element Hub USB-C Hub USB-C Hub

Performance

40Gb/s

5Gb/s

10Gb/s

4K 60Hz Display

X

5K 60Hz Display

X

X

6K 60Hz Apple Pro Display XDR

X

X

8K Display

X

X

Dual 4K 60Hz Displays

X

X

Connect USB-C Display

X

X

Connect Thunderbolt Display

X

X

Thunderbolt 3 & 4 Compatible

USB 4 Compatible

USB-C Compatible

Daisy-Chain Thunderbolt Devices

X

X

Daisy-Chain USB Devices

Ultimate

Compatibility

Of course the Element Hub is not only for Thunderbolt 4 users. This versatile device is backwards compatible with Thunderbolt 3, USB-C, and USB 4.

This means that the Element Hub will adapt to the connected host computer in order to provide the features available to you, making the Element Hub an ideal solution for multi-workflow environments.

In addition, the included Thunderbolt 4 cable is compatible with Thunderbolt 4, Thunderbolt 3, USB-C and USB 4 Type-C computers.

* See compatibility and limitation information for Windows PC Thunderbolt 4 support.

造你所需

Element Hub上精美的四組Thunderbolt 4連接埠能讓你自由決定連接你所需要的設備。

需要外接SSD硬碟?需要SD卡讀卡機?陣列儲存設備?雙4K螢幕?通通沒問題!

Element Hub就像一張空白畫布,讓你可以隨時添加你需要的設備。

Thunderbolt 4

同時擁有Thunderbolt與USB介面時將可以提升設備的使用範疇,像是配備了四個Thunderbolt 4連接埠的Element HUb,其中一個用於主機端連接,其餘三個可以用來連接其它設備(甚至你可以再多接一台Element Hub)。在這種模式狀態下,為自己創造多樣化工作群組的可能性是無限的。

可連到Thunderbolt 4/USB4連接埠上的設備舉例列表如下:

*連接到Element Hub上的Thunderbolt設備或螢幕僅能與具有Thunderbolt或USB4介面的主機端電腦相容。
** See compatibility and limitation information for Windows PC Thunderbolt 4 support.

無需為速度妥協

Thunderbolt 4連接埠最多可提供高達3000MB/s的傳輸速度來搭配您的超快速儲存設備。這是一般5Gb/s規格的USB-C集線器效能的8.5倍,通常它們的USB-A連接埠只能提供350MB/s的速度。

Element Hub (Thunderbolt 4) USB-C 5Gb/s集線器 (USB-A)

支援最大外接儲存設備效能

高達3,000MB/s*

350MB/s (一般效能)

效能差異

快8.5倍

慢8.5倍

*Thunderbolt SSD硬碟僅能相容於Thunderbolt或USB4主機電腦使用。而實際效能或許會因為延遲與傳輸協定負擔而變得稍慢。

內建USB連接埠

儘管Element Hub上的四個Thunderbolt 4連接埠已帶來豐富的連接潛力,但內建的USB-A 10Gb/s連接埠(USB 3.2 Gen.2)可讓您輕鬆連接多達四組的高性能USB-A設備,像是高速NVMe SSD硬碟。

桌上型使用者

多年以來Thunderbolt擴充基座產品主要以提供筆記型電腦使用者的需求為主,但對於桌上型的使用者(包括iMac和MacPro)而言,Element Hub也會是一個不錯的選擇。

當Element Hub搭配一條2M長度的傳輸線一起使用時,便可更輕鬆地在工作桌前直接使用你的設備而不需要蹲在桌子或是螢幕後方插拔連接埠。

螢幕

實質搭載了數個Thunderbolt 4連接埠的Element Hub意味著您可以連接任何類型的外接螢幕。

您可以在隨插即用的狀態下直接連結USB-C、Thunderbolt 3或Thunderbolt 4螢幕。

或者您可以使用USB-C影像轉接器來連接HDMI或是DisplayPort螢幕。

*與Apple Thunderbolt 3 to 2 轉接器共同使用。
**與USB-C影像轉接器共同使用。

螢幕解析度

若主機為Thunderbolt 4電腦時,Element Hub可支援連接最高8K解析度的螢幕,或者以擴展或鏡像模式外接兩個4K 60Hz螢幕。

對於非Thunderbolt 4的使用者,可支援的螢幕解析度如下所示:

TBT4, TBT3 & USB4 PC* Intel TBT3 Macs** Apple M1 Macs USB-C 10Gb/s PC (DP 1.4) USB-C 5Gb/s PC (DP 1.2) iPad Pro iPad Air (4th Gen) ChromeBook Windows Tablet

4K 30Hz

4K 60Hz

5K 60Hz Thunderbolt Display

6K 60Hz Apple Pro Display XDR

8K 30Hz

Dual 4K 60Hz

*部分Windows電腦製造商會限制他們的Thunderbolt 3和USB-C連接埠的功能,像是充電和螢幕兼容性限制。請與您的電腦廠商確認對於不同螢幕的支援細節。
**Intel Based Macs are required to update to macOS 11(Big Sur) or above.

翻轉設計

任何人只要使用過廉價的USB-C集線器都可以清楚感受到那些產品缺乏能夠匹配Thunderbolt Mac或PC的品質。

Element Hub不僅採用高品質的鋁殼製成,而且被設計為可翻轉使用,無論是放在筆記型電腦的左側或右側都能自由地使用它。

只需要快速地確認內建LED燈的狀態,您就可以立刻掌握Element Hub是否正在運行中。

菊鏈連接

只要是Thunderbolt 4或USB4筆記型電腦的使用者都可以以菊鍊(daisy-chain)方式將周邊的Thunderbolt、USB4或USB-C設備連上Element Hub進行工作。

非Thunderbolt或USB4的主機,例如USB-C電腦(USB 3.2, USB 3.1)透過菊鍊方式只能連接USB-C設備。若有以菊鍊串接Thunderbolt設備的需求,就必須在Thunderbolt或USB4介面下進行連接。

iPad Pro

& WINDOWS平板電腦

由於Element Hub是搭載Thunderbolt 4/USB4介面的設備,因此可以與像是iPad Pro或是Windows系統的USB-C平板電腦兼容。

只需要將Element Hub簡單地接到平板電腦上,就可以開始使用所有的連接選項。

平板電腦與超輕薄筆電充電功能

Element Hub不僅可提供多種連接選項,還能透過[Computer]連接埠來為平板或超輕薄筆記型電腦充電,最高功率高達60W。

常見的平板/筆記型電腦
Laptop/Tablet Power Delivery

ChromeBook

60W

Dell XPS 13

Up to 60W

iPad Pro

Up to 45W

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Laptop 14"

60W

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet 13"

45W

MacBook Air

30W

MacBook Pro 13"

60W

與市面上其他的Thunderbolt 4集線器不同,Element Hub具有一個固定提供60W輸出的充電功能。當其他Thunderbolt 4集線器在滿載狀態時會將對筆記型電腦的充電能力降到30W或更低的功率時,Element Hub依舊會穩定輸出60W功率來替相連接的筆記型電腦(像是MacBook Pro 13”)進行充電。

Docking Station Utility

能夠將許多設備連接到集線器上固然便利,但當您需要手動一個個安全地將相關設備退出時可能會很麻煩。

為解決這個問題,我們設計了一個macOS實用程式,這個程式可讓使用者一鍵快速安全地退出所有相連中的存儲設備。

將充電需求集中一處

  1. Apple Watch
  2. AirPods
  3. iPhoneSE
  4. iPhone
  5. MagSafe Charger
  6. iPhone
  7. AirPods Max
  8. iPad Pro/ iPad Air

強大的離線充電站

Element Hub在沒有連接到您的電腦上時它依舊能為您工作。只要USB-A或USB-C設備持續與Element Hub相連,它就能繼續為這些設備充電。Element Hub上搭載的8個連接埠皆可以在電腦離線同時進行充電。

Apple SuperDrive

由於Apple SuperDrive需要USB連接埠提供大量電源來進行工作,所以多數的擴充基座或是集線器都無法兼容。而Apple的官方建議是將它直接與電腦連結來使用。
但CalDigit創造了一個驅動程式解決了這個問題,藉由這個驅動程式能夠讓SuperDrive通過Element Hub直接工作。

  • 技術規格
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  • FAQ

介面
4 x Thunderbolt 4 (40Gb/s)
4 x USB-A 3.2 Gen.2 (10Gb/s)
1 x AC Power

最低系統需求
macOS 11 或更新版本
Windows 10 或更新版本
iPadOS
Chrome OS
Thunderbolt 4 電腦
Thunderbolt 3 電腦
USB-C (USB 4) 電腦
USB-C (USB 3.1) 電腦
iPad Pro
iPad Air (4代)
Windows 平板電腦
USB-C ChromeBook

電源供應
提供主機充電,高達60W (5V/3A, 9V/3A, 15V/3A and 20V/3A)
Each Downstream Thunderbolt 4 / USB4 Port: 15W (5V/3A)
Each USB-A Port: 7.5W (5V/1.5A)

尺寸與重量
高:  0.70"      (18mm)
寬:  2.75"       (70 mm)
長:  4.48"      (114mm)
重:  0.39lbs  (0.18kg)

產品內容
1 x Thunderbolt 4 Element Hub
1 x Thunderbolt 4 傳輸線 0.8m (Passive)
2 x 橡膠腳墊
1 x 電源供應器 (150W)
1 x 電源線

保固期限
2年保固

Element Hub OWC Thunderbolt Hub

Total Number of Ports

8

5

Number of Thunderbolt 4 Ports

4

4

Number of USB-A Ports

4

1

USB Performance

10Gb/s

10Gb/s

Max. Monitor Resolution

2

2

Max. Monitor Resolution

8K

8K

Laptop Charging

Full 60W (Under Heavy Load)
Full 60W (Under Light Load)

Limited 45W (Under Heavy Load)
Full 60W (Under Light Load)

Power Supply Wattage

150W

110W

Port Power

Type-C (Host) 60W (20V. 15V/9V/5V 3.0A)
3X Type C 15W (5V 3.0A)

4X Type-A 7.5W (5V 1.5A)

Type-C (Host) 45W to 60W
3X Type C 15W 
1X Type-A 7.5W

Thunderbolt 4, Thunderbolt 3, USB4, USB-C Compatible 

Host Connection

Side Facing Port
Clean and Easy to use

Front Facing Port
Messy and Bad for Limited Workspace

Reversible Design for Optimum Hub Placement & Cable Management

One way only

Apple SuperDrive Support

Yes

No

Warranty

2 Years

2 Years

Chassis Design

Aluminum Chassis Design
Perfect for Heat Dissipation

Mixed with Plastic

Yes, the Element Hub works on Thunderbolt 3 computers.
Thunderbolt 4 and Thunderbolt 3 are both 40Gb/s, and the Element Hub works great on both.

 

Some Windows PC manufacturers have limited the performance of their Thunderbolt 3 ports in order to restrict the number of external monitors that can be attached, and in some cases they have also removed laptop charging. Check to see if your PC supports two displays, and charging through the Thunderbolt 3 ports.

 

Apple M1 based computers only support one external monitor in total from their Thunderbolt/USB4 ports. Intel based Macs can support two displays through the Element Hub.

 

All Macs are required to update to macOS 11.0 Big Sur or above in order to be compatible with the Element Hub.

Yes, the Element hub is a perfect companion for the M1 Macs.

The only limitation is that the M1 Macs support a single external display through the Thunderbolt/USB4 connection.

This is a limitation of the M1 computers at this time.

Yes. Apple’s Thunderbolt 2 to 3 adapter (MMEL2AM/A), and macOS 11.0 Big Sur or above are required.

Yes, the Element Hub is a great option for Mac Mini users.
When connected to the MacMini, the Element Hub will not supply any power to Mac mini.

Yes, the Element Hub can be daisy-chained to the TS3 Plus, or any dual port Thunderbolt 3, or Thunderbolt 4 device such as the TS3 Plus. You can either have it first or second in the chain. We would recommend to have the TS3 Plus directly connected to the laptop since it provides higher laptop charging.

 

If you plan to use your own laptop charger, we suggest you connect the Element Hub to your computer first then daisy-chain it to other devices from the Element Hub.

Since the Element Hub is a compact hub rather than a larger dock, heat management is of paramount importance.
60W is the optimum power delivery for hub of this size in order to provide enough power and keep the device at the perfect temperature.

 

If your laptop is above 60W the Element Hub will still charge your laptop at a slower speed.
If you are using CPU or GPU intensive applications we recommend that you connect the laptop’s charger to your laptop.

 

If you require a device with faster laptop charging, CalDigit offers full size docks with 87W, and 94W charging.

No, the Element Hub requires a power supply in order to operate.

 

The host Thunderbolt 4 connection provides 60W of power, the remaining Thunderbolt ports each provide up to 15W of power, and the USB ports provide up to 7.5W of power. To provide this much power the Element Hub requires a power supply.

Yes, the Element Hub can charge your laptop at the same time as charging USB devices.

If your monitor is Thunderbolt 3 or USB-C it can connect directly to the spare Thunderbolt ports on the Element Hub.

If you want to connect an HDMI or DisplayPort monitor you can purchase a USB-C to HDMI, or USB-C to DisplayPort Adapter, and connect it to the spare Thunderbolt ports.

Yes, the LG 5K monitor has Thunderbolt connectivity.
Directly connect it to one of the Thunderbolt ports on the Element Hub and the monitor will start working.

You can connect any Thunderbolt 3, Thunderbolt 4, USB4, or USB-C devices to the Thunderbolt ports on the Element Hub.

This includes, but is not limited to, external storage, eGPUs, docks, monitors, 10G Ethernet adapter, USB-C to SD card readers, and USB-C to ethernet adapters.

You can also daisy chain multiple Element Hubs together.

Yes, you can. Please use a Thunderbolt 4 cable that provides 40Gb/s performance and 100W power delivery.
CalDigit 2.0m cables are available from the CalDigit Online Store (From Feb 2021).