I have a ASUS ROG G752VS with a Thunderbolt III Over USB 3.1-Type C(Gen 2) port I am plugging my docking station into.I have 2 HP Compaq LA2306x monitors connected to the docking station. 1 is using the HDMI 2k port and the other the DVI port.
I recently bought a Mediasonic USB 3.1 Type C 8 Bay 3.5-inch Hard Drive Enclosure that has a USB 3.1 Gen 2 port. I connect the enclosure to the USB 3.0 port on the front of the docking station. I added 3 8GB HDDs to the enclosure.
When copying files from 1 disk in the enclosure to another I get about 50 to 150 MB/s transfer rate for about 10 to 15 seconds. Then it immediately goes to zero. My file explorer freezes up. My mouse cursor won’t move. My monitors will flicker and my system will sound off the ejection and reconnect sounds for a device connected to the system. This will happen over and over until I forceably disconnect my docking station.
When I connect the enclosure directly to the laptop USB-C port and do the same file transfers nothing goes wrong. I can transfer files between drives in the enclosure with no issues.
I’ve moved the monitor from the HDMI port in the docking station to laptop port but there is no difference. File transfers crash the docking station. I want the plugable to be a true docking station and be a hub for multiple devices but it doesn’t seem to be able to handle a couple of monitors and an external disk
Why does the plugable docking station seems to have trouble?