Category Archives: Windows

DisplayLink: Greener Multi-Monitor Solution

This video shows two similar 2-monitor setups: the first using PCIe graphics, the other using Intel chipset graphics + a DisplayLink USB chip like the kind used in Plugable’s products. The DisplayLink solution takes the power consumption from ~80W down to ~50W. Over time, and as you add more monitors, that’s a huge savings. Read […]

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The Gadgeteer Reviews Our Plugable UGA-2K-A

The Gadgeteer has been doing product reviews since 1997, and they just wrote a review of the Plugable UGA-2K-A. A couple interesting things covered: The usefulness of multiple monitors – once you’ve used them, it’s hard to go back to the limits of one screen. They show using the DVI-to-HDMI adapter included with the UGA-2K-A, […]

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Picking the right filesystem across Win, Mac, and Linux

Tuxera, a company that provides both open source and commercial filesystem drivers, announced the millionth download of NTFS for Mac today — that’s a large number, with many or most downloads being the free NTFS-3G solution. We use NTFS-3G on Mac OS 10.4 here, in combination with the Plugable USB 2.0 SATA All-in-one Storage Dock […]

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Upgraded Plugable Universal Docking Station

The Plugable Universal Docking Station is getting some minor but nice upgrades to the latest chips for each function. All new units shipped from March 1, 2010 forward have these new features: Upgraded the DisplayLink DL-160 to the newer DL-165 Previous maximum resolution was 1680×1050, now 1920×1080 Moved from two 4-port NEC USB hubs internally […]

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Plugable USB 2.0 HDMI/DVI/VGA Adapter for Multiple Monitors up to 2048×1152

Connect extra displays to nearly any computer (one adapter required per monitor) with USB 2.0. VGA, DVI, or HDMI monitors, projectors, and TV’s connect through the top-of-the-line DisplayLink DL-195 chip, with resolutions up to 2048×1152 using this USB graphics adapter.

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UD-160-A automatic driver download and install via Windows Update

Here’s the result when you connect the Plugable UD-160-A universal laptop docking station to a completely fresh Windows 7 system: Windows automatically finds, downloads, and installs drivers for all the devices on the dock — the built-in USB C-Media audio, ASIX ethernet, DisplayLink graphics functions are all supported. *NO* driver disks to find, no web […]

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