Category Archives: Product

Firmware Update for the Plugable USB3-SATA-U3 Hard Drive Docking Station

[Note: All Plugable USB 3.0 SATA docks purchased after December 2011 have this firmware version (or later). There is no benefit to updating. Contact support@plugable.com if you’re still having any trouble. We’re happy to help] [Updated Aug 8, 2011 to provide support for 3 TB+ drives] [Updated July 13, 2011 to latest LucidPort firmware version […]

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DisplayLink Releases New 5.5 M1 Windows Driver

This release is especially important for users of the latest nVidia drivers (versions later than 258.96) on Windows 7 and Vista, because these recent nVidia drivers conflict with earlier DisplayLink drivers in the area of DirectX functionality. We’re recommending that affected users download this latest DisplayLink 5.5 M1 (Dec 3, 2010) release or any later […]

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Two New DisplayLink USB Graphics Adapters

[Update: We’ve been able to lower the price on our UGA-165, and will be discontinuing the USB-VGA-165 and the UGA-125.] The UGA-165 delivers resolutions up 1920×1080 / 1600×1200 over both analog (VGA) and digital (DVI) connections using DisplayLink’s most cost-effective mid-range DL-165 chip, now at a lower price. We’re filling out our line of DisplayLink […]

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DisplayLink and nVidia Driver Compatibility Update

[updated 12/3 – DisplayLink has released driver version 5.5 M1 (Dec 3, 2010) which appears to resolve all these outstanding nVidia issues. See details … ] nVidia’s latest Win7/Vista drivers (October 18, 2010 and later) conflict with existing DisplayLink drivers (version 5.5 Sept 29th and earlier), causing video playback and some 3D applications to not […]

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Plugable’s New 10-Port USB 2.0 Hub

A lot of USB hubs end up looking like a porcupine on your desk – wires going in all directions. So we’re excited to launch a hub with a lots of expandability (10 ports), but with a simple and clean design. Full USB 2.0/1.1 performance and compatibility. No compromises. Works on all platforms with no […]

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How Well Does the New MacBook Air Work with DisplayLink?

DisplayLink USB 2.0 graphics adapters are the easiest way to get multiple monitors attached to a laptop, especially one with limited connectivity. USB is ubiquitous, and you can always add an inexpensive USB hub to get more ports. But compatibility with the Mac has been hit-and-miss. Mac OS has no special support for USB graphics […]

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Howto: ASIX 88178 USB Ethernet Adapter on Ubuntu 10.10 Linux

[update Dec 2011: Linux kernel 3.2 rc3 and later “just work” (with config USB_NET_AX8817X), so the following steps are not needed.] Support for these devices has been in the Linux kernel since kernel 2.6.21 (file /drivers/net/usb/asix.c). However, prior to version 3.2, this driver fails to find an IP address, and comes up “disconnected” To get […]

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DisplayLink Releases Updated Windows Driver (version 5.5)

DisplayLink has released an updated Windows Driver (version 5.5, dated September 29th, 2010), which is available for download here. This update is compatible with all of Plugable’s products with DisplayLink-based USB graphics. This is a must-have update for all with machines with ATI/AMD as their primary graphics controller, as it works around serious issues introduced […]

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