Difference in HP docking stations?

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  1. LokutusofBorg

    LokutusofBorg Golden Member

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    Can anybody tell me the difference between the two Advanced docking stations shown here:

    http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/...ML#HP 120W and 230W Advanced Docking Stations

    One is the 120W and one is the 230W but they are listed in the same section and share the same diagrams...

    Is the actual docking station unit the same, and just the power brick is different? Or are there actual differences with the main unit (different ports, features, whatever)?
     
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  3. corkyg

    corkyg Elite Member<br>Super Moderator <br>Peripherals
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    The main difference is the amount of peripherals each unit can support based on power draw. A 230 watt station is rated to safely handle 110, more watts than the 120W. It's not just the power brick, but internal robustness.
     
  4. LokutusofBorg

    LokutusofBorg Golden Member

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    Well, that's basically what I meant. You aren't going to get less ports on the lower wattage unit or anything, are you?
     
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    corkyg Elite Member<br>Super Moderator <br>Peripherals
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    Not FEWER ports, but a total less wattage they can support through daisy-chaining, etc.
     
  6. LokutusofBorg

    LokutusofBorg Golden Member

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    Cool, thanks Corky.