Universal Docking Stations??

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I'm thinking of picking up one of those Targus Universal Docking
Stations (with video) that connect to the laptop via USB.

Does anybody know if these are any good?  I can't imagine how it could
transfer monitor/video, serial, audio, keyboard, mouse, ethernet, and 4
USB 2.0 devices all through one USB jack on my laptop.  Seems too good
to be true?

How is the USB bandwidth affected?  Could I do intense multitrack audio
streaming to a USB 2.0 hard drive through one of these things, or would
it cause a bottleneck?

How is video affected--could I watch a DVD or play a video game on an
external monitor through this thing?

Any advice would be appreciated,

Re: Universal Docking Stations??

I had a friend who got one of these and had a hell of a time making it work

As you said, it might be too good to be true.

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Doesn't sound like a good idea to me at all..... To try to get all that info
through the USB port...

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