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JSAUX announce their new Steam Deck Dock with an M.2 SSD slot

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Need more storage space for your Steam Deck when docked up to a TV or monitor? JSAUX have returned with their next-generation Steam Deck Dock and it sounds pretty interesting.

I've been thoroughly impressed with their first two models, as I continue using the upgraded version of the original all the time. It works great but they clearly wanted to push the boat out with this one. With a whole new design that incorporates a M.2 SSD, you're not going to run out of space any time soon when using it.

From the press release it launches on September 7 at 7AM PST / 2PM UTC and will have a $99 early-bird price for the first 100 orders, the normal price will be $129. So this is clearly a lot more of a premium option compared to their first attempts. They will also be offering the M.2 Dock with a couple different SSDs bundled at various prices.

Features:

  • 6-in-1 Docking Station for Steam Deck. Equipped with an HDMI [email protected]/[email protected] output, a Gigabit LAN Ethernet input, a USB-C port for charging, two USB-A 3.1 ports, and most importantly, also with an M.2 card slot, letting you explore a new way to play with Steam Deck.
  • Support M.2 interface SSD hard drive, and data transfer up to 900MB/S, allowing you to enjoy a more extreme Steam Deck gaming experience.
  • It comes with a [email protected] / [email protected] HDMI 2.0 output When it's connected to an external 4K monitor, it provides a sharper and smoother visual experience, so you can enjoy the visual feast on your games.
  • Full charging speed for your Steam Deck. The JSAUX Steam Deck docking station supports 100W max. power delivery, which is enough power to charge your Steam Deck at full speed (45W) when paired with the original charger.
  • The JSAUX all-in-1 Steam Deck docking station blends hub and stands together perfectly, so you can keep your desktop neat and organized.

My one complaint remains the same as their previous models, with the Ethernet slot annoyingly being on the side which makes it stick out in a bit of an awkward way. Other than that, the design looks pretty lovely.

I've been told GOL is getting a review unit again, so I'll be taking a good look at this one at some point soon.

You can view it on their webstore.

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TrainDoc 5 Sep
In the time between when I ordered my "upgraded" dock from then and now my dock went from New York and New Jersey (no, it wasn't on the dock).

Kinda frustrated that I could have paid for this and a much better dock comes within seemingly less than a month. I know that production and technology goes fast but this feels like a slap in the face. I'm not one to be sour about these things because I bought my Index knowing Valve's support for SteamVR has been (putting it politely) "less than stellar".

Very nice to see a new feature like this regardless and I hope it treats it well.
dgw 5 Sep
Quoting: natis1They've made 4 SD docks and still no displayport output...

HB0702 had DP + HDMI, but it was only very briefly listed (as Sold Out) on their site and disappeared completely this week. The old product page is now a 404.

It's actually very annoying that I ordered the "upgraded" dock a month ago, and before it had even been delivered a newer model that I would have preferred was announced and almost immediately delisted. The company has seemingly ignored my and others' questions about HB0702 via email, reddit, and twitter. It's frustrating.
Quoting: TrainDocIn the time between when I ordered my "upgraded" dock from then and now my dock went from New York and New Jersey (no, it wasn't on the dock).

Kinda frustrated that I could have paid for this and a much better dock comes within seemingly less than a month. I know that production and technology goes fast but this feels like a slap in the face. I'm not one to be sour about these things because I bought my Index knowing Valve's support for SteamVR has been (putting it politely) "less than stellar".

Very nice to see a new feature like this regardless and I hope it treats it well.

You have a valid point. I pre-ordered the rev 2 of the dock not long after it was announced back in early July. I just received it a couple of weeks ago and now there's a rev 3 being announced. The price is nearly doubling for every revision too, though the m2 slot is a nice touch. I have a 512gb high speed samsung sd card in mine and a 512gb m2 so I'm not overly worried about storage but this will be a nice option for some.

Also have 3 other much less expensive usb C docks from Amazon and they all work fine with the steam deck, so you can get by with a lot less if you want to come up with your own docking solution.
CZiNTrPT 6 Sep
Quoting: dgw
Quoting: natis1They've made 4 SD docks and still no displayport output...

HB0702 had DP + HDMI, but it was only very briefly listed (as Sold Out) on their site and disappeared completely this week. The old product page is now a 404.

It's actually very annoying that I ordered the "upgraded" dock a month ago, and before it had even been delivered a newer model that I would have preferred was announced and almost immediately delisted. The company has seemingly ignored my and others' questions about HB0702 via email, reddit, and twitter. It's frustrating.

Also be aware, the upgraded docking station (https://www.jsaux.com/products/upgraded-docking-station-for-steam-deck) actually doesn't have a DP (DisplayPort). I got mine and was also mislead by the description on this page which states:

> The main difference between HB0702 and 0603 is that 0702 has one more DP port than 0603


Currently there is no 0702 in their products, only a 0602, so I assumed this was a typo and it meant this version (0603) has an additional DP port.

Now from your post I realised there actually was a 0702 and that's what they meant...
Jobes99 6 Sep
There has been a dock on the market similar to this for a while now, however with the addition of a type c data port and removable cable to allow for custom lengths.

However I can't currently find any information of deck support or the power supply needed for overhead as 15v 3A is the standard.

I wish steam went with the 20v standard to allow any dock and power supplies to just work as they would a laptop plus a 100w power supply would allow 55w overhead to charge other devices plus the 10w needed for most Nvme storage.
dgw 6 Sep
Quoting: CZiNTrPT
Quoting: dgw
Quoting: natis1They've made 4 SD docks and still no displayport output...

HB0702 had DP + HDMI, but it was only very briefly listed (as Sold Out) on their site and disappeared completely this week. The old product page is now a 404.

It's actually very annoying that I ordered the "upgraded" dock a month ago, and before it had even been delivered a newer model that I would have preferred was announced and almost immediately delisted. The company has seemingly ignored my and others' questions about HB0702 via email, reddit, and twitter. It's frustrating.

Also be aware, the upgraded docking station (https://www.jsaux.com/products/upgraded-docking-station-for-steam-deck) actually doesn't have a DP (DisplayPort). I got mine and was also mislead by the description on this page which states:

> The main difference between HB0702 and 0603 is that 0702 has one more DP port than 0603


Currently there is no 0702 in their products, only a 0602, so I assumed this was a typo and it meant this version (0603) has an additional DP port.

Now from your post I realised there actually was a 0702 and that's what they meant...

I would like to follow up: Email support at JSAUX this morning told me HB0702 "is expected to be released in mid-September", and to follow their social media for announcements. Which is what I'm doing, and what led to the current confusion, but sure—they did answer the question this time.

So hopefully that means a dock with DP will finally become available. If I can order it along with the extra power supply that was out of stock when I ordered HB0603 etc. last month, so much the better.
hoek 6 Sep





Last edited by hoek on 6 September 2022 at 5:44 pm UTC
Ardje 19 Sep
Quoting: Purple Library Guy
Quoting: mr-victory
Quoting: jordicomaIt has M key support and not M key support.
So some M key work and the others not?
On bottom left picture, there is a long connector on the left and a short one on the right. On bottom right it is opposite.
If I knew nothing about these things, which I don't, I'd say the picture is a rather elaborate way of saying "This Way Up"
You are correct though, 1 is the M key and the other is the B key.
The right bottom is a B-key only.
B-key defines 2xPCIe, a sata and usb 3 and a few others.
The M-key defines 4xPCIe and not the few others of the.
As the standard does not say you have to *have* that pinout, it says you have to *expect* those signals.
Combining M+B makes sure you only have PCIe (up to 4x) and sata I think.
Just the B-key sounds almost like a full featured PCIe bus (as PCIe also has usb and other lanes available).
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