Peripheral manufacturer JSAUX has announced the launch of the HB0604 docking station for the Steam Deck, which is now available for pre-order on its website. The docking station supports M.2 SSD slots, allowing the Steam Deck’s storage space to be expanded with an external storage device. In this way, gamers can expand their game libraries while playing games on that console, especially AAA games that take up a lot of space.
The Steam Deck docking station will be available starting September 7 at an early bird price of $99 for the first 100 users and $129 for subsequent orders. JSAUX also offers two bundled M.2 docking stations for 1 TB SSD and 2 TB SSD cards. The Dock + 1 TB SSD card is available for $169 early bird for the first 50 units ($199 thereafter) and the Dock + 2 TB SSD card is available for $239 early bird for the first 50 units ($269 thereafter). All customers will receive a free Deck portable stand (while supplies last), a skin and a keycap.
In addition to the M.2 SSD slot supporting NVMe and SATA 900 MB/s data transfer, the docking station features a [email protected] Hz / [email protected] Hz HDMI 2.0 port, two USB-A 3.1 ports, a Gigabit Ethernet port, and a USB-C port for power input, allowing charging at 100 W and allowing the Steam deck to be fully charged when plugged in. fully charged when plugged in. The unit bundled with the SSD storage will feature M.2 2280 units with a PCIe Gen 3 8GT/s interface with up to 4 lanes. The SSDs are NVMe Express Revision 1.4 compliant and support host memory buffers. Both the 1TB and 2TB units offer read speeds of up to 3300 MB/s and write speeds of up to 2600 MB/s.
The docking station is the third such product developed and manufactured for JSAUX in just a few months. After its critically acclaimed first generation, the Chinese manufacturer’s R&D team has been working to provide incremental upgrades to its flagship products. All of its docking stations are compatible with iPad and Android phones with USB-C ports. JSAUX also plans to launch new products for Apple and Oculus devices, which will be available between September and October.