Answer: If the C port of the notebook supports USB3.2 or USB4 protocol, then use the Type-C docking station.
The docking station with USB-A port is only up to 3.0, so even if the notebook has USB 3.2, it will be limited by the docking station.
1. If you are using a Type-C docking station, and the C port also includes USB3.2 and USB4.0 protocols, the transmission speed and power supply will be much better than the USB docking station.
2. The C-port docking station is also more playable. It can expand HMI, Gigabit network port, PD port, etc. at the same time. There will be other points that can be used in the future.
3. USB2.0, 3.0, etc., these all belong to data transmission protocols, while the Type-C interface belongs to the appearance of the interface, and it can transmit data because it uses the USB protocol.