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  • Add four external USB 3.0 ports to your notebook or Ultrabook with a slim portable hub
  • Compatible with MacBook Pro / MacBook Air
  • Ideal for Ultrabook and Laptop users with limited USB 3.0 ports
  • Laptop accessory adding high speed USB 3.0 ports
  • Connect peripherals and external hard drives or flash drives in the home or office

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Customer Reviews

Best USB 3.0 hub I've found for data use I've probably spent way too much time trying to find a good reliable USB 3.0 hub for use with external drives and flash drives. This 4 port hub seems to be one of the best choices for that use case right now. I've tested it with USB 3.0 storage devices on both Linux & WIndows and it works, giving actual USB 3.0 speeds.It does come with an external 2A power supply, so it can power typical external 2.5" external storage devices and I suppose it can be used for charging too, but this hub's design seems optimized more for high speed data.I didn't notice the hub getting too warm when testing external drive speed tests. 5Small, fast, reliable I use this as my portable USB 3 hub. Small enough to toss in a computer bag and I don't need the power adapter for most items I plug into it. But it's nice to have the external power adapter in case you need it. As with all Startech products I own, it lives up to it's specs for speed, and seems to be well made and reliable. 5One Of The Better Hubs This hub has a lot going for it. It is well-constructed, looks fine, and most importantly it performs as advertised. It may seem a little pricey at $35 but there are a couple benefits. It is powered which is important for any hub but especially so for 3.0 hubs. Unlike some others (read their reviews), it does deliver full power to all ports. I have at least one other hub that works fine until you plug in the 4th device. So far this hub has been working fine with two Seagate 2TB external drives and a Western Digital Scorpio Blue 670GB drive connected. I have also connected both 2.0 & 3.0 devices to this hub and all are working at their design speeds.You should not expect 5-10 times the throughput with USB 3.0 vs 2.0 regardless of what the marketing promises are. From my experience using the three drives mention above, 3-5X increases are more likely. Still, 300%+ performance jumps can be well-worth the money if you routinely stream (or backup/transfer) large files or groups of files. I have several hubs laying around (Belkin, Tripplite, etc.)that have performed very well. I would have to say that the StarTech mentioned here performs as advertised. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another. 4Hub is very reliable if used correctly PROSHub has worked flawlessly first time every time, never any disconnect/reconnectsWorks at full speed compared to devices connected direct to the computerCONSSockets are too close together, a problem when using devices wider than a standard USB plug, such as flash drivesInadequate power supply for some usesAppears to work without power supply, but see WARNING may destroy data when used that wayThe included USB3 cable failed completely the second dayUPDATE 7/28/2012: Hub is still working 100% reliably (using a high-quality replacement USB3 cable)UPDATE 1/10/2013: Hub stopped working. I disconnected then reconnected all cables, and it's working fine.INTRODUCTION: USB3 IN GENERALUSB3 may not quite yet be ready for prime time. In my limited experience, USB3 is not even close to plug and play the way that USB2 (mostly) is. Overall, USB3 is only as reliable as the weakest link in the chain - and that includes the hardware on your computer, all cables and hubs, and all devices that are connected (even ones connected to the same hub but are not in use at the same time as the one you care about). Technically backwards compatible with USB2 and USB1.1, the reality is that sometimes older devices can interfere with the performance and reliability of USB3.And then there is the software, mainly the drivers. All must be up to date and reliable. New equipment may not have reliable drivers.And there could be a difference in how it works depending on whether the power supply is connected, or not; I found that this hub appeared to be working without the power supply, but the flash drive needed to be reformatted when I plugged it in if there was no power supply, potentially destroying its contents (more notes in the Power Supply WARNING section).For these reasons, it is difficult to judge whether a given hub is good, or not, because the problem could be elsewhere. The best way to test a hub is to limit the number of things connected at a time to those included with the equipment.STARTECH HUBThis hub is neither the least nor the most expensive USB3 hub out there. It appears to be reasonably well made, but the cut some corners (notably, the power supply and the short cable). The case sure looks a lot like the VTech in the photos, but I don't know if it is the same inside or not.Inside the box, you get the hub itself (4 USB3 downstream ports on the front panel, and 1 USB3 upstream port and a standard power supply connector on the back panel, in a box 3 5/8" x 2 5/8" x 7/8". There is a blue LED on the top panel. You also get a blue 3-foot USB3 cable and a 5 volt, 2 Ampere power supply.POWER SUPPLYThe USB3 specification states that each socket should support 900 mA (0.9 Amperes). Because this hub has four sockets, the power supply should be rated at a minimum of 3.6 Amperes plus some extra for the electronics in the hub, although it could draw some power from the socket it is plugged into.Since the power supply is only 2 Amperes, the unit is capable of supporting only about half as much power as the maximum you would need if you were using four maximum current devices (according to the USB3 spec), and if you tried to do that, it would not work. In principle, most people won't need to do that, and you could buy a 5 volt 3.6 Ampere (or above) power supply to solve the problem if you did.WARNING: The hub APPEARS to operate without the included power supply, for example, the power light is lit, BUT IT DOES NOT! When I plugged a just-formatted flash drive into it with nothing else plugged in, Windows said the drive needed to be formatted. If there was data on it, it may have all been lost. This was repeatable; you have been warned. Also, using devices that draw power from the USB may not operate without s power supply, depending on power requirements. Such devices include hard drives, scanners, printers, and more.I do not own an iPad, so I do not know whether it will charge or not, but note: the iPad charger is 10 Watts, the same as the total power of the power supply for this hub. However, it is likely that this hub will not supply even half of the power required to charge the iPad from any one socket (because the USB3 max is 900mA, or 4.5 Watts), so I would not assume that it is capable of charging an iPad. Remember this is not a failure of the hub, rather it is the iPad exceeding the USB3 specification by Apple's design.THE INCLUDED CABLEThe included USB3 cable is 3 foot long. On my first day of testing it seemed to work fine, and I was getting benchmark speeds for the flash drive of 21.35MB/sec write, 76.4MB/sec read, about the same as the other cases.On the second day, the included cable failed totally. When I try to use it, Windows makes connection sounds, but the devices do not show up. Unplugging it makes disconnection sounds. The unit works perfectly when using the third party cable I ordered with the unit. The included cable was much to short for my purposes, anyway.The problem of short and cheap cables is likely to happen for most hubs, except maybe the most expensive ones.My advice: order a USB3 Type A male to Type B male cable of good quality and convenient length for your purpose, like the Cables To Go 54175 USB 3.0 A Male to B Male Cable (3 Meter/9.8 Feet, Black) I got, which is available in various lengths. Note that the connector for the Type B is different from the one for USB1 and USB2: there is an extra lump on it, the connectors are not compatible.BENCHMARK USING CORSAIR USB3 FLASH DRIVEI used the ATTO Disk Benchmark (freeware), running it with a few settings until I found some that it ran in a relatively short period of time and yielded optimal results for the drive without the hub. Specifically: 1024 KB transfer size, Total length 2 GB, Direct I/O, I/O Comparison, average of 30 minutes of tests. I used a Corsair 16GB Flash Voyager USB 3.0 Flash Drive CMFVY3S-16GB (the regular model, not the GT) for all tests. Its product page lists maximum write speed of 21MB/sec, and maximum write of 79MB/sec. My host system is a Thinkpad W510 laptop running Windows 7 x64 SP1, with all Thinkpad and Windows drivers up to date (which is essential for USB3 reliability).A: The flash drive plugged directly into side USB3 socket of Thinkpad W510. 21.5MB/sec write, 75.0MB/sec read.B: The flash drive is plugged into StarTech hub, which is plugged into side USB socket using the included USB3 cable. 21.35MB/sec write, 76.4MB/sec read. But see the notes above on THE INCLUDED CABLE which gave erratic results and then failed altogether the second day.C: The flash drive is plugged into StarTech hub, which is plugged into side USB socket using a Cables To Go 54175 USB 3.0 A Male to B Male Cable (3 Meter/9.8 Feet, Black) that was purchased separately. 22.1MB/sec write, 74.4MB/sec.Notes:1. The results are quite close to the manufacturer's specs in all cases.2. The small variation of results is insignficant, and is due to a variety of factors. For example, it is unlikely that using a hub would actually make a flash drive faster than not using a hub on average.BENCHMARK USING WD Raptor Hard DriveAgain using the ATTO Disk Benchmark (freeware), running it with a few settings until I found that yielded optimal results for the drive without the hub. Specifically: 128 KB transfer size, Total length 2 GB, Direct I/O, I/O Comparison, average of 5 minutes of tests. I used a WD Raptor 74GB drive, 10k RPM, SATA hard drive, a fairly fast hard drive. I used a Anker USB 3.0 SATA/IDE connection Adapter with and without the hub, again with Thinkpad W510 laptop running Windows 7 x64 SP1 as the host system, with all Thinkpad and Windows drivers up to date (essential for USB3 reliability).A: The hard drive adapter plugged directly into side USB3 socket of Thinkpad W510. 59.3MB/sec write, 88.6MB/sec read.B: The hard drive adapter plugged into StarTech hub, which is plugged into side USB socket using the included USB3 cable. The cable is dead now (see notes above), so there are no results to report.C: The hard drive adapter is plugged into StarTech hub, which is plugged into side USB socket using a Cables To Go 54175 USB 3.0 A Male to B Male Cable (3 Meter/9.8 Feet, Black) that was purchased separately. 59.3MB/sec write, 88.6MB/sec.Notes: when using a quality third-parth USB3 cable, the hub is functioning flawlessly at essentially the same speed as when the drive is plugged directly into the USB3 socket of the computer without a hub.CONCLUSIONSI am optimistic based on my early experiences, and intend to keep the hub unless something changes. I have NEVER seen the disconnect/reconnects that have plagued some people with some USB3 hubs. I am getting essentially the same performance results with and without the hub: the hub does not slow down the transfers.I am disappointed that the power supply is not adequate, but I expected it; this is why I subtracted a star. So far only the TrippLite is known to have a 4 Ampere power supply; in general, if the power supply capacity is not specified, you can bet it is not up to spec. But for most users, having full capacity is not a requirement, and saving a few bucks is more important.The included cable failed on the second day. I did not plan on using it anyway, since it is too short, but I recommend buying a quality cable if you order this (or probably any) hub.What is more important is reliability and performance, and so far this unit, when used with a power supply, has scored 100% on both counts, compared to the same devices plugged directly into the computer with no hub. Today's USB3 devices are not fast enough to see how fast the hub really is, of course, so only time will tell.I guarantee that I will update this review in the future if I have any problems with it: if there is no update, it means it is still working for me. 4Great Product This product works extremely well. The four ports are easy to access yet the unit is small enough with enough cord that it can be tucked out of the way. It is very well made. I've had it for a few months and have experienced no problems with it. 5PROBLEM WITH HUB The StarTech USB 3.0 Hub did connect my three USB 3.0 Hard Disks.But I found I could not transfer files between any of the three disks.I had to transfer a file to my main hard drive and then to the hard disk where I wanted it.Support at StarTech was less than knowledgeable.The first technician told me the Hub must be defective and to require it to Amazon.Which I did and Amazon was great. They sent me a new hub by overnight.But this hub did the same thing. So back to StarTech support. The next technician reviewed my file and picked on on the Error message I was getting. Error 0x80070037. He found this was a common error with Windows. But there was not solution.Instead he told me to contact Seagate who manufactured the Hard Disks. And no help there.SO BE WARNED. This USB 3.0 Hub might work for you or it might not... 2Awkward design. Not recommended. This port works - sometimes. The problem is it seems to "go to sleep" and the computer no longer sees what is hooked to it. Also, I bought it to travel with a laptop and it really isn't very compact, plus the computer-side USB connector is big and the cable short and stiff, getting in the way of other accessories. Just not a well thought out product. 2Works Great! Works great!! Allows more than 1 device to function as if adding more USB ports to your computer. I was hoping I could set up dual headsets on Windows 10, so both could hear and use the microphone at the same time, but it treats the devices as totally separate... which is what it was supposed to do, but I was hoping I could anyway. Had to try! 5Power to the Masses The versatility of this portable power hub is what makes it a must-have item in your tech toolkit. The StarTech charges phones and tablets for multiple users during long road trips. If your older model car only has a 12V plug, get a dual charger by Tylt, and expand to five charging hubs (see pic 1). Our three kids can plug into any one of the four ports on the StarTech, while front-seat passengers use the 12V car charger port. In newer car models equipped with a USB port, simply plug in for standard 4-port access.That same idea can work with a power bank when recharging from a home base. Relay the StarTech from the Kodiak to your gear eliminating having to plug into as many different outlets as you have power cords (see pic 2). Like updated cars, tech-savvy homes are being built with USB ports built into the wall outlet (see pic 3) thereby eliminating the need of the Kodiak as a relay power system. Of course, you can always port off your computer USB, too.The StarTech portable USB hub lets you power up from anywhere at anytime no matter where you are. A terrific pocket-sized tool for your computing power needs. 5Good when it works Is nice and fast when it works. Breath on it and it will disconnect your devices, however. Touch it and you're our of luck.If you are attaching it to a desktop that never moves and you never hook or unhook any devices, I'm sure its fine. If you, like me, bought it to go with a laptop - this is not a good solution. It is so finicky that it doesn't even always load up my hard disks, and when I touch it to get them to recognize, it disconnects another hard disk.Long and short of it, I'm not sure I'd recommend this - unfortunately i need to hold on to it until a new one arrives. 2
Star Tech.Com 4 Port Usb 3.0 Hub   Multi Port Usb Hub W/ Built In Cable   Powered Usb 3.0 Extender Fo

Star Tech.Com 4 Port Usb 3.0 Hub Multi Port Usb Hub W/ Built In Cable Powered Usb 3.0 Extender Fo

4.6
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