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The Orico H7988-U3-BK is a compact and slim seven-port USB hub that adds seven super speed USB 3.0 ports to your computer through a single USB 3.0 connection. Powered by dual VL812 USB controllers, the H7988-U3-BK hub enables blazing fast data transfer for unleashing the full potential of your peripherals, as well as broad compatibility with today's operating systems and devices of USB 1.0, 1.1, 2.0, and 3.0 standards. USB 3.0 high-throughput ports allow transfer rates up to 5Gbps, ten times faster than USB2.0. And the plug-and-play feature requires no additional driver or application. The sleek design, with a sand-blasted surface treatment, makes this hub a seamless fit on your desktop. An AC adapter is included to provide sufficient power for all connected devices.

Note: This item may not work well with some Mac OS X V10.7.X computers. New updates for Mac, or updating your Mac to 10.8.2 or later, is recommended. This item may not work well with some 2.4GHz wireless adapters, or Bluetooth wireless mice, keyboards, or speakers. Attaching a 2.4GHz wireless adapter to the USB2.0 port of the host computer is recommended.

  • newegg SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Connectivity Equipped with one USB 3.0 upstream port and seven USB 3.0 downstream ports, the Orico H7988-U3-BK allows you to connect up to seven USB peripherals to the host computer at speeds up to 5Gbps.
  • newegg Easy Status Monitoring Each port has an LED indicator on top for the power/activity status.
  • newegg Reliable Powering A high-quality independent power supply provides up to 900mA for each port. A built-in surge protector protects connected devices and the hub itself. A power-saving On/Off switch is also integrated at the rear of the hub.

Learn more about the Orico ORICO H7988-U3-BK




USB 3.0
Max Devices Supported
7 Ports
Transfer Rate
Up to 5 Gbps
Supported Cards
Power Input
DC 12V2.5A
Operating System Supported
Windows XP/Vista/7/8& MAC Supported USB3.0
0° C~ 70° C
Windows Vista
Works with Windows Vista
5%-95%, non-condensing


7x USB3.0 ports enabled instantly by connecting this device to the computer

Supports USB3.0. Maximum transfer rate up to 5Gbps, 10 times faster than USB2.0. Also compatible with all USB 2.0/1.1

2x VL812 super speed USB3.0 controller from Via-Labs built inside

Surge protector and power ON/OFF switch allows a reliable connectivity with premium 12V power adapter

Supports Plug and Play, no additional driver or application needed

7 per-port LEDs, easy to manage multiple USB devices


Package Contents
1x ORICO H7988-U3 7 Port USB3.0 HUB
1x Power Adapter
1x 3.3Ft. USB3.0 Cable
1x User's Manual
1x Warranty Card


HUB Ports
7 x USB 3.0
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Customer Reviews of the Orico ORICO H7988-U3-BK

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/29/2015 3:50:47 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery nice product and responsive customer service

Pros: Plenty of ports (7)
Power adapter supports 100V-240V
Power switch
Very good, responsive customer support

Cons: A minor issue: the included USB 3.0 cable was defective. It would connect and disconnect depending on the angle of the cable. Customer support was very responsive, and when we confirmed it was the cable, they quickly shipped me a replacement. It was a good experience.

Other Thoughts: It's not meant to be the tiniest, super-portable USB 3 hub (although it is only 4.25" x 2.75" x 1"). I'm using it as a makeshift dock for an XPS 13, and it works great. If you want portable, you'll probably get something unpowered with fewer ports. But for me, this was perfect.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer:

Thank you so much for choosing ORICO as your preferred choice, this is Abby from ORICO customer care team. Your kind feedback is the best encourage that keeps us moving forward and constantly improving our goods and services. Our email address is, please feel free to contact me if you have any problem.

We looking forward to hear from you and purchase from ORICO again!

Best Regards

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  • David N.
  • 12/2/2014 7:37:33 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBasically functional but a bit flaky

Pros: Seems to support USB 3.0 transfer speeds.

Cons: Does not charge iPads at all, seems to try to charge iPhone sometimes, not sure if it does or not (despite the big bulky wall-wart transformer). Crashed and required reboot when plugging/unplugging devices, not good for an embedded installation with this reliability issue.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear David

Much appreciate for choosing ORICO as your preference.

We strive to provide the most reliable and highest quality products to our customers.

For the defective product within warranty, we can send you a replacement.

Should you have any further problem ,please feel free to contact us

Our email address is, we will try our best to help you.

Hope to hear from you again and thanks again for choosing ORICO as your preference.

Best Regards

ORICO Customer Care Team

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  • Donald H.
  • 5/9/2014 7:15:53 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThis one is a good one

Pros: This is good one. I can run LG blue ray DVD player and HD, web cam etc. you don't have to worry about power limitation.

Cons: None Not one

Other Thoughts: I need to buy more I really trust this one the most because it will run the blue ray.

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  • Michael R.
  • 5/2/2014 7:03:01 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOrico 7 Port USB 3.0 Hub with VL812 chipsets

Pros: On/Off switch is nice. I don't like having my USB hub powered on all the time. Previous two USB 3.0 hubs didn't have this. Heavy, and really thick plastic with nicely placed rubber feet to keep it from moving round. Nice long USB 3.0 connection cable. Dual Via VL812 chips to keep the throughput up.

Cons: Price. Even for all it's features, I don't know where companies get that a USB 3.0 hub needs to cost this much.

Other Thoughts: I've had three previous USB 3.0 hubs. My first USB 3.0 hub was an Orico, but the chipset in that one was a little flaky. Next up was a Rosewill that didn't work well with some drives. Previous to this was a Tek Republic with a Renassis chipset that didn't play well with some of my USB 3.0 Seagate drives.

I decided to give this Orico one a shot because it has the newer VL-812 chips (x2), and has the on/off switch that I like. So far, after testing it with everything, it seems to work well with all my Seagate external USB 3.0 drives, and plays nicely with my motherboards eSATA controller which the Tek Republic hub started having an issue with.

Very pleased so far. Giving the best performance of any of the USB 3.0 hubs that I have had so far, including the original Orico I had a year and a half ago.

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  • Farzam P.
  • 4/5/2014 2:57:17 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOrico H7988-U3-BK 7-Port USB3.0 HUB (Black)

Pros: great great product works without any issue and I like it so much I 4-ports one too and same result.It looks very nice too.

Cons: noooone

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  • david f.
  • 12/13/2013 3:33:40 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks as advertised

Pros: Solid build, all USB devices plug in firm. Decent space between ports.

Cons: None, I wanted this to have its own power supply because I knew it would run better and it does.

Other Thoughts: You need or want a 3.0 hub, I would recommend this one.

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  • Dan D.
  • 10/3/2013 11:39:04 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks like it should

Pros: Works like it should. Come on, it's a USB hub, either they work or they don't. USB 3.0 is nice.

Cons: None

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  • Jeffrey O.
  • 3/2/2013 12:47:12 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI had problems - Orico resolved them - READ ON, PLEASE

Pros: ***** I returned this item ******
So why the 5 eggs?

Orico Tech Support is excellent these days. They have changed, in case you have read derogatory comments about them in the recent past.

Orico tech support pounced on my RMA request. A couple of dozen emails later, they have taught me the ins and outs of USB 3.0 hubs vs cards in relation to which mobos.

I ended up buying their 5/7 port PCI card which worked flawlessly right out of the box.

They even stated that another vendor's card should co-exist with theirs. Great outfit to deal with.

In the long run, this was a GREAT purchase even though I had to be taught a thing or to. (Somewhat humbling to a know-it-all like me.)

Thanks, ORICO!

Yes, I would definitely buy from them again.

Oh, in fact, I did.

Cons: I did have to swap it out for another of their products but ended up happier than a GEICO customer.

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  • Brian S.
  • 2/16/2013 5:30:04 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAll in all a great product

Pros: I'm really glad I got this. I use it on my iMac, which only has 4 USB Ports, and I require a lot more than that. It does just what it's supposed to, and has given me no trouble.

Cons: None come to mind, I haven't had any compatibility issues or any problems whatsoever.

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