- 10 x USB 3.0
- USB 3.0
- Usually 10 times faster than USB 2.0. Average speed at around 80~120 Mb/s
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The Right Tool for the Job 06/20/2014
I get nine additional USB ports! (Ten new ones minus the one that the hub uses up); It actually runs at USB 3.0 speeds instead of slowing down over the course of a transfer. Multiple USB device people, this is for you! The power supply is included in this package- no need to search for extra equipment online. It's not as big as it looks online, either. It's compact and looks professional.
I am a real computer geek. I am a photographer and videographer as a hobby on top of recently graduating with a degree in computer game programming. If you can imagine, I have a lot of USB devices to worry about.
I love my computer (I bought it on Newegg), but it only has two USB 3.0 ports built-in and they're in the back. I have one 1TB and one 3TB external hard drive (both USB 3.0) and as they are both filling up with photos, videos, software, and documents, it made me start to wonder if I would need to use one of my computer's USB 2.0 ports for my next external hard drive and lose speed (which is especially important for a hard drive).
I looked online to check out the price of USB 3.0 Hubs and came across this. It was love at first sight. When it arrived at my doorstep and I plugged it in, it was totally worth the money I spent. Right now I have three external hard drives, a Firewire->USB video interface, and a webcam plugged in. All run at full speed together and I don't have to unplug any of them to get the full power of my USB 3.0 flash drive. It's very convenient and I love it. It was very easy to set up as well- it's plug n play and works with both my Windows 8.1 machine and my Windows 7 laptop. It's backwards compatible to USB 2.0 and USB 1.1.
The other nice thing about it is the external power. Of course one USB port can't supply sufficient power to nine others on top of itself, and HooToo (the guys that make this) knows that, too. That is why they included a power cord that comes in the package with the HUB to provide power to each USB port just like the ones built-in to the computer. This not only eliminates power starvation of your USB ports and USB devices, but it also relieves stress on your computer's main power supply unit. If you don't want your USB power devices left on all night while you're asleep, there is a master power switch to turn all the devices plugged in either on or off at the same time- no need to unplug or turn off devices individually to extend lifespans.
There are little blue indicator lights next to each port that show you whether your device is currently plugged in and turned on or not.
Last thing is this: The USB cord between the HUB and the computer is long enough that you can plug the HUB into the back of your computer and have all ten USB ports reach the front of your computer without a USB extender.
All in all, whether you are running out of USB ports or not, you should buy this. This is a quality product- It's great, fast, and it will be a long time before you buy another USB hub.
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