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SEDNA - USB 3.0 7 Port SuperSpeed Hub with ON/OFF Switch and 1 x iPad Charging Port ( Black )
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: I like this for two features: Permanently attached cable and individual power switches.

The attached cable is one less thing to fail. The micro-USB3 connectors on other hubs are fragile and fail in a travel or busy environment, and the detachable blue cables are often too bulky for a laptop bag, although shorter ones are available for separate purchase.

I test USB devices (I am an author of the USB Specification...) I am mobile and need the ability to unplug/replug often, and the switches offer a convenient way to do this.

Cons: The cable is a bit stiff.

The power supply does not provide full USB 3.0 900 mA power for all 7 ports (6.3A) - it only provides 4A (which is sufficient for 7 USB 2.0 devices).

The hub reports that the power supply is available even when it isn't, which can cause unpredictable performance if you don't use the supply, because it is basically lying to the power management software in the host. Nevertheless, if you keep your devices under a total of 900 mA, you can use it without the power supply with no issues.

Other Thoughts: Overall a solid product with the right mix of features for rugged portability.


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Display Name: Nathan S.

Date Joined: 06/08/10

  • Reviews: 1
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  • First Review: 03/26/14
  • Last Review: 03/26/14
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