Pros: On a system with only 2 USB 3.0 slots on the back (none in the front), it was a hassle to take advantage of 3.0 jump drives. I was constantly sliding my heavy computer around just to access the back. This has solved the problem perfectly, and has replaced my standard 2.0 hub (as it is backward-compatible). Allows for the blistering speed of 3.0, takes up very little space, and seems durable enough.
Cons: Won't deduct an egg for it, but it's true the included cable isn't very long, so if your computer is further than a couple feet from where you want this to go, you'll need to get a longer cable. Can't otherwise think of a single flaw. It plug-and-played perfectly with Win 7 Ultimate 64.
Overall Review: Did my research and as far as 3.0 hubs go, this one consistently gets the best reviews around the Web. Go for it!
Pros: Really works, this one's the real deal. USB 2.0, USB 3.0 BOTH perform well. It has a power supply rated at 4000ma @5v which is twice the output of some of the other brands, it can keep up with 3.0 speeds. Includes a heavy duty 3.0 data cable. My Patriot SuperSonic 3.0 flashdrive has found a home.
Cons: The power supply cord, although heavy duty, is very short, about 3ft. long.
Overall Review: You may need a power extension cord to reach the hub, depending on your setup. Wasn't a problem for me, but might be for some. Owned the hub for a month now, worth buying, recommend it.
Pros: Tried another brand, didn't work. Tried this it works as it should. Tested against three external drives; two LaCie, one Western Digital. Worked in all cases. USB3 is a relatively new standard, and apparently some USB 3 add-ons work better than others. Trip Lite is a known brand, and this partially decided me to use it, as opposed to the unknown name USB 3 hub I had before this one; happy to report that the Trip Lite reputation is good on this item also.
Pros: It works well. I haven't any major problems with it.
Cons: For me the Power cable and the Data cable were too short, but that isn't anything that can't be solved with some ingenuity and NewEgg Purchases.
Overall Review: Although it is AC powered, it will not charge any of my devices without a data connection, but that may not be its fault.
Pros: Tripp Lite eventually replaced the product that I first got from Newegg (wasn't Windows 7/64 compatible--perhaps old firmware, but wouldn't upgrade either, on multiple computers--see other review). They didn't even require me to send the initial unit back.
Cons: The replacement unit arrived when I was out of town for a month. So I've been using it now for two weeks. It worked like a charm on my Windows 7/64 ultrabook. Until last night. Then it just suddenly died. I've tried unplugging, replugging, tons of stuff. I was only using two of the four ports.
Overall Review: I have an old iRocks 4-port ... isn't USB3, but it's been in service for something like 8 years now, used every day. Has gone through multiple operating systems without a whimper, without any upgrading. Runs my keyboard, mouse, and camera.
Pros: Compact hub that sits under my monitor. No problems at all with the device, USB 2 and 3 drives work just fine with the unit. The ports up front are perfect, allowing easy access to connect and remove USB devices.
Cons: While not a con, the shortness of the cable is only a slight issue. A longer cable would be nice, but it's not essential if your computer is located close to the hub, or like me, placing the hub on the top of the computer or underneath the monitor.
Overall Review: I realize that you can probably find a cheaper USB 3.0 hub out there, but with Tripp Lite, you expect a certain amount of quality to their products. So far I'm not disappointed, it does the job it was designed for, and it does it well.
Pros: Externally powered (wall wart included), compact size. LEDs tell you if something is connected to one of the ports
Cons: This seemed to not be supported by my Win 7 64bit system (Laptop.) I called Tripp-Lite to find out why things would drop out that were connected and why my system would run sluggish when it is connected. No solid answer. Was told there are no firmware updates for the product and my system (new, Quad-core) must have too much on the USB bus to support/power the USB keyboard and USB mouse that was connected to this. When I mentioned that I am using the power supply with this, so powering can't be an issue, there was no more help that could be offered. This item is useless to me.
Cons: Just refuses to stay connected for more than a minute or so.
Overall Review: My speakers are nearly continuously beeping from the disconnects and reconnects. It has been this way since I bought it many months ago. Looking for another one as this one is useless or worse.