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Plugable 7-Port USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Hub with 20W Power Adapter (VIA VL812 Rev B2 Chipset with Latest v9091 Firmware. Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux support. Full USB 2.0 Backwards Compatibility.)

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  • Expand USB connectivity by connecting up to seven USB 3.0, 2.0, or 1.1 devices to any USB 2.0 or 3.0 capable computer. Fully plug and play, devices can be hot-swapped, supports USB over-current protection. Robust 5 volt 4 amp 20 watt power supply included. (US AC Wall Outlet Plug, 100-240V 50/60Hz)
  • Compatible with most Windows 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP, Mac OS X, and Linux / Unix systems. Microsoft Windows systems should install latest manufacturer USB 3.0 host controller drivers and Windows Updates. Apple Mac OS X and Linux / Unix systems require latest operating system updates for best compatibility.
  • Hub is not a standalone charger and will not charge phones or tablets. Apple notes: Note that some devices such as the Apple SuperDrive look for Apple-specific signaling and will not work when connected through any USB hub. Not recommended for use with USB 3.0 PCI-e add-on cards for older Mac Pro systems because of limitations in their software support for USB 3.0 hubs.
  • Supports USB 3.0 transfer rates up to 5Gbps (640MBps) to allow data to move quickly between devices. Transfer rates are device and USB host controller dependent. Ideal for high-throughput devices such as USB hard drives, flash drives, and USB video adapters. Backwards compatible with all USB 2.0/1.1 devices and hosts. Powerful 5V 4A 20W UL certified laptop-style power adapter with 6+ foot cable.
  • 7 blue LEDs, one per USB port. Sleek piano black glossy finish. All 7 ports on one side to minimize cable clutter and maximize accessibility.
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 2.8 x 1 inches ; 5 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B008ZGKWQI
  • Item model number: USB3-HUB7-81X
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,211 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #353 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Product Description

Connect up to seven USB 3.0, 2.0, or 1.1 devices to a single port on any capable computer. Attractive piano black, solid feeling, compact design with 7 blue LEDs (one per USB port) for diagnosing connectivity.

Compatibility

Featuring the VIA VL812 Rev B2 USB 3.0 hub chipset updated to firmware version 9091 for maximum compatibility with almost all USB 3.0 hosts. Supports Microsoft Windows 8.1 through XP, Mac OS X, and Linux kernels 3.0 and later. Apple SuperDrive not compatible. Older Mac Pros with USB 3.0 PCI Express add-on cards do not work with this or any USB 3.0 hub. Full forward and backward compatibility between USB 3.0, 2.0, and 1.1 hosts and devices. Not recommended for use with older Texas Instruments, Fresco Logic, Etron, or Wistron USB 3.0 host controllers. Requires no driver installation (although individual devices may require drivers). 2.4Ghz wireless devices such as wireless keyboard/mouse receivers, Bluetooth and WiFi adapters, may not work in close proximity to USB 3.0 devices or hubs. Connecting wireless devices to a USB 2.0 port is recommended for best results.

Power and Charging

Comes with premium 5V 4A 20W UL certified power supply for supporting several devices requiring USB 3.0's more demanding 900mA per port power. Functions as a USB hub only, not a standalone device charger: No special charging functionality for charging an iPad, iPhone, or other tablet and smartphone devices with or without a PC connected. Not BC 1.1 / 1.2 compatible.

In The Box

USB 3.0 7-port Hub (VIA Hub Controller), 5V 4A 20W UL certified AC desktop-style power adapter with 6+ foot hub to wall extension cord and 3 foot USB 3.0 Cable.

Customer Reviews

Highly recommend this 7-port hub with 3.0 USB's.
John Ingersoll
Sometimes it would recognized the plugged in the device and sometimes it would not.
Nusaram
I've been using this hub for about a month so far, and it's worked great.
Zeemer

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

254 of 266 people found the following review helpful By John Williamson TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 21, 2012
The assortment of USB devices that we encounter today is amazing, and as the amount of them continues to grow, we often need to find additional way to connect them to our computers and notebooks.

The Plugable 7 Port USB 3.0 Hub with 4A Power Adapter is a solid solution to this issue, and because it's fully USB 2.0 compatible, it offers an excellent upgrade path for those who are not yet using the USB 3.0 standard. Many USB 3.0 cables are shorter to support faster 5Gbps specification, so this hub allows closer placement to your PC or Mac.

● Likes:

+ Has 7 USB 3.0 ports; backward compatible to USB 2.0/1.1 standards
+ 5Gbps data transfer; up to 10 times that of USB 2.0
+ Excellent laptop-style power supply; rated at 5V-4A
+ Separate 2-prong power cord; doesn't waste wall space
+ Charges some USB devices when computer power is off
+ Has 7 blue LEDs; illuminate only when USB port is active
+ Full OS support; Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, others

● Dislikes:

- Could use an on/off switch, but not critical
- Needs four stick-on rubber feet so it doesn't slide on desktop

● Setup:

This 7-port USB hub comes in a neatly partitioned cardboard box, and it's easy to open. Inside you'll find the Plugable 7-Port USB 3.0 Hub, which measures about 6¾" x 2¾" x 1" and weighs under 6½ ounces. It comes with a hefty USB 3.0 type B cable that's 40" long, and has a standard male USB plug on the end to plug into the computer, and the other end plugs into the hub itself.
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80 of 87 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Lerch TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 18, 2012
For the record, I am using Windows 7 64 bit for all tests. Utilizing a USB 3 "Super Speed" port on a Dell E6530 laptop with 8 GB RAM.

Ease of use: You can't get much easier than this. You open the box, you remove the USB 3 hub, the USB 3 cable and the power adapter from the box. You plug the power adapter into the wall, the power adapter into the hub and then the USB 3 cable into your USB 3 port (can also be used on a USB 2 capable USB connection, just realize you cannot obtain USB 3 speeds from USB 2 ports). Plug your USB devices into the hub and voila! Windows sees them.

Speed: If you have USB 3 devices, from the couple of simple tests I ran, you won't notice any speed difference, or minimal difference, with the device plugged into the hub.

Here's how I tested:

USB 3 port on E6530 Dell laptop

With these devices plugged in/used:

USB 3 capable Seagate Expansion 2 TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive STBV2000100
USB 1 Microsoft Intellimouse 5 button
USB 2, powered by USB, Maxtor external HDD
USB Multifunction printer

All of the devices were recognized quickly and easily by Windows. The hub was found first then all of the other devices jumped on.

In terms of speed, I didn't notice any issues with any of the devices connected.

With all of these devices connected, I decided to test the speed of copying files on the hub and off.

3.65 GB folder from USB 3 drive, connected directly to the laptop, multiple files, folders and different file sizes and types: 42 seconds
3.
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51 of 57 people found the following review helpful By Cornelius Van Ess IV on November 7, 2012
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I can only refer you to Mr. John Williamson's in-depth review as my testing results are similar, but using different equipment. My testing was not as detailed as his, yet the results are the same. If you want a reliable, esthetic, and a very robust 3.0/2.0 USB hub you need not look any further. Plugable devices are state of the art, and as good as it gets in what is being developed in this marketing arena. Buying this product will save you a lot of aggravation and from many directions. Plugable products are the new standard of excellence to equal or top by other manufacturers, and I do not believe Plugable will let that happen. I highly recommend this hub too. Their email support is very good, and can provide work arounds for device issues. However, it's inexcusable for a technical developer of products not to support a PDF database of specifications on their site for any of their products. They do have a great article called, "USB Power Primer" that's a must read. Directions how to link to it are given in the comments area of the following paragraph. (Amazon does not allow for other direct website address' in this review area. It would be removed.)

Some of you who may have concerns about hubs might enjoy reading the discussions between Mr. Anhnhat Tran and me as to why he originally gave his one star review, but then changed it to five stars . Towards the end of our discussions I give information about hubs, from Plugable, you might find interesting. See: "Was not designed for external USB hard drives," November 18, 2012, by: Anhnhat Tran (in the comment's area).
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