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74 of 75 people found the following review helpful
on September 9, 2013
Size Name: 9-Port +1 BC1.2 PortVerified Purchase
So I read a TON of reviews and tried 3 different products before going with the Anker 9port + charge port. I have a few 3.0 devices and a few others (2.0). I was having trouble with another hub where I had a USB HDD that kept disconnecting under heavy load. I tried two others but kept having different issues, disconnects, speed, random errors about devices not working properly. They all went away with the Anker 3.0 9-port.

Pro's:
Function:
- FAST
- Every port works together with out issue
- Power brick is small enough and has enough cord to keep the desk looking clean (I used Velcro and put mine under a desk)
- Errors related to devices not working went away
- Under full load nothing disconnects or spins into oblivion.

Aesthetic:
- Slick, small, light but solid.

Cons:
Function:
- Ports are close together so chubby devices will eliminate an extra port.

Aesthetic:
- Power light seems to glow brighter on the side than on the top.
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106 of 120 people found the following review helpful
Size Name: 9-Port +1 BC1.2 PortVerified Purchase
I compared the D-Link USB 2.0 7-Port Hub to the Anker Uspeed USB 3.0 9-Port Hub and the Satechi 12 Port USB Hub for the purpose of mining Bitcoins with ASICminer - USB ASIC Bitcoin Miners. The Anker is considered the "gold standard" but is pretty expensive: more than $8/port. The D-Link works out to less than $4/port. The Satechi works out to almost $2/port.

For the tests, I used an Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit Desktop system with an Intel motherboard. Each hub was plugged into a USB 3.0 port. I compiled cgminer and libusb on the machine. Without compiling libusb, I found you can't get full speed out of the ASICminer.

The Anker Uspeed USB 3.0 9-Port Hub can run 10 miners. The miners are detected as soon as cgminer starts up and quickly stabilize at full speed. I've run 10 miners on the hub for several days in a row with no cooling issues and almost no . The hub actually will work powered off the motherboard. The power supply for the hub is a separate power-brick with standard 2-prong plug.

The D-Link USB 2.0 7-Port Hub can run 7 miners. About half the miners are detected on start up and the rest show up on the first hot plug sync. The miners take several minutes to stabilize in speed. One port seemed to have higher hardware errors. I suppose it's the sideways orientation of the miners, but I had to set a fan blowing across the miners to get them to stabilize properly. The power supply is an integrated power transformer. The two-prong plug is oriented at a 90-degree angle.

The Satechi 12 Port USB Hub appeared to be able to run 12 miners. Only one miner was detected at start up. The rest took several minutes but eventually popped up. Once the miners were detected, it took a fairly long time to stabilize. I almost gave up on them but after about 10 minutes, cgminer reported all 12 miners running near full speed. There were fairly high hardware errors on several ports but the throughput levelled out at full speed. Ultimately, the blocks submitted to the pool must not have been accepted. None of the miners seemed to be submitting good blocks. Seemed to work but didn't.
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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
on June 26, 2013
Size Name: 9-Port +1 BC1.2 PortVerified Purchase
UPDATE:
After reporting problems with the switch (see below) to Anker, additional switch problems developed so I decided to accept Anker's offer of an exchange even if the unit was partially white. It turned out the model with the switch problems had been discontinued. They offered me an exchange for the newer model. I've used it for a few days and it works flawlessly. The switch is gone. The unit is a more compact. I would have preferred all 10 ports be USB 3.0 instead of 9 USB and 1 charging port, but with so many mobile devices needing charging, the new design will make sense for many users. Another point: a unit that has a vertical plug-in arrangement is so much easier to use, creates less clutter with cables, and wastes less space. Anker's customer support staff were prompt and helpful in providing the exchange.

ORIGINAL:
It pains me to write a review that says something is a great product -- except for one tiny detail that could be devastating. The Anker 10-port USB 3.0 hub impressed me in every respect for the first week or so I used it. But even when I first set it up I was worried that the switch was very poorly designed and could result easily in accidentally being turned off. Today I got my proof when I couldn't figure out what happened to a couple of my USB devices and then noticed that the unit was switched off. The switch is on the top surface of the unit and is a push button. The pressure to turn it on/off is minuscule, so light that one might wonder if it was actually on or off. Something must have brushed across the top of the unit and accidentally turned the unit off. No harm was caused, but if it had been an external drive operation of any kind, for example, the results could have been terrible. Perhaps I have a defective switch. Otherwise, I'd advise users to tape a little piece of cardboard over the switch so that it can flips over the unit to protect against the slightest tap.
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
on September 13, 2013
Size Name: 9-Port +1 BC1.2 PortVerified Purchase
I purchased a 10 port Satechi 3.0 USB hub and when I received it, some of the ports did not work. Now this was on a Friday around 4:00 pm when I let them know and they resent a new one within an hour so that I could get it on Monday so I thought that service is great and it was. When I got the new one I setup my hard drives but when I would check the system report it would show that some of the hard drives were working 3.0 but some of the others showed 2.0 so I changed the ports over and over until they all showed they were on 3.0. A week later the same problem happened again.

I decided to try another brand and bought the Anker 9 port 3.0 Hub. When I hooked that one up everything came up as 3.0 and no matter how I switched the cables and it came up perfect every time. I am so happy with this product I bought another one.

Ron
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on January 6, 2014
Size Name: 9-Port +1 BC1.2 PortVerified Purchase
This 9-Port hub is a very nice looking piece of equipment. It looks great sitting on my desk. I have loaded it up with as many as 7 items either charging or using it to transfer data. It charges items very fast.

However it has one very glaring flaw, and that is the power brick, and the associated power cords. The brick is huge. It is almost the same size as the hub itself. In other words it is the same size as many laptop bricks. It is marked as a Flypower Switching Adapter that supplies 12V @ 5000ma. So that is 60 watts.

The cords arrangement is poorly designed. There is a 3 foot power cord from the wall to the brick, but the cable to the hub is only about 18”. So you are going to have this thing hanging off your desk, pulling on the hub, and the adapter is heavy. I had to end up using Velcro to attach the hub to a wire management unit under my desk to keep from pulling the hub onto the floor.

A re-design is needed. The cable from the brick to the hub should be long enough to leave the brick on the floor and run to the hub.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on December 21, 2013
Size Name: 9-Port +1 BC1.2 PortVerified Purchase
My usb hub that I have had for quite some time is finally nearing it's end. So I set out and started doing my research, and happened upon this product. Touted by several websites and reviewers to be one of, if not 'the' best usb hubs you could get.

Excitedly I purchased one, and paid for overnight shipping. It arrived this morning, and I could not have been more happy to finally be rid of my dying, high pitched whining, randomly working usb hub.

Got it all hooked up and everything seemed fine, so I started transferring my devices from the old hub, to the new one, one at a time.

Corsair K70 Keyboard - Device Not recognized
Razer Ouroboros Mouse - Device Not recognized (Not in wireless or direct mode)
WD Passport - Device Not recognized
Microsoft Mouse - Device Not recognized (regular budget mouse that comes with keyboard combo)
Standard Dell Keyboard - Device Not recognized
SanDisk Cruzer 16GB - Device Not recognized

Swapped usb ports on my motherboard just to check, same scenario. Swapped the hub to the USB's on the front panel, same scenario.

So I spend $70 on a visually pleasing piece of plastic with a little blue light. Already requested my return/refund, will continue searching for a USB hub that is reliable.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on September 6, 2013
Size Name: 9-Port +1 BC1.2 PortVerified Purchase
I was having issues with the Satechi 12-port hub for Bitcoin mining. I found out that it was a power issue with the hub and one of my miners. I bought this hub based on others reviews and general adoption for mining. My experience with this product so far has been great. It supplies enough power to all my miners and has a more powerful slot to run my cooling fan for the miners. I'm having no issues with mining now that I'm using this hub.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on September 29, 2014
Size Name: 9-Port +1 BC1.2 PortVerified Purchase
Works only as USB 2.0 with latest Macs. I use Mac Mini late 2012 and OS/X Mavericks. Hub works like a charm, but only as USB 2.0 and as such it's approximately 3 times more expensive as it should be.
Anker's technical support is totally awesome - they've offered me 25% discount if I buy an upgraded version! I still can't believe their generosity.

It appears that the above is related to the older version of the hub (black one). Newer version works with Mac with no issues. Advice for vendors: do not replace models/versions in Amazon listings, if you improve your product, your better product will attract bad reviews from your inferior and no longer supported product. Either support your old products (which might not be possible at all times) or create a new listing.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on February 27, 2013
Size Name: 9-Port +1 BC1.2 PortVerified Purchase
The product came on time and as described. However upon connecting the 10 port USB 3.0 hub to my computer it only showed up in Device Manager as a 2.0 hub. I tried to look up the hub on Anker's support site (iAnker.com) but they didn't even have the 10 port hub listed. I then decided to go thru the USB hub FAQ and saw an entry saying that 3.0 hubs might not register as such if the power to them is inadequate. So, I disconnected everything and rebooted and then plugged in the hub. It again registered as a 2.0 hub. I then played around with the power cord and brick and after a few more attempts, if finally registered as a 3.0 hub. We will see if the stays 3.0 or if it will drop back down to a 2.0 hub. If it stays as a 3.0 hub, I will revise the rating to 4 or 5 stars.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on September 24, 2013
Size Name: 9-Port +1 BC1.2 PortVerified Purchase
Bought this hub because it came with a 5A power supply, hoping to run at least 9 usb Asic bitcoin miners that draw about 500-510ma each.....that's less than 5A total. The hub would only power 5 devices reliably....any more than 5 went idle after a few minutes.
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