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very handy usb 3.0 hub, except for use with an ipod...,
This review is from: HooToo® HT-UH004 USB 3.0 8-Port Hub including One 5V/2A Fast-Charging Port for iPad iPhone & Smart Phones (5V/4A Power Adapter, Latest VIA VL812 Chipset, 3 feet USB 3.0 Cable), Backward Compatible with USB 2.0 and Supporting Windows / Mac / Linux OS (Electronics)I received the HooToo HT-UH004 SuperSpeed USB Hub for evaluation. Other reviewers have already conducted extensive tests regarding transfer speeds, and have provided their results, so I'll mainly focus on basic functionality.
The HT-UH004 3.0 USB hub is a plug and play device, which automatically installs once it is connected and AC power is applied. Even if AC power is not connected, the hub does work for data transfer, however transfer speeds improve, when AC power is connected. There are 7 USB ports for data transfer, and a single red colored port that is strictly for power. Of course for the red USB port to function properly, the hub must be connected to AC power.
Because of its compact size, and the number of USB data ports, this device could be very handy for a computer that is fixed in place, as well as useful for taking on a trip. The high speed USB 3.0 capability is nice to have, as more USB 3.0 devices become available, but the hub is very usable at USB 2.0.
Using a Diamond USB data transfer cord, I connected a desktop computer and a laptop. In this configuration, when the hub is connected to either computer, the USB devices connected to the hub, are recognizable on the other computer. Interestingly, when a Sansa MP3 player and an iPod were plugged into the hub, the Sansa was recognized, while the iPod was not. So you can't transfer files to an iPod that is plugged into this hub.
Although I just have a couple of USB 3.0 external hard drives, I still find this a handy and useful device at the USB 2.0 level. As speed is one of the primary attributes of this hub, if that is your primary concern, or you have a number of USB 3.0 devices, you might want to give this unit some consideration.
HooToo® HT-UH004 USB 3.0 8-Port Hub including One 5V/2A Fast-Charging Port for iPad iPhone & Smart Phones (5V/4A Power Adapter, Latest VIA VL812 Chipset, 3 feet USB 3.0 Cable), Backward Compatible with USB 2.0 and Supporting Windows / Mac / Linux OS(64 customer reviews)