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This review is from: Sabrent 7 Port Portable USB 3.0 Hub with 4A Power Adapter for Ultra Book, MacBook Air, Windows 8 Tablet PC - Black (HB-B7U3) (Electronics)
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I have now had this hub from Sabrent for 3-4 weeks and it is awesome! It's small, quiet, portable, and looks great while providing great speed for transferring data. The added (optional) power adapter adds the ability to use multiple large current devices such as external drives without getting the dreaded "Not enough power" message when you overload your USB ports.
I purchased this to supplement the 2 USB ports on my macbook pro. I always want to have my iPhone cable, iPod shuffle cable, external drive, and occasionally a flash drive attached to my computer. Before a hub, this was not possible.
I previously had the Plugable USB 2.0 10 Port Hub (with Power Adapter) and it was alright. It's only USB 2.0 so it's not as fast. If you're not familiar with USB 3.0, it transfers data faster. The great thing is that even if you do not know if your computer has USB 3.0, it's backwards comparable meaning that it will work on any computer which is awesome!!
-No annoying LED lights
-Nice brushed aluminum look
For my purpose, the cord is a little shorter than what I would like as I typically use this at my desk and like to hide the hub. However the reason that the cable is so short is so it's very portable
Overall, this is a great hub that will definitely replace my old Pluggable hub that I have now. This is going to be purchased for some holiday gifts!
If you are looking for something similar, but with less ports, I highly suggest either the Sabrent Premium 4 Port Aluminum USB Hub (9.5" cable) for iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac Mini (HB-UMAC) or the Sabrent 4 Port Portable USB 3.0 Hub with Power Switch for Ultra Book, MacBook Air, Windows 8 Tablet PC - Black (HB-U3P4)
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Initial post: Aug 22, 2014 7:54:38 AM PDT
Yaser Anwar says:
I have 2 USB 3.0 External HDDs. One of then is 1TB, the other one is 2TB. Can I use them with this hub at full speeds without any problem?
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