>USB 3.0 Products
|Output:||Standard 900mAh max|
|Driver:||No need. Plug and play|
|Compatible:||Backward Compatible with USB 2.0|
Not as cool looking as the pictures, but does what is expected to do, 2013-05-17
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I'll be the first to admit that I selected this model over a few others because it 'looked cooler' in the photos. Let's face it, I bought it to clean up the wires on my desk to begin with. Upon receiving it, I was somewhat disappointed that its aesthetics did not fully resemble the shiny, tiny look portrayed in the photos.
Regardless, the unit works as expected and it helped me quickly clean up wires that have been scattered across my desk since I decided to switch to a laptop. I grew tired of having to plug everything in each time I came to the office. This little device works great and allows me to drop in one USB and all my devices are ready to go. One caveat though is that it still looks a bit messy on my desk. There are plugs on 3 sides of the unit which prevents me from mounting it against the wall in some other fashion. I wish that all the ports, including the power were somehow on one side so that I could organize the wires a bit better.
Contantly plays USB disconnect sound on plugging in, 2013-05-15 By Randy Amazon Verified Purchase (What's this?) I've tried the hub on 3 different computers: Dell, Lenovo laptop, and a home build with ASUS motherboard. All of these running Windows 8 64bit. When I plug the hub into a USB 3.0 port (2.0 port works fine), the system immediately begins playing the USB disconnect sound over and over again and does not stop. The hub seems to work fine. I notice in Device Manager that it is constantly refreshing itself as well. ** WORKAROUND ** Strangely, I've noticed that if the Hub is connected before the system boots, all works fine. I do not believe that this was due to a defective unit as I tried two and the one I sent back to Anker worked fine on their machines.
speed issue?, 2013-05-14 By Kevin L. Millard Amazon Verified Purchase (What's this?) Purchased this and set up was easy with no problems. I did learn that plugging my card reader into the hub made it slower than directly into my imac. anyone have thoughts on this?
Works Great for Me, 2013-05-11 By J Keistler email@example.com Amazon Verified Purchase (What's this?) I'll say first off that I'm no computer nerd. My latest laptop, an HP that I bought in December, 2012, has two USB 2.0 ports on one side and one 3.0 port on the other. I keep a couple of external storage sources plugged in for use with Office and I was curious as to how much faster they would transfer data with the 3.0. Unlike some excellent reviews on here, I haven't actually tested the times. Empirically, though, running everything through this 3.0 hub is much, much faster. Data transfer off my little Toshiba portable hard drive is exponentially faster. When going to store something off the 2.0 that I've used for several months, I became accustomed to having to wait for the hard drive to 'pick up' before doing transferring. Now, it's basically instantaneous. I also like the little blue lights that show up on here. I have no issue with having to use AC power on the hub; I had an older Kensington 2.0 that used power. The interesting thing to me is that my Targus laptop cooler base works fine with this, but doesn't ever light up the corresponding light. I'm happy with the purchase, and I appreciate, as always the reviews on here. It's why I buy from Amazon--the base of reviews is by far the best on the web.
USB HUB, 2013-05-09 By VIPER1NY Amazon Verified Purchase (What's this?) Great HUB for my audio /video equipment strongly recommend this item... THANKYOU Thinking of ordering second hub.... This hub is exactly what I needed will most likely order a second unit... THANKYOU