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Anker USB 3.0 7-Port Hub

Anker USB 3.0 7-Port Hub

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Product Description

Enough ports for your fleet of devices – all at superfast speeds. A hub that does its job well, and does more too.

SuperSpeed for 7.

Don’t deny your devices access to SuperSpeed ports. With transfer rates of up to 5Gbps, set aside less time for syncing and more time for work. With 7 data terminals to choose from, forget about ever having to switch or unplug again.

Smart made easier.

7 separate LED indicators reveal each port’s power and transfer status, keeping things visually under your control. And, with its no-brainer driver-free installation, plug-and-play and hot-swapping, actually using it really couldn’t be easier.

A mainstay for the future.

Featuring a high-grade chipset and durable adapter, this hub ensures a stable power supply while you work. Get steady operation for years to come. Whether at home or in the office, add another do-without fixture to the company of your desk.

Customer Reviews

GP "HM-Entertainment"
  • Great!!!
  • It was hooked up and working fine.
  • 2014-11-27

ldj "Don Jessup"
  • Works fine on my imac. Good purchase!
  • Well constructed. Works as advertised. Since it's powered will charge whatever you plug into the hub. The one suggestion I would have is that at least one plug-in on the back of the hub would really be great. This would allow for a feed line to the computer and avoid having to run a usb cord from the front and over the top to make the connection. it also has a 5gb connection so it's fast to my new imac! The only accessory that doesn't work is the Apple dvd drive that has to be plugged directly into the imac.
  • 2014-11-26

T. R. Akin "Tad Akin"
  • Great Device
  • Solved my issues very well!
  • 2014-11-26

Tom "Bassman23"
  • Works Great
  • This is exactly what I was looking for. It performed as advertised right out of the box - highly recommended.
  • 2014-11-25

XDanteX
  • Works Great!
  • Does exactly what I bought it for; Anker seems to be a very solid brand when it comes USB hubs. If I need another, I'll likely look toward Anker again.
  • 2014-11-23
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Customer FAQ

Q1.  Will the current requirement of my devices influence Anker hub's performance?
For maximum performance, connected devices should not exceed the combined current of the output of hub. Otherwise, output current may become unstable or disconnect entirely. See some commonly used devices' general requirements below:
250G Hard drive – 600mA
4G Flash drive – 100mA
64G SSD – 400mA
100M Network adapter – 500mA
Keyboards and mice and other peripheral devices – 100mA (or less)

The ratings above are estimates only. Please check your specific device's ratings before connecting to the hub.
Q2.  When my hub is connected through the ports on my Apple expansion card it fails to be recognised, why is this?
Mac expansion cards don’t tend to support non-storage devices (more info is available from your expansion card manufacturer's websites). It is recommended that you plug hubs into the Mac’s built in USB ports.
Q3.  My Western Digital hard drive cannot be recognized by your hub? How to fix it?
This could be to do with the firmware on your Western Digital hard drive. Try installing new firmware, downloadable from the Western Digital website.
Q4.  Why does Apple SuperDrive not work with your Anker hub?
Apple have addressed this issue and said that SuperDrive is only designed to work with USB ports on selected Apple computers. It is not recommended for use with USB hubs. (See Apple support article http://support.apple.com/kb/ht2801)
Q5.  Why do my wireless mouse/keyboard not work closely with Anker USB 3.0 hub?
2.4Ghz wireless devices may have frequency interference issues with USB 3.0 ports so we recommend using a USB 2.0 hub instead.
Q6.  Do you have any driver for the hub?
Our Anker Hubs are plug-and-play so there's no need for extra drivers, but we do recommend updating your USB controller’s drivers and firmware to the latest version. This ensures a smooth experience using any USB devices. To do this you should identify the brand of your USB controller then search online, or contact your PC/motherboard supplier directly.
Q7.  Why is the transfer rate so much slower than the 5Gbps promoted?
The USB 3.0 transfer rate is 5Gbps and has a theoretical transfer speed of 500MB/s which is about 8 times faster than the USB 2.0 transfer rate of 480Mb/s with theoretical transfer speed of 60MB/s.
There are numerous variables that will affect USB transfer rate including data source and destination and file type. With all reasonable usage environments taken into account USB 3.0 can achieve average transfer speeds about 3 times faster than that of USB 2.0.
Q8.  Can I use my own accessories, such as power adapters and data cables, with the USB hub?
The USB 3.0 hub is equipped with its own power adapter and data cable to ensure maximum compatibility. Use of the provided cables and adapters is always recommended. If you have lost the power adapter or data cable, please make sure the specifications of any accessory you intend to use correspond with those provided. To ensure stable performance, the length of the data cable should not exceed 1m.
Q9.  Can I use the USB hub as a standalone charger?
We don't recommend using the hub as a standalone charger. The output current of the hub's USB ports is 900mA max. If you are using the hub to supply power, please make sure the input current does not exceed 900mA. The hub can’t supply enough power to iPhones, iPads or any other smart phones.
Q10.  Why is the computer failing to come out of Sleep Mode when the USB hub is connected?
This problem may be the result of one of the following:
    a. Improper power-saving settings. Right-click “My Computer”, select “Attributes”, then “Hardware”, followed by “Device Manager”. Double-click “Universal Serial Bus Controllers”, right-click “USB Root Hub”, click “Attributes”, then “Power Management”. Unmark “Allow computer to close the device to save power”, click “Yes ”, and then restart the computer.
    b. The computer can’t start because it can’t read system files. This occurs when the BIOS is set to “Start the Computer from the USB Device”. In order to solve this, change the setting to “Start the Computer from the Hard Disk”.
    c. For Mac users, please uncheck the box "Put the hard disks to sleep when possible" under Energy Saver.
Q11.  A surge warning appears on the screen when the USB hub is connected to the computer. Why is this happening?
When the input current requirement of a connected device is higher than the output current of the USB port, a surge warning may appear. Connect the USB hub to a power source to ensure sufficient power supply.
If the problem persists, please check to make sure the USB driver is installed properly, or click the USB icon on the taskbar and select “Reset” to make sure the USB device is being identified correctly.
Q12.  Devices are not being identified by my computer when connected to the USB hub, but they are being identified when connected directly to the computer. Why?
This problem may be the result of one of the following:
    a. Insufficient power supply. Please connect the USB hub to a power source.
    b. Compatibility issues between the motherboard and system. Please try refreshing the BIOS in the motherboard.
    c. Incorrect insertion or unplugging. Do not unplug the device when transferring data in order to avoid damaging the chipset.
    d. Improper driver installation. Under “Device Manager”, go to “Other Devices” and select “Universal Serial Bus Controllers”. If there are any yellow question or exclamation marks visible, uninstall the driver in “Device Manager”, then restart your computer. The driver will be reinstalled automatically.
Q13.  The hub keeps suddenly disconnecting from the device while transferring data. Why is this happening?
If this problem is occurring with properly-installed devices, it is usually due to insufficient power supply. When the hub is transferring data - especially large amounts - make sure it is connected to a power source. In addition, we recommend connecting the hub to your computer with the cable provided. If not, please make sure the cable length is less than 1m, so as to ensure stable data transfer.
Q14.  Why is my USB 3.0 device being read as a USB 2.0 device when connected to the hub?
This problem may be the result of one of the following:
    a. Insufficient power supply from the USB hub. Please connect the USB hub to a power source.
    b. Insufficient power supply from the computer’s USB port. Please connect the USB hub to the USB port positioned on the back of the frame, instead of on the front, to ensure sufficient power supply.
    c. The device is being plugged in too slowly. As a result of the USB 3.0 interface design, the system will recognize devices as USB 2.0 when they are plugged in too slowly, or section by section.

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HDSTREAMINGNUT1
I am looking to connect 7 WD My Book - Model WDBFJK0030HBK_USB 3.0 and USB 2.0_3TB_Windows/Mac External Hard Drivesused as media servers to this hub via USB 3.0 ports and then the hub to my Toshiba laptop host USB 3.0 port, for streaming HD streaming video to up to three seperate WD TV MediaPlayers.  The WD My Book Hard Drives have their own power supplies connected to surge protectors.  Does this device provide enough power to each port to ensure the highest data transfer rate possible for streaming HD video?  I read in comments that there may be some questions regarding high capacity External Hard Drives and the number of ports that can operate simultaneously.  Potentially, one or up to three WD TV Media Players may acess HD streaming video from three of the seven seperate WD My Book Media Servers at the same time.  Is there a new build of this hub or one offering more ports and more power available from Anker?  I want quality, duability and power supply integrity for my system.  Please advise.  Thank you in advance.
Replies(2) Collapse Report as spam Nov 25, 2014 at 10:34 AM
AnkerMember431
You should check out this one: http://www.ianker.com/product/68ANHUB-B14A
Reply Report as spam Nov 25, 2014 at 1:40 PM
ANKER Team
As 431 has said above, we do have hubs with more ports than this.

If you ever have more than 2 or 3 devices plugged into a hub then we'd recommend you have the power cable plugged in.

If you're not sure that the power will be enough, even with the adapter plugged in or you need more technical answers then our customer service guys are ready and waiting to help at support@ianker.com
Reply Report as spam Nov 25, 2014 at 9:30 PM
Compatibile with mid 2012 rMBP?
Do you know this Anker USB 3.0 7-Port Hub to be fully compatible  and stable with a mid 2012 MacBook Pro Retina OS 10.10? I gather this generation of rMBP has a stability issue with most USB 3 hubs.
Replies(1) Collapse Report as spam Nov 12, 2014 at 6:04 AM
ANKER Team
Yes, they'll work fine together.
Reply Report as spam Nov 12, 2014 at 9:00 PM
Office Coordinator
I would like to order one Anker AH221 (7-Port USB 3.0 Powered Hub) but I am unable to find the part number on your site.  Please help!! Thank you,Lois Seidel
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ANKER Team


The device is available on Amazon US right now!
Reply Report as spam Oct 8, 2014 at 4:30 AM
AH231 9 port hub
Will the device operate also 1.0 and 2.0 USB speed?I hear there is a switch to turn the hub off and on. By turning the hub off while all the USB devicesare connected, will this cause a loss of drivers like when you plug and unplug a USB connecter inyour computer? If it does then I should leave it on all the time right?Thanks Tomy!  Thinking seriously on the purchase.
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ANKER Team


There isn't a power switch on the device but if it lost power whilst in use then it wouldn't affect the drivers.

It is backwards compatible with USB 1.0 and 2.0.
Reply Report as spam Sep 29, 2014 at 12:30 AM
Hub goes to sleep
I am on an iMac (3.4 GHz Intel Coe i5, Fushion drive) running 10.9.4. I have the Anker USB 3.0 7-Port Hub connected. Sometimes when the computer goes to sleep, I will wake the computer up, but the hub seems to have gone asleep and doesn't wake up; the blue lights are not on and no device is recognized. I can only get it to respond by disconnecting and re-connecting the power cord. Is there a way I can prevent this? I have an external hard drive connected through the hub and I don't want it damaged.ThanksBrian
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AnkerMember431
Did you make sure that you have the drivers installed for the hub?
Reply Report as spam Jul 19, 2014 at 5:05 PM
ANKER Team


This sounds like it may be an issue with the Mac's USB port rather than the hub itself. Have you tried in a different USB port?

Please do get in touch with our CS guys at support@ianker.com and let them know if you're having any further issues. They'll be more than happy to help.
Reply Report as spam Jul 20, 2014 at 10:30 PM
Where can I buy this product ?
Hi,Do you sell this product in the Netherlands ? If so, where ?Does this hub provide enough power to serve a number of USB 3.0 hard drives and make them operate without any problems  (as many other so calles powered usb hubs are not able to do because they just don't provide enough juice)
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MikeC
Anker products are sold through Amazon. It looks like the closest place to that it's sold is Germany.
Reply Report as spam Jul 16, 2014 at 7:37 PM
ANKER Team


You should be able to order from Amazon DE.

And yes, the dedicated power supply means it'll be able to work with several hard drives.
Reply Report as spam Jul 17, 2014 at 1:00 AM
Daisy chaining?
Is it possible to daisy chain these hubs? That is, have the first one connected to the PC USB 3.0 port and the second hub connected to the first hub? 
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ANKER Team


Whilst this is theoretically possible we wouldn't recommend it, you'll suffer a lot of speed loss as well as causing instability during data transfer.
Reply Report as spam Jul 14, 2014 at 3:30 AM
Richard Reed
does this hub work with USB 2.0
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JaRo1
Yes, it should do. I believe that all usb 3.0 devices are compatible with usb 2.0. USB 3.0 is quicker, so your usb 2.0 device will just work at it's normal speed.
Reply Report as spam Jun 3, 2014 at 3:10 AM
ANKER Team


Yep, it is backwards compatible.
Reply Report as spam Jun 3, 2014 at 4:00 AM
Mac Mini won't boot with hub plugged in.

I just set up a brand new Mac Mini running Mavericks.  I attached the Anker 7 Port USB 3.0 hub and have two external drives attached to it.  I cannot reboot the Mini without unplugging the Anker USB 3.0 hub from the Mini's USB port.  Once booted, I plug it in and it works fine.  Really a hassle to have to dig out the Mini and unplug for every boot sequence.  Is there a workaround for this?
 

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HammerNexus

Perhaps you can't reboot because the two drives were still in use and computers have trouble shutting down when drives are powered on and spinning

Reply Report as spam Mar 24, 2014 at 1:41 PM
gherardini

common problem with USB hubs with memory sticks or HDDs plugged in during boot. Shut off the USB boot in the BIOS or unplug and storage devices while booting.

Reply Report as spam Mar 24, 2014 at 2:29 PM
Steve Long
Hello, this is not a solution but a workaround, and unfortunately is impracticial in many situations. I use Parallels Access and need to be able to access my Mac remotely. This means that I need the computer to be able to reboot when not at home, and I need to have storage HDD attached to the hub. I've never had this problem with any other hub. Surely you dont have to unplu the hub everytime before you can boot up? It may be a common problem but that all the more reason why there should be a common solution!
Reply Report as spam Oct 24, 2014 at 12:46 PM
Need New Power Supply
I need a replacement power supply (Model SW-120300) for my USB 7 Port HUB, sku 68UHUB-B7U. Where can I buy one?
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TechToyWizard
I own one of these hubs. If you have an immediate need and are near a Radio Shack they sell a compatible power supply (PN 55058487). You need one that is 12V 3A
Reply Report as spam Feb 26, 2014 at 2:57 PM
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