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Anker USB 3.0 9-Port Hub + 5V 2.1A Charging Port

Anker USB 3.0 9-Port Hub + 5V 2.1A Charging Port

HUB - 68ANHUB-B10A - 4.3-4.30

Product Description

SuperSpeed 5Gbps transfer rates and 9 ports. What else do you need from a hub?

The more the merrier.

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 9 data terminals to choose from, forget about ever having to switch or unplug again.

The power to charge.

With an additional port devoted exclusively to charging, this hub was designed with compatibility in mind: at 2.1A fast, the charging port works with smartphones, tablets or even other USB-charged devices to get the job done. From a USB 3.0 hub, what more could you ask?

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 can't-do-without fixture to your desk.

Keeping things light.

What good is such versatility if you can't take it out? With no screws and a stylish, mirrored front, the slim and compact Anker® USB 3.0 9-Port Charging Hub expands your capability, wherever you are.

System Requirements & Notes:

- Windows XP/Vista/7/8, Mac OS
* Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4 users should upgrade to Mountain Lion 10.8.2 or later to avoid unstable connections.
- 2.4Ghz wireless devices (keyboards, mice, etc.) may not work around USB 3.0 ports. Try using a USB 2.0 connection.

Customer Reviews

Joseph G Kurth III
  • Very nice large USB port
  • Works just as advertised, looks good, feels solid. Really dig the little numbers that light up when a socket is activated.
  • 2014-04-23

Amazon Customer
  • Exactly what you want.
  • If you're looking at this review, you want this item. Hard to say much about something whose label is exactly its description, but this power USB hub works exactly as it should. Powers up. Runs everything. Convenient low-level lights tell you when the whole unit is powered as well as which USB ports are active.
  • 2014-04-22

Barry Litt
  • Works great so far; Compact and easy to use
  • No surprises. Plug it in and go. Product works as expected and handles all of the USB devices I have attached including a USB3.0 Ethernet adapter.
  • 2014-04-22

D. Eby
  • So far I'm very happy with this purchase
  • So far I'm very happy with this purchase. Seems to pretty much work as hoped for. My only possible negative is that I tried plugging in both of my backup usb drives to the Anker Hub and each morning I got a warning about dismounting my hard drives improperly (after my iMac went to sleep). I plugged my hard drives back into my iMac and the problem seems to have disappeared. I'm not sure where the problem lies but......
  • 2014-04-22

Robert Steele
  • Very well made
  • Works great, very fast. Only issue I have is forgetting that the last port is just a charging port, and since it is the closest to me, I constantly want to plug my items into it.
  • 2014-04-17
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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
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.  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.
Q9.  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.
Q10.  Why can’t devices be charged at 900mA (max for a USB 3.0 port) when a USB 3.0 port is not in use for data transfer?
The devices attached will firstly detect if the port is a charging port or a data port and enter a different mode accordingly. When attached to a USB 3.0 port, the device will reserve a 500-600 mA for data transfer (even when not in use) and only leave the rest power for charging.
Q11.  Can I use the USB hub as a standalone charger?
For Anker hubs without a specially-designed charging port, the max output current of the USB ports is 900mA, these ports can transfer data but aren't recommended for charging. Some of our hubs have specially-designed charging ports can reach outputs of up to 2.1A and can charge iPads, iPhones and other smart phones.

Please keep in mind that the charging port can't transfer data. Charging ports and data-transfer ports supply different voltages which a device will recognise when it is plugged in. The device will enter the mode that the USB port's voltage corresponds to.
Q12.  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.
Q13.  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.
Q14.  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.
Q15.  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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Latest Post

Tiny, Many ASIC miners don't fit.

This, or maybe a previous version, was touted as the Holy Grail of USB hubs for bitcoin mining, but Red Fury miners do not fit in it unless I skip sockets, wasting half of them. Pictures online suggested it was a larger hub with plenty of space between the ports. I am terribly disappointed.

Replies(2) Collapse Report as spam Apr 23, 2014 at 10:10 AM

One of the pictures on Amazon shows 7mm between ports. Measurements have been included. At some point you need to be responsible for doing your own howework.

Reply Report as spam Apr 23, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Sorry to hear you're so disappointed.

Please get in touch with our customer service guys at and they'll do anything they can to rectify the situation for you.
Reply Report as spam Apr 24, 2014 at 12:30 AM
Ports stop working with OS X Mavericks


Some ports worked fine for a day and when I rebooted my computer, they started blinking and then shut down. When I replug the device, it blinks again and turns off.

My computer is a Macbook Pro with OS X Mavericks recently installed. My ports on the computer are indeed USB 3 ports.

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Do you have another computer you can attach this to in order to see if it functions correctly?

Reply Report as spam Apr 22, 2014 at 4:18 PM

I have Isolated the problem as coming from my usb music keyboard Novation Launchkey. Wherever I plug it, the port over and under stop working correctly. Any Idea how to prevent that and keep using my Launchkey since that was why I got the hub in the first place?


Reply Report as spam Apr 22, 2014 at 4:44 PM

My presonus Audiobox 22VSL buzzes when its plugged on the hub so I plug it directly on the computer, but if I have to do it for the Launchkey as well I wont have any ports left on the computer to plug in my hub!

Reply Report as spam Apr 22, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Is the Audiobox fully USB3 compliant? It may not be.

Reply Report as spam Apr 23, 2014 at 10:36 AM
Sorry to hear you're having problems.Could you get in touch with your customer service guys at and they'll be able to help you out.
Reply Report as spam Apr 23, 2014 at 8:30 PM
Work horse of our company

Got work to buy one and had to upgrad to OS Mavericks at the same time. Great buy. Everyone in the office was using my computer to transfer their projects or files from usb to other drives. We had to order a couple more. Really impressed with Anker so far. The charging port is also so useful as I am constantly using my phone while rendering or transfering drives. Also comes in handy when transfering P2 cards, as the card reader requires one USB port for charging and I hate taking up a port.

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And I bet it looks real nice sitting on the desk, too!

Reply Report as spam Mar 25, 2014 at 2:36 PM

I agree. This is a work house on my desk too!

Reply Report as spam Mar 25, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Quote From HammerNexus: Whoops autocorrect typo.

Meant to say it's a great work horse on my desk too

Reply Report as spam Mar 25, 2014 at 2:59 PM
does it works with osx mavericks

does it works with osx mavericks and if i want to plug a midi keyboard to it if he work good and is not going to overheat my macbook pro 

please respond

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Fortunately for you this conforms to USB 3.0 so you should be fine

Reply Report as spam Mar 20, 2014 at 1:58 AM
Justin Rohr

It should work as long as anker has the drivers

If it overheats your MBP you are doing something else seriously wrong.

Reply Report as spam Mar 20, 2014 at 5:47 AM
Nexus Hammerhead

Yes there are no problems with OSX

Reply Report as spam Mar 20, 2014 at 8:39 AM
Support 2.0 also?
Does this also work with some of my older hardware. Very much like the additional power source as I travel.
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IT Owl
Yes, it is backwards compatible with USB 2 and USB 1.1
Reply Report as spam Mar 12, 2014 at 10:21 AM
Good news. USB 4.0 is backward compatible. I have not found one older device that won't work with my Anker 3.0 hub.
Reply Report as spam Mar 12, 2014 at 1:21 PM
Yes it should work with any USB 2.0 devices.
Reply Report as spam Mar 12, 2014 at 6:54 AM
David Hocutt
Yes, I use both USB 2 and USB 3 devices and all work correctly!
Reply Report as spam Mar 12, 2014 at 8:19 AM
One of the great parts of USB is its backward compatibility, It will even go back to ver 1.1. So buy and enjoy!
Reply Report as spam Mar 12, 2014 at 9:23 AM
Where is the Anker service center in Chandigarh, India?
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IT Owl
There isn't one. Anker doesn't operate in India
Reply Report as spam Feb 9, 2014 at 4:50 PM
Anker doesn't actually have "service centers" anywhere. Contact them directly via email if you have a tech support question or issue, they are fantastic about responding.
Reply Report as spam Feb 9, 2014 at 4:54 PM
Hong Kong, I believe.
Reply Report as spam Feb 10, 2014 at 11:38 AM
Contact Anker's customer service directly:
1-800-988-7973 (US) Mon-Fri 9am-5pm (PST)

My friend who went abroad on a business trip received excellent customer service and support from them through email.
Reply Report as spam Feb 11, 2014 at 4:33 AM
anker original design/mfg? or Satechi?
The reason I ask is that I am looking at purchasing several anker multiport USB 3.0 hubs to replace the satechi products that I have. The now discontinued Satechi 10 port hub worked fine with G-TECH and Lacie professional grade USB 3.0 drives on Mac OS-X lion in our environment using the native on-board USB 3.0 ports on the mac minis, for up to 7 drives. We now discover that our quad-core Mac 10.6.8 towers that are equipped with Caldigit FASTA-6GU3 PCIe USB 3.0 card don't see more than 3 Seagate USB 3.0 drives connected at one time. The GTECH and LaCie drives fare a bit better on the 10.6.8 towers. The Satechi 10 port hub is now listed as discontinued on the Satechi web site with the curious recently-applied language that more than 3 drives connected simultaneously are (no longer?) supported (due to chipset power requirements of USB presumably). This is odd because the language was not present before the item was discontinued, and is not supported by our experience with higher quality drives on the Mac Minis. To clarify: We move a substantial amount of bulk data to removable drives, sequentially across drives that are connected to the same bus on a given machine. We dont move data simultaneously to all the connected drives (we understand bus bottleneck limits); but the idea that we can connect 10 drives and switch sequentially between them as they get full (at USB 3.0 speeds on machines with 10GE cards) is very appealing. Putting a 10G card into a mac tower is a little less cumbersome than attaching thunderbolt to PCIe enclosure boxes just to get to 10GE speeds, and we'd rather not have to upgrade our Mac towers at the moment. If Anker (who makes fantastic power solutions for Cell phones, by the way, we use 'em) engineers their own USB root hub interfaces and devices and does not rebrand, we'll be a little more secure in buying something that we know is different than what we have already, thanks
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Don't want to go in to a ton of detail about this but bottom line is if Anker offers a product you like and the price is right, go for it. Their customer service and warranty support are unsurpassed so you can't go wrong. As far as the "who we are" I find they have been honest, but they are not a Sony or a Samsung.
Reply Report as spam Feb 10, 2014 at 2:53 AM
IT Owl
I am pretty sure Anker designed and makes their own products. There's nothing else like it on the market. If you see their recent offerings as well as past offering, they've always been unique and ahead of the market.

Their about page says they were former Apple Engineers. So I'd trust Anker quality and design
Reply Report as spam Feb 9, 2014 at 10:38 AM
I agree with IT Owl, but I believe the "Who We Are" page actually indicates they are former Googlers, not from Apple.
Reply Report as spam Feb 9, 2014 at 11:18 AM
Fair enough, we'll give it a go, thanks.
Our suspicion was nievely based on the apparent similarity of form factor and shape of the 10 port hub and a different more wedge-shaped offering from both companies; we see now that the size of at least the 10 port hub appears to be different enough.

Here's hoping Anker uses and stays with good quality interface chipsets and good USB current levels on all of the ports so that decent attached disks will 'just work' up to the full port count of connected data devices. Affordability counts, but if you make good reliable gear that professionals want to use, charge what it's worth and pros will buy it and use it....and probably design other stuff around its use...
Reply Report as spam Feb 9, 2014 at 3:30 PM
IT Owl
Quote From tommcd24: Ahh yes, thanks for the correction. I kept thinking it was Former Apple Employees because the items are so well designed. Not saying that Google has bad design but the minimalist style of Anker's packaging and items are reminiscent of Apple.
Reply Report as spam Feb 9, 2014 at 4:52 PM
Will this work with: 1) Seagate Backup Plus Portable Drive for Mac (1TB) + 2) Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface + 3) Native Instruments Kontrol S4 + 4) Native Instruments Kontrol F1 + 5) Native Instruments Kontrol F1 + 6) Native Instruments Maschine MK2 + 7) AKAI MPK Mini ...OR... Yamaha MOX8 ? IF not, at least 1, 2 and 7? Or 1, 2 and 6. IF not even these, what product do you suggest that can support all these? Best regards from Brazil.
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Jonatas Santiago
I ordered one. As soon as I test it with these devices I'll post a response here. Thanks, IT Owl and TechToyWizard for your replies.
Reply Report as spam Feb 11, 2014 at 11:17 AM
IT Owl
I know that 1 will work for sure

The rest are music instruments that I don't have to test but they should work if it takes a USB connector.
Reply Report as spam Feb 4, 2014 at 3:43 PM
Jonatas Santiago
IT Owl, which one? I'm looking through the internet and found out that Maschine will work for sure. I found bits of pieces of information that say 2, 3 and 7 is going to work. Nothing 100% sure. I'm currently using a "cheap" 7 USB port hub with 1.5A only and 1, 6 and 7 are working. If I add anything to it, the HD drops out.
Reply Report as spam Feb 4, 2014 at 4:03 PM
IT Owl
That's because you're plugging into too many i/o devices into one usb port on your computer

Try 2 small hubs into different ports on your computer
Reply Report as spam Feb 4, 2014 at 4:56 PM
Simple answer. Order one. It can't hurt and you can test it with your list of very specific devices. No user here can tell you if it will work for sure with each (and all) of them but if it doesn't, both Amazon and Anker are there to give their legendary great support.
Reply Report as spam Feb 5, 2014 at 1:30 AM
Just lookin for a straight answer
The system requirements just above state: Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4 users should upgrade to Mountain Lion 10.8.2 or later to avoid unstable connections. - 2.4Ghz wireless devices (keyboards, mice, etc.) may not work around USB 3.0 ports. Try using a USB 2.0 connection. I hesitate to spend $60 just to find out I should have bought a 2.0 hub? I am asking Anker if the hub itself will cause interference with a wireless mouse, or a bluetooth keyboard? I have an Imac that actually has 3.0 ports. I purchased a 3.0 external drive and have noticed erratic mouse operation when the drive is cranking.
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IT Owl
No the hub will not cause interference if you don't additionally experience interference from your built-in USB 3 devices.

Your mouse might be experience erractic behavior because your computer is indexing your attached external drive and it's taxing the CPU.

If the external drive is not attached and your mouse is behaving correctly, then there is no interference from the USB hub. I have never experience USB 3 interference from any Anker hubs

The disclaimer above only applies to OSX 10.7.4 because Lion did not have USB 3 capabilities and it's an older OS and didn't have the right drivers for USB 3. You shouldn't have this problem if you have an Imac with USB 3 ports because you definitely have a newer OS
Reply Report as spam Jan 28, 2014 at 10:13 PM
Thank you, IT Owl. I realize that I am being somewhat obstinate. I have read many of the reviews on Amazon proper and there are several Mac users that indicate the hub is great. There are also a few recent reviews that are addressing the interference. I have Mountain Lion 10.8.5 and knew that would not be an issue. The second part of the disclaimer is addressing interference and not specific to Mac
Reply Report as spam Jan 29, 2014 at 6:36 PM
The interference may be caused by the fact that the path to the iMac's logic board is not as shielded. If you read this link:, it would show why there is interference and a solution has also been given by Intel. One of their solutions is to move the wireless dongle of the mouse to another usb port. I think there are 4 usb ports on the iMac so use the farthest port to the left for the wireless dongle and use the rightmost usb port for the hub. This may solve erratic mouse operation. Thanks for asking!
Reply Report as spam Feb 13, 2014 at 4:31 AM
Further question on interference
I should be more specific - If I purchase one of these 3.0 hubs - will the hub itself cause interference?
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We're not sure if it is the hub or the connected device. Based on our testes, some connected 2.4Ghz peripherals aren't able to function around it.
Reply Report as spam Feb 13, 2014 at 4:00 AM
Justin Rohr
I have never had a problem with Bluetooth interference with any of my 3.0 devices, have had one get wonky when I had my USB3 docking station and 2 USB HDs hooked up, but that was when the Bluetooth device was right next to it all, once a distance away it was fine!
Reply Report as spam Jan 27, 2014 at 10:06 PM
interference with what?
Reply Report as spam Jan 27, 2014 at 8:49 PM
Quote From TechToyWizard: Does Anker monitor these questions? If you look at their documentation, they indicate that wireless mice & keyboards may not work around 3.0 ports?
Reply Report as spam Jan 28, 2014 at 10:01 PM
IT Owl
No the hub will not cause interference. It is well shielded. Only computer USB 3 his have caused some poor Wifi problems because if interference and poor shielding of the USB ports
Reply Report as spam Jan 28, 2014 at 10:24 AM
It seems to be a valid question, I have seen reference to BT 3.0 interference. The best valid response would be from the manufacturer, Anker, themselves.
Reply Report as spam Jan 28, 2014 at 2:37 AM
Argon - thanks, your comment is good reinforcement for the fact that there are many valid questions asked at this forum, and many of them are responded to with sometimes questionable opinions from other users. The best source of information is from Anker directly, and if it is a critical issue, email them. They are extremely responsive to customer needs.
Reply Report as spam Jan 29, 2014 at 2:47 AM
Quote From TechToyWizard: Yes, I have received an answer about the disclaimer clarifying that I need Mountain Lion - which I do. The second part of the disclaimer above is not specific to Mac and really what I am asking about: 2.4Ghz wireless devices (keyboards, mice, etc.) may not work around USB 3.0 ports. Try using a USB 2.0 connection.
Reply Report as spam Jan 29, 2014 at 6:32 PM
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