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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

Chuck Dolen
  • Was given as a gift. Haven't heard of any ...
  • Was given as a gift. Haven't heard of any complaints. Anker products seem to be well made and I most likely will order again in the future!
  • 2015-01-24

Luke Rad "lz3broc"
  • one of the best investments for any computer need.
  • this hub, IMHO, is probably the 2nd best purchase I've ever made for my 2012 Mac mini other than upgrading it's RAM. The powered hub has worked non-stop for 2years. Every USB3 and USB2 device I plugin to it transfers data fast. I also love that it works awesome for recharging my iPod Classic, as well as a portable battery backup, my ASUS tablet, and my android smartphone. I keep an ext USB3 500GB WD backup drive plugged in 24/7 and it works without fail. I would recommend Anker powered USB3 7port hubs to anyone who asks.
  • 2015-01-23

Allen Wilkes
  • Five Stars
  • Great product...really helps with ext hard drive and keyboard.
  • 2015-01-23

Lionel Oliver
  • Five Stars
  • Awesome product!...Every computer tech should have one
  • 2015-01-22

Rob
  • Nice hub. Just set it up & checked every ...
  • Nice hub. Just set it up & checked every port to make sure they worked. No issues so far. Will update if I find any.
  • 2015-01-20
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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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ANKER Team
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If you have any issues at all then get in touch with our customer service team at support@ianker.com with your Amazon order ID (or eBay username) and we'll be able to help you further.
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Unrecognized USB Device
Something is seriously conflicted with this device..worked fine for a week but all of a sudden my machine is not recognizing it for some reason.No hardware changes... I don't understand. Running 7 Pro SP1  Not really sure what to do at this point, but I think I would like to trade this one out. If you could possibly get back to me soon, that would be great.Thanks,Dan Riley V
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gherardini
Send a message direct to Anker's support team at support@ianker.com. Also, you can unplug the hub,  try looking at your device manager, make sure you are viewing hidden devices, and delete anything that looks like the Anker hub. Reboot and then plug in the hub to see what it does.
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ANKER Team
Get in touch with our customer service guys at support@ianker.com, they'll be ready and waiting to help!
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Anker USB 3 7 port hub
Will this hub charge phones etc. when PC it is connected to is switched off?
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TechToyWizard
It's a hub, meant for distributing signals, not a charger. Anker has a huge selection of chargers under the "power" category above
Reply Report as spam Dec 12, 2014 at 8:25 PM
ANKER Team
Unfortunately this hub is not designed for charging, more for data transfer.

We'd recommend one of our dedicated wall chargers if you're looking to charge multiple devices at the same time.
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Howard Masrtin
Tried to update firmware for this device but shows 2 devices connected. Two devices shown in Device Manager. Running Windows 7Pro 64. Uninstalled both from device manage, restarted PC but still shows 2 usb 3 hubs although only one connected?
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ANKER Team
For firmware issues like this please give our customer service guys a shout at support@ianker.com a shout, they'll be able to help you further.
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younggreywhistle
Quote From gherardini: Thanks but tried that and it didn't make any difference. Perhaps I should contact the support team direct.
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mark_k
Showing as two hubs is normal. Internally, the product is implemented as two cascaded 4-port USB hubs (using two Via VL812 4-port hub chips). The firmware update should update both of the hub chips.
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gherardini
Have you set the Device Manager to "Show Hidden Devices" to see if there's anything different? I would try disconnecting the hub, show hidden devices, deleting everything assocaited with the hub in the Device Manager, reboot the computer, then open Device Manager and watch what it does as you plug in the hub again.
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Can Keyboards run through you USB Hubs and which are best for it
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ANKER Team
Absolutely they can!

If you're using any of our hubs you shouldn't notice a difference between using the keyboard plugged in directly to the computer and having the keyboard plugged into a hub!
Reply Report as spam Dec 9, 2014 at 9:00 PM
Two versions?
Can you tell me what the difference(s) between this hub and the Anker 'USB 3.0 7-Port Portable Aluminum Hub' is/are? (apart from the obvious cosmetics).I am using a MacBookPro 2.6 GHz (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013) usualy connected to a Mac LED Cinema Display, OSX Yosemite 10.10.1; are there any compatibility problems with this set up and either of these hubs? 
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Justin Rohr
Main difference is the LEDs and packaging (aluminum). This doesn't need any driver and will work with Mac OSX just fine.
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ANKER Team
Other than aesthetically no, there aren't any major differences.

You won't run into compatibility issues with either of them or your devices.
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Badger
Thank you.
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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.
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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
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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.
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Yes, they'll work fine together.
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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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The device is available on Amazon US right now!
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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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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.
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