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Old Feb 7, 2013, 01:13 AM   #1
Che Castro
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Do you guys think this is a decent USB 3.0 hub?

Look at this on eBay:

4 Ports USB 3.0 External HUB Adater for PC Laptop HDD MP3 Mouse Super Speed

http://bit.ly/TNDUji


I have a late 2012 Mac mini, I'm going to use it for
Keyboard
Mouse
USB speakers
And the extra port for plugging my iphone or ipad when I need to connect to computer
Or when connecting a USB flash drive real quick

The description says works on Mac


The cheapest powered 3.0 USB hub on amazon is $30
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 01:44 AM   #2
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Yea I know is a USB hub , I was just asking if that looks like a good one or good enough
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 09:14 AM   #3
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Look at this on eBay:

4 Ports USB 3.0 External HUB Adater for PC Laptop HDD MP3 Mouse Super Speed

http://bit.ly/TNDUji


I have a late 2012 Mac mini, I'm going to use it for
Keyboard
Mouse
USB speakers
And the extra port for plugging my iphone or ipad when I need to connect to computer
Or when connecting a USB flash drive real quick

The description says works on Mac


The cheapest powered 3.0 USB hub on amazon is $30
The "problem" with ebay is that there isn't a rating system on a given product since they come and go. The seller has a good rating so that's good, but to tell you if this particular product is any good by looking at an image is impossible. I don't buy from ebay for anything I depend on. I buy all kinds of items that I only plan to use once in awhile (so I don't have to pay full retail), but I wouldn't buy something like a USB hub from eBay unless it is a specific model I can look up else where to verify it is even worth my time. The other problem with Ebay, is that people are virtually forced to give a review right after receiving a product, so you have no idea how dependable a product is long term.

I'd look at newegg or amazon so you can at least see product reviews....

For example only $10 more dollars gets you this:
http://www.amazon.com/Chipset-Uspeed...ds=USB+3.0+hub that has a 4.5 star rating...
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 11:50 AM   #4
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I agree with the poster immediately above.

USB3 hubs tend to vary wildly in their compatibility with Mac hardware. Buy a "cheap one" on ebay, without checking it out first, and you may end up with a hub that will work -- but only at USB2 speeds.

Go to amazon.com and newegg.com first, and spend a few days checking user reviews on the hubs you see that interest you. Pay special attention to those reviews that mention "Mac" (these are probably the ONLY ones you should pay attention to).

Best way to see what works, and what doesn't....
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 01:03 PM   #5
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Impossible to say what the quality is. But it comes with a power adapter, so it should be possible to charge iDevices without a computer present (not at the highest possible speed probably because Apple detects these devices and supplies them more power than USB would normally allow), and it's handy for external drives as well.
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 02:47 PM   #6
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With all due respect, but that cable isn't even specified by USB. IIRC, there used to be a version of this hub with a Mini-USB 3.0 connector, though. What's wrong with the Belkin USB 3.0 Hub?
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 08:25 PM   #7
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The "problem" with ebay is that there isn't a rating system on a given product since they come and go. The seller has a good rating so that's good, but to tell you if this particular product is any good by looking at an image is impossible. I don't buy from ebay for anything I depend on. I buy all kinds of items that I only plan to use once in awhile (so I don't have to pay full retail), but I wouldn't buy something like a USB hub from eBay unless it is a specific model I can look up else where to verify it is even worth my time. The other problem with Ebay, is that people are virtually forced to give a review right after receiving a product, so you have no idea how dependable a product is long term.

I'd look at newegg or amazon so you can at least see product reviews....

For example only $10 more dollars gets you this:
http://www.amazon.com/Chipset-Uspeed...ds=USB+3.0+hub that has a 4.5 star rating...
http://www.amazon.com/Anker%C2%AE-Us...pr_product_top

http://www.amazon.com/Chipset-Uspeed...ds=USB+3.0+hub

Different Item - Reviews Same - Weird!
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