Which USB 3.0 Hub for (late) 2012 iMac

Discussion in 'Mac Peripherals' started by juztalkin, Feb 2, 2013.

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    Hi all, i would like to know if anyone had experience in using/owning any of the 4 brands i have in mind? Any comments will be appreciated

    LaCie Hub 4 USB 3.o SuperSpeed Hub
    http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/29/lacies-hub4-quadruples-your-usb-3-0-pleasure/

    Vantec 4 Port SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Hub
    http://www.amazon.com/Vantec-Port-S...815&sr=1-1&keywords=vantec+4+port+usb+3.0+hub

    Belkin SuperSpeed USB 3.0 4-Port Hub
    http://www.belkin.com/us/F4U058-Belkin/p/P-F4U058

    Toshiba Dynadock
    http://us.toshiba.com/accessory/PA3927U-1PRP/
     
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    Is this a powered USB hub? Need a hub for my time capsule so i can attach 2 external harddrives and printer.
     
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    It says it comes with a power adapter
     
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    Any update here? Been wondering which USB3 hub to get with my late 2012 iMac as well. Worried about which chip set is inside each hub, which one is going to be more mac compatible, and which one is going to give us the best speeds.
     
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    This has been discontinued by LaCie and uses an older VIA VL810 chipset.

    Probably better to stick with one of the other, newer designs from other vendors that use the VL812, ASMedia, or TI chipsets.
     
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    thanks for the advice. Luckily i ve yet click the buy button
     
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    Hi i just bought Vantec 4-port SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Hub. Review once my 27" iMac arrives. Thanks for all the advice
     
  11. iCaleb, Feb 17, 2013
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    Im waiting for this mac like 3.0 hub to be released. :)

    These are just prototype models.

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    When is that coming out
     
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    bumping this as i anticipate the release of that satechi 3.0 usb hub!
    i Wonder when it will get released i cant find any more news on it. Seems like there is nothing but problems from usb hubs, hopefully this one is a gem
     
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    I'm using Anker Uspeed USB 3.0. Small, compact, good performance... just look at the reviews on Amazon you will see.



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    and you havent had any problems with that?
     
  20. tengtengvn, Apr 24, 2013
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    I haven't seen any. Even daisy-chaining my monitor's USB hub to it.
     
  21. MacSE87, May 6, 2013
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    Under the Product Description> Additional Notes> 2nd point states…
    - This hub is not designed to serve as a standalone charger and will not charge an iPad tablet or any other device with non-standard charge requirements.

    Hmm… any problems with sufficent power to the devices or devices dropping offline?

    I think this slim profile hub sacrifices on the power it can supply to the attached devices (5V at 2.5A). The slightly bulkier one (Anker® Uspeed USB 3.0 4-Port Hub + 12V 2A Power Adapter) can supply ~2x the power (12V 2A) and so can power more external hard drives, charge iPad, etc.

    At the product's Amazon page under "Most Helpful Customer Reviews" Comparison between the two USpeed/Anker hubs details this more clearly.

    ** I'm running out of USB ports on my Mac mini, so I'm starting research on a good reliable USB 3.0 Hub. (2 external drives, wired keyboard/mouse). :p Still running on OS 10.6.8 (does this OS support USB 3.0)? I see the product descripts all recommend upgrading to OS 10.8.2+ for some USB 3.0 fix. This old Mac mini probably only supports USB 2, but I'm planning for future upgrades.

    Thanks for all info/experience with USB hubs and Macs.
     
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    I have no experience with it but when I go to buy one that's what I will get. As a laptop trans-hub that looks totally primo! I've been (casually) reading reviews and watching prices on it for about 6 months now.
     
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    Giuly

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    Your TimeCapsule only has USB 2.0, though.
     
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