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HyperDrive GEN2 USB-C Hubs With Up to 18 Ports Now Available

ulyssesric

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Oct 7, 2006
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This is beyond ridiculous. This should be frontpage news, to be honest.

I was using that stuff from hell with my MacBook Pro 13" 2020. The first problem I had is DisplayPort on TS3+ not working, at all. No I'm not saying MST but only one single low resolution (1650*1050) 8 years old 22-inch Dell. I replaced 3 cables and nothing works. So I bought a type-C to DVI and connected to uplink, and guess what ? Not working. Then I bought a type-C to VGA, it worked, partially. When I disconnect and reconnect, it failed to detect external monitor as well, and I've to unplug and replug.

I contacted the support and after 3 days they told me to update the firmware. So I did. And DisplayPort worked, but Uplink to DVI and VGA is still not fixed. And even worse, since I updated the firmware, all the USB ports will go dead when I disconnect and reconnect it from the MacBook. And if I disconnect it again when USB ports are dead, I'll get 100% Kernel Panic in 10 seconds. Support guys confirmed this and insist that they "only" receive problems from MacBook 13" 2020 owners but no 16" owners. And they said it will "probably" be fixed after Big Sur.

So I dumped that stuff from hell and get a Targus. And it works smoothly so far.
 
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rebel22lax

macrumors newbie
Mar 23, 2016
18
3
The whole box is connected to a computer via USB-C. How much bandwidth does this provide to power all those ports somewhat simultaneously?
I have the 12 port .....you don't want it ....you still need your OG power cable if you run a 16" mac ...and the type c port doesn't like my Belkin type c cable from my monitor so I just connect it to my computer ....so basically I use the dock for a card reader 😒
 
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jweinraub

macrumors 6502
Jun 26, 2007
322
162
Sol III
No thanks, I’ll wait until they ship one with 20 ports.
Nah 20 i isn't even enough. I'd wait until they get 50 ports. I want this to be future proofed with modular ports so I can remove USB-A with USB-D comes out. I want 10 GbE copper AND fibre (and whatever replaces it), maybe even wireless ports too. PS/2 ports. IEEE-1284 ports. Firewire. Because I want to hook up my old bubble jet from back in the day and lets see, SCSI, MIDI/game ports would be cool.
 
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AndrewMD

macrumors newbie
Sep 15, 2020
3
0
I ordered this through the kickstarter/ indiegogo campaign.

I can absolutely state that this dock is garbage.


To rid myself of this port replicator, I decided to sell it on FaceBook.
  • No included Power Adapter ($99)
  • Ethernet Port on Mac has issues
  • Does not support Dual Independent
 
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AndrewMD

macrumors newbie
Sep 15, 2020
3
0
got it on kickstarter and i'm very disappointed. my monitor is flickering every 5-10sec, their response was "we are sorry, reset SMC". that didn't help and I have a paperweight worth close to $100. i know people have more expensive paperweights, but this is a huge disappointment after their amazing 100w charger.

i also had similar issues. I will be avoiding this brand in the future.
 
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AndrewMD

macrumors newbie
Sep 15, 2020
3
0
Hyperdrive products are quite amazing and I’m glad they’re being recognized here.
No they are not amazing at all. They are complete garbage. I wasted good money on a paper weight that has terrible compatibility with MacBooks.
 
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phrehdd

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Oct 25, 2008
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Accessory brand Hyper today announced the official launch of its new 18-port HyperDrive GEN2 18-port hub, which joins the recently released 12-port and 6-port versions.


The new GEN2 HyperDrive USB-C hubs offer twice the speed of Hyper's previous-generation hubs, with 4K 60Hz display compatibility, 10 Gbps USB 3.1 Gen 2 data transfer speeds, 300 MB/s MicroSD/SD 4.0 slots, and up to 100W power delivery to a host computer.

The GEN2 hubs raised over $1.5 million through crowdfunding earlier this year, but they are all now available for general purchase with the 6-port version priced at $99.99, the 12-port version at $149.99, and the new 18-port version at $199.99.


The 18-port version includes two USB-A 10 Gbps ports, one USB-A port with 18W QuickCharge support, two USB 2.0 ports, one USB-C 10 Gbps port, a USB-C Power Delivery port with 100W charging power for connecting to the host computer, two 4K 60Hz HDR HDMI ports, one DisplayPort 4K 60Hz port, a Gigabit Ethernet port, SD and Micro SD UHS-II card readers, digital coaxial and optical Toslink audio, a 3.5mm audio jack, a VGA port, and a DC power port for driving the hub.

All three of the HyperDrive GEN2 hubs are available now through HyperShop and other retailers such as B&H Photo.

Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

Article Link: HyperDrive GEN2 USB-C Hubs With Up to 18 Ports Now Available
 
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phrehdd

macrumors 68040
Oct 25, 2008
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I like the 6 port and wish that it had a couple of other options on it. The 12 port is a bit overkill for my purposes. However, These are new products and hopefully I am within the guidelines here to provide this link.


These days, I am learning to pay a bit more attention to early or first production of items and the feedback they get. However, I admit to (same site) have opted for a couple of other items that too could be hit and miss.
 
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