USB Hubs and USB-C Hubs. What to Know Before you Buy

USB and USB-C hubs are a dime a dozen. What you need to know before you buy one is based on your needs of workflow and dataflow. USB hubs vs USB-C hubs can come in a variety of types with a variety of price points. Powered vs nonpowered can also play a critical point.

In this video I look at the USB Hub from ORICO along with the USB-C hubs (powered and non powered) from Startec that you can buy from Amazon. I explain the different aspects of needs and wants so you can start to thing about what you need in before you buy!

NOTES: Theoretical max speed of 10Gbps is 1250 MB/s. In the video I state 900MB/s as this is the average we usually see especially if you use an external device such as the 10Gbps external SSD NVMe case.

0:00 Start
0:17 Intro and Reviews Talk
0:51 About the USB Hubs in the Video
1:24 About Speeds with USB Hubs
3:08 SSD External Case NVMe drive
4:33 ARICO Powered USB Types
4:52 Startech Powered USB Types
5:40 Startech non Powered USB Types
5:56 Powered vs Non Powered
7:11 Cables? Right Cables?
8:55 Speed Talk
9:45 Recommendations?
10:05 ARICO issues?
10:45 Startech Powered USB issues?
11:38 What should you think about before buying

Products used:
ORICO Aluminum 4 Port Hub USB3.1 Gen2 10Gbps 4-Port USB C Hub – USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps) 4 Port USB C Hub w/ 3x USB A & 1x USB C – SuperSpeed 10Gbps