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
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07XG6B5CC/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

StarTech.com 4-Port USB C Hub – USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps)
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B081HQLMH4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

StarTech.com 4 Port USB C Hub w/ 3x USB A & 1x USB C – SuperSpeed 10Gbps
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07Z16R8KR/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

1 reply
  1. Nikos Rentas
    Nikos Rentas says:

    What hub are you using? Issues? Regrets?

    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

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *