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The perfect solution for those who need additional USB 3.0 ports for their laptops, desktops, or tablets
USB transmission speed of up to 5Gbit/s (SuperSpeed) on each port, and backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1
Quickly transfer data from SD cards and TF (Micro-SD) cards with the ports on top of the tower hub
Compatible with (but not limited to) Windows XP or later, Mac OS X 10.6 or later
Includes Limited Lifetime Warranty and USB 3.0 Cable (Type-A to Type-B)
High Speed Data Transfer FosPower's 6-Port USB 3.0 Tower Hub is the perfect solution for those who need additional USB 3.0 ports for their laptops, desktops, or tablets. USB 3.0 provides data transfer speeds of up to ten times faster than USB 2.0, at speeds up to 5Gbps. It is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0/1.1.
SD Card Reader and TF (Micro-SD) Card Reader Quickly transfer data from SD cards and TF (Micro-SD) cards with the conveniently placed ports on top of the tower hub. Transferring files from the computer, USB devices, and SD/TF (Micro-SD) cards is made simple with the centralized hub.
2-in-1 Sleep and Charge Ports USB Battery Charging 1.2 allows for increased amperages. Charging Downstream Ports (CDP) supports data sync along with charging of up to 1.5A. Dedicated Charging Ports (DCP) supports charging of up to 2.1A when the computer is in sleep mode or turned off.
21W of Power via DCP Ports Up to 21W of power is reached when the ports are functioning in DCP mode (10.5W - 5V/2.1A x2), and up to 15W of power is reached in CDP mode (7.5W - 5V/1.5A x2). This is supplemented with the required 36W (12V/3A) power adapter, ensuring that sufficient power will be usable across all ports.
Limited Lifetime Warranty This product comes with a limited lifetime warranty. Please refer to FosPower's website for more information.
Features and Specifications:
• USB 3.0 technology with up to 5Gbps data transfer rate on all USB ports • Backwards compatibility with USB 2.0/USB 1.1. • SD card / TF (Micro-SD) card support • Battery Charging 1.2 on lower 2 USB ports • Maximum total power output: 21W (DCP mode), 15W (CDP mode) • Compatible with (but not limited to) Windows XP or later, Mac OS X 10.6 or later • Dimensions (LxWxH): 2.95 x 4.53in / 75 x 115mm • Weight: 7.9oz / 224g
Wireless Phone Accessory
6-Port Tower (White)
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Works fine, but runs hot, even when there is no USB load (nothing plugged into it). I decided that it runs hot enough that i don't want it on my desk due to the likelihood of it being covered with paper while I'm working and the potential fire hazard. I haven't put an ammeter on it to see how much it's pulling,but based on the heat produced I'm guessing this is pulling a fair amount of current when it's doing nothing.
The device seems fairly well built but there are several design aspects that don't make much sense.
For instance, the manual clearly states "NOTE: USB 3.0 ports are for data transfer only. Charging ports are for charging devices only." While it states that, the 3.0 data ports do seem to charge devices too. Perhaps just not as fast? It's not clear and is very poorly worded.
Secondly, having the power cable come out of one end and the USB connection out of the other end makes it impossible to put on a desk next to anything else. Very poor structural design as far as the 2 mandatory cables are concerned. Even if you have the desk space to have it sit by itself, you still have the eyesore of cables that simple cannot be concealed unless you 3D print some sort of custom cover yourself.
Lastly, some sort of suction bottom or even including a few 3M double sided sticky rectangles to secure the device to the desk would be nice. As is, you have to...
**Note: All devices used have been USB 3.0** So far this has worked well aside from 2 small hiccups and 1 small disaster that hasn't repeated itself despite several attempts to recreate the issue. There were two instances in which a drive "flickered" (disconnect and immediately reconnected). The first was a Western Digital MyBook desktop drive with its own power supply, the second was with 4 thumb drives that flickered simultaneously when a 5th was plugged in. Those were the hiccups. The small (potential) disaster was when two thumb drives were literally bricked. I had tested them prior to using them with the hub on multiple computers with no issues, but when I plugged them both in to the hub, nothing connected. The thumb drives wouldn't show up anywhere in any utilities or scans. I then tried them on 6 other computers (all direct connections, no hubs). 4 5k iMacs running El Capitan, 1 custom PC running Windows 10, and 1 laptop running Ubuntu. Results were the same. The...
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