Summary: Good looking device from D-Link. I have successfully connected multiple device types including cell phones, usb keys, keyboards and mouses. There is this random issue that occurs when I unplug my cell phone from the hub. Fortunately, my mouse becomes unresponsiveness can be easily fixed by unplugging the power from the hub. Beside that, good device.
Pros: - elegant, - easy to use, - usb 3.0
Cons: - expensive, - must be shut down times to times
Summary: You must upgrade the firmware to the latest version or else it will act like an usb 2.0 hub... It uses the VIA VL810 chipset. You can download the firmware for this chipset here: http://via-labs.com/en/support/downloads.jsp It's pretty easy to upgrade but be careful, the warranty will probably be void if you screw something here...
Pros: Fast (full usb3 speed) but only after firmware update
Summary: Compared to previous, cheaper units I tried, it has no problem powering and keeping a connection with my Toshiba Canvio 2.5" external drive. I'm using one other port going to a Kingston usb 3.0 media card reader, and have had no issues with this unit. It was worth the extra cost to me to be able to keep the USB 3 connection up.
Summary: I bought this because I've had good luck with other D-Link hubs. So far I am satisfied with the product. Sometimes a hub will drop out but since I have one of another brand, I haven't figured out which one and so I give this review with reservation.
This hub has issues with the New MacBook Pro and with Logitech wireless devices.
28 August 2012
Summary: I spent a lot of time looking at USB 3.0 hubs before I purchased this one from D-link. I really like the fact that it has a 4 amp power supply and that it provides 900mA to each port. I wanted to use this with my New MacBook Pro with Retina Display but it has several issues that that make it unusable. The first thing I noticed is that my Logitech M510 wireless mouse would freeze.
Summary: I use this hub at home and the USPEED 7 port USB 3.0 hub at work. Given how close they are in price, I would go with the USPEED for the extra ports next time. Both hubs come with a independent power supply and I've had no compatibilty problems with either.
Summary: does what it says, seems a bit pricey for what it is but i have an older case with no usb 3 on the top and needed a usb 3 port up on my desk for flash drives, and portable hard drives. though i ran out of usb 2 slots and am now currently running my mouse receiver, printer, ups, and and old "high speed" usb 2 cf card reader. figured with the usb 3 connection it would keep everything running closer to the usb 2 numbers then a pure usb 2 hub. so far so good.
Pros: fast looks good
Cons: cost, ports are close so if you have a usb drive it it it will block the adjacent ports
Summary: not many choice for usb3 hub. I did not buy Antec one coz of plain look. This one looks good. Compact size. Only power light, no signal light for port. AC adaptor is one body with pin. It means the bulky head will take up 3 space.in general a good device. It does what suppose to do. Test on 2.5' usb3 external drive, 52-55mb/s speed.
Pros: stylish, good build quality, does her job as usb3 hub.
Summary: I bought this hub this past Monday and installed it right away. I have 7 USB 3.0 external Hard drives and only 4 USB 3.0 ports in my PC (PCI Add-on cards with 2-ports each). I tested transfer speeds every which way I could to see if there were performance differences between having the source and destination drives on one card vs. another, or between drives connected to this hub. The results were spectacular. USB 3.0 drive to USB 3.0 drive transfer speeds are phenomenal.