Summary: This is a "plug and play" and requires no downloads or program installation by the consumer as it is self contained. Once plugged into USB 2.0 or preferably USB 3.0 the self contained program is automatically set up and instantly recognized by system. I used double stick heavy tape to secure to top of my enclosure which makes it very easy to plug and unplug various devices.
Summary: Compared to all the other usb 3.0 hubs this one probably gives the best dollar value I think. The rubber feet are nice on a desktop, some hubs actually don't have them and move all over the place
Pros: Rubber feet, Small, USB 3.0, Powered (don't actually have to leave it plugged in though), Power LED
Cons: The ports could probably be a bit further apart, sometimes them being close together can be slightly annoying, but maybe that's just me
Summary: Find it for the cheapest price :) Only writing this to comment on another users post about the power adapter being 3.0 Amps and needing 900mA per port. There are these things called Transitors ( BJT's, MOSFETS,JFETS, FETS ) used to make amplifiers, Op Amps, you can easily get any power requirements for the ports , plus i don't believe your going to need to drive 900mA source through each port at any one time.
Pros: Works fine thus far for usb 2.0 and 3.0 devices
Summary: looks good, feels solid, USB3 ready, easy install, powered from wall outlet. Comes with a USB3 cable. I did send an email off to Vantec about the seemingly small power supply, they stated most people don't use all 4 ports at once and I could use a larger supply if I wanted to but there is a limit on the amps it will handle.
Summary: I tend to buy Vantec products when they are available for my purpose. But I have to say this one leaves a bitter memory. The included AC adapter is only 2.0 Amps, which as usb 3.0 spec is 900mA per port, which does not add up, the included adapter should be at least 3.5A. This leads me to file for an RMA and return it to NCIX. So if you're looking for a proper usb 3.0 hub, look elsewhere as this one definitely does not fit the bill.