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I remember buying Belkin USB accessories way back in my Windows 98 days, so it’s no surprise to see they’re making hubs for the latest USB 3.0 standard.
This latest product is a no-frills way to add additional high speed ports to your USB 3.0 enabled PC. This hub will allow four devices to be connected through a single port on your PC.
I tested the hub with a run-of-the-mill Western Digital 1 terabyte USB 3.0 drive running a video speed test from Blackmagic Design. The drive, connected through the Belkin hub, delivered the same throughput as it does when directly connected to my computer.
The only gripe I have with the Belkin hub is its rather flimsy plastic casing and the enormous “wall wart” power adapter that comes with a cord that’s not long enough. I like to leave my USB hubs on my desk and run power to a strip on the floor, and this cable is just too short for that.
Beyond that if you’re in need of more USB ports and have a computer equipped with USB 3.0, this is a good choice. Even if you’re running USB 2.0 devices, the added bandwidth this hub provides back to the computer will result in fewer bottlenecks and better performance.
Amazon.com provided me with this product through their Vine program to review on Amazon’s site.