Today we meet to test a new practical accessory that is on his desk. This is a USB 3.0 hub from among Aukey, it is composed of many ports offering include: transfer via USB, ethernet’s recharging devices. Discover this together!
I have already had the opportunity to test several products in Aukey and packaging are still cared for, it’s nice. This strongly reminds me of those at Anker by the way, in a different style of course. It left for unpacking.
Inside the box we find everything necessary to make this hub including: a USB 3.0 cable to connect it to the computer and a power outlet. This hub is electrically powered, it will save you some problems, especially with an old self-powered hard drive a little greedy.
Not to mention the small manual and warranty card to register your product if needed. Although it’s Amazon who manages the service behind, I never really understood the value of this thing … Let’s go to the presentation of the device.
On the top, we find six USB 3.0 ports for data transfer and a port for charging your devices. It delivers up to 2.4 A which will be more than enough to charge your smartphone or tablet. Finally, each port has a small indicator of activity, it turns blue when a device is connected.
Small flat, the design of the product itself, I do not find it very convenient to have the ports on top of the hub. It would have been much more convenient on the sides for example, there were wires going in all directions, not top top.
On the backside, there is a button on / off (handy to extinguish the hub at night for example), the socket for the power, input and USB 3.0 port gigabit ethernet. Contrary to what I read on the internet where the Ethernet only worked on Windows, this is wrong.Tested and approved on my Macs, it works without problems!
I first made a little test on my local network to measure speed between my Mac and my Synology NAS via the Aukey hub. I approach the problem without 108 MB / s, Gigabit Ethernet runs so smoothly! I says, this test was carried out with several devices connected to the hub.
Now to the transfer speed between the Mac and my SSD from Transcend. While USB 3.0 of course. This gives a speed of 77.5 MB / swrite and 234.3 MB / s read.
I would have liked a bit more in writing but this time, I really think that this data varies greatly depending on the devices and their use. Overall, it can still be used and this offers good flow rates.
If you are looking for a multifunction hub to complete your setup, this hub in Aukey will meet your needs. It provides 6 USB 3.0 ports for transfer, an ethernet port for internet connection and a port for easy charging your devices. It is currently sold for about30 euros on Amazon, I think the price is right for the quality.
I hope you enjoyed this article, if you have questions, use the comments below.
USB 3.0 Hub Aukey
I really enjoyed the multifunction side of the hub with the presence of an Ethernet port and a charging port. Moreover, this is one of the few on the market also have an outlet to supply power. This is a good compromise on a budget. I recommend it !