Satechi 10 Port Premium Aluminum USB 3 Hub Includes Charging Ports

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The Satechi 10 Port Premium Aluminum Hub  has seven USB 3.0 ports and three USB charger ports. This combination  comes in a device that is only 7 x 2.5 x 5.75 inches (18 x 6.4 x 14 cm) and weighs 1.9 pounds (867 grams). The Hub provides date rates of up to 5.0 Gbps. It includes a power supply and guarantees electric current stability for connected USB devices. There are no software or drivers required and connectivity is instant.

Satechi 10 Port Premium Aluminum Hub.

One 5V, 2.1 amp port will charge tablets and two 5V, 1.0 amp ports will charge smartphones and other devices. The Hub connects to your Mac via the USB port on your computer using the heavy duty cable that is included with the device.

Hub both connects and charges.

The design has a sleek brushed aluminum finish that matches perfectly with any of the aluminum finish Macs. The USB 3.0 ports allow users to transfer photos, music, and HD movies quickly to external USB 3.0 devices. They are backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1.  The low height of the Hub means it can fit under any stands that users may have in place to hold laptops.

This Hub has an MSRP of US$59.99, and it includes a one year warranty.

Using the Product

First of all, I like the way this Hub looks. It matches my other stuff.  I also like the fact that the different ports are labeled and one can read the labels without a magnifying glass. There is adequate space between the ports to assure a comfortable fit.

Labels are easy to read.

I have used this Hub for more than a month, trying it out with different devices including my external keyboard. It has given flawless service. The three charging ports are a great benefit. Not only can I charge an iPhone and two iPads at the same time, but I don’t have to charge those items in outlets all over the house. Nor do I have to use the remaining  USB port on my Mac. I keep those free for backing up my devices. 

Do I Recommend it?

I do. It is sleek, well designed, and well made. I have always found Satechi products to be worthwhile purchases. They do what they say they will do and they last. The seven USB 3.0 ports combined with the three charging ports make it a useful tool. The design makes it fun to display.

Product: 10 Port Premium Aluminum Hub

Company: Satechi

List Price: US$59.99



This hub has seven USB 3.0 ports and three additional charging ports (one provides 2.1 amps) that charge both iPhones and iPads. It is attractive and well designed. It provides USB 3 data rates of up to 5.0 Gbps. Each port is clearly labelled and there is ample space between the ports.


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Satechi’s site says that if a USB 2.0 device is connected, the hub will run up to USB 2.0 speed, even if there are other USB 3.0 devices connected as well.

Have you tested to see if that’s true? I’d be interested in knowing that.



I have purchased several different USB 3.0 hubs and with my USB 3.0 capable mid 2012 MacBook pro using Yosemite, those hubs would not work using the option boot from an external cloned drive for the MacBook.  Have you tried booting from a cloned drive attached to the Satechi hub using the option key boot method?  On both hubs i purchased, the external drive is not recognized during the boot process, they are recognized after bootup.  Both OEMs replaced the hubs with new ones but they still did not work using the option boot method.

I think that this is a Mac USB 3.0 problem in Yosemite.

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