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Inateck 3 Port USB 3 Hub and Hard Drive Disk Enclosure

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The Inateck 3 port USB 3 hub and hard drive enclosure is a simple little multi purpose peripheral which can be used to extend your storage as well as USB 3 capabilities.

Made from plastic the hub section sits at the end of the device with the hard disk enclosure taking up most of the space.  It supports 2.5″ SATA I/II/III drives, either HDD or SSD, up to 3TB.  There is a dedicated power switch for the drive so you can use the 3 USB ports without having the drive on.

Inateck external HD and hub

Setup was very easy, the case is toolless so you just pop the top offer, fit the drive, and close up the case and you’re done!  There are a number of cables included, one to power it (a USB to round tip) and one to connect it to your PC/laptop.  When you plug in additional devices into the hub (remember you can plug in 3 things at the same time) it does mean you’ll have rather a lot of wires.

The read/write speed you get will depend on a number of factors, are you connecting via a USB 3 port on your PC/laptop, are you using a HDD or faster SSD etc.  This performs well and is a great a great way of adding additional storage space to a laptop with a small drive.

The three additional USB 3 ports are a bonus, although if you are powering this with your laptop you actually only gain one extra port as two of the existing ports will be taken up with cables to this hub.  To resolve this you’ll need to use a USB power adapter (the sort you get with a mobile), freeing you up from using two USB ports on your laptop.

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Inateck USB C Hub, 9 IN 1 Type C Hub with Ethernet Port, 4K USB C to HDMI and VGA Port, 2 USB 3.0 Ports, Micro SD/SD Card Reader,USB C PD 100W Port, HB9003

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Features

  • Easy to Carry: With dimensions of 12.2 x 7 x 1.4 cm, the hub is similar to the size of an iPhone 8. It integrates 9 ports with different functions, including data transmission, Ethernet connection, charging, video transmission and etc. The integral design of the product allows the USB cable to be hidden into the product itself for convenience when carrying around.
  • 9-Port USB C Hub: Extends from one single USB-C port on your computer into 9 ports, including 1 PD charging USB-C port, 1 5 Gbps USB-C port, 2 USB 3.0 ports, 1 HDMI port, 1 VGA port, 1 Ethernet port, 1 SD and 1 Micro SD card readers.
  • 100W PD USB C: It can charge your MacBook Pro when connected to a power supply, it also has a maximum current at 20V/5A. You can also utilize the rest ports at the same time.
  • HD Video Transmission: An HDMI port supports transmitting video data with 4K resolution (3840x2160@30hz), and a VGA port with 1920x1200@60hz resolution.
  • Plug-and-Play: No drive needed, hot swappable, just plug and play! Compatible systems include Windows 7/8/10 as well as OSX and etc.

Inateck 2 Port PCI-E USB 3.0 Express Card, Mini PCI-E USB 3.0 Hub Controller Adapter,with Internal USB 3.0 20-PIN Connector-Expand Another 2 USB 3.0 Ports,KT4006

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Features

  • No additional power supply for normal recognition and operation needed anymore, One Step Update your Windows Computer to USB3.0 Easily with PCI Express to USB3.0 Controller Adapter Card; 1 USB 3.0 20-pin Connector ( expand another two USB 3.0 ports )
  • Super Speed USB 3.0 supports transfer rates of up to 5 Gbps - The actual transmission speed is limited by the setting of the device connected.
  • Compatible with Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10. Windows 10 and Mac 10.8.2 and more latest systems are built with a driver inherently. Windows systems earlier than Windows 10 and Mac OS earlier than Mac 10.8.2 require installing a driver in CD
  • With quick and easy installation, this USB 3.0 PCI express I/O Card offers a simple solution for connecting to and using USB 3.0 devices on your standard desktop PC. Enjoy copying videos, music, photos, data files between USB devices and the computer at blazing fast speeds
  • Windows XP and Vista Users Please Note: Due to OS limitations, the real transfer speed after installation of the respective drivers will be located between the level of USB 2.0 and 3.0

Inateck KT5001 5 Ports USB 3.0 PCI Express Card and 15 Pin Power Connector - Red

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Features

  • One Step Update your Computer to 5 ports USB3.0 Easily with PCI Express to USB3.0 Controller Adapter Card; 1 USB 3.0 19-pin Connector ( expand another two USB 3.0 ports ).
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 supports transfer rates of up to 5Gbps - The actual transmission speed is limited by the setting of the device connected.
  • Compatible with Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10. Windows 10 and Mac 10.8.2 and more latest systems are built with a driver inherently. Windows systems earlier than Windows 10 and Mac OS earlier than Mac 10.8.2 require installing a driver in CD
  • With quick and easy installation, this USB 3.0 PCI express I/O Card offers a simple solution for connecting to and using USB 3.0 devices on your standard desktop PC. Enjoy copying videos, music, photos, data files between USB devices and the computer at blazing fast speeds.
  • Notice: To ensure sufficient power supply. it is necessary to connect the card to the power supply of the PC.

Mark J Draper is a self-confessed gadget lover who forged a career in the telecommunication and utility industry while maintaining a hobby of writing and filming reviews that are published on YouTube and Reviewify.co.uk.

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