Inateck 7 Port USB 3.0 HUB
With the proliferation of USB sticks and USB powered devices, there’s hardly a computer around that couldn’t use more USB ports. One of the handiest I’ve had occasion to use recently is the Inateck 7 Port USB 3.0 HUB.
This 6 inch by 2 inch by 1 inch device sits nice and low to your desktop but provides all the outlets you need for daily computing, for transferring files and recharging your devices. It does require a DC power source, so you’ll probably leave this on your desk, not take it traveling with you.
The unit connects to your computer with a USB 3.0 cable enabling all the ports to communicate at USB 3.0 speeds. Portable drives are best used with USB 3.0 for maximum transfer speeds.
The HB7003 hub has a built-in chipset RTS5401 which supports BC1.2 charging protocol and can work with iPad, iPhone, Android Tablets, Android smartphones. It’s also compatible with most USB charging devices, providing with maximum of 5V/1.5A for each single port. Supporting plug and play, devices can be hot swapped.
When you’ve got more devices than your computer has ports, it’s time to check out [easyazon_infoblock align=”none” identifier=”B00LHS5VGC” locale=”US” tag=”thetra03-20″].
Inateck USB 3.0 to IDE + SATA Adapter
As we update our computing environment it always seems like our new computer comes with a different style drive than our last one. And transferring all the data can sometime be complicated.
Inateck has come up with a device however, that lets you pair miscellaneous hard drives to your new USB 3.0 port for maximum file transfer speed.
This UA2001 adapter will allow you to hook up all sorts of “raw” devices, originally made to be installed inside a desktop case. You can now attach:
2.5” SATA HDD/SSD
3.5” SATA HDD/SSD
2.5” IDE HDD
3.5” IDE HDD
Amazingly, it can support up to three drives simultaneously. After installing the supplied software, you can avail yourself of a “One-Button Backup.”[easyazon_infoblock align=”none” identifier=”B00MLYV5XY” locale=”US” tag=”thetra03-20″]
For more details, check out the USB 3.0 to IDE + SATA Adapter here.
Disclaimer: Inateck provided the units for me to do this review