Amazingly good device with small weaknesses

Amazingly good device with small weaknesses

Hama USB 3.0 Hub 1: 4 with PSU, Silver / Black (Accessories)

Customer Review

The USB hub comes with a fairly long cables - well. The cable is not thin, but not too stiff - also good. But the quality of the USB connector to the PC / laptop does not seem to be particularly good. The plug lost at the slightest touch the contact, found him again, and so on, each accompanied by the USB-tones for this case. To put it clearly: my USB devices and other USB cables work at the sockets of my notebook without wobbling.

Otherwise, the device looks pleasing and is stable on its 4 rubber feet. The distribution of the USB ports is acceptable and makes it possible that even broad plugs / devices can be inserted without interfering with each other.

A concession to the designer: The LEDs for the 4 USB ports are not kept separate outwards, but sitting behind a plastic cover, which is why LEDs are very hard to see in the dark all the cover ("light strip") lights, even if only one LED burning.

An LED for indicating the power supply from the power supply or the PC / notebook, is missing.

There were occasional problems, was when the notebook from the "save energy" aroused again. The USB monitor the laptops reported a fault and shut down the USB ports, sometimes also crashed the system.

The driver of the notebook are provided by the manufacturer (Dell) and are all up to date, as well as any other software. Still, I can not rule out that system crashes will also benefit from the drivers on the notebook.

The operating instructions are poor, without any useful technical information. If you proceed strictly according to the operating instructions, should not use it without external power supply to the hub. This is of course in an office or home PC nonsense, because the notebook enough electricity provides for the supply of the stroke itself and also some connected USB sticks. Only when hard disks are connected, the power supply so do not at all 4 jacks is necessary, then it can only provide a total of about 2A, at the same time in accordance with 900mA USB 3.0 Spec. provide. That's part as information in the operating instructions - but plain hurts so apparently the business.

In summary: The device will work on small weaknesses quite well so far, looks pleasing and also makes it possible to connect wider plug or appliances. The signaling concept and design of the signaling is not so successful. The price is likely to be at what is offered more moderate

By the way, the USB 3.0 chip is a VIA VL812 and a firmware - update is impossible allegedly - is written nowhere, unless one asks in Hama after.

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