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Finding USB 3 Type A powered hub for $50-60 is proving difficult. Am i missing something?
Posted by: d4
Date: October 12, 2020 10:44AM
4 or more USB 3.x ports
It can connect via USB 3 Type A or Type C.
Combined charging and data ports. (Not separate charge only and data only)

Something similar to what is currently on the iMac/MacMini. Plug in the device. If it needs charging, it charges. If it needs to transfer data, it transfers. If it's a port powered external HDD it has enough power to run the drive and do a backup.

OWC's $33 hub:
[eshop.macsales.com]
Connects to USB 3 Type C. Which is fine. I'm not short of those.
The SD card reader will save me a port. So that's cool too.
But it only has 2 USB 3.1 ports. (charge and data)

Are there any others?



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Re: Finding USB 3 Type A powered hub for $50-60 is proving difficult. Am i missing something?
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: October 12, 2020 11:14AM
Anker. The answer is always "Anker."

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Re: Finding USB 3 Type A powered hub for $50-60 is proving difficult. Am i missing something?
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: October 12, 2020 11:28AM
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Sarcany
Anker. The answer is always "Anker."

[www.amazon.com]

I have this one and it works well.
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Re: Finding USB 3 Type A powered hub for $50-60 is proving difficult. Am i missing something?
Posted by: kurtzie
Date: October 12, 2020 11:32AM
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macphanatic
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Sarcany
Anker. The answer is always "Anker."

[www.amazon.com]

I have this one and it works well.

Same
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Re: Finding USB 3 Type A powered hub for $50-60 is proving difficult. Am i missing something?
Posted by: norse
Date: October 12, 2020 11:39AM
Sorry, but a bit off subject.

How do you tell the hubs apart from USB 1, 2, and 3? On the label? I'm not at home to look.
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Re: Finding USB 3 Type A powered hub for $50-60 is proving difficult. Am i missing something?
Posted by: d4
Date: October 12, 2020 11:48AM
Thanks for the recommendation and confirmations on the Anker 7-Port USB 3.0 Data Hub with 36W Power Adapter and BC 1.2 Charging Port

So this Anker hub's 7 ports are all powered and transfer data?
I can plug in two bus-powered external HDDs, charge a Kindle, charge and data transfer 2 iphones. And an SSD card reader. And a USB scale for kicks?

I'm guessing the charging power on the 7 ports are not as robust as the USB ports on the MacMini? A 10% power iPhone would take a few hours to charge up to 100%? When I plug in a 10% iPhone8 directly into the MacMini it takes maybe 1 hour to get up to 100%.









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Re: Finding USB 3 Type A powered hub for $50-60 is proving difficult. Am i missing something?
Posted by: August West
Date: October 12, 2020 01:08PM
I believe power over usb is standardized in milliamps?



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Re: Finding USB 3 Type A powered hub for $50-60 is proving difficult. Am i missing something?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: October 12, 2020 01:31PM
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d4
So this Anker hub's 7 ports are all powered and transfer data?
I can plug in two bus-powered external HDDs, charge a Kindle, charge and data transfer 2 iphones. And an SSD card reader. And a USB scale for kicks?

This is why a good hub is not cheap. It needs to be able to negotiate something like 20 different power allocation standards and transfer 10 Gbps data.



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Re: Finding USB 3 Type A powered hub for $50-60 is proving difficult. Am i missing something?
Posted by: Gareth
Date: October 12, 2020 01:45PM
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d4
So this Anker hub's 7 ports are all powered and transfer data?
I can plug in two bus-powered external HDDs, charge a Kindle, charge and data transfer 2 iphones. And an SSD card reader. And a USB scale for kicks?

Depends on how much "power" you need. The description tells you much power the Anker hub provides:

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7th data port also delivers BC 1.2 charging speeds of up to 2.1 amps , while the other 6 ports charge at speeds of up to 0.5A each, with 5.1 amps overall among 7 ports.
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Re: Finding USB 3 Type A powered hub for $50-60 is proving difficult. Am i missing something?
Posted by: Buzz
Date: October 12, 2020 03:56PM
I splurged and got a couple of their (7X3) 10 port variety. They have 3 X 2.1A IQ charging ports. Beefier 60W/5A wall wart was the selling point, so you can actually charge a couple of extra devices at the same time, plus greater comfort level w/ bus powered drives, especially when using two bus powered drives at the same time. Find 'em on sale occasionally for ~$35, but we paid $36 & $42... but maybe Prime Day mañana will be promising....


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Re: Finding USB 3 Type A powered hub for $50-60 is proving difficult. Am i missing something?
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: October 12, 2020 04:35PM
StarTech HB31C2A2CB 4-port (2x Type C + 2x Type A) about $48 on ebay. [www.ebay.com]
USB 3.1 Gen 2; 10Gbps on all 4 ports. No card reader or other extras, just ports.

oops, just noticed you want 'powered', sorry all.




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Re: Finding USB 3 Type A powered hub for $50-60 is proving difficult. Am i missing something?
Posted by: d4
Date: October 12, 2020 05:19PM
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Buzz
I splurged and got a couple of their (7X3) 10 port variety. They have 3 X 2.1A IQ charging ports. Beefier 60W/5A wall wart was the selling point, so you can actually charge a couple of extra devices at the same time, plus greater comfort level w/ bus powered drives, especially when using two bus powered drives at the same time. Find 'em on sale occasionally for ~$35, but we paid $36 & $42... but maybe Prime Day mañana will be promising....


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I was eyeballing that one too. I'm willing to spend $50-60 if there was a hub that fit my needs. This one with the 3 charging data ports looks to be a close second. Will def wait and see what the next two days will bring. Thanks for the reminder.



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Re: Finding USB 3 Type A powered hub for $50-60 is proving difficult. Am i missing something?
Posted by: Robert M
Date: October 13, 2020 09:36AM
D4,

I can vouch for the Anker 10 port flavor recommended by Buzz. Rock solid. quality and performance. I have one at home and at my office. If I needed a standard powered USB 3 hub, I'd get another one.

Robert
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