Monday, November 29th 2010

LaCie Intros 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub

LaCie introduced the Hub4 USB 3.0, a 4-port USB 3.0 hub. Resembling an Ethernet hub, LaCie's box uses a stylish black and silver chassis with connection indicators in the front, four USB 3.0 ports, a USB 3.0 input, and a DC 5V input, on the back. Measuring 116 x 71 x 25 mm, it weighs 69 g. The hub is also backwards-compatible with USB 2.0 (the ports will work in USB 2.0 mode). It is designed for the majority of USB 3.0 adopters who have no more than two USB 3.0 ports in their system. LaCie's Hub4 USB 3.0 is priced at $59.99.
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7 Comments on LaCie Intros 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub

#1
Yellow&Nerdy?
So one USB 3.0 port provides 4.8 Gbit/s, so every port will give 1.2 Gbit/s bandwidth? That is still enough for the majority of external devices out there. And it'll still be 2.5 times faster than USB 2.0.
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newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
by: Yellow&Nerdy?
So one USB 3.0 port provides 4.8 Gbit/s, so every port will give 1.2 Gbit/s bandwidth? That is still enough for the majority of external devices out there. And it'll still be 2.5 times faster than USB 2.0.
Yes, but it is only 1.2Gbit/s if you are using all 4 devices connected to the hub at the same time. If you have 4 external hard drive that you want connected at all times, but only transfer files to one at a time, you will see the 4.8Gbit/s for that one drive.
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#3
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Think of it as four computers in a LAN sharing a single internet connection.
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#4
timta2
Anyone know what the "USB Input" connector is called? That is interesting.
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Mussels
Moderprator
by: timta2
Anyone know what the "USB Input" connector is called? That is interesting.
thats just micro USB 3.0 - if you look, you can see that a 2.0 connector will fit to the side, with the 3.0 one just being wider.



i'm all for USB 3.0 hubs and want one - but LED's? shit man, i dont want my desk to glow.
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#6
Cold Storm
Battosai
by: Mussels
thats just micro USB 3.0 - if you look, you can see that a 2.0 connector will fit to the side, with the 3.0 one just being wider.



i'm all for USB 3.0 hubs and want one - but LED's? shit man, i dont want my desk to glow.
all you would have to do.. Electrical tape the Mofo! Ghetto for the win!

Looks like a nice piece of hardware. :toast:

If it didn't have led's.. lol
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#7
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
awesome, usb3 is kicking in nicely.

and LaCie seemingly, is as usual one of the first to move.
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