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AmazonBasics USB 3.1 Hub

10-Port USB Hub (USB-A 3.1)

Test period: 06.06.2020 until 24.10.2020

What is the purpose of a USB hub?

Such a USB distributor as the AmazonBasics USB hub type USB-A 3.1 with 10 ports and power adapter is actually ideal for charging and synchronising smartphones and tablets.

This USB hub was to replace my good old D-Link DUB-H7 USB-Hub (USB-A 2.0) with 7 ports and connected my external hard drives via an adapter cable from Apple (USB-C to USB-A) to my new Apple MacBook Air (long-term practical test report in progress).

When the USB chip in the hub died of heat after just over four months of operation, the file system of my Time Machine backup hard drive also died. The USB hard drive Western Digital Elements Portable, which was configured as a Time Machine hard drive, could no longer be accessed with the on-board macOS tools (hard drive utility). There was no other choice than reformatting with encryption as a Time Machine medium.
If this test report had not already been almost finished, I would have simply deleted it.
But this way it serves as a warning to be very, very careful when choosing a USB hub …


The versatile hub from AmazonBasics is suitable for USB 3.1, 3.0 and 2.0 and is compatible with macOS and Windows 10.

Read on the next page where and why I bought this device …

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