RJ45 USB 3.0 Hub

Second test of a product Avantek, thanks again to Alex. This time, I’m going to a USB hub (3 ports in 3.0). Yes but it is a bit unusual. It has a RJ45.

We see immediately the practical aspect for everything that does not natively ethernet jack, including ultrabooks. For my part, it’s really very helpful with my MacBook Pro.

This hub is not specifically an original design, but it is simple and sober. Anyway this isn’t on the design that we are going to linger but on performance.

Yes but how do I know if this hub does not alter the performance of the end devices?For this I made several simple tests. In many situations, I have copied and pasted the same (more than 3 GB) file to my device output (external hard drive) or since the latter destined for my SSD internal. The Themotorcyclers.com said that everything is in USB 3.0. My external hard drive has slow speeds, it’s normal, don’t worry.

Note: each test:

  • Windows 10, without ethernet cable
  • Windows 10, with ethernet cable plugged
  • Under Mac OS X El Capitan, without ethernet cable
  • Under Mac OS X El Capitan, with ethernet cable plugged

The results were the same in each case, I have therefore posted only a series of screenshots (Jack on Windows 10, without ethernet cable) to find below.

  • 1st TEST: send to the hard disk, without the hub (to know the base flow)
  • 2nd TEST: repatriation to my SSD internal, without the hub (here also to know the base flow)
  • 3rd TEST: send to the hard disk, with the hub (only 1 device connected)
  • 4th TEST: repatriation to the SSD with the hub (only 1 device connected)
  • 5th TEST: send to the SSD with the hub (2 devices in action)
  • With the repatriation, the hard drive has a flow of about 76 MB/s, as the previous tests.

We notice so there is really no loss of flow. The hub does not barrier to the initial performance of the devices.

Honestly, I recommend it, it is very good. It is found for € 29.99 (shipping costs included) on Amazon.