USB C to USB 3.0 Hub

A quick to talk about USB-C article.

You know, commonly called 3.1 USB port USB-C (a connector and a standard) begins to spread gently on our devices, be it PC, Laptop or Smartphone.

Largely by APPLE, this new standard is supposed to bring us the USB revolution, because she is able to carry everything, high-speed data, sound and video in 4 k, and the current to recharge our mobile phones.

Plus not negligible for those like me who riled regularly looking for how to insert the USB, especially the cords which do not have signage USB, USB-C is reversible and so the plug can be inserted in 2 directions in the connector.

But this port is especially compatible with the new standard USB 3.1, however this mode offers speeds up to 10 Gbps against only 5 Gbps for USB 3.0 hub, according to lawfaqs.

But here, the problem is that we still have a lot of devices as USB 2.0 or 3.0 with A type connectors.

So, how do I get the power from the USB port 3.1 for our equipment USB 3.0, we won’t replace that over the coming years.

The answer is: the HUB USB-C with USB 3.0 ports.

We quickly is the Belkin F4U088vf, which offers 4 ports USB 3.0 to connect your devices, the HUB, even, being connected by a cable to the USB-C of your PC.

This small HUB brushed aluminium comes with its 80 cm connecting cable and the power supply.

The cable can connect so the HUB via its USB 3 flat (so-called micro-B) port to the port USB-C machine.

The HUB presents on the side connector of the USB micro-B cable and the decision-making power.

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Feeding is a bit cumbersome, as often for the HUBs, it is of course bigger than the HUB itself, but it’s the ransom of a reliable power supply. Note that it comes with a power adapter, France and England, interchangeable adapter.

Well, as much for what, since our PC have ports USB 3.0 or even 2.0.

And especially to benefit from the transfer speed of 3.1 to your PC USB port if available.

To demonstrate, we used a Linux PC equipped with an SSD, a USB 3.0 fast 64 GB and 1.6 GB ISO image.

We then realized the copy of the ISO of the PC image to the USB key, the latter being connected to a USB PORT of the PC 3.0 and measured the speed of transfer.

We then realized the same copy of the image ISO of the PC to the USB key, the latter being this time connected to a PORT USB 3.0 HUB Belkin, the latter being her even connected to the USB – c (3.1) of the PC port and measured the speed of transfer. The operation was carried out with double-cmd Linux

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The measure was reproduced several times, in order to stabilize the result here.

More than the intrinsic speed which is related to the PC, the SSD and USB key, but the gap in performance between the two connectors which is interesting since switching from 148 Mbt per second at 1.3 Gbt per second.

So, if you have a computer equipped with a USB 3.1 type C, and you want to take advantage of his speed to your USB 3.0 devices you have to equip yourself this little Belkin HUB you will find for € 44 from AMAZON.

Note that there is also a model Belkin which offers 2 USB 3.0 ports and 2 ports USB-C on the front, this with the advantage of leave available ports USB-C, but if you have really devices of this type it is not essential.