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February 26, 2012

12-Port USB Hub w Power Adapter & 2 Control Switches


Got peripherals?


From the website:



Satechi UH-12P USB 2.0 Hub with Power adds twelve additional USB 2.0 ports to PC or Mac, allowing you to connect USB devices such as digital cameras, external hard drives, flash drives, and printers.


The hub is uniquely designed so that the two switches can control the first six or second six USB ports with the blue LED indicators.

Providing data rates of up to 480Mbps, this 12-port hub is the ideal solution for transferring data between your computer and external USB storage devices.

Equipped with a power supply, the Satechi UH-12P USB 2.0 hub guarantees the electric current stability and the effective operation of connected USB devices.

It does not require any software or complicated installation process.

With the slim, strip-shape design, it saves your precious desktop space.

It's extremely portable and easy to move between systems or take on the road.     



[via my Los Angeles correspondent]

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End of the stick = 12th USB port. They don't really show it as clearly as they could, but look at the top photo and you will see the last port on the end of the stick.

USB 1.1 and later can support up to 255 devices and by putting the last port on the end of the stick daisy-chaining is easier (connecting the stick to the next stick without an awkwardly bent connection).

I use these with my server, replacing several other ganged USB hubs with just two of these critters.

You should see my FireWire daisy chain of external storage arrays and a film scanner.

Why do I have so many devices? I'm in a field that requires me to combine video and text files. Video that used to arrive as DVDs today are as likley as not to to be on thumb drives or SD cards and text transcripts come by email. Sometimes I have a dozen thumb drives with data to consolidate all at the same time.

Video sound synch with text works best with an external tool called a Griffin PowerMate (a knob that can be used to tweak all sorts of programs and is especially good for fine text position changes over video frames) and that critter is a USB device. Add a network-attached fax/printer/copier together and a keyboard, a rodent (trackball for me) a professional USB microphone (VoiceOver use in video) a couple of iPads and those two dozen USB ports are a lifesaver...

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Feb 27, 2012 6:39:06 PM

EEJ, you're right! I see how they get 6 with each of the two switches by using the sixth one on both sides – but that still makes only 11. Perhaps my Los Angeles correspondent will weigh in.

Posted by: bookofjoe | Feb 27, 2012 3:58:49 PM

Is the 12th USB port just not pictured? It seems from the pictures that there are only 11 ports available for use.....

Posted by: EEJ | Feb 27, 2012 3:55:01 PM

LOL, years ago everyone wanted more than one cd/dvd burner, now 4-8 USB ports are not enough.

Posted by: JoePeach | Feb 26, 2012 7:13:59 PM

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