I'm on the market for upgrading my Generic USB Hub for a better one. I'm have had connection issues these days and even when I'm not sure if the usb hub has the culprit, I think it's time to replace it.
In a previous thread, the user jdupont share a really valuable information (for me, at least so thank you John!) regarding how the usb hubs works. That made think that I must go for a 4 port hub, to achieve more straightforward connections. Luckily my equipment requires only 4 data ports, so I will go for it.
In any case (and that's the reason of this tread) I have made a 2h research about different high quality USB hub, to make a comparison table and try to see which kind of features have I to look for. Most of them are Industrial Grade ones.
I would like to share it here, as I found some points that I really don't understand and maybe someone with more knowledge that me can make an interesting insight. I really miss an in deep discussion about USB Hub. seems that many of ours have issues with them, but there are not much than "this one worked for me" comments. Don't get me wrong, I would appreciate every of this comments, but every system is unique and I will not buy a >50€ device only because it works to someone with a equipment radically different than mine. I'm sure that there's something more...if not, USB hubs would not exist!
There will be much more options, for sure. If you know some, please share here, if I have time, I will update the table.
Regarding Chipsets, you can find official info here:
Genesys Logic: http://www.genesyslo...hp?1st=3&2nd=10
Now, some points:
-What's TAA Compliant? I see that concept in some Industrial Hub claims, but not sure the requisites.
-What about the chipsets? Do someone knows which is better? I found one source putting VIA in first position and Genesys Logic, but don't know why.
-There's any source where I could see wich USB hubs have, let's say VIA chipsets?
-Very curious that this "innocent" Delock 63309 is the only one that meets 10Gbps, and has the most advanced VIA chipset.
-Anker is not on the list. I know that they are reliable, but they don't have any 4 port powered hub and they don't share which chipset do they use.
-I've seen other brands that seem to be high quality, but they don't meet my specifications (400€? Ouch!)
Right know I have the Startech ST4300U3C3 on my Amazon's basket, but I'm opened to read more options/suggestions.
Edit: I have now the Orico M3H4-G2 on my Aliexpress basket... I will investigate a bit more before taking a decision.
Thank you in advance!
(Please take into account that my knowledge about computers is limited to "standard user".)
Edited by H-Alfa, 03 January 2020 - 03:13 PM.