Expand connectivity options on your MacBook Pro and MacBook Air with this HyperDrive DUO seven-in-two USB Type-C hub. The HDMI interface lets you stream 4K movies and videos onto a bigger screen, while the two USB Type-C ports enable high-speed data transfers. This HyperDrive DUO seven-in-two USB Type-C hub has microSD and SD card slots for moving data to and from other devices.
Designed for use with MacBook Pro and MacBook Air
Compatible with 2016-2020 MacBook Pro and 2015-2018 MacBook Air.
Magnetic strip mounting
Easily detach the magnetic strip to use the hub with devices that have cases, or to attach the extension cord to make it compatible with iPad Pro.
High-resolution 4K 60Hz HDMI output
Experience crystal-clear 4K HDMI video on compatible monitors for brilliant high-resolution display.
Dual USB Type-C data and power delivery
Features two USB Type-C ports that support Power Delivery (PD) and data (40 Gbps/100W + 5 Gbps/60W).
Convenient expansion ports
Additional two USB 3.0 Type-A ports, microSD and SD memory card slots allow for quick data transfer.
MacBook matching design
HyperDrive DUO comes in a precision milled aluminum enclosure with the same color, appearance, and design lines as MacBook Pro and MacBook Air.
HyperDrive DUO 7-in-2 USB Type-C Hub for MacBook Pro
Number Of USB Port(s)
DUO 7-Port USB-C Hub - USB-C Docking Station for Apple MacBook Pro and Air
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Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Very useful hub
Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
The HyperDrive Hub has ports for practically all phones and tablets out on the market. it clicks into the laptop strongly like it has teeth inside that clamp down. It also has an HDMI port to connect an additional monitor or even your living room's t.v. The two slots in the center are for a micro sd card, and for the larger sd cards that typically go into DSLR camera such as Canons or Nikons. The material is a strong metal and the gray is the same as my space gray laptop.
-The black magnetic bar it comes with does not allow the screen to close fully. If you close the screen everyday, like I do, you have to use this without the black bar otherwise you'll be unplugging it everyday.
-With it in use with an additional monitor and other ports such as the usb, the device gets really hot. I have a laptop stand with a fan that I keep on during use to help cool it down.
-Does not have a port for ethernet. It would be a complete hub with an ethernet port. I could only wish.
I have been using and loving the original Kickstarter version since 2017 so I felt that it's time for an update and this new 2020 version did not disappoint.
This new 2020 version addressed all the minor issues I had with the 2017 Kickstarter version.
- It now supports 4K60Hz HDMI (was previously 4K30Hz)
- New magnetic grip (now the hub feels more stable and secure on the MacBook)
- It now finally works with MacBook cases (just remove the grip)
- Both USB-C ports now support pass-through charging
- MicroSD card goes all the way into the hub
- Now includes an USB-C extension cable (so you can use it with any USB-C device, not just the MacBook
- Free leather pouch to keep everything nice and neat
I have been using this 2020 version for more than a week and absolutely love it. There are many copycats in the market that copied the 2017 version so they still have the same old issues. HyperDrive has always been a pioneer and probably just came out with the best USB-C hub for the MacBook Pro/Air.
The hyperdrive made it possible to plug in a second monitor and not lose any available ports for other accessories.
The only improvement I would suggest would be to modify the physical profile so that you could shut the laptop completely closed with the hyperdrive still on the laptop.
A:AnswerThe 40Gbps port is indicative of Thunderbolt 3 speed. So just like the original HyperDrive Duo, this one has one USB-C port capable of delivering Thunderbolt 3 speeds (as long as you're using an appropriate Thunderbolt 3 cable and the device you're plugging in is also Thunderbolt 3-compatible) plus 100W of Power Delivery, and one USB-C port capable of delivering 5Gbps speeds (plus 60W of Power Delivery, which the first version did not support on this port). As for the USB-A ports, you need to understand that "USB 3.0" and "USB 3.1 gen 1" are basically synonymous. They mean the same thing. So whether it says 3.0 or 3.1 gen 1, it means that the ports are capable of 5Gbps (you don't get to the next speed tier, 10Gbps, unless you have USB 3.1 gen 2). Nothing has changed in that regard on the new version. The company that makes this device, Sanho, only markets the new version's USB-A ports as "5Gbps" on their website (they don't use 3.0 or 3.1 gen 1 terminology), so they basically remain unchanged. So, overall, the only real difference in the ports between the old and new versions of the HyperDrive Duo is that the 5Gbps USB-C port now can deliver up to 60W of power, and supposedly the HDMI port is capable of delivering up to 4K @ 60Hz instead of just 4K @ 30Hz (which was not my experience, however ... see my posted review).
A:AnswerYou can not connect it through regular usb. You will need a message on your laptop “not enough power for Apple accessories”
Solution- you need to purchase usb-c adapter for the drive and use the top usb-c port on the hub.
A:AnswerI do not believe this will work. As with apple devices, such as a SuperDrive that requires power through USB, it shows a message on screen that the port does not provide enough power for connected device. You may want to try using a usb A to usb C adapter and using the power pass through port.