Expand connectivity on your Apple MacBook Pro or Air with this gray HyperDrive DUO seven-in-two USB Type-C hub. Two USB Type-C ports support Power Delivery for charging mobile devices rapidly, while the HDMI output lets you connect a UHD display. This HyperDrive DUO seven-in-two USB Type-C hub has USB Type-A ports and microSD and SD card slots for fast data transfer.
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.
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.