Insignia™ - 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub - Black

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Connect up to 4 USB 3.0 devices to your computer through a single port with this Insignia™ NS-PCH5431 USB hub, which features 4 USB ports that support data transfer rates up to 5 Gbps for fast uploads and downloads.
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Overall Customer Rating:
93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1443 out of 1553)

Features


4-port USB hub

Allows you to connect up to 4 USB 3.0 devices to your computer via a single USB 3.0 port.

5V, 3.6-amp/port output

Provides steady power or a quick charge to compatible devices.

Data transfer speeds up to 5 Gbps

Allow you to quickly upload and download photos, videos, music and other files.

Blue LED indicator

Lets you know when the hub is operational.

3' USB-A-to-micro USB-B cable

Enables flexible placement.

Plug-and-play operation

Simplifies connection.


Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars with 1553 reviews

93%of customers would recommend this to a friend

Pros

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Does not work

    Posted
    Seaain

    I installed the hub. Windows 7 did a perect plug and play install of the unit, and it was up and running. However, when I attached 3 USB 3.0 hard drives, the drives were never recognized by the computer at boot time. All three hard drives work and are recognized when attached to a USB 2.0 hub on the same computer. The issue here is that I wanted the transfer speed. As an IT tech (25 years) all I can say is that this pretty much just does not work. Not worth dabbling with. If what you want to do is attach a mouse and a keyboard and maybe one drive or so, then this might work for you. But then again so would a USB 2.0 hub. There is no benefit whatsoever in using a USB 3.0 hub for your mouse. If on the other hand what you are really after is much better speed for attaching a USB 3.0 Hard Drive, find another option. I could not get one drive to work reliably much less three or four. This is going back.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    No frills, affordable solution.

    Posted
    Johnny907
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Picked this up to solve the problem of constantly having to swap out cables and usb drives on my iMac. It's not as pretty as the silver metal model offered by Belkin, but it also costs half as much. Since ultimately the thing is going to be sitting behind my computer, permanently plugged into my two external drives, a printer and a UPS backup, I didn't really care what it looked like as long as it works. That's not to say it's ugly, it's just a black block of plastic about the size of a deck of cards, with a bright blue LED light on the top when it's plugged into a power source. And that sucker is BRIGHT! it could have served as a nightlight, frankly. I ended up sticking some electrical tape over it since my computer is in my guest room and I was worried about keeping my guests up all night with the glare. All in all, solid purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love these hubs

    Posted
    Frank
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I love these hubs. I have three attached to my Mac. They transmit speed well and are very stable. I use SoftRAID to create mirror RAIDs and these are great for that. I put one drive on one hub and another on another hub. This takes away a single point of failure. It works great, currently I have 32TB's of RAID storage running on these. On the third hub I have high speed SSD drive for my video of editing. No issues with scrubbing through video with fast drive plugged into these. I also like that they have an external power supply. This give them enough power to run portable SSD drives that need to pull the power from the port. I have PNY, Samsung and Sandisk drive that run over 400 Mb's a second on these hubs. Have not tried them on Windows but I would figure they would be just as solid on that OS as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works Fine but Too Small

    Posted
    Nick
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    Whoever built my computer must have never heard about USB connected devices. After hooking up keyboard, mouse, headphones, printer, I was out of USB plugs. I got this 4 port USB hub because it was the only one in the store. It worked fine, but I need more. I got a Manhatten 28 plug USB expansion hub. It works fine, too. But now I have as much USB connection as I could want, and at least that is one thing I don't have to worry about. I would recommend this to a friend, but with the warning that it would be much better to have seven times as many USB plugs available.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Insignia™ - 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub Review

    Posted
    denoferth
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    Works as advertised except for two nagging features. The USB cable connecting the hub to the computer is very stiff and because of its light weight is insufficient to keep it in place on the desktop in spite of the four rubber disks on its bottom surface. The movement combined with the very loose fit of that cable's connector into the hub causes it to continuously work itself out and break contact every time I move the lap top. A lash up fix is to attach a rubber band to the cable and wrap it around the hub body as shown in the two attached photos which works until the rubber rots and breaks.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    I bought a trash...

    Posted
    psTallahassee
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    After reading reviews, I decided to try this Insignia USB 3.0 Hub. Five mins after opening box,I know I bought a trash, maybe only worth $5. The Upstream port, which is used to connecting to PC, is so sensitive that even the least moving will cut the connection. Other 4 USB 3.0 ports are the same. How bad the connection can be? I connected my phone to Hub and I'm typing this review now. My phone is repeating charging sound because the connection is cut frequently JUST BECAUSE I AM TYPING ON KEYBOARD! BTW: My Logitech keyboard and game mouse are NOT WORK even when the connection is good. The hub is made all by plastic. I can accept its cheap material, but the poor connection and capability make it a trash and waste of money. Well, hope I just be unfortunate to get a bad sample, but I suggest you to think twice before you bought this cheap small plastic trash.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Only one complaint.

    Posted
    Bruce
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    I needed to upgrade my data storage system so I bought two 5T drives. One for storage, and the other for backup. I plan on backing up the entire storage once a week (Rapidly approaching 1T). I bought this 3.0 hub to make that go faster. Now the complaint. Why does every device come with a power supply that covers up two positions on a power strip? The drives each had one as well as the hub. By the time I was done I needed two power strips just to power three devices. Don't forget the 2nd power strip had to plug into the first one, eliminating yet another position. Anyway, I wound up strapping the two power stips and the USB hub on one of the legs of the table using wire ties. It doesn't look any worse than the other stuff I got going behind my computer system.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Hub, but Doesn't See Some External Drives

    Posted
    NoCoBill
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This hub is a nice size and fits right into my work area. I really like the always on high current option for charging devices. One odd thing, though. I use external hard drives for backups and thumb drives for various purposes. If I plug them into my system or its dock, no problem. But if I plug them into this hub, some work and some don't. My Western Digital My Passport Ultras (2 of them) don't work when connected to this hub. One SanDisk thumb drive works, one doesn't. A Lexar thumb drive works. Given that all devices work when plugged into my Dell Laptop directly or into its dock, but not all of them work when plugged into this hub, my guess is that something is off with the hub. Maybe I just got a bad one.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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