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4-Port USB Hub - USB 3.0 - USB-A to 3x USB-A and 1x USB-C

Add four USB 3.0 (5Gbps) ports to your laptop, including three USB Type-A ports, and one USB Type-C port

Product ID: HB30A3A1CFB

  • Connect USB-C peripheral devices through your laptop’s traditional USB-A port
  • Add both USB-C and USB-A ports to your USB-A port equipped laptop, MacBook, Chromebook™, or desktop computer
  • USB powered, with a compact design for easy portability
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  • Fast, easy installation with broad OS support and no additional drivers required
  • Backward compatible with older USB 2.0 and 1.1 devices
  • Compliant with USB 3.0 and data rates up to 5Gbps
£38.99 GBP exc VAT
£46.79 GBP inc VAT
92+ In stock

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Overview

Here’s an easy way to connect a wider range of peripherals to your laptop. This 4-port USB 3.0 hub turns your laptop’s USB-A port into three USB-A ports (5Gbps), and one USB-C™ port. The hub is USB powered, so you can connect devices virtually anywhere you work or go.

Now, you can use your laptop’s traditional USB Type-A port to expand your connectivity, and connect your newer USB Type-C™ devices to your laptop.

Expand your USB connectivity

This USB 3.0 hub lets you expand your USB connection options using the USB-A port on your computer. (USB 3.0 is also known as USB 3.1 Gen 1.) It offers three USB-A ports and one USB-C port, so you can connect traditional USB devices now, while still being able to connect USB Type-C devices in the future.

It’s the ideal way to connect your new USB-C equipped device to your laptop’s traditional USB-A port.

Add USB ports to your laptop, anywhere you go

With a compact and lightweight design, the USB-powered hub is tailored for mobility. It easily tucks into your carrying case and expands your connectivity when traveling.

This versatile USB hub takes up minimal space on a desk, so you can use it in hot-desk or BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) environments.

Save time and money

The 4-port USB 3.0 hub can help if you need a way to connect your newer USB-C peripherals to your existing laptop. Now you can access your USB-C device while avoiding the cost of purchasing a newer laptop that features a USB Type-C port.

The bus-powered hub installs quickly with no additional drivers or software required, and it’s compatible with virtually all operating systems.

The HB30A3A1CFB is backed by a 2-year StarTech.com warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

Carry the hub with you while you're traveling, and connect virtually any USB peripheral wherever you go

Perfect for home, office, and hot-desk environments

Upgrade and expand the connection capabilities of your MacBook, Ultrabook, laptop, or desktop

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Bus Type USB 3.0
Chipset ID Genesys Logic - GL3522
Fast-Charge Port(s) No
Industry Standards USB 3.0 - Backward compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1
Interface USB 3.0
Ports 4
USB-C Device Port(s) Yes
USB-C Host Connection No
Performance
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 5 Gbps
Type and Rate USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s
Connector(s)
Connector Type(s) 3 - USB Type-A (9 pin) USB 3.0 Female
1 - USB Type-C (24 pin) USB 3.0 Female
1 - USB Type-A (9 pin) USB 3.0 Male
Software
OS Compatibility OS Independent; No additional drivers or software required
Special Notes / Requirements
Note All ports support USB based video adapters including the USB-C port. This hub does not support DP Alt Mode (DisplayPort™ Alt Mode) - non-USB based native video support over the USB Type-C port.
The hub does not support DP Alt Mode or USB Power Delivery.
System and Cable Requirements Available USB Type-A port - USB 3.0 (5Gbps)
Power
Power Source USB-Powered
Environmental
Humidity 0%~90% RH (Non-condensing)
Operating Temperature 0°C to 60°C (32°F to 140°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)
Physical Characteristics
Cable Length 70 mm [2.8 in]
Color Black
Enclosure Type Plastic
Form Factor Compact
Product Height 13 mm [0.5 in]
Product Length 75 mm [3 in]
Product Weight 40 g [1.4 oz]
Product Width 40 mm [1.6 in]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 128 g [4.5 oz]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - 4-port USB 3.0 hub
Supports any operating system.
No additional drivers or software required.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Before You Buy

It is possible to use some USB hubs without a power supply, however, doing so may prevent the USB hub or certain high-power USB peripherals from operating.  It is always recommended to use an included power supply with a USB hub when possible.

When a power adapter is not used on a hub that comes with a power adapter, power is drawn from the USB port on the computer and then divided between the ports on the hub. This reduces the power delivery to individual ports and high-powered USB peripherals, such as external hard drives, may not start.

On USB hubs that can use a power adapter, more power can be supplied to USB ports than what is possible with a single USB port.

If your USB peripherals require power adapters, they probably do not require power from the USB port and can be used on a USB hub without a power adapter. With USB peripherals that use power adapters, the USB ports on the hub are only used for data transfer and do not draw power from the hub.

USB peripherals that require low power (for example, keyboards and mice) can be used on hubs without a power adapter, in conjunction with other low-power USB peripherals. In this case, power is drawn from the computer's USB port, as described above.

Troubleshooting

When you troubleshoot issues with a USB hub, there are some quick tests that you can complete to rule out potential problems. You can test to make sure that the following components are working correctly and are not the source of the issue:

  • USB A-to-B cable

  • Computer USB port

  • USB peripheral(s)

To test your setup components, try the following:

  • Use the USB cable and USB peripheral(s) in another setup to see if the problem is with the components or the setup.

  • Use a different USB cable, USB port, and USB peripheral in your setup to see if the problem persists. Ideally, you should test a component that you know works in another setup.

When you test your cables, it is recommended that you do the following:

  • Test each cable individually.

  • Use short cables when you are testing.

When you test the hub, make sure that you do the following:

  • If a power adapter is included, provide power to the USB hub.

  • Attach a USB peripheral. The USB hub will not appear in any hardware listings on your system, but USB devices do appear when they are connected.

  • Install the drivers for the USB peripheral.

  • Install the latest drivers for the USB controller and motherboard chipset.

Note: No drivers or software are required for the USB hub to work with your operating system. The USB hub works independently of software and works with any operating system.

When testing your USB peripherals, make sure that you do the following:

  • If required, attach external power.

  • Confirm that the peripheral works on a standard USB port.

If the USB peripheral(s) can be detected on a standard USB port and not on the hub, do the following:

  • Use a new USB A-to-B cable.

  • Test your setup using basic USB peripherals, such as a keyboard or mouse.

  • Test using another USB port.

If the USB device does not work after your computer has been in extended hibernation, it is likely that Windows has automatically turned off the USB Root hub to save power. 

The steps below outline how to configure the USB root hub to stay on during hibernation, to prevent this from happening.
 

Windows 10 / 8

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows key + X and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Hardware and Sound, then click Power Options.
  3. Click Change plan settings for the plan you want to change.
  4. Click Change advanced power settings.
  5. Click the plus sign (+) next to “USB settings” and “USB selective suspend setting” to expand the options and change the setting to Disabled.
  6. Click OK to apply the setting.

Note: You may need to disconnect and re-connect your USB device after applying these settings to re-establish the connection.

Windows 7 / Vista

  1. Click the Start button and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Hardware and Sound, then click Power Options.
  3. Click Change plan settings for the plan you want to change.
  4. Click Change advanced power settings.
  5. Click the plus sign (+) next to “USB settings” and “USB selective suspend setting” to expand the options and change the setting to Disabled.
  6. Click OK to apply the setting.

Note: You may need to disconnect and re-connect your USB device after applying these settings to re-establish the connection.

Windows XP

  1. On your desktop, right-click the My Computer icon and select Properties.
  2. Click the Device Manager tab.
  3. Expand Universal Serial Bus controllers by clicking the arrow to the left of it.
  4. Right-click the first USB Root Hub device and select Properties.
  5. Click the Power Management tab.
  6. Clear the box next to Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.
  7. Click OK to apply the setting.
  8. Repeat steps 4-7 for any remaining devices in the Universal Serial Bus Controllers section with “Root Hub” in the name.

Note: You may need to disconnect and re-connect your USB device after applying these settings to re-establish the connection.

4-Port USB Hub - USB 3.0 - USB-A to 3x USB-A and 1x USB-C

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(5 stars) Great USB port addition

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I like using the 3 USB ports on this adapter more than using my laptop’s, I think because I can never seem to remember where they are, and they are never where I want them to be. I also like that I can leave my USB peripherals and USB Memory keys attached to them when I leave the office. The USB-C port is great for OTG drives and certain adapters, like Memory card readers and Network adapters. I received this product in exchange for an unbiased review
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(5 stars) USB Hub

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I got this device to add more ports to my laptop. It works great is very compact, looks great and allows me to connect more usb devices to my system.
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(5 stars) You need extra ports? Now you have them!

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The HB30A3A1CFB 4 port USB 3.0 hub (3 x USB-A and 1 x USB-C) is a great addition to any PC or laptop if you need to add extra ports or definitely a must for the road warrior on their travels. With three USB-A ports along with one USB-C this should be enough to cover someone for all devices they would like to connect for access or charging. I received this product in exchange for an unbiased review.
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(5 stars) Great speed on USB 3.0 and compact size

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I received the 4-Port USB Hub - USB 3.0 and have enjoyed the compact size for travel and the build quality on the device and cable. This will last for years to come. I received this product in exchange for an unbiased review.
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(5 stars) Nice USB 3 hub for the person on the road

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This is a perfect little hub for people on the go. It is small easy to use as there is nothing to do but plug it in, It takes a single USB 3.0 port to 3 USB A ports and 1 USB-C port. Now having the option of a USB-C addition to devices which may not have it is enough of a reason to purchase this little device. It worked great with my solid state external usb and with my mouse. Nice and portable and easy to use. "i received this in exchange for an unbiased review"
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(5 stars) It just works.

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Simple, no external power hub. Nothing flowery. Just reliable function and solid build. What else do you want from an unpowered hub other than function and throughput? Great for quick connections, or needing a USB-C port on a device with only USB3.0. Worked great on Windows, Linux, and OSX. My son has an older Chromebook with only one functioning USB port. Now he has this in his bag, and can connect his card-reader, thumbdrive, and external mouse at the same time. Throughput was to as expected (nothing remarkable so I didn't write anything down!). Don't be tempted to use ALL the ports at once for charging as it will either get wonky, shut down the host's USB port, or even crash the host. I received this product in exchange for an unbiased review
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(5 stars) 4-Port USB Hub to USB 3.0 - USB-A Made Easy

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I have been in the AV/IT Integration space for over 30 years. I found this unit easy to setup and use on my Microsoft, Android and Apple devices. The USB Hub is powered through USB and supports various small and large USB devices. the unit is compact and is a must for the road warrior or remote office worker. The unit installs quickly with no additional drivers or software required, and is compatible with a variety of operating systems, which I tested. What is Included: 1 - 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub Note: “I received this product in exchange for an unbiased review.”
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