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HyperDrive Gen2 USB hub gets a 16-port, Thunderbolt 3 variant

By Liu Hongzuo - on 11 Nov 2020, 2:35pm

HyperDrive Gen2 USB hub gets a 16-port, Thunderbolt 3 variant

Hyper, the brand name behind its successful HyperDrive USB hubs, has added a new family member to its HyperDrive Gen2 series - a 16-port beast with Thunderbolt 3 connectivity, offering up to dual (8K+4K) or triple 4K HD video output. This model joins the 6-port, 12-port, and 18-port non-Thunderbolt versions released previously.

Of the 16 ports, the HyperDrive Gen2 Thunderbolt 3 dock has three USB Type-C holes. One is a Thunderbolt 3 port with 40Gbps transfer speed, and 85W Power Delivery (for charging laptops). Another is a Thunderbolt 3 port with 40Gbps and DisplayPort 1.4. The last USB Type-C hole has 10Gbps data transfer speeds.

The remaining ports are a mixture of USB Type-As with all the necessary moving parts like DC audio, Toslink, Gigabit Ethernet, a DisplayPort 1.4, MicroSD and SD card slots (up to 312MB/s or UHS-II speeds). The USB-A ports on the same side as the MicroSD slots are 10Gbps, while the opposite end has USB ports at 5Gbps.

As an enterprise-friendly device, the hub can be daisy-chained to a total of six identical sets. It's also backwards compatible with USB Type-C, non Thunderbolt 3 devices.

You can find the HyperDrive Gen2 Thunderbolt 3 hub at its official website, B&H Photo, and other official resellers at the price of US$299.99 (~S$403.96).

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