Chuanyu H302 4 USB 3.0 Hub Review


Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8, Mac OS 9.0 or Above
Material: Plastic Shell 
Cable Length: 100cm
USB Port Type: Type A
USB Version: USB 3., Up to 5Gbps
Current Output: 2A
Current Input: 5V DC
 
I got this Chuan Yu 4 ports USB hub for about SG$12 from Taobao (including shipping) about a month ago. I haven't heard of the brand prior to getting this and I did no research beforehand. I need another USB hub and so I just get it.


The packaging is just simple cardboard box and nothing else, definitely not something that is presentable as a gift. It does comes with a warranty card though. Another thing that makes it not nice as a gift for me is that the logo on the hub looks pretty ugly... and kinda cheap.


I connected the hub to a USB 3.0 port on my Windows 7 PC and then it just worked, pretty much plug and play. However, if you want it to work with high capacity storage drives, you'll need to power it with a mirco usb (android charging cable).

I tried connecting one 2TB WD Elements portable hard disk and one 750GB WD Elements portable hard disk to it, after powering it and it worked well reading them both. 

 I'm not going to act like I know much about transfer speed and stuffs, I'll jsut be reporting my observation.

Transfer is fast especially when compared to a USB2.0 port. The top speed with WD Element is about 140MB/s as compared to 50ish on a USB2.0 port. However, when transferring to both hard disks simultaneously, the transferring speed goes down quickly to 60ish.


I've a Unitek USB hub, also 4 ports and actually produce the same speed from a USB 3.0 port. I've no faster HDD to test with and so I couldn't see just how fast it could get, but it's a good upgrade from my 2.0 ports. 

I tried charging my iPhone with it, goings up to 0.46A, not too good as a charger but at least its able to do data transfer.

Pro:

- USB 3.0
- Multiple ports
- LED light indication
- Relatively cheap
- Speed is pretty fast
- Transfer is stable
- Able to read 2 large memory HDD at one go (if powered by Micro USB)
- Can do data transfer for iPhone

Cons:

- Logo is kinda ugly
- Power is too low to charge iPhone


Overall Score: 8.5/10.

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