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Gigaware® 4-Port Stackable USB Hub

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  • USB 2.0 compliant for high-speed bidirectional data transfer
  • Shielded and grounded to prevent RF and EM interference
  • Hot Swap and Plug-and-Play ready
  • Gold-plated contacts provide optimum data transfer and corrosion resistance

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  • Bus powered
  • Connects up to 127 USB devices by cascading multiple USB hubs
  • Compliant with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 standards, high-speed data transfer rate of up to 480Mbps
  • Supports plug-and-play installation

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Product Summary

Stack 'em up.

Use this unique stackable 4-port USB hub to add exciting peripherals to your system. It's hot swappable so you can connect and remove peripherals any time.

  • Connect up to four USB2.0/USB1.1/USB1.0 devices
  • Supports speeds of 480Mbps*, 12Mbps and 1.5Mbps
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Disclaimer: *Speed is up to 2.0, but due to this not being AC powered, it cannot be certified as USB 2.0

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Manufacturer Warranty

  • Parts: 90 days
  • Labor: 90 days
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Date added Document
May 12, 2010 Gigaware 4-Port Stackable USB Hub (Guía del comienzo rápido)
May 12, 2010 Gigaware 4-Port Stackable USB Hub (Guía Del Usuario)
May 12, 2010 Gigaware 4-Port Stackable USB Hub (Quick Start Guide)
May 12, 2010 Gigaware 4-Port Stackable USB Hub (User's Guide)
May 19, 2008 4-Port Stackable USB Hub (User's Guide)

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Gigaware® 4-Port Stackable USB Hub
 
2.8

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

43%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (14)
  • Small (10)
  • Fast (8)
  • Reliable (6)
  • Easily expanded (5)

Cons

  • Unreliable (10)
  • Incompatible (6)

Best Uses

  • Home (10)
  • Desktop (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • High bandwidth user (16), Low bandwidth user (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (19), Business (4)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (3)

Reviewed by 23 customers

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4.0

No Nonsense, just One Neat Trick

By Baron Rojo

from Cumberland, Ohio

About Me Low bandwidth user

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easily Expanded
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Small

Cons

  • Unpowered

Best Uses

  • Desktop

Comments about Gigaware® 4-Port Stackable USB Hub:

These neat little hubs may be just what you need to expand USB access to your computer, especially if you need more than one of them. The ability to link them together may actually decrease clutter; at least, that's how it seems in my case.
Just make sure you watch what you plug into them, because they don't accept external power supplies. That makes them simple to use, but you could overload your computer's USB power supply if you plug in too many unpowered devices. I make sure I have only one unpowered device connected to each hub, and the rest are self-powered (like printers and scanners).

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
  • Computer Platform:
  • PC
 
2.0

Pick another one

By Linn

from Tulsa, Oklahoma

About Me Low bandwidth user

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Small

Cons

  • Doesn't Work Correctly
  • Incompatible
  • Lots Of Power Surges
  • Unreliable
  • Very Unreliable

Best Uses

  • Target Practice

Comments about Gigaware® 4-Port Stackable USB Hub:

Do yourself a favor and buy a different one. Most peripherals plugged into it aren't recognized by the computer. Experiences power surges when only one device is plugged in. They states it's stackable, which it is, but that does no good at all when it isn't powerful enough to use the four ports it has, let alone stacking more on top of it.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
  • Computer Platform:
  • PC

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Hub

By cardinalbb

from Granite Falls, NC

About Me High bandwidth user

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easily Expanded
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Fast
  • Reliable
  • Small

Cons

  • It could be less

Best Uses

  • Desktop
  • Home

Comments about Gigaware® 4-Port Stackable USB Hub:

I have been using this hub for a year and a half. I performs perfect. I have a 2TB external HDD W/D my book, a 1TB external Toshiba HDD, my mouse and a thumb drive connected and have had no problems. Why people knock a good product is beyond me. Mean spirited people is all I can think. The reason I looked this hub up is to see if it was still in Radio Shack inventory so I could get another one.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
  • Computer Platform:
  • PC

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Works Best on Mac

By TeraTot

from Chicago, IL

About Me High bandwidth user

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easily Expanded
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Small

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Desktop
    • Home

    Comments about Gigaware® 4-Port Stackable USB Hub:

    I am surprised with all of the bad reviews. This product works splendidly on my laptop which is a Mac. At one point I had 3 external Drives plugged into it with a total of something like 5 terabytes of data on them combined in the forth port I had another USB Hub. But the little guy just chugged along and held its own even when pushed so hard.
    It worked so well on my mac I bought one for the PC I use every once and a while. But, when I used it with my PC and plugged in two Thumb Drives the thing went nuts. When I tried it on my Mac it worked like the charm I had known it as.
    So, as weird as it sounds, maybe it just is more compatible with Macs.

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac

    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Not for external-hard-drive use

    By Scandridge

    from Scranton

    About Me High bandwidth user

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Gigaware® 4-Port Stackable USB Hub:

          Hubs are not simple Y adapters. There is electronics inside of them, performing port assignments, detection, and digital stuff like that.

          Ever since the beginning of time, it has never been safe to plug an external hard drive into a hub. The advice has always been that external hard drives shall be plugged directly into a USB port on the computer.

          You will notice that there are two issues that people are having with this hub. 1) Reliability, and 2) Trouble when they plug hard drives into it. If anyone has success plugging an external hard drive into this hub, they are only lucky. Probably won't last -- I still recommend taking one of the other doodads out of one of the computer USB sockets, and plug the external drive directly into the computer. Take the doodad and move it to the hub.

          If Reliability weren't a problem, the hub would be acting properly, 5-out-of-5 stars. It can accept thumb drives, sound-card dongles, bluetooth dongles, mice, keyboards, webcams, and WiFi adapters (assuming 100 Mbits/sec is fast enough for you).

          Just not external hard drives.

          If the retail-packaging that came with [any brand of] hubs mentioned the external hard drive limitation, and therefore no one had incorrect expectations, the only problem with this hub would be that it fails before it's a year old, but only has a 90 day warranty.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Susceptible to EMI

          By jm

          from San Francisco

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up

          Cons

          • Unreliable

          Best Uses

            Comments about Gigaware® 4-Port Stackable USB Hub:

            The unit is not properly shielded against electromagnetic interference. It resets frequently. I would not recommend to use it with storage devices.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great

            By shorty

            from Phila.pa

            About Me High bandwidth user

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Fast
            • Reliable
            • Small

            Cons

            • Energy Inefficient

            Best Uses

            • Desktop
            • Home

            Comments about Gigaware® 4-Port Stackable USB Hub:

            This was a gift from my son and i'm glade that i got it. and i would get this as a gift for anybody.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Stopped working after a while.

            By Ackbach

            from Windsor, CT

            About Me High bandwidth user

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up

            Cons

            • Flimsy Construction
            • Unreliable

            Best Uses

              Comments about Gigaware® 4-Port Stackable USB Hub:

              After a few months, the unit stopped working.

              • Primary use:
              • Business

              (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Can't run two Hard Drives

              By MauiMacMan

              from Maui, Hawaii

              About Me High bandwidth user

              Pros

                Cons

                • Energy Inefficient
                • Incompatible
                • Unreliable

                Best Uses

                • Home

                Comments about Gigaware® 4-Port Stackable USB Hub:

                I tried to hook up two external HD. One was fine but adding the second caused the first HD to dismount. This hub can not sustain power to more than one large current drawing accessory. Beware.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

                (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Loses power/connection with no reason

                By The Force

                from Brighton, IL

                About Me High bandwidth user

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Unreliable

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Gigaware® 4-Port Stackable USB Hub:

                    I threw this hub in the garbage. From the start, it would lose power/connection nearly daily, with only a mouse and keyboard attached. That was whether it was connected to a desktop with A/C power, a laptop with A/C power or a laptop running on battery power. I would have data errors on hard drives connected through this, even though those hard drives had their own independent power source.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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