Vantec 3-Port USB 3.0 Hub with Gigabit Ethernet Review

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1MB Packet Performance

 

ASUS USB 2.0 10/100M Network Adapter:

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Diamond Multimedia UE3000 USB 3.0 10/100/1000 Gigabit Network Adapter:

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Vantec USB 3.0 10/100/1000 Gigabit Network Adapter:

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Benchmark Results: When transferring 1MB packets the ASUS USB 2.0 10/100M adapter that came with the ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A averaged 78Mbps read and 93Mbps write, which is obviously slow. The Diamond Multimedia USB 3.0 to 10/100/1000M Gigabit Ethernet LAN Network Adapter (UE3000) averaged 664Mbps read and 687Mbps write. The Vantec adapter uses the same controller as the Diamond adapter, but came in a tad slower with 630Mbps read and 538Mbps write averages. This is likely due to the design differences of the boards used in each adapter as this one has the USB 3.0 hub as well. We tested with and without the power adapter and there was no difference in performance. Yes, that means you don’t have to use the wall power adapter if you are just using Gigabit ethernet.

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  • michael costello

    Can this be attached to a router and USB drive to create a NAS?

  • Andrew.T

    a lot of this devices have a problem, big for me. the macbook looses the connection to the ethernet! (happens in windows too, with a lot of port replicators,etc, but appears to be related to the gigabit chip used) you than have to disconnect and reconnect the hub/cable. Can you confirm this is happening with this hub too ? thank you!