Category Archives: USB3-HUB7-81X

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Adventures in Stackability and Modularity

We’ve had several customer requests for mounts that can stack several of our HUB7BC and HUB7-81X hubs. Both of these devices offer seven USB 3.0 ports, but with larger workstation setups, seven ports is sometimes not enough. While multiple hubs can work together electronically, a frustrating reality is that their cases do not stack neatly. […]

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Mac OS X iPad Charging Error with iPads on BC 1.2 Charging Hubs

With the addition of new BC 1.2 (USB-IF Battery Charging Standard) compatible charging hubs to our product line we wanted to shed some light on a bug we have discovered for Mac users. When using any of the following products an OS X pop-up error message may occur that claims the users iPad is not […]

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Plugable USB 3.0 Hub Firmware History Mid-2014 Update

2015 Update: For the latest firmware information please see our firmware update page here. USB 3.0 is ever evolving with new hardware and software that create new compatibility considerations, and Plugable is committed to staying on the cutting edge and improving our product functionality and compatibility. For the best user experience we recommend to install […]

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Device Charging Rates

Plugable does extensive testing to determine which devices charge at what rates on our chargers and charging capable hubs. This turns out to be important, because USB charging is not (yet) well standardized, and results vary by device. If you’re looking for a charger, our data on charging rates will tell you exactly how much […]

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Plugable USB 3.0 7 Port Hub Firmware History

This article is no longer relevant. We have a newer hub firmware update. See our Mid-2014 Hub Firmware update for the latest info. Customers purchasing Plugable hubs after 9/2013 should not need to worry about firmware updates. Firmware versions on hubs shipping after September 2013 on all Plugable hubs have no known issues with Linux, […]

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Troubleshooting the USB3-HUB-81×7 USB 3.0 7 port Hub

Please note: This article is no longer relevant to newer versions of the USB3-HUB7-81X after mid-September 2013. For up-to-date firmware information please see here. Most customers purchasing our black 7 port USB 3.0 hub, the USB3-HUB7-81X, shouldn’t have any problems. In case of issues, the troubleshooting steps below are likely to provide a quick resolution. […]

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Plugable USB 3.0 Hub Firmware Upgrades

This article is no longer relevant. We have a newer hub firmware update. See our Mid-2014 Hub Firmware update for the latest info. 4.26.13 Updated with new versions Note this post is only about hubs. For our own UD-3000 dock, please don’t follow this post — we have a separate post on the customized UD-3000 […]

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OS X Mid-2012 MacBook USB and Graphics update

Good news Mac owners! Apple has released a graphics and USB focused update just for late model, Mid 2012 MacBook models including “all Mac notebooks released in June 2012.” This update “includes graphics performance and reliability enhancements and improves compatibility with some USB devices.” As with any OS X update, simply choose updates in the […]

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