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Works perfectly on both my Pc and Mac
on 29 January 2014
Last year I bought a Cliptec USB/SD hub for my PC laptop, and it worked perfectly, but three days ago it refused to load up - and rather than scrape about wasting hours trying to faultfind it, I took the plunge and ordered this little black box.
The hub is about 2.5 x 1.5 inches small, and you can see exactly what you get, socket wise, from the photo above.
It's true what the other reviewers have said, the lead is extremely short - about an inch long - but I need it for a static laptop, and it fits the bill perfectly.
The USB sockets fit snugly, unlike other hubs I've had in the past that were extremely flakey, with any movement leading to a dataloss, and there is ample space between the sockets for your connector to fit without crowding themselves. A quick trial with an SD card of images proved that side of the hub, and for a USB 2.0 it's fast enough transfer wise.
Just a small word of warning, predominantly I'm a Mac user (non Intel) and use my old steam driven PC laptop to access applications that are Windows only - so I'm used to immediate plug and play.
When I first plugged in the hub to my pc.... it plugged... but didn't play.
I spent ten minutes changing connections to no avail and had resigned myself to a refund when up popped all the kit I had plugged in, working perfectly, and everything was tickety boo.
I now realise that the Transcend must spend a bit of time installing it's own drivers onto the pc (it was instantaneous on my Mac), and this took a few minutes on my machine - it will possibly be only a few seconds on a really modern laptop, but this is just a heads up, don't worry if it doesn't seem to work immediately, it's just going about it's business installing what it needs to work correctly.
The Transcend works perfectly on both my PC (Win7) and Mac (OSX 10.5.8) and even though I paid more for this hub than my last one, it's far more substantial, with a better build quality.
All in all I'm happy with the purchase, and Amazon's super 1 day turnaround of the order.
Hope this helped.