Hyper’s speedy USB-C hub is a port-lover’s dream

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HyperDrive GEN2 offers up to 18 ports.
Even the 18-port version of the HyperDrive GEN2 multiport hub isn’t much bigger than an iPhone.
Photo: Sanho

Sanho’s new HyperDrive GEN2 multiport hub doubles the data transfer speed, doubles the amount of power delivered, and doubles the video refresh rate compared to its predecessor.

And this USB-C hub truly takes the term “multi-port” to heart — there are versions with 6 ports, 12 ports and 18 ports.

Double the speed…

Many of the USB-A ports in the HyperDrive GEN2 can transfer data at up to 10Gbps, up from 5Gbps in earlier versions. And it supports SD and microSD UHS-II cards, with data transfers at up to 300MBbs.

This Sanho hub’s USB-C ports can send up 100W of power to a MacBook or other computer.

Its HDMI port can handle 4K at 60Hz, up from 30Hz in its predecessor.

…all the ports

There are three versions of the HyperDrive GEN2. The smallest has six ports. There’s USB-A, HDMI and USB-C Power Delivery, all with the improvements discussed earlier. This hub also has faster SD and microSD card readers and a 3.5mm headset jack.

The 12-port version of this adapter has four USB-A ports, but just two of these run at 10Gbps. Its single USB-C port offers 100W of power. There’s SD and microSD card readers, plus a 3.5mm audio jack. This multi-port adapter also includes gigabit Ethernet, and ports for HDMI and DisplayPort.

The largest version has a whopping 18 ports. There’s six USB-A ports, one of which provides up to 18W of power. And a 100W USB-C port is built in too. There’s also SD and microSD card readers, and gigabit Ethernet.

Video ports include HDMI, VGA and DisplayPort. This hub also offers a range of audio options, such as a 3.5mm audio jack, Digital Coaxial Audio and Optical Toslink Audio.

Both the 12- and 18-port versions require DC power in.

HyperDrive GEN2 pricing

Sanho’s new HyperDrive GEN2 debuted today on Kickstarter. It already met its launch goal, so is fully funded.

Order now and all three versions are half off the expected retail prices. That makes the 6-port version $49, the 12-port one $75, while the 18-port version is $99. When these have all be claimed, the costs go up to 30% off the expected retail prices.

Sanho prepared a video to show off the capabilities: