The hub, which communicates via the USB Type-C connector, has an internal SSD socket in addition to the extra ports.
Satechi’s latest USB Type-C adapter will be of particular interest to those whose one extra port is occupied most of the time by an external storage device, as the aluminum-enclosed hub called the USB-C Hybrid Multiport Adapter has an M.2- There is also a slot for 2280 format SATA-coupled SSDs.
Of course, the SATA interface with a maximum speed of 6 Gbps has not been one of the fastest options for a long time, but perhaps it would have been unnecessary to increase the device’s production cost with a faster interface, because the exact version of the USB Type-C connector used was not revealed by manufacturer, but we would be surprised if they were used to achieve a higher data transfer rate.
In addition to the internal SSD socket, the hub also has two USB 3.0 Type-A and a USB Type-C connector for charging devices compatible with the Power Delivery standard up to 100 watts, as well as an HDMI 2.0 output for 4K60p image transmission.
The novelty, available in astronomy and black, is now available from Satechi’s Amazon web store for $ 90.