As more and more manufacturers make laptops abandon the traditional USB port and adopt the newer USB-C standard, those manufacturers with USB-A accessories and devices will have to resort to using USB hubs or Handling the adapter. If you want to go the hub route, then you might be interested in Satechi's latest USB hub.
We say this because although USB hubs are a dozen, Satechi's latest hubs can actually accommodate SSDs. The hub is called the Satechi USB-C Hybrid Multiport Adapter, with an M.2 port that allows users to connect the SATA SSD to the hub. This means that the hub can not only support multiple USB-A and USB-C accessories, but you can also use it as a variety of external drives.
Satechi obviously does not include an SSD with a hub, you have to buy it separately, but at least it provides users with options. In addition, as The Verge pointed out, the hub only allows users to access the SSD at USB 3.0 speeds of up to 5Gbps, so you can’t actually take full advantage of the speed of the SSD.
However, it is quite convenient to have a hub with built-in SSD instead of dragging an additional external drive outside the hub, so depending on your needs, some people may find this useful, while others may find it a bit slow. Satechi's USB hub is priced at $90, which is not cheap for such an accessory, but if you are keen on it, you can go to the company's website for details.
Filed in gadget. Read more about Satechi and Social Hit. Source: theverge