HyperDrive GEN2 USB-C Hubs With Up to 18 Ports Now Available

Accessory brand Hyper today announced the official launch of its new 18-port HyperDrive GEN2 18-port hub, which joins the recently released 12-port and 6-port versions.

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The new GEN2 HyperDrive USB-C hubs offer twice the speed of Hyper's previous-generation hubs, with 4K 60Hz display compatibility, 10 Gbps USB 3.1 Gen 2 data transfer speeds, 300 MB/s MicroSD/SD 4.0 slots, and up to 100W power delivery to a host computer.

The GEN2 hubs raised over $1.5 million through crowdfunding earlier this year, but they are all now available for general purchase with the 6-port version priced at $99.99, the 12-port version at $149.99, and the new 18-port version at $199.99.

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The 18-port version includes two USB-A 10 Gbps ports, one USB-A port with 18W QuickCharge support, two USB 2.0 ports, one USB-C 10 Gbps port, a USB-C Power Delivery port with 100W charging power for connecting to the host computer, two 4K 60Hz HDR HDMI ports, one DisplayPort 4K 60Hz port, a Gigabit Ethernet port, SD and Micro SD UHS-II card readers, digital coaxial and optical Toslink audio, a 3.5mm audio jack, a VGA port, and a DC power port for driving the hub.

All three of the HyperDrive GEN2 hubs are available now through HyperShop and other retailers such as B&H Photo.

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Top Rated Comments

FightTheFuture Avatar
13 months ago
No thanks, I’ll wait until they ship one with 20 ports.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Liviu Romascanu Avatar
13 months ago
If your thinking of the 18 port one / consider using more than 1 monitor not in duplicate mode - get a Thunderbolt 3 hub for 50$ more like CalDigit Ts3+
Don't waste your time on USB-C or display link hubs.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AngerDanger Avatar
13 months ago
One of those looks suspiciously similar to an iPhone…
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
az431 Avatar
13 months ago
Note that this is not a thunderbolt dock. It is basically a very overpriced USB hub that happens to also provide some extra ports for ethernet and limited video out functionality. And VGA out? It's like they added garbage ports just to say they have "18" ports :rolleyes:
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Pakaku Avatar
13 months ago
It almost makes me smile to see anything in 2020 still support the VGA port
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kingsrule5 Avatar
13 months ago
Big flaw here being it’s USB-C not thunderbolt so with Apple still not allowing MST you can only get mirrored external displays if you use multiple monitors.

The fact you need to pay extra for specific thunderbolt docks to be able to use multiple monitors even on “pro” devices is absurd.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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