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Satechi USB-C Hybrid Multiport Adapter: Review

With Satechi’s USB-C Hybrid Multiport Adapter, you’ll have to reevaluate your belief that you’ve seen every USB-C dock configuration.

In addition to four ports, this dock also contains a slot for SATA M2 SSD storage. The correct laptop user might find this unusual mix appealing, despite the fact that desktop Mac users have more adaptable and reasonably priced solutions.

The Satechi USB-C Multiport Adapter is made to be both strong and stylish. Dual 4K HDMI connections, Gigabit Ethernet, USB-C Power Delivery, USB-C Data, SD card readers, and an audio jack are included. A brief USB-C connector cable on the adapter’s other end connects to your M1 Mac computer without any additional hardware.

It was developed to be compatible with M1 devices so that customers could get the most out of their machines, but the adapter can also be used with some computers that are not Macs. The M1 was the first System on a Chip (SoC) that Apple made for Mac computers. It was Apple’s first step away from Intel chips, which the tech giant has been using in Macs since 2006.

Users have the ability to get up to 60Hz from one of the two HDMI ports, while the linked displays can deliver up to 30Hz refresh rates.

The dock can reach a respectable power with a suitable SATA M2, with up to 250MBps for writes and 450MBps for reads. Even while it falls short of the maximum write specification by more than half—possibly due to docking station limitations—it is still at least five times faster than the typical hard disk drive.

The device is packaged in a retail box that is typical for Satechi products. There is a multi-language user handbook, but it’s difficult to understand because the languages are all mixed together. On their website, Satechi provides a quick-start guide, which I would have preferred to have in the package.

For the proper kind of laptop user, the combination of a few ports, a monitor connection, and external storage with a medium-speed transfer rate may be a game-changer.

This Satechi hybrid dock has a price tag of $89.99, which is quite reasonable if you meet the exact intersection of this speed of storage, two USB Type-A ports, and a monitor connector. If you do reach this intersection, then you are in the ideal range.