Ultra Stackables

Media Card Reader/USB Hub - Testing

Media Reader Performance
The media reader transfered at USB 2.0 speeds just fine, and fit almost any portable storage media you can think of. The particular SD Card I tested was actually a Wii Compatible SD card, which lies around the middle range when it comes to SD card performance. When tested with SiSoft Sandra, that proved to be true, seeing speeds and endurance around the middle of the field when compared to other SD cards.
Kingston DataTraveler 2.0 Flash Drive Testing
HDTach is a free hard disk benchmarking program from SimpliSoftware. It is used to measure the Burst Speed and Average Read Speed of the flash drive. In this case, we've used it on the flash drive while connected to the hub, and while connected directly to a USB port on the motherboard.
Well here we can see that using the USB Hub versus the on board USB port showed absolutely no difference in performance, so it's safe to say you can't get much better than that. Definitely great to see with any USB hub, especially when it's not even the main draw towards the product.
Sisoft Sandra is a synthetic benchmark utility capable of reporting and benchmarking a wide range of system components. Once again for the flash drive we ran the benchmark three times to ensure accurate results, and here they are:
Here, we see the slightest difference with the port on the motherboard beating the hub by about 120 kb/s, this difference is obviously not even noticeable, but it is a difference nonetheless.
General Usage
The USB hub proved to be quite handy swapping portable media in and out. It was even used to connect my mouse for a brief period of time without problem. Surely can't list anything bad about it.
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Most Recent Comments

16-01-2008, 06:58:45

Mr. Smith
Woo! Loads of replies!

I think these products are a waste of money!Quote

16-01-2008, 07:09:23

Looks nice but surely those with existing external hdds etc. already have what these try to innovate?

If i had the money and i needed them i may think about it - but its merely stackable accessoriesQuote

16-01-2008, 07:22:30

i think they look sweet tbh

i like stacking things

i always chose stacking hifi componants, over a full system, a seperate cd player, tape, amp etc

i think this is a very innovative idea, even if it is based on an idea from the past...

if they come out in the UK i might consider these..

buy the one at a time as i can aford them lol

good review mike Quote

16-01-2008, 07:34:38

Mr. Smith
lol - ionicle, people generally choose stackable hi-fi's due to superior quality/sound/ability to customise the system!

Fair enough you like these reviewed items but not for me.Quote

16-01-2008, 07:50:18

And to look good

These look cool. Not for me but I can see why people would like them Quote

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