Final Thoughts and Conclusion
The moment I took the Orico USB Hub out of the box, I knew it was not like any of the other USB hubs I have used. The craftsmanship and build quality of the unit far surpasses my old hubs and it looked great on my desk.
I cannot tell you how many times I have needed to swap out cables to charge my phone, connect my camera, plug in a USB drive, or used my wired headset due to the limited number of ports on my case. The Orico USB was the perfect solution for my problem and I can also see how it can be very useful in other situations like charging stations or other places where you would need to plug in any number of drives.
From a performance perspective, the Orico USB hub did very well and the TeamGroup PD1000 was able to maintain a consistent 430MB/s read/write. These speeds were only about 5-15 MB/s slower than plugging in the PD1000 directly into the motherboard. With a reduction of only a few percent, it wouldn’t be noticeable during use.
Overall, I was thoroughly impressed with the Orico USB hub from a build quality, aesthetics and performance perspective. It is the perfect solution for anyone looking for some additional USB ports for their rig.
Great job Orico!