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Satechi USB-C hub incorporates an M.2 SSD enclosure

The Satechi USB-C Hybrid Multiport Adapter features an M.2 SSD enclosure. (Image: Satechi)
The Satechi USB-C Hybrid Multiport Adapter features an M.2 SSD enclosure. (Image: Satechi)
Satechi has launched its latest USB-C dongle. But this one has a twist we haven’t seen before, featuring a built-in M.2 SSD enclosure.

Apple may have negated the imperative to buy dongles for their latest MacBook Pro models by re-fitting it with so-called legacy ports it previously cast aside, but that hasn’t stopped Satechi from increasing the appeal of its flagship dongle. It’s latest dongle has been dubbed the USB-C Hybrid Multiport Adapter and it is very much a hybrid device. Not only does the dongle contain a wide range of ports, but it also incorporates an M.2 SSD enclosure.

Satechi’s approach to its new dongle is similar to its recent Mac mini USB-C Hub which also includes a new M.2 SSD enclosure. Other than perhaps having to purchase a new M.2 SSD to fit in it, it will also need to be a SATA type, not the newer and faster NVMe models. Still, it will be much faster and more convenient than carrying around a portable external HDD.

In addition to sporting support for 4K 60 Hz over HDMI, the new Hybrid dongle also comes with 2x USB-A 3.0 ports (still missing from the new MacBook Pro models), and a USB-C PD port with support for up to 100 W of down stream charging. In addition to Apple’s MacBook Pro models, the Satechi Hybrid dongle supports several Microsoft Surface devices, Chromebooks, and other devices that support USB-C PD. 

The new Satechi Hybrid Multiport Adapter comes in Space Gray and Black and is currently retailing for US$89.99 on Amazon for the black version.

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Sanjiv Sathiah
Sanjiv Sathiah - Senior Tech Writer - 1360 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I have been writing about consumer technology over the past ten years, previously with the former MacNN and Electronista, and now Notebookcheck since 2017. My first computer was an Apple ][c and this sparked a passion for Apple, but also technology in general. In the past decade, I’ve become increasingly platform agnostic and love to get my hands on and explore as much technology as I can get my hand on. Whether it is Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, Nintendo, Xbox, or PlayStation, each has plenty to offer and has given me great joy exploring them all. I was drawn to writing about tech because I love learning about the latest devices and also sharing whatever insights my experience can bring to the site and its readership.
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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2021-10-26 (Update: 2021-10-26)