I like options. The more options the better. Even if I do not use everything, I like knowing if I wanted to use it, I could. As a MacBook user, I use a lot of dongles. So much in fact my MacBook Pro looks like it has legs. I would prefer to have one hub most of the time, but I need a dongle for the HDMI port. I need a dongle for USB 3.1 ports. I need a dongle for my external hard drives. I honestly got tired of all the connections. I have come across an adapter that just might help me get rid of my MacBooks legs. The Satechi USB-C Hybrid Multiport Adapter.
The Satechi adapter comes in two aluminum finishes space grey or black. I have the space grey, it’s a couple of shades darker than the aluminum silver finish on my Macbook Pro.I think the sleek design looks good alongside my MacBook. From the title, I’m sure you know, but the connection type is a USB type C. The Satechi adapter includes two USB-A 3.1 ports for additional USB devices with speeds up to 10 Gbps. There always seems to be some device I need that still uses USB-A 3.1 connections so having more than one is a nice option. It also has a USB-C port with up to 100W. I love when an adapter provides a port for the very port it is using.
I’m someone who always uses an external monitor when I can. I’m also that weirdo that sometimes hooks his MacBook Pro up to the TV via HDMI. I can hear you all judging me for not having a 4K AppleTV. The Satechi adapter comes with a 4K HDMI output that supports refresh rates up to 60hz. I was pleasantly content with the viewing experience. No issues at all for me while editing videos on one screen and having my live Twitter feed is on my other monitor.
What sets this adapter apart from the others is the last option this adapter has, a built-in SSD enclosure. It fits SATA M.2 SSDs and supports sizes 2230, 2242, 2260, 2280. It is not hard to install either. It has a nice sliding compartment for easy access. There are no tools necessary for insulation. My biggest disappointment with the Satechi Adapter is that it does not support NVMe. However, that doesn’t mean there are not a lot of great options to choose from. You can get the fastest, largest memory SATA M.2 on the market and it will fit. Or you can get something more adorable with less memory. 250 GB to 4 TBs is all about what you need or want. With SATA III you’re looking at up to 6GBs which is very fast.
You can purchase the Satechi USB C Hybrid Multiport Adapter on Satechi’s website for $89.99. I have been very impressed with the quality of the ports. The option to use whatever SATA M.2 SSD has been amazing. The Satechi adapter gives me almost all the options I need. That is why I believe this adapter will be a great option for you too.