USB 3.2 Gen1 HUB HAT

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USB 3.2 Gen1 HUB HAT
USB 3.2 Gen1 HUB HAT




This is a driver-free 4 port USB 3.2 Gen1 Hub HAT for Raspberry Pi, provides more USB capability to your Pi, make it easy to connect more USB devices.
The HAT features a standard Raspberry Pi 40PIN GPIO extension header, when working with Raspberry Pi 4, the USB 3.2 Gen1 ports are able to provide up to 5 Gbps data rate, which means 10 times faster than USB 2.0.


  • 4x USB 3.2 Gen1 ports, compatible with USB 3.0 / 2.0 /1.1
  • Onboard external USB-C 5V DC power port, ensures more stable power supply
  • 1x power indicator and 4x USB port indicators, easy to check the operating status
  • Driver-free, plug, and play, compatible with OS including Windows, Mac OS, Linux, and Android
  • Purpose-made for Raspberry Pi 4, compatible with other Raspberry Pi versions as well
  • Comes with development resources and manual

What's on board

1、Raspberry Pi GPIO : Standard Raspberry Pi 40PIN GPIO Header, customized for Raspberry Pi series boards.
2、USB 3.2 Gen1 HUB Interface: It should be connected to USB interface of the Raspberry Pi.
3、USB 3.2 Gen1 Ports: Four USB3.0 ports are extended (USB1~UBS4)
4、PWR ONLY Interface: It is used for connecting external 5V DC power supply.
5、VL817-Q7:USB HUB chip
6、MX25L512EOI-10G:FLASH chip
7、PWR: Power indicatoes.
8、USB1~USB4:Indicators of USB ports

Expected Result

Take Raspberry Pi 4B as example

  • Insert the module to 40PIN GPIOof Raspberry Pi 4B. Connect the USB interface of USB HUB to Raspberry Pu by the USB 3.0 Adapter.
  • Connect 5V power supply to the POWER ONLY port.
  • Connect USB devices to USB ports *USB1~UBS4), the corresponding LED will turn on for indicating.

Working with Raspberry Pi

1. Hardware preparation

  • Raspberry Pi 4B x1
  • USB 3.2 Gen1 HUB HAT x1
  • USB 3.0 Adapter x1 (You also use USB3,0 cable)
  • USB 3.0 SSD x1

=2.Configure Rasberry Pi

  • Enter the root directory of Pi
cd ../..
  • Enter the directory of USB3.0 SSD
cd media/pi/xxx (xxx is the name of the disk)
  • Free memory
sudo sh -c "sync && echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches"
  • Copy 2G data to the SSD disk.
dd if=/dev/zero of=./test_write count=2000 bs=1024k

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  • Copy 2G data to the Raspberry Pi
dd if=./test_write of=/dev/null count=2000 bs=1024k 

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3.Working with Ubuntu (Raspberry Pi)

  • Search disk in menu->Enter->Open the disk

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  • Choose the correct disk and click the Benchmark Partition option in the Menu

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  • Click Start Benchmark,Check Perform write-benchmark. and keep other default settings.

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  • Input the user password and authorize.

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  • Test

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Working in Windows PC

1.Connect the USB port ot USB3.0 of PC, and you can copy file to SSD

  • Copy file to the PC

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  • Copy file to the portable SSD

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2.Connec the USB to USB3.0 Port and connect four phones at the same time

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  • Re-plug the USb cable, make sure that the connection is normal.
  • Maybe the USb3.0 adapter is broken, please change to other adapter or USB 3.0 cable for a try.