Are there any USB 3.1 Gen 2 hubs in existence? There seem to be lots of options that are USB-C on the computer-end, but provide only USB 3.0 ports for the peripherals. Do I really have to buy an expensive Thunderbolt dock if all I want are a few USB 3.0 and two USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports?

Ideally, it would also have a HDMI (or DisplayPort) connection and power pass through.

I've found among others the following products (none of which has USB 3.1 Gen 2 output)

  • What are the additional 3.1 ports going to be used for. Would it be acceptable if they had lower bandwidth and maximum wattage?
    – 0-60FPS
    Nov 12, 2016 at 2:14
  • You could use a male USB 3.0 to female USB 3.1.
    – 0-60FPS
    Nov 12, 2016 at 2:15
  • I just thought if I'm going to buy a USB hub, it should have one or two new connectors as well (to future-proof my purchase)... but seems like the only such hub you can currently buy is inside the new LG displays...
    – mb21
    Nov 12, 2016 at 11:28

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I don't think there are any devices that can use USB3.1gen2 potential, so if USB3.1gen1 is OK for you, you should take a look at Dell D6000 docking station: http://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/dell-universal-dock-d6000/apd/452-bcyt/pc-accessories

It has:

  • 1x USB 3.1gen1 type-C port
  • 4x USB 3.1gen1 type-A port
  • 2x DP port (5k capable)
  • 1x HDMI port
  • RJ45 (Ethernet) port
  • 3.5mm combo jack for headphones/microphone
  • power delivery

And probably it is still cheaper than Thunderbolt dock


I've seen only one so far, Bourge Design's Arc Hub:


I don't believe the hub is available yet, but it's scheduled for release within the next couple of months.

Unfortunately, it's not suitable for my own needs, as the device's two type-C ports are apparently for charging only--no data. I also want "Gen. 2" type-A ports; the Arc seems to feature type-A Gen. 1 (USB 3.0).



Provides 4 USB 3.1 Gen 2 SuperSpeed+ ports with data rates up to 10Gbps

Allows connection of 2 Type A and 2 Type C peripherals

https://www.iogear.com/product/GUH3C22P/ is not so explicit but it does say 10 gbit/s.

Coolgear has tons https://www.coolgear.com/product-category/usb-c-products/usb-c-hubs

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