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USB-C hub?

I just got a new Macbook and I realized I can't plug any of my external hard drives. Any USB-C hubs you recommend I can order online? The ones I'm seeing on Amazon seem pretty expensive.

Thanks!
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Welcome to Hell.

I bought a bunch of cheap-o adapters like these - https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0716QQZZH - and have scattered them everywhere. Even attached some permanently to HDDs

For external HDDs though, I would suggest getting a USB-C cable as the adapters can get loose, and cause data loss/corruption. Like this one - https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01GGKYIHS

Finally for the Hub, this is the one I have. It does get hot, but still works well - https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01MQ23846/ - got it for $19.99 at the time
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Those are really cheap. lol

I ordered the Ugreen 4-port USB with micro last week for $22.99.

Also using for my new 2020 MacBook Air.
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Hahaha...Hubs & Dongles... Welcome to the ecosystem.
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bembol wrote: Those are really cheap. lol

I ordered the Ugreen 4-port USB with micro last week for $22.99.

Also using for my new 2020 MacBook Air.
It essentially just some plastic with metal wires. Not too expensive to make
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I know, I wished I saw your post before buying.
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you gonna have to buy into the mac eccosystem for hubs.
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