High speed 4 port Hub with 4 USB 3.0 ‘A’ port and 1 Micro USB 3.0 port.
Suitable for U disk, card reader , USB mouse, USB keyboard, USB sound cards, scanners, digital cameras, hard drives and other equipment boxes.
Hot swapping and hot plugging are terms used to describe the functions of replacing computer system components without shutting down the system, reference from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_swapping
The USB3 Plugs Type A and B have an additional 5 pins over the original 4. USB3 is backward compatible with USB1 & USB2 plugs and peripherals. USB3 Peripherals may plug into USB2.0 but with performance drop to 2.0. USB1.1 & USB2.0 peripherals will plug into USB3 and perform to USB2.0 USB offers the advantage of 5V 900mA power over cable compatibility.
Maintains existing USB1.1 & USB2.0 standards plus SuperSpeed USB3 Plug Type A is backward compatible with USB1.1 & USB2.0 USB3 Plug Type B plug differs in build. It will accept the older USB. ie: USB1.1 & USB2.0 peripheral device will plug into a USB Type B receptacle but not vice-versa as the new USB3 Type B Plug is taller. Micro-USB3 is an extended (wider) version of the Micro-USB Plug.