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Flujo CH-62 Signature Pro 7-in-1 Multi-function Adapter review: Great but flawed

Flujo CH-62 Signature Pro 7-in-1 Multi-function Adapter review: Great but flawed

Flujo CH-62 Signature Pro

One hub to rule them all — that's the Flujo CH-62 Signature Pro 7-in-1 Multi-function Adapter for you. As its mouthful of a name suggests, the Flujo Signature Pro comes with a whole bunch of ports. These include two 3.1 USB-A, one USB 2.0, HDMI 2.0 (at 4K 60Hz), a SD card and a micro-SD card reader. There's a slot for you to put in a M.2 SSD, such as the Samsung 980 NVMe SSD, too.

Quick specs

  • 2x 3.1 Gen 2 USB-A, USB 2.0, HDMI, SD card reader, micro-SD Card reader, M.2 NVM SSD slot
  • Made of aluminum
  • 118g

With so many ports, the Flujo Signature Pro supports up to 10Gbps transfer rates on some of them. I transfered a 5.25GB file directly to the onboard NVMe SSD, in around 6 to 7 seconds. This was done with a 10Gbps USB-C cable and the bundled cable. That works out to be 850MB/s to 875MB/s, close to the specified speed. The dock's two USB 3.1 ports are also rated at 10Gbps, but I don't have anything that can actually make full use of that speed.

Flujo CH-62 Signature Pro
Credit: Aloysius Low/Can Buy or Not

The Orico casing with the Samsung 870 EVO caps out at SATA 3.0 speeds, which is about 600MB/s. But the speeds I got were around 375MB/s. You can have both the external storage device and the internal M.2 drive turned on at the same time, and even transfer files between them. This can be finicky — if you plug in external power at the same time, the Flujo dock can get quite hot. When it heats up, it starts behaving weirdly, like not showing the internal drive when you plug the dock in. You also may not be able to transfer files between drives.

Flujo CH-62 Signature Pro
Credit: Aloysius Low/Can Buy or Not

So if you plan to have more than one storage device attached, don't use the USB-C power passthrough port. Also, the internal M.2 NVMe SSD can sometimes be capped to the same speeds as the external storage. This happens even when using a 10Gbps USB-C cable. I had to open up the case, reseat the SSD, before it worked normally again. Lastly, the USB-C ports support power delivery of up to 100W. I've also verified that the HDMI port can do 4K 60Hz output.

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The Flujo CH-62 Signature Pro 7-in-1 Multi-function Adapter is a great idea, and works fine most of the time. However, I encountered some weird hardware bugs. Remember, if you need to attach more than one external storage, be sure to make sure you're also not charging through the dock. You can get it from Lazada or Shopee at around S$126 (on discount) or S$269 (usual retail price) depending on your e-commerce platform.


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Verdict



CAN BUY...BUT

Great for port expansion but watch out for overheating.

Available at Lazada
Get it at Shopee

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