PDA

View Full Version : USB Hub?




teerexx52
Feb 4, 2008, 03:40 PM
I want to use my portable external Hard drive (Western Digital 250 GB) and sync my iphone. I tried a 4 port kensington but got not enough power to run the two devices. Any suggestions what would work? Hope you can run 2 items. Thanks



gr8tfly
Feb 4, 2008, 03:46 PM
A powered hub should work.

teerexx52
Feb 4, 2008, 03:47 PM
A powered hub should work.

Yes, I figured it would. Was wondering if it had to be powered?

gr8tfly
Feb 4, 2008, 04:08 PM
Yes, I figured it would. Was wondering if it had to be powered?

If it wasn't, you would only be distributing power from the single MBA port - which, as you found, isn't enough for both devices.

robrose20
Feb 4, 2008, 05:19 PM
I want to use my portable external Hard drive (Western Digital 250 GB) and sync my iphone. I tried a 4 port kensington but got not enough power to run the two devices. Any suggestions what would work? Hope you can run 2 items. Thanks

When you tried to hook up the two devices was your computer plugged in or running off the battery?

teerexx52
Feb 4, 2008, 05:32 PM
When you tried to hook up the two devices was your computer plugged in or running off the battery?

It was plugged in. I thought maybe it would work as I understood this usb port on the air to be higher powered.