Hub usb 3.0

Discussion in 'iMac' started by bhadrakalpa, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2013
    #1
    Any suggestion for a good Hub USB 3.0 ?
     
  2. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2012
    Location:
    USA
    #2
    I bought this one and it works great.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B006TT91TW/ref=mp_s_a_1?qid=1359676981&sr=8-3&pi=SL75
     
  3. macrumors 65816

    TouchMint.com

    Joined:
    May 25, 2012
    Location:
    Phoenix
    #3
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2006
    #4
    I have heard the same thing, which is a problem, as I have several large HDDs that are using up my USB slots. I would like to connect them all via a single hub, and put them on a shelf. Any feedback would be great.
     
  5. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2010
    #5
  6. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2012
    Location:
    USA
    #6
    On my 7 port hub I have:

    - FitBit charger
    - 30-pin dock cable
    - Lightning cable
    - Printer
    - Blu-ray drive (takes 2 ports for the extra power)
    - Multi-card reader

    That's it, all 7 ports used on the hub using just one on the iMac. Then on the iMac I have the wired keyboard and a USB 3.0 drive connected. That leaves me with one free USB port on the iMac for things that I rarely use like the cable to sync my Harmony remote, or the monthly clone of my HD that I connect and disconnect after it clones the disk, etc.
     
  7. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2004
    #7
    Hey, I have an LG BlyRay Burner that takes 2 USB ports, is that the same drive you have? Does it work on the HUB? I tried to connect it to my 30" ACD (which is a 2nd monitor to my 27" iMac) and it freakes out saying there wasn't enough power to run it. I want a HUB badly as I am short on ports, but I fear that half my stuff won't work anyway. I also have a Wacom Tablet that needs juice. Thanks!
     
  8. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2012
    Location:
    USA
    #8
    I think my drive is made by Toshiba. It's one of those generic ones on eBay, I think I paid $29 or $39 for it a while ago. Uses 2 USB ports and works fine on the hub (which is powered and provides plenty of juice to it). I've used it for ripping many movies via the hub, works great.
     

Share This Page