USB 2.0 hub question

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by p0intblank, Feb 28, 2006.

  1. p0intblank macrumors 68030

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    I won a D-Link USB 2.0 hub on eBay and it should be arriving tomorrow. I was wondering... is it okay to use a USB 2.0 external hard drive on the USB 2.0 hub? Would speed stay the same as if it was hooked up directly to my PowerBook? Thanks!
     
  2. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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    The speed will be shared between all devices on the hub. But if the hard drive is the only high-speed device, performance shouldn't be affected in any noticeable way.
     
  3. p0intblank thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks for the quick reply. The devices hooked up to the hub should be the hard drive I mentioned, my 5G iPod 60 GB and an Apple Pro Mouse.
     
  4. YS2003 macrumors 68020

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    I usually use external drive via USB hub (if it is USB drive). I would like to get the wear and tear at the hub instead of USB ports on Macs, as I need to plug and unplug with those external drives.
     

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