USB Hub?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by teerexx52, Feb 4, 2008.

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    teerexx52

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    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
     
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    gr8tfly

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    A powered hub should work.
     
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    teerexx52

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    Yes, I figured it would. Was wondering if it had to be powered?
     
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    gr8tfly

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    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.
     
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    robrose20

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    When you tried to hook up the two devices was your computer plugged in or running off the battery?
     
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    teerexx52

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

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