Airport Extreme USB hub?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Nitro1, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. Nitro1 macrumors 6502

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    Do i need a powered USB hub if i want to hook a USB hub to the back of my extreme and run two external hard drives and a printer off of it?

    When i plug the two externals in at the same time they dont fully load. If i plug in one then the other they freeze again. So is it the Hub needing to be powered or the extreme not being able to handle the amount of data flowing?

    Thanks
     
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Yes, you will need a powered hub. The single USB port can only support 1 hard drive (same as ports on other devices).

    I'm have the same setup on my AEBS - two bus powered drives (WD and a generic).
     
  3. Nitro1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well crap. SPent all this time looking for a USB hub found one i liked now this. Oh well. Thank you very much for the quick help.
     
  4. HippyFreak macrumors newbie

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    I have a NewerTech ministack from OWC. Solves both problems. It's an external hard drive and USB hub that matches the footprint of the AE. Works great.
     

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