Belkin Hub for Alum Macbook

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  1. curbyourdesign macrumors newbie

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    Check this out.

    Belkin makes a USB/Firewire hub for the Mac Mini, i believe this could work for the new Macbook's without firewire. check the links for information.

    Grainy images that i found of the different ports
    http://belkinhub.blogspot.com/

    Belkin store front
    http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=199941

    not sure, but it looks like it might interface with both mini usb and firewire, i don't have the means to test this. If anyone has suggestions (which i know someone will) please chime in. Thanks
     
  2. curbyourdesign thread starter macrumors newbie

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    why won't it, i want to understand why it won't work.
     
  3. hogfaninga macrumors 65816

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    It is an internal problem (Apple left out) and a simple external hub can't fix that.
     
  4. mcdj macrumors 604

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    The Firewire part of it requires a Firewire source. It does not convert USB to Firewire. It merely lets 2 devices access your one port, if you have it.
     
  5. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    If you want the firewire on the hub to work, it has to be plugged into the computer using firewire.

    I have an external hard drive that has both USB and Firewire hubs built in, and if I want to use them both, the drive has to be connected to the computer with both firewire and USB.
     
  6. number9 macrumors 6502

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    It won't work because you would need a firewire port on the computer to run the firewire hub off of, in addition to a USB port to run the USB hub off of. You could get it, but then you'd just have an expensive USB hub.
     
  7. curbyourdesign thread starter macrumors newbie

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