Belkin USB 2.0 Hub Painstakingly SLow

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  1. itsallinurhead macrumors 6502

    itsallinurhead

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    Any ideas why my brand new 7-port usb 2.0 hub would be so slow? It this thing nearly 7 minutes to transfer 100MB. Now it is adding song to my iphone at the rate of about one song per ever 45 seconds. Any ideas?
     
  2. errol macrumors 6502

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    This may sound like a stupid question, but are you plugging the HUB into a power outlet? For that kind of hub, you want to be powering it.
     
  3. wildbill macrumors newbie

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    I had a similar experience this past weekend. I have a white Intel based iMac with three USB ports on the back. I have a simple 4 port USB hub that is plugged into one of the ports. I bought one of the WD portable hard drives over the weekend that doesn't need its own power source (it just takes it from the computer). Well I was transferring files to it as it was plugged into the hub, and it was going at like 1MB every 3-4 seconds. I at first thought it was the hard drive, and I was going to return it, until I tried plugging it directly into one of the USB ports on the mac. It started flying then.

    The only thing is that I have a 8GB Touch, and it is plugged into the hub, and it seems to be transferring at a decent speed. Just for kicks I would try plugging it into your computer directly just to see if it makes a difference...I know it defeats the purpose of the hub, but it might be worth trying.
     
  4. itsallinurhead thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It works fine without the hub, and the hub is plugged into the wall. The problem is, I need all the ports the hub allows me to use. Any idea? I noticed that in system profiler whatever I plug into the hub does not show up under "USB High-Speed Bus," but rather simply just "Usb-Bus."
     
  5. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    What computer are you using this on, and which port did you plug the hub into?

    Also, what other devices are connected to the hub?
     
  6. Jestered macrumors 6502

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    most hubs will only be as fast as the slowest device connected to it.

    If you have a USB 2 hub and you have a USB 1 device connected to it, it will slow all devices on the hub down to USB 1 speeds.

    There are some hubs that do not have this slow down depending on the devices that are connected to it, but a lot do.

    Remove all devices from the hub and try just a USB 2 device. If you have USB 2 speeds, try connecting your other devices one at a time and test.

    You may have a hub that is only as fast as the slowest device connected. If so, you will need to either get a better hub, or have two hubs, one for slow devices and one for faster devices.
     
  7. itsallinurhead thread starter macrumors 6502

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    This is on a MBP.

    Connected to the hub are an iphone, the receiver for my mouse, and a Canon MP500 printer.
     
  8. itsallinurhead thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I removed all the devices except the iphone and had the same problem. However, when I plug the iphone directly into the computer I get full speeds. Any ideas?
     
  9. DarkFlash macrumors newbie

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    I'm glad this came up, as I want to get a USB hub for my iMac, but wasn't sure what to get. Anyone have any suggestions?

    Sorry if it seems I'm hijacking the thread. It's not my intention, but seemed like a good idea to jump into this one versus starting a new one.
     
  10. itsallinurhead thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'd love some suggestions as well. This hub was $50 and currently it really does me no good. 12mb/sec is painstakingly slow.
     
  11. sonical macrumors newbie

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    same problems with USB 2.0 hub running as USB 1.1

    Hi, I'm experiencing the same problems. USB 2.0 powered hub plugged into my powerbook g4 15" *always* shows a data throughput of 12mbps even when nothing is plugged into the hub!

    Does anyone have info on why this is and how to solve the problem?
     

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