Best way to connect HDDs to MBP

nelly22

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Sep 29, 2009
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Is there any mention-able speed difference connecting external USB 3 HDD directly to MBPR vs using USB hub?

Can 2-10 years old 2-5 TB USB 3 HDDs used with USB hubs? Some drive makers tell not to use USB hubs at all.
 

Fishrrman

macrumors Core
Feb 20, 2009
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Use a POWERED USB hub.
Will save you a lot of trouble (sometimes the Mac can't supply enough USB bus power for more than one drive).
 
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