Best way to connect HDDs to MBP

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by nelly22, Jun 3, 2018.

  1. nelly22 macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  2. chscag macrumors 68030

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    Shouldn't be any speed difference but USB 3 hubs can be problematic unless they're of the powered type.
     
  3. nelly22 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. mariohoeferfotografie macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for help
     
  5. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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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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