External HD via HUB?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by sytrusze, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. sytrusze macrumors member

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    Dear members,

    i was thinking about buying a usb HUB and connect my external HD and other usb devices to the usb HUB and connect the HUB to my iMac.

    Will this cause any latency, what are the pros and cons? I'm using the external HD mostly with apps like Logic Studio, Pro Tools etc.

    Thanks
     
  2. Jolly Giant macrumors 6502a

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    it will work well, however, i would recommend a powered USB hub.
     
  3. sytrusze thread starter macrumors member

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    I really try to stay away from AC adapters as much as possible, will this really be a big issue?
     
  4. Jolly Giant macrumors 6502a

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  5. itickings macrumors 6502a

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    If neither the hub nor the drives (or other devices) have AC adapters, I can't imagine it will work. Anyways, most powered hubs have removable AC adapters if you feel like testing...
     
  6. sytrusze thread starter macrumors member

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    Cool thanks, that one will fit in great with my iMac :)
     

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