Has anyone had any luck with USB hubs?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Suno, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. Suno macrumors 6502

    Suno

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    2012 15" cMBP here. I'm not looking to power 4 or 5 different things, but my current rocketfish USB hub can't even power a single external HDD. Any recommendations for a USB hub?
     
  2. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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  3. Suno thread starter macrumors 6502

    Suno

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    Thanks chap!

    Does that work even without the external power? And if so, what's the difference? I didn't understand the description haha...
     
  4. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    It depends what u intend to hook up to it. A 2.5"HD u *may* get away wo using external power but if ur having probs, most likely ext power is needed. There is no magic. laptop USB port can put out 1 amp the most.
     
  5. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    Basically any of them that have an AC adapter would do the trick. Some may be able to power a single 2.5 drive, but most won't any none will power more than one.
     

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