Looking for USB HUB

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by GALAGA, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. GALAGA macrumors member

    GALAGA

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    Hello,
    I am looking for a USB HUB, I have looked around all the stores online, but I`m not sure what works for our mac mini. So far I have used up all my usb ports for external hd,keyboard,mouse and webcam. And I would like a couple more for mp3 player, flash drive etc. I`ve seen some with and without power adapter. Does not have to be 3.0.... Will you guys please post some pics of what you guys are using or give me a link when you have time pls. :eek:

    Thanks again in advance
     
  2. cmeisenzahl macrumors 6502

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    Pretty much any USB 2 or 3 hub should work, the latter more expensive. I've used both powered and unpowered without a touch of trouble. Even used some of the sketchy $3 ones and they were fine. ;-)
     
  3. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    D-Link USB 3 here, it's a powered four port hub and never misses a beat...I don't like messing around with USB plugs behind my iMac...can lead to scratches ( yep I'm OCD ) I also have a new rMBP, so may well grab another one. I always buy powered hubs...I don't like drawing too much power from my Mac's.:
     

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  4. Micky Do macrumors 68000

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    There are a heap of them out there, and I would have thought one would be much the same as another.

    My early 2009 Mini has five USB ports, of which I have four in use, and there are a couple more on my wired keyboard, which are handy for connecting cameras, thumb-drives etc.

    My first Mini had only two USB ports, so needed a hub for that. I got a powered D-Link model, so there were no issues with charging camera batteries and the like. It worked fine, and I would bring it back into service if required.
     
  5. drsox macrumors 65816

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    The thing you might be worried about (or not) is power supply whine. I had a Belkin that whistled so I sold it. Now I have a D-Link - silent. I also have a bunch of Netgear switches, some of the wall warts whistle, some are silent, so you pays your money and takes your chances.
     
  6. GALAGA thread starter macrumors member

    GALAGA

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    thank you all

    this is great information, seems like d-link is very popular and reliable. I`ve seen some GEARHEAD products out there which looks great, not familiar with that brand, but I really need it for functionality aside from looks. Thank you for the help guys!
     

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