NAS + usb usb ethernet issue?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by bubulol, May 23, 2015.

  1. bubulol macrumors 6502a

    Mar 7, 2013
    Does anyone meet issue with usb hub 3.0 ethernet?
    I currently using this kind of usb hub which has ethernet port

    I lost connection randomly, when i am trying to copy huge files (more than 1 TB) from Macbook to NAS, it automatically failed and connection eventually dropped

    My guess its bus powered usb hub that doesnt seem to have enough power to drive usb and ethernet port all together?
    I am looking for an alternative, i need severals usb ports, actually 2/3 usb ports more would be enough for my use
    I would initially plan to buy official Apple thunderbolt to Ethernet
    The main issue: i am using external screen monitor through thunderbolt port
    Thunderbolt dock? too expensive
    Kanex simpledock? sightly less expensive
    self powered usb hub + separated ethernet usb adapter?
  2. ColdCase macrumors 68030

    Feb 10, 2008
    You will always have an issue or two trying the USB bandaid approach for any kind of performance application. How much is your time worth? A TB dock is the best way to solve your issues. You won't find anything else thats as robust.
  3. bubulol thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 7, 2013
    Which TB dock?
    Does anyone know if it exist only TB dock with hdmi/ethernet, i dont need anything else

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