Need Recommendations on Thunderbolt HUB + External HD [Buying Soon]

Discussion in 'iMac' started by CoryARamirez, Jan 10, 2015.

  1. CoryARamirez macrumors newbie

    Jan 3, 2015
    Hi all,

    I'm relatively new to iMacs as I just got my 5k, but I'm in the market for a Thunderbolt HUB that'll support many USB devices as well as charge them. I also need a compatible external HD.

    Does anyone have any recommendations? I'm aware USB hubs are the cheaper option but I would prefer to make use of my Thunderbolt connection, thus I would like a USB hub that is comparable with that cable, same with the HD as well.

    I'd greatly any store links or advice on which products you'd recommend! Looking to purchase soon. :)

    Thank you!


  2. WilliamG macrumors G3

    Mar 29, 2008
  3. CoryARamirez, Jan 10, 2015
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2015

    CoryARamirez thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 3, 2015
    Hmm wow yeah that one coming out looks pretty clean. Are there any other options other than the Belkin one? There don't seem to be many.

    What I'm wanting to do is have a TB cable go to a hub/dock (or w/e they are called) which will have a good amount of USB hubs that I will be able to plug an external HD into, charge my iPad + iPhone, and make use of whatever USB connections I need to.

    Is this possible?
  4. onefish2 macrumors member


    Oct 10, 2006
    Nanuet, NY
  5. CoryARamirez thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 3, 2015
    I think that may be a little overkill for my usage though. Perhaps I should just consider a USB 3.0 HUB? What are the most popular ones for those?

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