Problem with usb hub on iMac 24"

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by wildkiddo, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. wildkiddo, Aug 20, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2013

    wildkiddo macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2013
    Hi guys,

    I have a 24" IMAC (mid 2010) model. Problem is that I tried to connect a USB device like Printer, External HDD or DVD Writer to my mac through a USB hub it just didn't work.

    But when I connect the devices directly to my MAC, problem solved. Now I'm wondering if my Belkin 6 port travel usb hub is not compatible.

    Possibly stupid question here but could someone please shed the light?
  2. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2011
    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    100% agree with @turboholic - get a powered hub. Passive hubs will work OK for some items like mice & keyboards but they just don't cut it for many devices - particularly bus-powered hard drives, bus-powered DVD drives, thumb drives, syncing iPhones, etc. No sense using a passive hub on an iMac where you have plenty of places to hide the power lead.

    Personally I've had great luck with Plugable.


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