USB 3 HUB for late 2012 iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by martosprint, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. martosprint macrumors 6502

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    I have the new iMac which has USB 3. I am considering getting a USB 3 hub. Should I get a powered hub or not, and is it really necessary to get the powered hub? Would there be much of a difference if it's powered or not? It would just be used for backup and syncing an iPad with iTunes etc. I have wireless printers, so I wouldn't be using a hub for that.
    Would the difference just be speed using a powered hub? The fewer wires and bricks the better for me. I've got enough wires dangling around. :)
    thanks for a reply.....
     
  2. Tulani macrumors 6502a

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    You are always almost guaranteed optimal performance with the externally powered hub
     
  3. omeletpants macrumors regular

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    Tigerdirect has plenty of them in the $10-20 range. Get powered if you ever want to use those ports for charging or transfering/syncing from iTunes
     
  4. martosprint thread starter macrumors 6502

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  5. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    Get the belkin hub on amazon
    You gotta be careful buying usb 3.0 hubs for the mac , I had to return 2
    One made my computer shutdown during sleep. & the other would disconnect my mouse & keyboard

    Read the reviews
     

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