USB Battleship hub not working on 2010 MBP 13"

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ohla313, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. ohla313 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 24, 2010
    I just got the USB Battleship that was featured in this Gizmodo article:

    I plugged my printer, card reader, external hard drive, my backup hard drive into it and the drives made clicking sounds and didn't appear on my desktop. So I unplugged them and tried the ports on my MBP. It worked so the USB battleship wasn't functioning. What could be the problem? Not enough power? Any way to fix this?

  2. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    If your hard drives are portable, then you will not be able to plug them into a usb hub unless it is a powered hub.
  3. Reelknead1 macrumors 6502

    Sep 21, 2009
    Your hard drive is clicking because it doesn't have enough power to function through the hub. It is splitting 1 usb into 5, the power isn't going to be there.
  4. ohla313 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Apr 24, 2010
    Both hard drives are portable externals. So is there any way to make them work through the hub? I did try putting just one in and it still wouldn't work.

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