USB & Firewire Powered Hub

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by irishjd, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. irishjd macrumors newbie


    Dec 18, 2009
    Can anyone recommend a USB & Firewire powered hub that is in the same format as the Mac Mini? I know that Belkin has the Belkin USB 2.0 and FireWire 6-Port Hub for Mac mini, but it is bus powered. I would really like one that is self powered.

  2. slapguts macrumors 6502a


    Jan 10, 2008
    Strange, the USB only version comes with an adapter, but the firewire version doesn't. Wonder why not.* I was thinking of picking one of these up.

    There are quite a few hard drive/hub combos on the market, might be worth it for the extr drive space.

    *Found the answer to my own question on another forum. "The USB 2.0 only model has a power supply connection, the Firewire/USB hub does not, is not needed because it is pulling power from Firewire (which supplies more power than USB). Firewire can provide up to 45 Watts at up to 40 Volts, the mini's port is 12volts and up to 8 watts. USB on the other hand supplies 5 volts and a max of 0.5 amps or 2.5 watts." So it seems as long as the firewire is connected, it will be powered.

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