USB Hub - Are they all the same?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by zw-gator, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. zw-gator macrumors 6502a


    Oct 23, 2005
    I'm going to be buying a USB hub for my laptop (MBP).

    I'm looking around and there are a number of cheap ones for $5-$10 and there are also ones that go for $30+

    The devices I'm using are:

    WD My Book (has its own PS)
    WD Passport
    Bunch of usb thumb drives (1-4GB)
    MP3 player usb recharger/connector (for my Sandisk Sansa)

    I don't have any of these plugged in full time, nor do I use any at the same time. Would a USB hub be able to handle a WD passport drive? Should I just go with a cheap monoprice jobby?
  2. mahen macrumors member

    Jan 19, 2009
    Alpharetta, GA
    I am sure an USB hub should be able to handle WD passports. For $10 to $15 you will get a very good USB hub and I would avoid the ones selling in the $5 range since I had some bad experience in the past due to the quality of those devices. Amazon sells "Belkin USB 2.0 4-Port Ultra Mini Hub F5U407" sells for $10.37 and has good ratings.

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