USB hub connected to an External HD, will it work?

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  1. slipper macrumors 68000

    slipper

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    My WD My Book 3.0 only has one USB 3.0 Micro port. I need two ports. Will a USB hub work with an external hard drive? I already have a USB 2.0 hub, but i need to purchase a USB female to USB 3.0 micro adapter. I wanted to make sure it will work before buying it.

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  2. reebzor macrumors 6502a

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    Yes you can plug a USB external harddrive into a USB hub.

    I have a feeling you were trying to ask something different...
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    I don't think you can connect the HD to two computer with USB at the same time.
     
  4. slipper thread starter macrumors 68000

    slipper

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    I would like to connect my external to my WD TV and my computer. They will not be accessing the external at the same time.
     
  5. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    If it's a hub, then it should work just fine.
     
  6. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030

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    It's a USB3.0 hard drive, and you want to connect it via USB2.0 hub?

    USB3.0 is MUCH faster then USB2.0; at best case, it will operate much slower (USB2.0) speeds. But more then likely you purchased for the speed; so why limit yourself by a USB2.0 HUB?

    The hard drive came with a USB3.0 Adaptor to allow you to take advantage of the drive. Use that for the drive; hook up everything else via your old USB ports.
     
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