USB hub for macbook pro

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Sossity, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. Sossity macrumors 6502a

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    I am finding I may need a USB hub to expand the only 2 usb ports on my laptop, can anyone recommend good ones that are not too expensive & portable? I will be plugging in external hard drives, thumb drives, maybe a printer & scanner.

    Also I read somewhere that one of the usb ports on the macbook pro has a little more power? is this true? & which one? which one would be best to plug a USB hub into?
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    You may want one with external power. I use this. With the external hard drive, I'd take the extra power.
     
  3. JulesNYC macrumors regular

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    I've been using this Belkin 7-port USB Hub for a while now and I like it. I use it for an iMac though, but it's small and light enough for easy portability, I'd think.

    Also, it can run with or without external power -- big plus when you don't want to haul around another power adapter.
     

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