USB HUB that will power external HD's

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by DRPTHPHN, May 6, 2011.

  1. DRPTHPHN macrumors member

    Mar 4, 2011

    I DJ live and I am looking for a hub that means I can plug 2 ext Hard drives in and a midi controller any reccomendations?
  2. njaremka macrumors 6502

    May 11, 2010
  3. discounteggroll macrumors 6502


    Aug 6, 2006
    Greenwich, CT
    any non-bus powered hub (read: that plugs into USB and wall) will serve you well. Go with a name brand one (I prefer D-Link) over less reliable brands such as belkin and targus.
  4. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    If you have a HD that can be bus powered then all you need is any powered USB 2.0 hub. i.e., a/c adapter plugs into the wall. You must have a powered hub though. A non-powered hub will not have enough juice for two hard drives.
  5. hajime macrumors 603

    Jul 23, 2007
    I don't know about external HD but based on experience and discussion with the Genius, only the usb port nearest the MagSafe can recharge the iPod Touch. So, if you connect the hub via this port, you might have a higher chance? Not sure.

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