Usb hubs

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  1. tony3d, May 17, 2015
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    tony3d macrumors 6502

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    Will a USB 3.0 hub work ok when plugged into a USB 2.0 computer? I have a mid 2012 Mac Pro desktop running the latest OS. Need at least 7 ports. Currently have a Belkin 2.0 seven port hub, but every so often it seems to drop out, and I have to reconnect the A/C adapter to bring everything back online. Seems like when my computer goes to sleep it no longer powers my devices after waking up, till I disconnect, and reconnect the A/C adapter. Weird.
     
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  3. alexanderyuen macrumors newbie

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    I used an Inateck 4 Ports PCI-E to USB 3.0 Expansion Card on my MacPro 4,1 seemed ok before the machine won't boot up.
     
  4. CalfCanuck macrumors 6502a

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    The USB 3.0 standard calls for backwards compatibility so in theory, yes, any 3.0 hub will work.

    That said, when I bought my late 2013 MBP I bought a generic Anker USB 3.0 hub from Amazon and it did NOT work - the issue was that it had issues with Mac OS, so 2.0 vs 3.0 was not the problem, but ALL Macs in general.

    I sent it back and ordered an Anker 3.0 hub (no longer available) specifically for the Mac, and have no problems since.
     

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