Usb hubs

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by tony3d, May 17, 2015.

  1. tony3d, May 17, 2015
    Last edited: May 17, 2015

    tony3d macrumors 6502

    Apr 6, 2006
    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.
  2. tony3d thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 6, 2006
  3. alexanderyuen macrumors newbie

    May 17, 2015
    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

    Nov 17, 2003
    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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