Wanted - USB 2 Hub that works with 2 Hard Disks on MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by RealEvil, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. RealEvil macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    I have a SR MBP. I need to connect several devices to my laptop - commonly a USB 3G Modem, iPod/iPhone (on and off) and 2 portable (bus powered) hard disks. I have tried 2 different USB 2 Hubs, neither of which work with more than 1 'high drain' device connected.

    I have tried: http://www.trust.com/products/product_detail.aspx?item=14251 (with and without a 5V PSU connected)
    and
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kensington-...1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1214124290&sr=8-1 (without a PSU only).

    Can anyone recommend a hub which will work (the smaller the better)? I accept it will probably need a power supply connected. 4 port is fine.

    Thanks so much,

    Neil
     
  2. m85476585 macrumors 65816

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    Feb 26, 2008
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    No hub will be able to power all that stuff without a power supply connected. A powered hub *should* work as long as the power supply can provide enough current (2A for a 4 port hub).

    Look for a hub from reputable manufacturer that comes with a power supply.
     

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