what the BEST high power high bandwith multi-port usb 2.0 hub???

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by gopher2, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. gopher2 macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2008
    I have
    2x Hard disks ( 1 time machine, 1 extra storage )
    1x dvd-burner
    1x EyeTV hybrid HDT tuner
    2x Serial Adapter ( connected to tty ports on servers )
    1x keyboard, and
    1x mouse always attached


    1x Digital Camera
    1x Video Camera
    1x Phone, some times attached to my macbook.
    the unpowerd hubs i got are not cutting it.

    Can anyone suggest a high bandwidth USB hub, that provides full power to each port and maybe has multiple upstream ports???? Of course there is no BEST answer but i am open to ideas. I would like something perhaps with a metal case / commercial - industrial -- perhaps even rack mount design...
  2. vga4life macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2004
    Answer to your prayers, but it's not cheap: http://usb.brando.com.hk/prod_detail.php?prod_id=00560

    You really should switch the hard drives and dvd burner to Firewire (or better FW800) if possible. You'll be happier with the performance boost you'll get with that than with any USB hub.
  3. gopher2 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2008
    i do have a 320gb hard disk plugged into the only firewire port... But i never though about getting a Firewire hub... didnt even knew they existed... What would be the advantages of running all the HD's and DVD's on a firewire hub compared to USB???
  4. himansk macrumors regular

    Oct 16, 2006
    firewire has much more bandwidth/throughput, will work very well for HD and anything that needs lots of bandwidth for a sustained period of time.

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