Which USB 3.0 Hub? [MERGED]

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  1. Outrigger macrumors 68000

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    Have this one, after returning the 4 port one from Anker. Thinks it matches the macs the best.
     

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  2. jetjaguar macrumors 68030

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    looks nice:) That was one of the ones I was considering
     
  3. Outrigger macrumors 68000

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    Its very aesthetically pleasing, but know that it cannot charge an ipad.
     
  4. jetjaguar macrumors 68030

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    can it do an iPhone?

    can you link me to it? I cant seem to find the product page
     
  5. Outrigger macrumors 68000

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  6. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    That one would be even better if they had the power and host USB cable come out the back instead of the side
     
  7. Nigel123 macrumors newbie

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    So I've been browsing the archives of the internet for USB 3.0 hubs for my iMac, and I really haven't seen a definitive answer (well for my interests anyway).

    I have many hard drives I'm wanting to connect to the hub - mainly just 500GB, 1TB, or 2TB drives. All bus powered when connected directly to the iMac.

    What, in you honest opinion, is the best hub for me?

    I've seen the Anker 10 port but that seems to be discontinued. I like the look of that too.

    But appearance isn't a deciding factor - i'll most likely be hidden :)
     
  8. ColdCase macrumors 68030

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    Many here have had good luck with the plugable brand, they offer a 7 port. I've used three HDs connected to a Belkin 4 port sold at Mac Stores (and others) for several months without issue until it crapped out.

    It seems like there are some hard drives that just don't like hubs regardless.
     
  9. Nigel123 macrumors newbie

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    that brand I never saw before. I like the 9+ feet of AC cord :) makes my work less hassling!
     
  10. Sam Spade macrumors regular

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    Anyone located a 3.0 hub that consistently performs as expected?
     
  11. AppleDApp macrumors 68020

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    Lifehacker did a high five post for the best USB Hubs.
     
  12. viggen61 macrumors 6502

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    I've been running the Belkin almost a year now, and not a trouble to be had. It permanently occupies the right USB port on my rMBP, and has a USB 3 CF reader, a USB 3 HDD, and several USB 2 devices connected via a USB 2 hub. Everything works as it should.

    My only complaint is I wish it could handle either charging my iPad, or powering the Apple USB optical drive. I end up swapping those in & out of the left port...

    :apple::apple:
     
  13. tangfj macrumors member

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    I got this one made by Anker from Amazon... It doesn't appear to be available anymore on Amazon's website so not sure who you'd be able to get it from anymore.

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    It was sold as "[Apple Style Aluminum 10 Port Hub] Anker® Uspeed USB 3.0 10 Port Hub with 12V 4A Power Adapter and 1M USB 3.0 Cable, Compatible with Windows XP / Vis"... So far it's worked great for me and matches really nicely with Apple products.
     
  14. djsound macrumors 6502a

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    I also have the belkin one it works good....Had to return some other garbage one before that........but it only has 4 ports....now I am looking for more like 12......anyone know of something with 12??
     
  15. ColdCase macrumors 68030

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    Don't know of any off hand.

    Currently USB 3.0 chips come with four ports, to make a 7 port hub they glue two chips onto a board and daisy change one port of the first chip to the host port of the other. For some time you will see reports that drives work best on three of the seven ports, the reason is nuances of daisy chaining. I think I've seen some 10 ports where the glue three chips on a board, connect the host to the first chip and the other two chip's host ports to the first chip. You get a total of 10. Adding another chip would give you 13 user ports. I don't think you will see these until someone makes an 8 port or so chip...
     
  16. badlydrawnboy macrumors 65816

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  17. a.coward macrumors regular

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    I saw this 13 port hub on newegg.com:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817364039

    No reviews yet, and there is no indication as to what the power rating of
    the hub is (which, in my opinion, may be important given the large number
    of ports). It's also quite expensive.
     
  18. Ritte macrumors regular

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    If you have a dell monitor with usb 3, use it. It works very well for me with u2713hm (4 usb 3.0 ports).
     
  19. ColdCase macrumors 68030

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    Do you have any hard drives attached? Reliable hard drive connections and sleep issues is what we see with MACs.
     
  20. Ritte macrumors regular

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    1TB WD my passport 3.0, never disconnects. What kind of sleep issues? Computer not going to sleep or waking issues? I have none.
     
  21. seamer macrumors 6502

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    I used this and had to return it. Wasn't 100% compatible with my setup (late 2012 imac, 16gb ram). Lots of lag when using mouse; often had to restart the mouse to make it work again. Typically only minutes apart. :)
     
  22. zipur macrumors 6502a

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    Any update? i see no reason to get a 3.0 hub that can't charge my iPad, whats the use? So does anyone have a hub which can charge an IPad and is 3.0?
     

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