Will USB hub work on MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Ripcrod, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Ripcrod macrumors regular

    Oct 3, 2013
    Hi all,
    Happy new year to all

    I moved from Windows to MBP this new year

    I am using my wife's MBP which is a Late 2011 edition

    It only has 2 USB ports. My question is if I buy a usb hub do you think this would work on MBP?

    What you guys thinks is the best option for having additional usb ports ?

    Thanks a lot in advance
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Any USB hub will work provided the hub itself is not defective.
  3. Donfor39 macrumors 65816


    Jul 26, 2012
    Lanarkshire Scotland

    Which devices do you plan to use the extra usb ports for?

    I've had varied results with a nonpowered and powered usb hubs

    The non powered is not used ate all since purchase

    The latest powered hub does not work well enough to 'power' my western digital extenal hdd and epson printer via airport extreme -each devices are working fine when connectred direct to the airport extreme
  4. Ripcrod thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 3, 2013
    Thanks for your feedback

    Mostly I am trying to connect the iPhone 5s or external hard disks..sometimes charge kindle too
  5. GenesisST macrumors 68000


    Jan 23, 2006
    Where I live
    I think that a MBP built-in usb port can send more amps to the iPad to charge it faster.

    Just keep in mind that an iPad might charge very slowly on a usb hub.
  6. Ripcrod thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 3, 2013

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