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What does the forum like for powered USB hubs?
Posted by: DP
Date: January 02, 2016 03:04PM
If you're still using them! But my hub is beginning to give up the ghost so I'm starting to look for new one.





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Re: What does the forum like for powered USB hubs?
Posted by: Black
Date: January 02, 2016 03:06PM
Any Anker or Plugable (just a big shell game of whoever's name happens to be on a product.)
This one's been a solid performer for me for a few years:
[www.amazon.com]




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Re: What does the forum like for powered USB hubs?
Posted by: Black
Date: January 02, 2016 03:07PM
Er... why is "dp" in the URL? Is Amazon really that smart?




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Re: What does the forum like for powered USB hubs?
Posted by: DP
Date: January 02, 2016 03:14PM
Probably a tip of the hat because I've spent enough money with them!





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Re: What does the forum like for powered USB hubs?
Posted by: space-time
Date: January 02, 2016 03:42PM
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Black
Er... why is "dp" in the URL? Is Amazon really that smart?

You can remove the part after .com and before dp. dp is part of many Amazon URLs.
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Re: What does the forum like for powered USB hubs?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: January 02, 2016 04:22PM
Any Anker or Plugable (just a big shell game of whoever's name happens to be on a product.)
This one's been a solid performer for me for a few years...


Agreed.

I have that hub and like it a lot. Lots of ports, all with proper orientation (ports on the side, not the top) and a decent power supply.





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Re: What does the forum like for powered USB hubs?
Posted by: jdc
Date: January 02, 2016 04:32PM
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DP
If you're still using them! But my hub is beginning to give up the ghost so I'm starting to look for new one.

You need to use less USB stuff?





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Re: What does the forum like for powered USB hubs?
Posted by: DP
Date: January 02, 2016 06:55PM
dp is part of many Amazon URLs.

What? And I thought I was special...

You need to use less USB stuff?

Isn't everyone on the Cloud or using Thunderbolt these days?





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Re: What does the forum like for powered USB hubs?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: January 02, 2016 07:01PM
The "cloud" presumes you have fast, unlimited and 24/7 access to the interwebs.



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Re: What does the forum like for powered USB hubs?
Posted by: max
Date: January 02, 2016 07:15PM
Same thing but more power per port...
[www.amazon.com]?
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Re: What does the forum like for powered USB hubs?
Posted by: billb
Date: January 02, 2016 07:42PM
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max
Same thing but more power per port...
[www.amazon.com]?

That's just a charger though isn't it ?
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Re: What does the forum like for powered USB hubs?
Posted by: tuqqer
Date: January 02, 2016 08:15PM
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Black
Any Anker or Plugable (just a big shell game of whoever's name happens to be on a product.)
This one's been a solid performer for me for a few years:
[www.amazon.com]

I own this one, too, and love it. I've got it velcroed to the side of my desk for easy access.



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Re: What does the forum like for powered USB hubs?
Posted by: max
Date: January 03, 2016 12:20AM
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billb
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max
Same thing but more power per port...
[www.amazon.com]?

That's just a charger though isn't it ?
Me bad, you are absolutely right, in a hurry I mixed up the two.
Here is the hub with 36W...
[www.amazon.com]
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Re: What does the forum like for powered USB hubs?
Posted by: billb
Date: January 03, 2016 08:16AM
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max
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billb
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max
Same thing but more power per port...
[www.amazon.com]?

That's just a charger though isn't it ?
Me bad, you are absolutely right, in a hurry I mixed up the two.
Here is the hub with 36W...
[www.amazon.com]



The other one looks like a pretty nice travel charger tho'.
When/if juggling single and two port chargers requires a bit of planning/time management.



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Re: What does the forum like for powered USB hubs?
Posted by: max
Date: January 03, 2016 08:20AM
Exactly, the reason I got it, also dual voltage,
it is now part of my go kit....
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Re: What does the forum like for powered USB hubs?
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: January 03, 2016 08:46AM
I have a Plugable USB 3 hub. I haven't used it a ton, but it has worked well when I needed it. Used only with MBP, still have to try it with the card in my Mac Pro.
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Re: What does the forum like for powered USB hubs?
Posted by: Robert M
Date: January 03, 2016 11:02AM
Hi everyone,

Just once I'd like to use a powered USB 3.0 hub that is compatible with every USB 3.0 device. Unfortunately, I think I'll find this product in fantasy land since it doesn't appear to exist. The MPow hub I've recommended multiple times is still one of the best out there but it's definitely having some comaptibility issues with bus-powered drives, both off-the-shelf and franken. Same goes for a model from Plugable.

Here are links to both hubs:

[www.amazon.com]

[www.amazon.com]

I use the hubs with my office's Mac Pro (with an Inateck USB 3.0 card), my Early '13 Macbook Pro Retina 15", and my dad's '12 Macbook Air 13". My dad and the office each have the MPow hub. I have the Plugable. Of the two, the Plugable seems to be the flakiest.

The hub that seems to have the least number of problems is the USB 3.0 hub built into the Dell 27" display I use at home with my Macbook Pro. As a result, I've stopped using the Plugable hub altogether.

The issues tend to be intermittent, so it's very diffciult to narrow down the source of the trouble. But, I can say, I rarely have any issues when using the native USB ports built into the tower or the Macbook Pro. Hard to say about my dad's machine since he rarely needs to use the USB ports built into it.

Robert
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Re: What does the forum like for powered USB hubs?
Posted by: Catzilla
Date: January 03, 2016 05:49PM
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Black
Any Anker or Plugable (just a big shell game of whoever's name happens to be on a product.)
This one's been a solid performer for me for a few years:
[www.amazon.com]

I have had this hub for a little over a year. It just developed a thing where it will drop connection and reconnect to my TM drive. I will wake my Mini to find the right side of the screen filled with the improper disconnect warnings. I did this with two TM drives.
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Re: What does the forum like for powered USB hubs?
Posted by: Robert M
Date: January 03, 2016 06:21PM
Catzilla,

Those have been an issue. I think it's actually less the hub and something in the way Apple has implemented USB 3.0 on Macs. I forget where I saw that but it wouldn't surprise me in the least if it's true.

Robert
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Re: What does the forum like for powered USB hubs?
Posted by: sekker
Date: January 03, 2016 10:50PM
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Robert M
Catzilla,

Those have been an issue. I think it's actually less the hub and something in the way Apple has implemented USB 3.0 on Macs. I forget where I saw that but it wouldn't surprise me in the least if it's true.

Robert

I had my OWC Thunderbolt hub fail this way. A replacement works fine. I know Apple might be poor at implementing USB3, but the right hardware works fine too.
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