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A USB hub that's actually good?


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#1 andrewset

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 06:21 PM

It seems every USB hub I've purchased either causes blue screens eventually or stops working well enough, even when I assign only the least power-consuming peripherals to it. Is there a known brand name/model of USB hub that's actually dependable? They usually have 4 ports, but less is okay too if it's an awesome hub. In case there's any confusion, what I mean by 'USB hub' is a device that turns one USB port into, usually, four. Thanks!

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 06:42 PM

Look for a powered USB hub meaning it has a power supply that plugs into a wall socket instead of deriving its power from your computer's USB port. I've always had good luck with them.
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#3 andrewset

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 06:50 PM

Look for a powered USB hub meaning it has a power supply that plugs into a wall socket instead of deriving its power from your computer's USB port. I've always had good luck with them.

That sounds like a great idea! I have yet to try one of those so I didn't even fully realize they exist. Thanks!

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 07:47 PM

ive got a dlink powered 4 port hub, its excellent, try one of them, cheap aklso

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 02:35 PM

I have a Rosewill like this for several years now and it works just fine, I also have one of these by Belkin for probably over 10 years now-I've seen its price below $20 lately too, both hubs work well and both have their own power supplies which is best as a previous poster stated.

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 07:20 PM

Some "unpowered" hubs have a power jack for a power supply. If you could find a matching power supply, these could be used as powered hubs. One of the hubs you already have might have an optional power supply.




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