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Powered USB Hub works sometimes


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#1 Gregavi

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Posted 13 August 2015 - 11:08 PM

Hi,

I added a powered 7 port USB hub and some things (thumb drive) I plug into it appear in my drives list but others, like hard drives sometimes do but mostly don't. Is this likely a lousy hub or common behavior for a powered USB hub?

 

Thanks in advance.



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#2 OldPhil

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 01:23 PM

I had two over time, they worked fine with light stuff but HD's were intermittent finally burned out.  I ended up putting a PCI 4 port USB card in, had no problems after that.  Oddly enough the card bought at Best Buy was only about $15 more then the hub, I did also buy a 6' extension cable for convenient plugging of stuff.  


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Posted 15 August 2015 - 11:54 PM

Same experience here with USB hubs. Got sick of resetting them.  Sooo many devices do so much better with a direct connection than a hub, especially hard drives for data transfers.  And that's even for lowly 3 or 4 port hubs wired directly into the motherboard.  Now I'm just wary of them.  I'm guessing it's the hub controller that's the issue, but my answer is 'common USB hub behavior'.  Use for light stuff (and non important) stuff only in my book.



#4 Gregavi

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 01:47 AM

Thanks for the replies. I am now planning on adding a USB card.






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