USB Hub - Powered or Non-Powered?

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  1. fridexter

    fridexter Active Member

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    I have a Macbook Pro and want to use a USB Hub as my central connection docking point instead of having to constantly plug/unplug cords. Right now, I rotate between the following:

    - 2 external HD's (1 for Time Machine, 2nd for movies, etc.)
    - 1 iPhone
    - 1 iPod 5.5G

    I was wondering if I'll need to purchase a USB hub that is powered (i.e., power brick to provide power) or a non-powered one that'll just draw power from my MBP alone.

    Also, any suggestions on something that'll look nice with a MBP?

    :)
     
  2. iridium130

    iridium130 OT Supporter

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    I think you'll need a powered hub
     
  3. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    definitely powered. always powered
     
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  5. Toyman321

    Toyman321 New Member

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    To charge the ipod you need powered, nonpowered wont cut it
     

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