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Thread: Looking for great USB 3.0 HUB Linux compatible

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    Looking for great USB 3.0 HUB Linux compatible

    Hello everyone,

    On my laptop I only have a USB 3.0 port but I have several external 3.0 HDDs. I know that Usb Hubs divide their speed according to the number of connected devices. I mainly intend to use them to exchange data between my external USB 3.0 desktop HDDs.
    All I would like is that during copies from one external desktop HDD to another (I never copy from one HDD to 2 HDD at the same time and never do simultaneous cross transfers ), the Hub gives me the same speeds that I would have if I had plugged them into a computer equipped with 2 native USB 3.0 ports. Do I necessarily need a USB 3.0 Hub with AC power for that, or USB powered models can provide this kind of service.
    Could you recommend a good product to me?

    Thanks for having read.

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    Re: Looking for great USB 3.0 HUB Linux compatible

    Absolutely get a powered hub. And don't get a cheap one: I have several here, powered, that didn't last a year. Get a name brand.

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    Re: Looking for great USB 3.0 HUB Linux compatible

    I have here a portable 5Gbps USB 3.0 4 Ports Hub USB3.0 Splitter USB Hubs Adapter for my Laptop Computer
    I just bought it from a computer known shop here in Philippines and I don't really know about the brand name
    here but it just says that; High power supply system USB 3.0 HUB
    And it works smoothly to my Linux Ubuntu Operating System. So Good Luck and regards.
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    Re: Looking for great USB 3.0 HUB Linux compatible

    Thank you all for your good shares. I've read a lot about these devices and learnt many useful things. For example for my case (need to connect External desktop Hdds of about 1 to 4 Tio), I really need a powered Hub like recommended by Autodave. I searched a lot and fall on this one.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-LINK-UH7...ct_top?ie=UTF8

    I think that as long as I stick to using only 2 big hdds at a time, it seems that I won't have no bad surprises (except in case of factory defaults). What do you think?

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    Re: Looking for great USB 3.0 HUB Linux compatible

    also check out raspberrypi stores. they have good hubs available, linux compatible, tested...

    otherwise TP-Link should be a good choice.

    Edit: another option if you have desktop drives is to get some sort of container, external storage /racks. i know i saw one that took in 2 and one that took in 4 HDD drives. can't remember their names.
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