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Windows 7: USB Hub or USB card?

12 Jan 2012   #1
lostsoul62

Windows 7 x64 RC1, Vista Ultimate, XP Pro
 
 
USB Hub or USB card?

I've had a lot of problems with Hubs (All my Hubs are Powered) including losing a computer over one. I have 2 cameras and one Webcam which say "Do Not hook up to a Hub". So I'm going to install both USB 2 and USB 3 cards and get away from the Hubs. Has anyone else experience this?


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12 Jan 2012   #2
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Dont use Hubs,(if its possible) use always internal USB 2\3 cards.


"Normally" they never have a hardware disconnection.


A good and simple solution.
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12 Jan 2012   #3
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

i have to use a hub as my pc is about 4.5m from where i sit, my powered hub is great, runs my keyboard, mouse, headset as well as my external hard drive and phone cable no complaints from mee
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12 Jan 2012   #4
padyboy

win 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

I have a cheapie powered usb hub from Nextech.
Win 7 will not start up with it connected (???), but when connected after boot up works normally.
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12 Jan 2012   #5
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

In your bios change the boot order so that the primary hard drive sits higher than that of usb devices should work fine then.

Oh and welcome the forum well welcome to first post hehe
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12 Jan 2012   #6
Qdos

 

There's no point to an unpowered hub, but some of the D-Link powered USB hubs work great (but only USB2 as fas as those I've seen...) although you're better off with a USB2/3 PCi/PCiE cards as the interface is cleaner of course...
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12 Jan 2012   #7
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I have a couple of these Logitech powered hubs and have had absolutely no problems. I've connected cameras, portable HDDs...you name it. I think they are a quality product (IMO) and you may have to pay a bit more.
Logitech - Premium 4-Port USB Hub for Notebooks customer reviews - product reviews - read top consumer ratings
Note: Mine have always been supplied with the power adapter. Don't buy one without it.
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12 Jan 2012   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I have a cheap $5 unpowered hub from where I run 1 USB stick, the keyboard and 2 mices (yes I use one left and one right). Never had a problem.
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12 Jan 2012   #9
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I have a cheap $5 unpowered hub from where I run 1 USB stick, the keyboard and 2 mices (yes I use one left and one right). Never had a problem.
Now that's interesting - stereo mice.

Most USB ports will deliver 500mA (@5V). A passive hub just divides this current load. If the sum of the current loads exceed this then a passive hub will cause problems. Some single devices will take the full load current.

I'm not sure if current limiting is common on motherboard or laptop USB ports. If not you could do serious damage.
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12 Jan 2012   #10
padyboy

win 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
usb hub

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badger906 View Post
In your bios change the boot order so that the primary hard drive sits higher than that of usb devices should work fine then.

Oh and welcome the forum well welcome to first post hehe

Grats, Mr. Host, the Most, eh.

Forgot to mention, my YeccchTex usb hub is powered.
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