Summary: This is my third IOGear powered USB hub that I have purchased. The units are rock solid, with a well designed layout. I have never had any problems and the data transfer rates are superb with no choke point at the hub. This is my first combo firewire/USB hub and I went with a brand that has given me flawless use. Never any issues with installation or the drivers and never a crash due the hub. I currently am running 1 & 2 TB external drives of both SATA and IDE drives.
Summary: I bought this because I needed to convert footage from my camcorder to my computer, which is at without a FireWire. It didn't even work when I plugged it in -- so I didn't even have to find out it's incompatible with the use for which it's being told. FALSE ADVERTISING.
Summary: I purchased this product because I needed a solution for my MacBook's lack of firewire connection. I needed to access the footage on my camcorder and - unfortunately - found that the system requirements didn't match what my laptop could produce. I wish I had known about that before the purchase. [...
Pros: Easily Expanded, Easy To Set Up, Fast, Reliable, Small
Summary: While this hub comes with a power supply it only supplies 5V for the USB hub and does NOT supply the 12 V necessary for a powered Firewire connection. Using this hub with a 4 pin to 6 pin firewire adapter will NOT result in a powered firewire connection.
Summary: I not been very happy with this- I was looking for a device to hook my scanner and various portable hard drives I use. Only one smaller hard drive works off this device 40GB. My larger hard drives and the scanner will not work- I don't know if it is a power issue. I am using a iMac OSX. So this has been of little use, and I will need to look for something else.