Summary: I had an older Belkin Firewire hub which worked perfectly for about 6 or 7 years, so when it started acting up, I cheerfully replaced it without reservation, with this new model. It works fine with my hard drives, but consistently makes me disconnect and reconnect a digital camera that I plug into it. I never had that problem with the previous hub. I thought the problem might be a faulty wire so I have tried several different ones with the same spotty results.
Summary: Pros: this product has worked great for me...no complaints Cons: I would like to see it be powered by the computer rather than having an external power supply needed. I would recommend this product.
Summary: Belkin does not support this model any longer - it isn't even listed on their support website. I've had mine for several years and recently bought two new LaCie d2 Quadra drives - it works with all my older equipment (even two older drives of the same make and model) but will not recognize the new drives. I've narrowed the problem down to the hub but there are no firmware updates available and no troubleshooting advice in Belkin's knowledgebase.
Summary: The Belkin was a replacement for an older Belkin of the same model that I thought had gone belly-up. This new "improved" version worked fine but only for about a month, then it went completely dead. I tried the old one to see if it would work until a new one I ordered had arrived and it works find WITHOUT the power transformer. I am using the old one now and keeping the new one as a replacement if this one decides to quit also.
Summary: Works like it should. Is extremely light so it does not stay put in one place on the desk. Needed more than just 1 FireWire port that my 6 year old computer came originally with so this solved the problem since recently I acquired additional HD backup. So far very satisfied.
Summary: [...] Can be used with or without it's power adapter, meaning can be powered from the PC using the FireWire connection or the supplied AC/DC Power Supply for maybe higher power drain when all the ports are occupied. Nice and compact little unit and blends right in with my DELL white computer case. Can be velcroed anywhere it's convenient.
Pros: Convenient, Easily Expanded, Easy To Set Up, Fast, Reliable, Small
Summary: I edit video on my imac computer and store all of my video files on and external hard drive. With only one firewire port on my computer I had to capture video to the internal HD and then copy them to the external one. With this firewire 6 port hub I am able to capture video from my camera straight to the external firewire drive without any dropped frames or failures. It has a nice compact size so it does not take up much desktop space at all.
Summary: I purchased the 6-Port Hub, and tried it on my HP computer, with Windows 7. No luck! Contacted Belkin Service and they informed me that drivers for windows 7, are not available and are not expected to be available in the forseeable future. Has anyone been successful in finding a firewire hub that will work with Windows 7?