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Belkin FireWire 6-Port Hub

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Overall 6
6.0

Doesn't work in a daisy chain manner. Didn't work ...

Richard Carter, Amazon
17 August 2014
  • Summary: Doesn't work in a daisy chain manner. Didn't work for my purpose. Haven't hooked it up to my 400 to 800 drives yet to see how they communicate. Couldn't take a 400 source & record to 2 other 400 devices simultaneously. Maybe I had mistaken expectations. Otherwise, this is a high quality piece, just wish it worked for me.
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Overall 10
10

compact tool

Carolyn E. Harmon, Amazon
31 May 2014
  • Summary: This hub is compact and takes up very little space on my desk. Does it's job and works as expected.
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Overall 2
2.0

no good!!!

Roland Blackwell, Amazon
21 April 2014
  • Summary: Noisy, and died 3 days after i brought it!!! no good!! stay far away and spend a little more for something better!!
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Overall 10
10

Seems to work fine.

Gordon Alley, Amazon
25 March 2014
  • Summary: I recently replace my 2008 iMac with a late 2013 model, but the new computer doesn't have Firewire 400 ports for my old peripherals, just USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt. This hub gives me 5 Firewire 400 ports for those old devices (its 6th port connects it to my iMac via a Firewire 400 cable, a Firewire 800 to 400 adapter, and a Thunderbolt to Firewire 800 adapter, in series).
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Overall 6
6.0

Belkin FireWire Hub

A. Carroll, Amazon
14 February 2014
  • Summary: Part1: It's OK. Unfortunately, there are not that many different FireWire 400 hubs available on the market today that are cost effective. I'm not that pleased with the product, but it serves its purpose. . .for two days. Part 2: After several attempts to re-install this unit I realized that, unfortunately, it did not work afterall. In an attempt to return the product, Amazon dropped the ball.
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Overall 10
10

No need to power it

jose g alvarado, Amazon
27 January 2014
  • Summary: I like the fact that there is no need to power the hub, and I use it to backup my Mac mini two two separate disks, one with SuperDuper and the other with timemachine.
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Overall 10
10

Dependable, well made and tiny

P.K. Frary "Gochugogi", Amazon
1 January 2014
  • Summary: I've owned the Belkin FireWire 6-Port Hub for 10 years, going back to my G4 Mirrored Drive Door days. Still works great and every Firewire drive or device I've tried has been fully compatible: LaCie, Western Digital, OWC, Epson Photo800 (printer) and MOTU Ultralite (audio interface). It's a tiny hub and I'm amazed it actually has six ports. And, yes, no problems with FW800 hard drives save for being constrained to FW400 speeds and needing an adapter.
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Overall 10
10

Really a great product!

AGStateNative, Office Depot
20 October 2013
  • Excerpt: I have a home music project studio, and the number of Firewire devices I was trying to daisychain to my iMac was becoming unmanageable. This Belkin hub has a Firewire repeater built into it, and allowed me to continue using my existing hardware architecture rather than perform an upgrade (which would have been expensive and probably would have required a lot of software update as well).
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Performance
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Overall 2
2.0

Danger Will Robinson !!!!!

Maxheadroom, Amazon
18 July 2013
  • Summary: This can be a deadly item to hook up to your computer. It is NOT protected in any way shape or form. I had this burn out my $1,600 Apple iMac's Firewire port and also did damage to other items plugged into it. Smoke came out and 2 very expensive items were rendered inoperable. I would not suggest even a Geek to install this. What a piece of crap. And now I can't even return it for a replacement or refund. Gads I have 2 others.
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Overall 8
8.0

Belkin is a Name I still Trust

Jarla Tangh "Her Tangh-i-ness", Amazon
4 June 2013
  • Summary: Finding Firewire 400 is getting harder. I read all the previous reviews and researched in general on Firewire brands. Mine was a F5U526-APL. When I went onto the Belkin site the latest iteration is a F5U526-APL-S. I'm using the F5U526-APL as a powered Hub connected to a Quicksilver G4 and an External Firewire DVD Burner and an external Firewire Drive. At first, when I powered on the new Hub. the external firewire drive showed up as unknown device.
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