Summary: I tried the cheapo powered hubs and, guess what? None of them worked, so I knew I'd need to go with a proven accessory maker. This hub works. It's powerful enough to run my stuff. What more could you want from a hub?
Summary: I have bought two of these devices. They do exactly what they are designed to do with no muss or fuss. Can be used with its own power source or without it depending on which devices you attach.
Summary: In case anyone was wondering this does work perfectly with the Raspberry Pi and is powerful enough to power the Raspberry Pi off of it, so you just need one plug into the wall. It's fantastic and works exactly as described, haven't had an issue with it yet.
Summary: Works as advertised, currently using it with a Raspberry PI. I have only an external drive connected to it currently, but otherwise, solid product. I tend to lean towards Belkin when it comes to these type of products and I am glad I did so again!