Reviews and Problems with Belkin Hi-Speed USB 2.0 7-Port Hub
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Good at first
Joshua M., Newegg
10 October 2013
Summary: I prefer for my electronic purchases to last until I end up giving them away to someone else. This one randomly works after a few years. It will cause my computer to not boot if plugged in and just the other day caused my right monitor to shut off and mouse/keyboard to quit responding.
Summary: (continued from cons list) the Hub will function fine if the device you want to plug into it never comes out, and you leave it in there for a few days, it eventually recognizes it. DO NOT EXPECT PLUG AND PLAY ON THIS DEVICE.
Pros: Device has 7 USB ports for access, all of them sport the ability to use high connection speeds instead of splitting the bandwidth. Very stylistic design, and looks GREAT on the desk. Two ports on top allow easy access. Everything that you'd look for in a Hub if you weren't worried about it being ...
Cons: Buckle up, the list is long. 1) Heat. You could probably leave it out in the sun on a summer day for an hour and it would be cooler than when it operates. Don't even TRY to stack another on top of it, since the combined heat may not only kill your hubs, but could possibly melt your monitors. 2) T...
Summary: This is my second specimen of this device. The first one died after two years, and was replaced for free by Belkin under their lifetime warranty.
Pros: Powered, convenient arrangement, lifetime warranty -- no proof of purchase needed, just call Belkin!
Cons: About half the time, after a system boot, it wakes up as a USB 1 device (SLOW). The only way to convince it that is should use USB 2 speeds is to reboot the computer! Yes, I have tried it on more than one motherboard port. The problem is INTERMITTENT. Hate that!
Summary: Don't get this. Invest in a hub that won't overheat...
Pros: Design is great. The fact that there are also two USB ports on top makes this hub useful for jump drives and memory sticks. You also don't have to worry about having enough power to supply to all of your devices because it has a dedicated power cord.
Cons: The top two USB ports stopped working suddenly. Devices draw electricity, but can't connect to the computer. In fact, the computer even recognizes that something has been connected, but actually doesn't detect anything. It also overheats VERY easily. It wasn't a problem for a while, but lately I ...
Summary: Buyer beware, maybe buy 2 and keep one as a hot spare.
Pros: Great design, small footprint, lots of ports in back and easy access on top.
Cons: Constantly overheated, until today when it finally gave up the ghost. Seems like others have seen the overheating as well. It's too bad, this is probably the best looking and functional hub here.
Cons: This is an update of my post below. My "prompt" replacement has now stopped working too. Two failures in less than 4 months = poor product to me. Once I can understand, but twice is too much. And it is not being used heavily. I would look elsewhere before buying this - and now I am.
Summary: I have used 5 of these hubs. None of them work reliably, and 2 of them get HOT to the touch, with nothing plugged into them! They are horribly unreliable, and we have replaced them with CyberPower hubs (yeah, not the best brand, but they are way more reliable than these).