Reviews and Problems with Belkin Hi-Speed USB 2.0 7-Port Hub
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Value for money 8
11 February 2014
Summary: I've been using several of these hubs for the last 5-7 years, but when used in connection with more than 4 external (2.5") HDD-s, ALL PREVIOUS HUBS FAILED in 8-14 months. The design is unable to support the power requirements of the HDD-s. Once the hub fails, its operation becomes intermittent. With a life-time warranty, I have had at least three or four of them replaced already. The warranty process is not "user friendly".
Summary: My conclusion is that most USB hubs provide inadequate power to drive as much gear as they make it possible to connect. But this particular hub sucks less - power isn't a problem, only longevity. So, time to order a couple more.
Pros: I'm quite hard on my USB hubs: lots o' pluggin', you know? Most of the hubs I've used die within a few months or else never put out enough juice (even w/ external power supply) to run my gear (camera, printer, 2x external drives, mouse, keyboard, etc.) This Belkin is able to handle all the gear pretty well.
Cons: But it doesn't last for long. I've now ground my second one into dust. For the last month it's been running very hot and randomly dropping connection on all ports (mostly the top two.) Finally, I am left with only one port on the back that still works. And this is the second Belkin F5U237 this has happened on. Belkin of course won't take it back after ~8 months of heavy use. So, I'll buy another.
Summary: Terrific concept, however, top ports are dust collector. I wrote to Belkin and there reply was basically too bad...all it owuld take is a moded piece of plastic that is part of the packiaging to cover the top ports....very dissappointed in Belkin's customer service....Walmart though is great!
Summary: The AC plug on the device does not have a "snap" or resistance fit to hold the male end in place. The female end seems a tad too shallow and allows the plug to loose connection if the cord is hit or the device is moved alot. The devices has well designed vertical recievers that allows a quick connection of jump-drives of any size. The ports in the back allow adequate connection of regular cables. This devices was easy to instal and was flawless in performance.
Pros: Two vertical ports that are spaced well for larger devices, sturdy and won't shift while devices are attached.
Cons: Not the best of designs for AC plug on device, ports on rear are close together.
Summary: Ich habe an den Belkin 7Port Hub dauerhaft 4 Geräte angeschlossen: Maus, Tastur, McKey und einen Fußschalter. Mit Logitech-Maus und Microsoft-Tastatur hat der Hub laufend Probleme. Da hilft dann nur noch abstecken, warten und wieder anschließen. Manchmal funktioniert der Hub gar nicht mehr, dann muss ich erst alle Geräte abstecken und wieder anstecken. Das ist lästig. Noch mal würde ich dieses Produkt nicht kaufen.
Excerpt: E’ sempre in aumento il numero di dispositivi dotati di ingresso usb e, nel mio caso, sempre meno le porte che funzionano perfettamente nel mio portatile … e non solo nel mio! Tempo fa, poiché il problema riguardava un po’ l’intera famiglia, mio pad ...
Summary: De hub doet wat hij moet doen. Hij is ook lekker klein. Een groot nadeel vind ik de lengte van het bijgeleverde netsnoer. Dit is nog geen 90cm en dat is in veel omstandigheden veel te kort. Ik had liever 1,5 meter gezien.