Reviews and Problems with Belkin Hi-Speed USB 2.0 and FireWire 6-Port Hub for Mac mini
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okay but not super hub
29 December 2010
Summary: I bought this to work with the 2010 MacBook Pro, because I have too many gadgets to plug in. It did not work with my Lexar FireWire CompactFlash Reader. My guess is that it did not provide enough power. And I've noticed that my iPod Touch did not charge while connected. I do not like the way the connection cable has to be twisted to plug into the MacBook Pro either. I will keep it, but I will continue to look for a better professional solution.
Summary: Although I don't own a Mini-Mac, this hub is perfect for use with my Powerbook Pro. I can set it on its side next to my external hard drives. When I am working on photo projects it functions very well and I can remove my laptop easily when I am on an outside project. It needs no external power source and allows me to expand my photo storage capacity as well as easily switch the drives back and forth between my desktop computer and powerbook.
Hi-Speed USB 2.0 and FireWire 6-Port Hub for Mac mini
29 February 2008
Summary: The size of this hub is quite small, which is perfect for people with limited space. The cables that comes with it are very short. That could be a plus or minus depending on your needs. Overall, it's a good product at a reasonable price. A perfect companion for the Mac Mini.
Summary: What is there to say - about a hub? It's a bit of a stretch connecting the short firewire cable. Would be a better product with more than 2 firewire ports. Would look nicer in silver to match the Mac Mini. Overall, not a bad product.
Pros: Easy To Setup, Easy To Use, Fast, Quality Accessories, Reliable Performance, Sleek Design
Summary: This is a great addition to my Mac Mini, which has only 2 USB ports and 1 Firewire port. With the 4 USB ports and 2 Firewire ports provided in the hub, I have been able to simultaneously hookup my Ipod, digital camera, external harddrive, and printer with ease. No more hassle of having to swap out cords. If you have lots of gadgets to hookup, this is a good way to do so. The only complaint is that the power light stays on even when the computer is turned off.
Pros: Sits right under the computer, easy installation, no additional power cords
Cons: Power light is always on even when Mac Mini is turned off
Summary: Given the paucity of ports on the original Mac Mini, this device is great. I ran out of available ports, with too many USB 2.0 devices. This allows me to plug everything in at once and get full USB 2.0 speed. My flash drive even works with this hub. Previously, my only option was to swap the flash drive and the iPod connector, plugging them directly into the Mac.