usb 2 hub

  Dekka123 20:30 15 Jul 2006

I have a 40gb usb hard drive and I am thinking of buying a 250gb . My question is will I be able to run them both on a usb 2 hub without loss of performance. Running win XP Pro 1gb ram

  Dekka123 00:38 16 Jul 2006


  Forum Editor 11:36 16 Jul 2006

Thisisn't a webdesign problem. I'll move your thread to the Helproom, where you'll get a better response.

  Stuartli 12:42 16 Jul 2006

Is the USB hub powered?

  sean-278262 12:53 16 Jul 2006

Provided both are not being accessed at the same time. USB hubs have a max data throughput of 480mbps (megabits). To you and me thats 50MB (megabytes) per second. So if the drives both only offer a throughput of 25 each then both will work however it depends on the drives in question. ATA66 drives have a throughput of 56MB/s ATA100 drives are higher.

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Just a matter really of working out what you have.


  spuds 13:25 16 Jul 2006

I assume that you are referring to 'external' hard-drives. If so, then a self powered hub would have better advantages, especially if your computer and motherboard is beginning to age.

  Dekka123 13:39 16 Jul 2006

Thank you all very much for your replies. My question has been well and truly answered. Thanks again. Iwill tick this as resolved. Apologies to the F.E. for posting to the wrong forum

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