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Hub Recommendations

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:37 pm
by ludespeedny
I bought the Belkin F5U700 hub and it worked a day before failing. I am wanting to replace it with a decent cheap hub that can power the pi. I would prefer a 7 port, but could do a 4 port.
What are you all using and what would you recommend I try?

Re: Hub Recommendations

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:45 pm
by notarat
ludespeedny wrote:I bought the Belkin F5U700 hub and it worked a day before failing. I am wanting to replace it with a decent cheap hub that can power the pi. I would prefer a 7 port, but could do a 4 port.
What are you all using and what would you recommend I try?
You can try the Macally 7-port USB Hub.

I have one and I have found no issues with it on the 256Mb or 512MB versions of the Pi.

It's well-built, the ports are spaced out enough for larger connectors, and it powers my Pi, a cooling fan, and connects all my peripherals just fine.