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Topic # 113633 22-Jan-2013 21:47 Send private message

Ive got 4 external hard drives which are all using my usb ports and im running out of space.

I will eventually look at investing into NAS but just wondering as a cheaper solution that is a USB hub going to work if i plug in multiple external hard drives?

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  Reply # 749163 22-Jan-2013 21:48 Send private message

You might run into speed problems. Also make sure those drive have their own power sources as USB Hubs usually don't provide enough to power a physical drive.






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  Reply # 749164 22-Jan-2013 21:51 Send private message

freitasm: You might run into speed problems. Also make sure those drive have their own power sources as USB Hubs usually don't provide enough to power a physical drive.


yeh they have their own power sources. do you think reading it would be an issue (ie watching movies/tv series)? i know writing would have a longer time than it is now.

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  Reply # 749165 22-Jan-2013 21:51 Send private message

Not too worried about reading, but writing.




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