by Willy - 1/24/13 10:30 AM
In Reply to: Transfer Timing? by cnet4tech
You do what works for you. HOWEVER, all these USB issues seem to arise one way or another. if you tend to jerry-rig the setup that can introduce problems at a lter date, maybe not. But, again in these forums USB issues from all sorts of setups arise, even reg. setup powered setup. What, I'm suggesting here is use a powered hub because will lessens a problem arising. The cost difference can't be that great and overall you'll be ahead of the game. The Y-cable will use the full USB amperage which two USB ports provide from 1-int. USB hub, it's split otherwise, you have the full amperage. The more adapters, cables, etc. can cause a problem so you reduce or keep simple as best as possible. Power is a big issue for USB devices and an ext. HD is power hungry.
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