04-04-2006 05:50 AM - last edited on 04-28-2013 06:20 PM by maikoro
Can you add another USB hub to one port of an existing hub and expect the posrts of this new hub function properly despite how slow the whole contraption becomes ?
I have quite few external hard drives and I am out of USB ports on my hub. My poor old laptop has a single usable external USB port and I do not want to invest in a new PCMCIA based USB host adapter. I do not care about how fast or slow the access to the external disks get. I just want to be able to read filess off of the external disks and acassionally store a few bytes worth.
Is this do-able or am I getting into the uncharted territory ?
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04-04-2006 08:35 PM
I'd suggest that you orient your search to an externally powered USB hub. You won't get quicker exchanges if your single port is not USB 2.2 but, at least, you'll avoid possible lack of amperage.
04-04-2006 11:51 PM
My experience is, that most devices work on cascaded USB hubs, but some do not.
The hub should have it's own power source.
At home i have to test these things first.
I have one USB cable ( 2.0 ) open for such tests or devices.
Alexander M. Ermes