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SuperSpeed USB Port causes power surge on external Harddrive? [closed]

I was testing my new laptop hub and attempted to plug in my extern hard drive to on of the SuperSpeed USB-A Ports. Explorer openend normally and I was able to browse files until I opened a certain ...
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Looking for USB-C + HDMI hub that powers Macbook Pro and devices

I'm trying to reduce the # of ports I'm using on my MacBook Pro and can save at least 3 ports with a device like this that turns one USB-C port into a hub with HDMI and power: https://www.amazon.com/...
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USB-C computer to DVI-d monitor connection options

I have Surface Go 2, that contains only one usb-c port. Currently I am using usb-c to usb 2.0 adapter connected with usb 2.0 hub with keyboard and mouse which are usb 2.0. Now I want to connect a ...
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USB-C switch, for two laptops connected to one monitor - all USB-C

When working from home, I'm switching back and forth between work computers on the same monitor. My setup is that the laptop is connected with USB-C to the monitor where the laptop is powered through ...
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Which dual monitor hub that can switch between MacOS and Windows should I use

I'd like to be able to switch between a Windows and a MacOS laptop using the same 2 external monitors (for the sake of this conversation, we'll say they are fairly new Dell 27 inch monitors, let me ...
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Docking station choice

my setup currently looks like this: 2 monitors ( 1 usb-c and 1 hdmi ). For personal use I have 13" MBP and for work I use HP Zbook. It has become a bit tiring to switch cables back and forth so I ...
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Looking for a USB-C hub with power delivery where the hub sits by the power supply (for MacBook Pro)

I am looking for a hub where I can plug the power supply, a couple USB accessories and FROM the hub run a long cable to the computer. So the hub has to sit right by the power supply and, on my desk, I'...
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Is it possible to charge with USB-C PD, run 4k@60hz with HDMI, and run 3 USB 2.0 from a single USB-C hub?

I'm having 2 workstations, 3 laptops. Got bored of plugging in-out all the cables every time I switch laptops/workstations. My plan is to just buy 2 hubs for the 2 workstations, and I only have to ...
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Dock that supports 1 monitor @ 1440p@60hz, with Ethernet and a bunch of USB-A's

I'm looking for a good cheap USB-C/thunderbolt dock that supports one monitor @ 1440p60, and has at least 2 USB-A ports. Also keen to have gigabit ethernet but that's less critical. I don't need ...
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Looking for an active USB 3.2 Gen 1 (or 2) hub with at least 10 ports, half of which are USB-A and USB-C respectively

I am looking for an active USB 3.2 Gen 1 -- or preferably Gen 2 -- hub which comes with at least ten usable ports, half of which should be USB-C sockets and the other half of which should be USB-A ...
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I'm looking for the right hub / adapter which can work with my vga to smartphone cable and some other USB devices like mouse and keyboard

I'm using the adapter that you see below to attach a VGA monitor to my smartphone and I see on the monitor what I see on my smartphone (samsung note 3) : now,what I want to do is to find the working ...
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Dell Latidute Home Office Workspace

I just received a Dell Latitude 7210 2-in-1 as workstation from my new employer. Since I'll have to work in home office for the next few weeks or months (due to covid) I'll have to setup an home ...
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I need a USB Bluetooth Hub with a decent range

I need a USB Bluetooth Hub that has a range of at least 30 feet. It should have low latency, at least 3 USB ports, little to no loss of input, and should have great quality with a decent price. The ...
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Where can I buy a multi input splitter box for two computers?

Since remote working is the new norm and my company doesnt want that I use my own glorious computer but their okayish laptop, I would at least be able to use my own device. So each morning I unplug ...
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KVM Switch to handle USB-C, Video & Power

I'm trying to set up the following: two computers (MBP15 w/ USB-C and a desktop) that feed into one monitor and share USB peripherals (mouse, keyboard, hub, etc). I've found a few switches that seem ...
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USB 3.1 splitter Type C (male) to 2x Type A (male)

Because the default power of USB 3.1 is at max. 4,5 Watt I thought I could use a splitter or Y cable for that. The idea is that one USB-A male connector transfers the data (10 Gbit) and power and the ...
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3.5mm Audio extension

One of my friends has problems with the 3.5mm audio jacks on the front of his PC. He's not technical enough to look into fixing those and what that implies. With lockdown all over the place, it's hard ...
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Hub with USB-A uplink and USB-C ports

My PC only has USB-A ports. I want a hub which I can connect (so it needs USB-A connection) and which provides both USB-A and USB-C ports. I do not need any of the fancy optional features USB-C can ...
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USB-C Hub (4+ USB-C ports) for desktop

Looking for a desktop hub (ie. designed to sit permanently on a desk, not get thrown in my laptop bag) that provides 4+ USB-C ports. There seem to be very few USC-C hubs around and they're all ...
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Trying to find a USB-C to ~4x USB-A hub that is fully powered from upstream power delivery

Finding a USB hub that does what I need is more challenging than I expected! The fundamental issue here is that the laptop (Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1) gets very hot when it's charging. So hot that ...
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USB-C hub with USB-C ports

I'm looking for a USB type C / Thunderbolt hub that offers several (minimum 2, but ideally more) USB-C ports, with at least one capable of charging. I've seen some of the suggestions on this similar ...
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Is there a USB-C hub for USB-C power input and USB-C display output?

I got a new laptop (ThinkPad X1 Carbon) but it only has one USB-C port. I also have a USB-C portable monitor (Asus ZenScreen) that gets its power and data through the single port USB-C connection to ...
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Are there USB hubs that connect to an Ethernet port?

I'm wondering whether such a device exists. The following shows what I'm asking about: +----------+ +---------+ | | | +<----> USB #1 | Computer +<-----...
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USB 3.0 hub that will allow connecting two 4TB bus-powered external hard drives

Please recommend a USB 3.0 hub that can definitely power 2 external USB 3.0 bus-powered 4TB hard drives at the same time. Many USB 3.0 hubs claim to be able to do this, but each one I've tried (and ...
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USB-C Hub with PD and DP Alt Mode

I have been looking for a USB C hub that is able to charge via PD whilst at the same time taking the video signal from the port and offering it on a separate USB C port on the hub. However after weeks ...
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USB hub with power (and data) control

Many (and fast) USB hubs are available in the market, but most of them do not provide a selective control over their single ports. From the OS, I would like to be able to: activate and deactivate ...
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Is there, or could anyone make a tiny 1 to 2 USB-C "splitter" hub that only contains a female USB-C-PD port and a female USB-C data port?

It still amazes me that it's almost the end of 2018 and still no one seems to have been able to, to my knowledge, find or create such a device. I did however gather some more information, so here I go....
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USB-C hub to turn 1 USB-C port into 2/3

I recently got an iPad Pro and want to charge it the same time I am listening to music. I have the Apple 3.5mm jack and most adapters to turn that one port into charging + 3.5mm didn’t seem very good. ...
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Is there a two-computer, multiple-port USB or KVM switch with *individual buttons* for each USB device?

I operate a two-computer setup with multiple displays and a plethora of USB devices. I have a pretty excellent KVM switch, that I'm generally very happy with; but I often need to switch the keyboard/...
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Can anyone recommend a reliable multiport USB-C Hub?

Can anyone recommend a good USB-C multifunction hub for use with a 2018 MacBook Pro? It has to be bus-powered, have ethernet, SD card, HDMI, hopefully VGA as well, audio out, and at least 2 USB 3 ...
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Small, portable USB-C monitor with hub?

My phone does this neat trick where I can plug it into a USB-C hub and it'll let me use an external monitor, keyboard, and mouse. This has inspired me and I think I would love a way to take advantage ...
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USB hub with standalone charging support

Background: I am a android developer. In some phases of the development process I have to look how the layouts/app looks on different phones. Therefore you can attach all phones to a usb-hub and ...
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USB3 hub that can handle 2 external hard drives simultaneously

As you can read in this Super User question, I'm having a hard time getting two external 2.5" platter-based hard drives to run in USB 3.0 mode simultaneously off a single USB 3.0 port. Can anyone ...
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Powered USB 3.0 (USB3) Hub with individual switches that delivers USB3 speed to each port

I purchased a powered USB 3 Hub with individual switches. It appears to meet all these criteria: Must have external power source 3-5 ports total (keep it small) Individual toggle switches for each ...
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Do any USB-C hubs include 4-10 USB-C ports with same capabilities as original port?

It's simple to find a multi-port USB 3.0 hub, where one USB-3 port becomes 4-10 equivalent ports, like this one. Does this kind of product exist with 100% USB-C ports? That is, when connected to a ...
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What budget usb-hub with external power supply would can be used with external HDD?

I have D-Link DUB-H7 with 7 ports. It works fine except I cannot use my external HDD with it. HDD clicks, but it seems not enough power. Connecting of 2nd HDD's wire doesn't help.
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USB-C Connection (Hub) with power to both sides

I have a Lenovo Miix 720, which has a single USB-C port through which it gets power. I want to attach an AOC I1601FWUX, which is a USB-C portable monitor. If I use a straight-through USB-C cable, ...
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What hubs to use for USB 3.1 gen 1?

I bought a laptop (ASUS VivoBook Pro 15 N580VD) that comes with a USB type C 3.1 GEN 1 port, that is also a displayport port (little DP icon - like the one in this picture) I would like to buy a hub ...
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USB-C Hub/Splitter for Phone

What I'm looking for is something that will allow my to charge and access the USB-C port at the same time. Something that only does that would be ideal but a full USB hub that will also charge my ...
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Ethernet switch and usb-hub in one device

Want reduce the multiple devices&cables spaghetti on my desk. So, looking for an device with following (as most as possible) specification: 1-2 port Ethernet ports USB HUB (external powered!) ...
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Multi-port, 100W @ 5A, USB-C charger

I've been looking to replace a couple Anker PowerPort-style 5-port USB-chargers around my house (computer desk, entryway table, laboratory workbench) with ones into which I can plug my 15″ Macbook Pro....
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Where to Obtain an Expansive Thunderbolt 3 Port Expander Suitable for Mobile Use With a MacBook Pro w/ Touch Bar and Touch ID?

     Where might I find or commission a pre-made or custom-order a rather fully featured port-expansion hub or dock-like accessory designed to nest neatly underneath a 15-inch ...
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USB3 Hub with Individual Toggles (Switches) for each Port

Please recommend a USB3 hub with the following features: At least 4 USB3 ports. Individual toggles (switches) for each port. No LED lights, unless they can be easily disabled or cleanly obscured with ...
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USB 3.1 Gen 2 hub for 2016 MacBook Pro

Are there any USB 3.1 Gen 2 hubs in existence? There seem to be lots of options that are USB-C on the computer-end, but provide only USB 3.0 ports for the peripherals. Do I really have to buy an ...
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USB-IF Certified USB 3.x SuperSpeed External Self Powered 4+ Port Hub

I'm seeking a recommendation for a USB 3.x SuperSpeed hub with the following features: USB-IF USB 3.x SuperSpeed certified. If it's certified and it doesn't work well, it's probably no fault of the ...
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Compact USB hub for a smartphone host with power delivery to the phone

I am looking for a USB hub to connect mouse/keyboard simultaneously to my phone while powering/charging the phone ("power delivery"). I would like to be able to connect one or two other peripherals, ...
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"All connectors hub" for an another room PC

Currently planning an new high-end PC with high-end graphics card, 4x hdd, etc... Want 0dB (silent) even under the high load, so no vent noise even from the PSU. For me the easy solution is: putting ...
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Powered USB3 hub

Sounds easy, right? NOPE! In an attempt to do away with this dreaded message: I am looking for a USB hub for my Macbook Pro that meets the following requirements: Externally powered on all ports (...
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Externally Powered USB Active Repeater

I have a Surface tablet. And I need to get it's USB signal about 10' away. Here's what I've tried: An active hub 5' away, and that doesn't work. Apparently the tablet doesn't put enough power on the ...
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USB 3.0 Quick Charge hub w/4+ ports

I'm looking for a reasonably priced USB hub to use primarily as a charging station. entirely USB 3.0 so that it may also function as a modern USB hub at least 4 ports total at least 2 ports with ...
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