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    What sucks about Macbooks are the lack of USB ports. My old Dell XPS had 4 and even my Asus EEE PC netbook has 3. When I have 2 Kontrol X1s, a mouse, audio interface, external harddrives, midi keyboard, and occasionally a flash drive, its always a mess plugging in and out. I do have a regular USB hub but it doesn't deliver enough power for the X1s. Anyone tried and test and currently use a powered USB hub that they could reccommend? Thanks!

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    There is an article on the Blog about recommended USB Hubs. Worth checking.

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    i have a new mbp and it powers my vci-100/maschine/x1 thru one hub. i use the macally 4 port hub & the rosewell 4 port. You might want to read this article

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4049
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    I got a belkin Hi Speed USB 7 port hub

    Model no FSU307

    Powers my VCI and LPD8 and Audio Kontrol 1 Sound Card.

    All works tip top, played out laods and all is rosy.

    Got a USB Ext HD plugged into the other port on my MBP. The FW port stopped working on the drive for some reason (Arrghhh)

    Am gonna upgrade my int HD to 1TB though... Int HD FTW!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dubgiant View Post
    What sucks about Macbooks are the lack of USB ports. My old Dell XPS had 4 and even my Asus EEE PC netbook has 3. When I have 2 Kontrol X1s, a mouse, audio interface, external harddrives, midi keyboard, and occasionally a flash drive, its always a mess plugging in and out. I do have a regular USB hub but it doesn't deliver enough power for the X1s. Anyone tried and test and currently use a powered USB hub that they could reccommend? Thanks!
    Hi dubgiant. I used this 7 Ports Self-powered USB HUB, i bought it from sourcingmap two years ago, and it also works well now, it is also available at the store now. Of course, you can also choose a D-link USB hub, another good selection. But i'm personally like my current one. Good luck for you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leddy View Post
    Hi dubgiant. I used this 7 Ports Self-powered USB HUB, i bought it from sourcingmap two years ago, and it also works well now, it is also available at the store now. Of course, you can also choose a D-link USB hub, another good selection. But i'm personally like my current one. Good luck for you!
    I have the D-Link DUB-H7 after struggling with a no-name USB hub for a while and it's brilliant. Never once disconnected or anything. [ame]http://www.amazon.co.uk/D-Link-DUB-H7-Port-USB-External/dp/B0002AFZVM[/ame]

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