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Belkin USB/Firewire 6 Port Hub For Mac Mini £10.28 delivered (£7.99 Instore) @ Morgan Computers

£7.99 @ Morgan Computers
Hi-Speed 6 port USB 2.0 and Firewire hub designed specifically for the Mac Mini - low profile stackable design sits under the Mac Mini to save space. Adds 4 USB and 2 FireWire ports to Mac mini. Can b… Read More
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8y, 3w agoFound 8 years, 3 weeks ago
Hi-Speed 6 port USB 2.0 and Firewire hub designed specifically for the Mac Mini - low profile stackable design sits under the Mac Mini to save space. Adds 4 USB and 2 FireWire ports to Mac mini. Can be used with any Mac though - or PC!

Great piece of kit - have had two for ages. No power supply needed, but will allow iPod charging through it even if the Mac is shut down.

The USB only version has been posted a couple of times before - this is still available for £5.99 (before postage). Bought one of these tonight as they haven't got the Firewire version instore yet (London).

More info here: http://www.123macmini.com/accessories/reviews/110.html
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#1
The new Mac Mini's come with 5 USB ports so with this you can have 11! Can anyone use 11 USB ports lol

Saying that though its not Mac Mini Specific so not a bad price for extra ports :thumbsup:
#2
Will this fit under my time capsule and does the time capsule allow a USB hub for more drives etc?
#3
jezzery
Will this fit under my time capsule and does the time capsule allow a USB hub for more drives etc?


Time capsule has a much bigger footprint than the mac mini, it will work with it, but it wont look like it goes with it like with the mini.
#4
To get extra power you need to hook it up via Firewire, unfortunately a lot of these make an audible whine when Firewire is connected. Tried mine with two different cables and its still there, quite a common thing on the Apple store comments last time I looked two years back.

Excellent product though if you can live with the noise, don't mind using it unpowered, or get a silent one! Mine was up on my desk so couldn't hack it.
#5
yetanotherdave
Time capsule has a much bigger footprint than the mac mini, it will work with it, but it wont look like it goes with it like with the mini.


Thanks
#6
Bossworld
To get extra power you need to hook it up via Firewire, unfortunately a lot of these make an audible whine when Firewire is connected. Tried mine with two different cables and its still there, quite a common thing on the Apple store comments last time I looked two years back.


Wasn't aware of this problem. Never had a noise from either of mine – absolutely silent. Great thing about these is that you can use the firewire and USB connections simultaneously – unlike my old Iomega Minimax which is basically the same thing also containing a hard drive. Now that WAS noisy!

SirHugo :thumbsup:
#7
macseffect
The new Mac Mini's come with 5 USB ports so with this you can have 11! Can anyone use 11 USB ports lol

Saying that though its not Mac Mini Specific so not a bad price for extra ports :thumbsup:


Don't the new Mac Minis use Firewire 800 as well, so you would need a Firewire 800 to 400 cable (or you could chain through a Firewire 800 device)?

Now if only it had a 2.5" drive bay inside as well.
#8
I got one of these elsewhere and it fits neatly under my mac mini. It's silent. The instructions say it should be connected before powering on and I did have some trouble with it at first when I hot plugged it but now it works fine.
#9
SirHugo
Wasn't aware of this problem. Never had a noise from either of mine – absolutely silent. Great thing about these is that you can use the firewire and USB connections simultaneously – unlike my old Iomega Minimax which is basically the same thing also containing a hard drive. Now that WAS noisy!

SirHugo :thumbsup:


Like I say when I first heard it on mine I googled it and found some people had it worse than others.

http://store.apple.com/sg/reviews/TE288LL/A?rp=0&rf=2 (excuse it being the singapore site for some reason?)

Haven't needed a usb hub in a while so mine's packed away in a box somewhere, but functionality wise it's excellent (with the firewire acting as external power)
#10
macseffect
The new Mac Mini's come with 5 USB ports so with this you can have 11! Can anyone use 11 USB ports lol

Sorry for being pedantic, but it's actually 9 USB ports :)
Being bus powered worry me a bit though, as I'd like to use it with multiple laptop HD (2-3).
Those laptop HD can be USB powered, but I wonder if a bus powered hub can manage.
#11
I got this before from Morgan, can't say about this exact model, but my one came with a power adapter and fits perfectly under my Airport Extreme (although the USB cable is a bit stretched).

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