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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 3:26 pm    Post subject: Firewire / USB 2.0 Hub Reply with quote

I'm not going to wait for someone to make one of these to sit under or on top of the mini:

EDIT: DO NOT BUY THIS, IT BLEW UP!

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4 x Hi-Speed USB - 4 pin USB Type A
1 USB Type B Uplink
6 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire) - 6 pin FireWire
Power Supply
Appears to be smaller in size than some of the others with fewer ports.

$53.42 w/ Free Shipping

It seems to have a good number of USB and Firewire ports. Most of the combo hubs had only 3 Firewire ports (since one is for uplink, you really only get 1 extra port out of these).

Seems to be a decent price, however provantage.com had it for a few dollars cheaper.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is really nice that's combo, but if you consider that a separate set cost one probably way less?
For instance, last time I was visiting the USA, I bought an D-Link powered USB 2.0 hub at CompUSA. Wasn't even 10 or 12 bucks I think and I got an rebate (Through an uncle of mine) too, so I think total price was something like 6 or 8 bucks... works fine here under Windows and various Linuxes and would be fine on OSX too. What would a Firewire hub cost, you think? Yes, yours looks way better, but I put that stuff under the desk, together with the power brick and such...
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It is really nice that's combo, but if you consider that a separate set cost one probably way less?


A separate set does not cost less. Have you looked at prices for a Firewire hub? Plus only 1 wall wart instead of 2. It's definately worth it.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the one from Macally looks nice..

Firewire & USB 2.0 Combo Hub


They have it at Amazon for $44.99 with free shipping

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000086TJU/qid=1108862113/sr=8-1/ref=pd_csp_1/002-3890677-7827210?v=glance&s=electronics&n=507846
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bubba wrote:
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It is really nice that's combo, but if you consider that a separate set cost one probably way less?


A separate set does not cost less. Have you looked at prices for a Firewire hub? Plus only 1 wall wart instead of 2. It's definately worth it.


Are those firewire hubs really about 40 bucks?

I found here a combo: http://www.meritline.com/usbhubusbmin.html ($44,90)
Iogear again: ($49.95 + $69.95) http://www.iogear.com/main.php?loc=product&Item=GFH310&PHPSESSID=4796e7a82b76ed08715b4d0e1aa469e9 or
http://www.iogear.com/main.php?loc=product&Item=GFH310&PHPSESSID=4796e7a82b76ed08715b4d0e1aa469e9
This one: price? http://www.goldxproducts.com/fwire/103.htm
but here are some really affordable ones: http://byterunner.com/byterunner/category=USB+and+Firewire+Hubscom/byterunner/category=USB+and+Firewire+Hubs (from $ 24,95) But I agree, firewire hubs are not cheap indeed as USB hubs are...Youv'e got a point here.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"6 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire) - 6 pin FireWire"

Thats really good. Most ones I've seen only have four....where's my credit card! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great price too!! Just out of curiousity, what all do you guys have that connects via firewire?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

g5g5 wrote:
"6 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire) - 6 pin FireWire"

Thats really good. Most ones I've seen only have four....where's my credit card! Very Happy


Yea and one uplink USB!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mavherzog wrote:
Great price too!! Just out of curiousity, what all do you guys have that connects via firewire?


Firewire: external harddisk and external CD/DVD writer
USB: keyboard, printer, scanner, camera
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 4:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, they sell it in Europe too, but as expected against a way higher price: 50 Euro's!
http://www.macally-europe.com/productpage.php?product=870
Rats! Crying or Very sad And they don't send these items to Europe of course not to endanger the European profits! By the way, it would cost in $$'s: 65,36! I've got to find an cheaper European kind....
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mavherzog wrote:
Great price too!! Just out of curiousity, what all do you guys have that connects via firewire?


iPod, iSight, and Canon MiniDv Camcorder. I want to get a external Hard Drive at some point as well.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

billabong wrote:
I think the one from Macally looks nice..

Firewire & USB 2.0 Combo Hub

They have it at Amazon for $44.99 with free shipping

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000086TJU/qid=1108862113/sr=8-1/ref=pd_csp_1/002-3890677-7827210?v=glance&s=electronics&n=507846


3 firewire jacks is not enough. One is an uplink, one you plug a device in. So in reality, you only get one extra port. Woopie.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mavherzog wrote:
Great price too!! Just out of curiousity, what all do you guys have that connects via firewire?


USB - Keyboard/Mouse, Card Reader, Printer, perhaps audio input in the future, also thinking about this - to control iTunes over Airport Express...

Firewire - 3 External Drives, iSight
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bubba wrote:
mavherzog wrote:
Great price too!! Just out of curiousity, what all do you guys have that connects via firewire?


USB - Keyboard/Mouse, Card Reader, Printer, perhaps audio input in the future, also thinking about this - to control iTunes over Airport Express...

Firewire - 3 External Drives, iSight


I wouldn't mind having one of those Keyspan iTunes remotes myself. I've heard they are pretty nice.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2005 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My friend ordered the one I spoke about at the top of the page, and apparently when he added an externally powered device to it, it blew up!

Just warning folks that it may look better than it really is.

I haven't got mine yet.

At least the tech support is going to send him a different model.
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