Powered USB3 Hub...

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Powered USB3 Hub...

Hi again after some time away from this forum.

I'm thinking of recommending a USB3 expansion hub for a friend who has a (modest) Lenovo G50-45. It's a 2016 machine with only 1xUSB3 port and 2xUSB2 ports.

He had a 4-way unpowered USB2 hub plugged in to run a webcam and a printer. This worked for a day, until (I think) he ran the printer while the webcam was active. Both gagged AFAIK (because we're in lockdown and I have to rely on verbal descriptions). Anyway, he later successfully used the USB3 port for the camera and the USB2 for the printer.

Q: So, what sort of performance can he expect from a powered USB3 hub, considering the poor show with the unpowered USB2 version?

Would it be worth getting one to use occasionally with an external USB3 backup drive? Then, any brands to recommend?

Thanks,

atom14.

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