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Need powered USB 3.0 hub for continuous use


I need a USB 3.o hub that can power 2 or 3 hard drives and be used continuously. I've tried this Micro Center - Computers and Electronics and this Micro Center - Computers and Electronics . Both worked fine for 3 or 4 weeks then died. The Inland is recognized by the computer but nothing plugged into it is recognized. The Targus still works with a flash device but can't reliably power a hard drive. Because the power was intermittent it destroyed the contents on one of the hard drives.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.


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I'm surprised the Targus didn't work. I've been using Belkin and Trendnet powered 3.0 hubs without any issues.


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I first got a Satechi 10-Port USB 3.0 Hub (9 Port USB 3.0 + 1 iPad Charging Port) 5 Volt, 5 Amp which worked great for a couple of years and then the innards of the main USB in became dislodged from the circuit board. It was useless. I got a AmazonBasics 7 Port USB 3.0 Hub with 12V/3A power adapter for nearly 1/2 the price and it works great. It powers 2 HDs, a keyboard and mouse wireless USB receiver, charges my iPhone and more.


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Since the Microsoft's new docking station has a hunk of a power supply, with 4 USB ports on board, I wonder if it wouldn't server multiple purposes for you and be a reliable hub for you external disk drives?