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Not Reading Peripherals - i-rocks IR-4100 4-Port USB Hub

When I plug in my external drive and my clip drive into the i-rocks USB hub, the hub doesn't read / see them. When I plug the peripherals into the computer tower itself, they show up. This is the second time I've had this problem. The first time, I just bought a new hub, and have used this current one for several years. However, it seems that i-rocks hubs simply give up after a few years. I'd like a recommendation on a higher quality brand than i-rocks.

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  • anewist Aug 27, 2007

    Valiis, Thank you for your response. I will look at Belkin.

    What I have also learned is that a self-powered hub would work better. A hub that you plug into a power source. Mine is bus-powered, plugged into my computer. I specifically bought a bus-powered hub because of a lack of sockets for all of my peripherals. However, I will go with self-powered for now.

    Thank you for taking the time to write in. I appreciate it.

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If your looking for a good quality USB hub, i would go with a Belkin. They do cost more than most other hubs, but from the 8 years i have been at my retail store, they have had the lowest return rate of all that I have sold.

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I devised these simple steps that tend to remedy quite a few issues with most USB portable / external hard drives and devices (though not always)

A few things to check but assumes USB and Windows for other interfaces / operating systems similar steps may be adapted to suit.

1. Ensure it is connected directly to the computer to a USB 2.0 port not a USB 1.0 port as this can have effects on performance and reliability

2. Use only the cables that came with it NOT one that fits that may have been lying around or is longer. Not all USB cables are equal even though they should be)

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5. Always use the same port for connecting your devices. Some devices do not like being switched about. If switched they may want to install software / drivers again. This can be especialy true if you move a HUB to another port

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