Phone support number for pre-sales??? I read the caveat regarding the 7 Port 3.0 Hub…NOT recommended for Mac Systems because of Power Issues. I want more info. I am Planning on buying the Most recent iMac 27"…Does the recommendation extend to the newest Macs?
None of your answers are current in regard to the latest iMac Releases…Quad 27" with 3.0 Ports and Thunderbolt etc (and eliminated DVD_R’s etc) 21" models shipped in Dec 2012 and 27" Models in January 2013. What kind of “Draw” Power- wise would 7 USB 3.0 4TB HDs have on the New Macs??? At the moment I don’t have 7 4TB 3.0 Drives, but I do have 3 and anticipate consolidating other drives so that I might very well end up with 7. Plus the New iMacs have TWO 3.0 Ports. My current iMac has had 2 Kensington DOME Shaped USB Hubs (2.0) plus 1or 2 Daisy chained 400 Firewire Hubs…And I’ve had NO PROBLEM using (probably at some point…all the ports simultaneously…although I don’t normally have more than maybe 6 or 7 External Desktop HDs on at 1 time.) But I have had problems using Western Digital and Seagate Passport type Drives (2.5 inch external little HDs that vary in sizes from120gigs to 2 TB (various vintages)…I’d say they will all MOUNT, but they don’t always stay mounted and when copying large amounts of Data…they might “fall off the Desktop” —not physically fall off computer Desk…hope you understand…and then I start to get error messages and I can’t cancel the copying…It’s like the Finder crashed and cannot be successfully Force Quit etc. At this point I have MANY 3.0 Hard Drives (both Desktop and Passport Size…I use Passport term, but that is an early Western Digital term…hope you understand…small portable drives that get their power from CPU Port (and hopefully Hub port too…enough to accomplish a task like Copying occasionally…they are not a permanently connected device such as a Desktop HD.
Anyway, I have all these 3.0 New Vintage BIG CAPACITY NEW HDs but NO 3.0 Computer Ports…YET. But I will within the next week or 2…and I want to be up to date on compatible “State of Art” USB 3.0 Hubs…simultaneously…It took me 40 hours a few days ago to transfer 3.25 TB from some 1 and 1.5 TB Drives onto a 4 TB Drive. Theoretically (according to specs)…I’m thinking if I had 3.0 compatible everything…instead of 40 hours…it might have taken me only 4 hours. Please Comment and it would be even better if you could supply me with a Phone Support Tech Number.
thanks again, Carol (spikey)