Just received my new Plugable USB 2.0 10 port hub 2 days ago, and began using it with 4 portable hard drives (Seagate and WD), 1 desktop (powered) external (WD My Book), my Mac keyboard, and a wacom pad attached.
Ever since I started using the hub, my computer seems to periodically kick off various portable hard drives occasionally, giving me the “this drive has not been property ejected” message, and one of the portable drives now seems to be corrupted and will not mount- even when I plug it into the Mac directly or a different computer (I’m running software recovery now). Although we backup data, losing a drive is still disastrous.
Does the Plugable Hub not have enough power to support all of these drives? Am I risking our data by plugging them in to this hub? Am I doing something else wrong? Please help.