Switched, powered USB3.0 hubs fail after a short time?


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I want to be able to turn access to a particular external 2.5" Hard Drive ON and OFF as needed. So, several years ago, I invested in a 4-port powered switched USB hub from Ebay - which worked well for some time, and when that stopped (one socket at a time) I bought another - two this time; and each of those worked for a while, and then stopped. I am now at my 4th supply and that phenomenon persists. Currently, when the hub fails, I remove the ext HDD USB lead and then put it back, and the drive is seen again. How long that will last is anybody's guess. With the latest iteration, it took ONE month of use before it failed. I would like a permanent remedy - or short of that, a reasonable explanation for the apparently predictable failures. I must admit, the model that I have been getting from Ebay - whose products are usually good - I have not found in any Google search. Can anyone help ?
 
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These things are usally made from substandard parts i'm afraid. They are built to last maybe a year or two at best.

Unless buying from a reputable manufaturer this is what happens. Cheap is not always the best way to go as well you have learned

Have a look at these



Also just because your it has 4 ports does not mean the source (what you are plugging the hub into) can support all of those 4 ports at the same time. The source ie your Laptop may not be able to supply enough current/power to those items at the same time. Depending of course what you are plugging into the hub

Good luck

oh BTW the Sabrent model are the same people that make excellent NVME ssd drives ;)
 

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Are you any relation this guy?

Both sign up within minutes of each other, same IP's, very similar names. ;)
 
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