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BizMarky
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Posted 7:43pm PDT 11/02/2019
Posted 7:43pm PDT 11/02/2019
I don't understand why they need to be switched. Can someone explain?
tannim
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Posted 8:23pm PDT 11/02/2019
Posted 8:23pm PDT 11/02/2019
I don't understand why they need to be switched. Can someone explain?

In theory it's just to save power by shutting something off instead of just unplugging it.
lock_3000
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Posted 8:25pm PDT 11/02/2019
Posted 8:25pm PDT 11/02/2019
USB hub share the bandwidth available to that hub
dave_c
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Posted 9:22pm PDT 11/02/2019
Posted 9:22pm PDT 11/02/2019

It's power and convenience. On a different switched hub I have external HDDs, that I want to stay offline for better security and less wear.

Instead of fiddling with cables I can just hit a switch and have them spun up to use in ~10 seconds. When the USB3 connection is severed by hitting the switch again, they automatically spin down and don't really need their AC/DC adapters unplugged because they draw practically nothing when the HDD isn't running.
bodi664
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Posted 10:14pm PDT 11/02/2019
Posted 10:14pm PDT 11/02/2019
this is USB 2.0 hub
barryk
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Posted 5:55am PST 11/03/2019
Posted 5:55am PST 11/03/2019
I miss firewire
swreynolds
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Posted 11:33am PST 11/03/2019
Posted 11:33am PST 11/03/2019
The USB 3 version is available here:
https://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-4-Port-Individual-Switches-HB-UM43/dp/B00JX1ZS5O
for $7. Personally, I have a powered hub, because the one amp of available power for four devices seems inadequate.
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