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HUB2 and USB port?

ora8i
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Registered: ‎07-01-2022

HUB2 and USB port?

Morning All.

I've just setup HUB2 without difficulty  but I find myself looking ar the USB port and wondering what I can use it for.

I have a NAS connected so I don't really need extra storage but I do have a number of spare drives mainly in the "Tech Graveyard" so it's tempting to plug them in even though they would be horribly slow and the effort pointless.

 

Is there a better use for that USB port?   Why ont USB3?

 

ATB   ora

 

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Baldrick1
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Re: HUB2 and USB port?

@ora8i 

Not only is it USB2, it also uses the SMB1 protocol.

It’s probably best just left doing nothing.

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bobpullen
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Re: HUB2 and USB port?

Not bad for powering a USB-powered switch if you need more ethernet ports.

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Alex
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Re: HUB2 and USB port?

I think it is disabled by default, but I could be wrong.

As said, you may as well use it as a power source. USB switch as Bob says, or it may charge your mobile if you have a USB cable for it.

ora8i
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Re: HUB2 and USB port?

I'll leave it alone Smiley

 

thanks.  Ora