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Trying to keep my physical desktop clean and spartan--does anyone make a firewire powered usb hub or even thunderbolt? I'm thinking of sticking a hub at base of monitor.
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You can purchase a USB 2.0 and Firewire Hub but have not seen an actual Firewire powered USB hub. Best suggestion is mains powered to avoid too much drain on the ports.


Amazon.com: IOGEAR 4-Port USB 2.0 and 3-Port FireWire Universal Hub GUH420: Electronics

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Interesting reviews about the Belkin combo hub, especially the bit about it not drawing too much power (because it's not mains-powered). Amazon.com: Belkin USB 2.0& Firewire 6-Port Hub For Mac Mini: Electronics Mac has never been 'famous' for its power to USB ports.

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Trying to keep my physical desktop clean and spartan--does anyone make a firewire powered usb hub or even thunderbolt? I'm thinking of sticking a hub at base of monitor.
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