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    I need a USB 3 hub, but...

    ...it's going to be hosting a pair of USB 2.0 devices. They're Freeview HD receivers, so I don't want to compromise on bandwidth. As such I want something that'll give me SuperSpeed to the hub and then all of High Speed bandwidth per port after that (rather than two devices sharing 400Mbps between them).

    I know VIA has a chipset that does it... I don't know about other USB 3.0 hub chipsets. And unfortunately I don't know which products contain such a chipset.

    So, anyone actually know/have any suggestions?
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    Re: I need a USB 3 hub, but...

    Are they a long distance from the PC? If not, I'd be tempted to run 2 leads, unless you can definitively discover which items use the VIA chipset you mention...

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    Re: I need a USB 3 hub, but...

    Distance isn't a problem - I'm low on ports so I need a hub if I want multiple tuners as well as keyboard/mouse/infrared.
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    Re: I need a USB 3 hub, but...

    Can the other bits go on a hub instead?

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    Re: I need a USB 3 hub, but...

    Yes, that would be the much less ridiculous way of doing it.
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    Re: I need a USB 3 hub, but...

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    Yes, that would be the much less ridiculous way of doing it.

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    Re: I need a USB 3 hub, but...

    sometimes we just need to talk it out to see the tree.

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