What makes a good and reliable USB Hub?
It could be just my bad luck, but it seems like whenever I have used USB hubs they are completely useless.
For example, my new laptop only has 2 usb ports (oops should have checked that before buying), but I have a minimum of 3-4 USB devices I like to use at once.
I bought a ~£5 USB hub (4 ports) and it fails with more than two devices plugged in. Even lately just a keyboard+mouse combo fails.
So, my question is, is this to be expected? Is it my laptop? Or just a cheap hub? i.e. If I go out and buy another one, should I expect a different result? Does anyone have any recommendations for a good hub?
Thanks in advance, Simon
EDIT: I just found these threads, which makes me think getting a powered hub might solve my woes? External drives on USB hub http://superuser.com/questions/260646/what-makes-a-good-and-reliable-usb-hub
UPDATE: I've got a powered USB hub and it was the best decision ever. solved all of my problems.