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Belkin 6-Port FireWire-400 Hub (Silver)

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Belkin 6-Port FireWire-400 Hub (Silver)

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The 6-Port FireWire-400 Hub from Belkin turns one FireWire-400 port on your computer system into six. This is a great choice for users who are tired of constantly swapping out cables to connect their multiple FireWire devices. This integrated solution is ideal for anyone who needs to expand their computer's FireWire capabilities.

Expandability
The hub allows you to expand your FireWire connections. Users often need to connect external drives, digital video cameras and other external devices to their computer via FireWire connections. Adding a hub will allow you to quickly make these connections without constantly swapping cables.
Hot Swappable
FireWire devices are often hot swappable. This hub fully supports that capability, allowing you to connect and disconnect devices without powering down your computer.
FireWire Repeater
The hub also acts as a FireWire repeater. This lets you repeat a FireWire signal over a cable, allowing you to place a FireWire device up to 30' from your computer using 2 15' cables.
Self Powered
An AC adapter is included to power the hub, allowing you to provide ample power to your external devices when they are connected to your computer.
Interface - Connectors 6x 6-Pin FireWire-400
Data Transfer Rate 50 MB/sec
LED Indicators None
Bus/Host Powered Power Adapter Included
System Requirements
Computer Available FireWire-400 Port
Operating System Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP; Mac OS 9
Power
Hub Not Specified by Manufacturer
Adapter AC: 100-120 VAC
DC: 12 VDC, 1.5A
Environmental Requirements
Operating Temperature: 41-104°F (5-40°C)
Dimensions (WxHxD) Not Specified by Manufacturer
Weight 0.35 lb (0.16 kg)
Belkin 6-Port FireWire-400 Hub (Silver)
  • AC Adapter
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Belkin6-Port FireWire-400 Hub (Silver)
     
    4.6

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (10)
    • Reliable (9)
    • Small (9)
    • Fast (7)
    • Easily expanded (5)

    Cons

    • Flimsy construction (4)

    Best Uses

    • Desktop (8)
    • Home (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • High bandwidth user (10)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (7), Personal (3)
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Oh! What a Stress Relief.

    With the Digital World as it is today, with many wires, one can feel tie up. In the fire wire world
    it can become most stressful, with so many Fire Wire...Read complete review

    With the Digital World as it is today, with many wires, one can feel tie up. In the fire wire world
    it can become most stressful, with so many Fire Wire devices and not enough ports on computers. I, no longer need to turn off a device to connect another,
    thanks to Belkin 6-Port FireWire 400 Hub silver, which is also powered. Now I can power up without having to switch, switch, switch.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Cheap quality, ok usage

    This product is great if you need more 6 pin ports but if you at all worried about losing data unexpectedly, this product isnt for you. If you bump the table, slightly nudge...Read complete review

    This product is great if you need more 6 pin ports but if you at all worried about losing data unexpectedly, this product isnt for you. If you bump the table, slightly nudge the device, add any other plugs to your computer, the device will eject all connected ports. For the brand and price, you get what you pay for. With all that said, it has helped me when needing to connect multiple drives with high transfer speeds.

    Reviewed by 12 customers

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    5.0

    Works great!

    By Documentary-shorts

    from San Diego

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Reliable
    • Small

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Desktop

      Comments about Belkin 6-Port FireWire-400 Hub (Silver):

      Very easy to plug in my external hard drives, camcorder, and VCR to capture and edit video on my IMac while using only one firewire port on my computer.

      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac

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      5.0

      Works better than expected!!!

      By Willy B.

      from Pittsburgh, PA

      About Me High bandwidth user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Reliable
      • Small

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • DAW
        • Desktop
        • Digital Audio Workstation

        Comments about Belkin 6-Port FireWire-400 Hub (Silver):

        I use this to plug in a Presonus FireStudio, a Lacie FW400 hard drive, and a Sony Handycam... I used to have the Lacie attached to the Presonus, then the Presonus to my Mac. In that configuration, the FW port would drop off and the Presonus would get confused and I'd have to cycle the power on it.

        With each of these things attached to the hub, it works flawlessly. No more having to reach around to the back of my rack to power off the Presonus... So, Kudos!!!

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac

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        5.0

        Works as expected

        By tefamusic

        from east brunswick, nj

        About Me Low bandwidth user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easily Expanded
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Fast

        Cons

        • Flimsy Construction

        Best Uses

        • Home

        Comments about Belkin 6-Port FireWire-400 Hub (Silver):

        This product allows me to use all my firewire devices rather than being forced to use USB.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        No frills, No fuss

        By perlfoto

        from New York City

        About Me High bandwidth user

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Fast
        • Inconspicuous
        • Inexpensive
        • Small

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Desktop

        Comments about Belkin 6-Port FireWire-400 Hub (Silver):

        Mac user with numerous firewire peripherals and never enough built-in ports. This unit does exactly what it's designed for at a very reasonable price. As some have noted (here, and it also comes in white), it's not very "substantial" in terms of size, weight or feel but if your work area is as crowded as mine, that's actually an advantage. I've got four of the six ports utilized regularly and have thus far had no problems whatsoever. Everything I've plugged in is recognized and runs exactly as it did when connected directly to the built-in computer port. The only complaint I would have is the impregnable, environmentally unfriendly thermally sealed plastic packaging; the kind that makes you feel it would be easier to break into a bank :)

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac

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        5.0

        Can believe they are now Silver !

        By Kawabonga

        from Québec, Canada

        About Me High bandwidth user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Belkin 6-Port FireWire-400 Hub (Silver):

            Amazing, a product I use to purchase in white is now available in silver color and work as well. !

            Silver plate everything !

            Thanks

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            5.0

            Great Hub.

            By oigres

            from Florida

            About Me High bandwidth user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easily Expanded
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Fast
            • Reliable
            • Small

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Multiple Audio interfaces

              Comments about Belkin 6-Port FireWire-400 Hub (Silver):

              This is so far the best hub in my studio, Mac love them. Very good product. Highly recommended.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              4.0

              The Best Hub at the Best Price!

              By Mac Daddy

              from St. Louis

              About Me High bandwidth user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Reliable
              • Small

              Cons

              • Flimsy Construction

              Best Uses

              • Home

              Comments about Belkin 6-Port FireWire-400 Hub (Silver):

              I needed to network computers and hard drives and there are not too many Firewire Hubs left out there. I was extremely grateful that they still understand customer needs and serve their requests.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              5.0

              Oh! What a Stress Relief.

              By MiboTT

              from the Caribbean, Trinidad & Tobago

              About Me High bandwidth user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easily Expanded
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Fast
              • Reliable
              • Small

              Cons

              • None
              • Not at this Time

              Best Uses

              • Desktop
              • Small Networks

              Comments about Belkin 6-Port FireWire-400 Hub (Silver):

              With the Digital World as it is today, with many wires, one can feel tie up. In the fire wire world
              it can become most stressful, with so many Fire Wire devices and not enough ports on computers. I, no longer need to turn off a device to connect another,
              thanks to Belkin 6-Port FireWire 400 Hub silver, which is also powered. Now I can power up without having to switch, switch, switch.

              • Primary use:
              • Business

              Share this review

              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Cheap quality, ok usage

              By DOX

              from Wilmington, NC

              About Me High bandwidth user

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Fast

              Cons

              • Flimsy Construction
              • Unreliable

              Best Uses

              • Desktop

              Comments about Belkin 6-Port FireWire-400 Hub (Silver):

              This product is great if you need more 6 pin ports but if you at all worried about losing data unexpectedly, this product isnt for you. If you bump the table, slightly nudge the device, add any other plugs to your computer, the device will eject all connected ports. For the brand and price, you get what you pay for. With all that said, it has helped me when needing to connect multiple drives with high transfer speeds.

              Share this review

               
              5.0

              Works as expected

              By Barry

              from Cape Cod

              About Me High bandwidth user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easily Expanded
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Fast
              • Reliable
              • Small

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Desktop
                • Home

                Comments about Belkin 6-Port FireWire-400 Hub (Silver):

                I use all 6 ports for external backup drives

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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                4.0

                Just what I needed!

                By Amy Rae Photo

                from Enid, OK

                About Me High bandwidth user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Fast
                • Reliable
                • Small

                Cons

                • Flimsy Construction

                Best Uses

                • Desktop

                Comments about Belkin 6-Port FireWire-400 Hub (Silver):

                I didn't realize until after I bought this that I could string firewire drives together so essentially doing the same thing, however, I like this better! I have even more ports available with the option to string some drives still and I feel like I can keep my cords more organized. It is a great little tool! It is lightweight and feels a bit cheap, but it works great!

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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                5.0

                Flexible Plus

                By Tomin8or

                from Phoenix, AZ

                About Me High bandwidth user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easily Expanded
                • Reliable
                • Small

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Desktop
                  • Home

                  Comments about Belkin 6-Port FireWire-400 Hub (Silver):

                  This product allows me to use all my firewire devices rather than being forced to use USB.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

                  Share this review

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