|This Belkin hub delivers six, peer-to-peer FireWire ports that support data throughput of up to 400Mbps. It connects seamlessly with FireWire DV camcorders, web cams, FireWire storage devices, scanners, printers, and other DV-compatible multimedia devices. The hub acts as a FireWire repeater so you can place devices up to an additional 15 feet from other connected FireWire peripherals. Connecting devices to the hub using 6-pin to 6-pin FireWire cables enables them to draw power from the hub for an easier setup and operation.NOTE: system requires compatible computers running Windows 98 SE, Me, 2000, XP, or Power Macintosh computers running Mac OS 9.0 and above.|
Customer Reviews of Belkin FireWire 6-Port Hub
Good solution to widespread problem3/17/2009
Nicely designed, about as small as can be, a long needed solution to the problem of scarce FireWire ports, especially the 400s on newer equipment. Works fine. I passed up bargains in external hard drives by limiting my choices to only those that had 2 400 FireWire ports so I could connect them in series, but now, owning this Belkin 6-port FireWire hub I'm free!
Works flawlessly - Belkin products usually do10/8/2008
I consider the Belkin 6-port Firewire Hub essential for my new iMac. Apple has seen fit to reduce the number of Firewire 400 ports to one on the iMacs. The Belkin Hub works flawlessly and allows me to connect/disconnect my multiple Firewire external hard drives without having to get behind them to fiddle with the cables - something I'd have to do if I daisy-chained the drives.
Just what everyone needs if they have more than one firewire device!
Locked my system and never worked.