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Can a USB Hub power two 2.5" Drives?

Poll Results: Can a cheap, 4 Port USB Hub from eBay power two 2.5" hard drives.

 
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    Yes! Cheap $2 eBay HUBs FTW!!!!!!
  • 100% (2)
    lolno, those are trash hubs. Get a Powered USB Hub.
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Is it possible for those cheap $2 USB hubs from eBay to power two 2.5" notebook hard drives (in enclosures)?

WD640GB 2.5" Blue in Nexstar TX
WD250GB 2.5" Blue in Nexstar SX

I am planning on connecting it to my  AirPort Extreme.
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Should be fine if its a powered hub. If its not powered you will likely have problems.
 
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