Rock64 USB
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Just purchased a Rock64 and items.  Have not got it yet, will have more questions probably.

Thought occurred to me, has anyone hooked up USB 3.0 hubs or 2.0 hubs, and used them for I/O port expansion through USB successfully/unsuccesssfully?

If so what were your experiences?  Did it work as it should?

So a little background, though I have not done anything with a Rock64 yet, but spent 30+ years working Unix/Linux so will see how I fair with this.
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(01-27-2018, 12:33 PM)11b2p508 Wrote: Just purchased a Rock64 and items.  Have not got it yet, will have more questions probably.

Thought occurred to me, has anyone hooked up USB 3.0 hubs or 2.0 hubs, and used them for I/O port expansion through USB successfully/unsuccesssfully?

If so what were your experiences?  Did it work as it should?

So a little background, though I have not done anything with a Rock64 yet, but spent 30+ years working Unix/Linux so will see how I fair with this.

USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 hubs will work just fine (especially powered ones). I would not recommend using them for storage - for instance, multiple HDD's. But for plugging in additional USB peripherals such as BT, WiFi, keyboard, etc., they'll work as expected.
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(01-27-2018, 01:53 PM)Luke Wrote:
(01-27-2018, 12:33 PM)11b2p508 Wrote: Just purchased a Rock64 and items.  Have not got it yet, will have more questions probably.

Thought occurred to me, has anyone hooked up USB 3.0 hubs or 2.0 hubs, and used them for I/O port expansion through USB successfully/unsuccesssfully?

If so what were your experiences?  Did it work as it should?

So a little background, though I have not done anything with a Rock64 yet, but spent 30+ years working Unix/Linux so will see how I fair with this.

USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 hubs will work just fine (especially powered ones). I would not recommend using them for storage - for instance, multiple HDD's. But for plugging in additional USB peripherals such as BT, WiFi, keyboard, etc., they'll work as expected.

I am using a Samsung T1 usb3 SSD as my boot and file system device through a powered USB hub .  WIthout the powered hub the system would not boot (SPI)  from the device, but would recognize it for the linux  file system.  I haven't tried plugging in an additional  storage device yet.  FWIW
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