can using a USB hub to transfer stuff from one external hard drive to another fry my Surface Pro?

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  • 2 months ago

    a usb hub requires POWER that power must come from its own external supply. you cannot keep adding extra devices without connecting a power supply to it otherwise that might melt whatever pc/tablet it is plugged into.

  • 2 months ago

    A computer would have to be present to transfer the data between drives.

    You could hook both drives to a usb hub and then hook the hub up go the surface pro which through that computer you would have to manually transfer the files

  • 2 months ago

    No,,I do that all the time.

  • don r
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    ..............I don't think so.

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  • stan l
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    AYRTFS?????????????????

  • VP
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Are you asking BEFORE you try it?

    Or, did something happen and you're trying to find the culprit?

  • 2 months ago

    Not if it is a powered hub (or the drives themselves are individually powered).

    Trying to run two USB powered hard drives through an unpowered hub is likely to overload the PC / tablet USB port - though that's supposed to be allowed for with USB sockets and it should work normally again once the overload is removed.

  • 2 months ago

    Since your Surface Pro is not supplying power to the external HDDs you shouldn't see any problems.

  • 2 months ago

    No. In fifteen characters.

  • 2 months ago

    No. Your Surface Pro should be unaffected by this perfectly normal operation of transferring data via USB ports.

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