Aukey CB-H19

Preamble

I bought this on eBay, Aukey USB 3.0 (7 port hub) Mains Powered 3 Charging Ports 2.4amps, £9.16+2.97

I purchased this to use in conjunction with the Nanotech dual USB 3.0 express card, which was struggling to provide the current for a 5TB Backup Plus USB drive, with the associated over heating issues. I hoped that the external PSU would alleviate the power draw and over heating issues experienced with the NanoTech ExpressCard. See ExpressCards on Santa Rosa MacBook Pro for more details about the overheating issue.

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To RAID or not to RAID… that is the question…

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I’m needing some serious backup disk space. I could either continue with my stategy of Seagate 5TB Backup Plus USB 2.5″ drives, but I am runing out of USB ports on my MacBook Pro… even taking into account the 2 port USB 3.0 ExpressCard, and USB 3.0 power hub solution. So, I went looking for a viable alternative solution.

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Repairing Humax remote (RM-F01)

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After not using my FOXSAT-HDR and Humax remote for a few years, I found that the batteries had leaked a bit and that the remote was no longer working.

The silver ring around the OK button had always been a bit clicky and stiff after no using it regularly, so I thought I’d open it up and try to repair and clean it up…

I also wondered if it was possible to get the HDR is change source without the remote but this seems unlikely/impossible.

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Orico H4013-U3

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I bought this 4 port USB 3.0 hub in Fortune for 590 baht (from Orico Thailand it was 690 baht). It is a plastic hub, no screws, no way of opening it up to see what is inside.

I purchased this to use in conjunction with the Nanotech dual USB 3.0 express card, which was struggling to provide the current for a 5TB Backup Plus USB drive, with the associated over heating issues. I hoped that the external PSU would alleviate the power draw and over heating issues experienced with the NanoTech ExpressCard. See ExpressCards on Santa Rosa MacBook Pro for more details about the overheating issue.

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Reducing USB port usage (on Jetson Nano)

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Following on from Jetson Nano – basic specs, here are some options to reduce the USB port usage to just one port for keyboard and mouse… this obviously could apply to any computer with limited USB ports, not just a Jetson product.

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