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August 30, 2013, 04:26:30 PM
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Any status updates on the Rosewill RHB-500/ST-Lab U-500? They still running good? I think I'm gunna order one and wanted to see how they well they are fairing.

Still running strong with 48 BE's on 6 hubs.

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August 30, 2013, 06:59:19 PM
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Sounds good, Just ordered one from Amazon just now.
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August 30, 2013, 11:28:44 PM
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The 10 Port USB 3.0 Hub with a 12V 3A power adapter from Gearmo has been working exceptionally well for me using all 10 ports, especially @ $49.99 on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BZABGWK/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00BZABGWK&linkCode=as2&tag=pin-im-suns-20

I bought 4 of these and they have been stable for well over a week now.  Not a single issue.   The only drawback is they are USB 3.0 which probably won't work with a raspberry pi.




My 4 original hubs are still running stable for almost 1 month now and I just added 4 more last week.  I really love these hubs.
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August 30, 2013, 11:39:21 PM
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I got 2 more plugable 7 port hubs. I already had one. The one i had is moody with 7 erupters. they'll run for days and then one will stop. Always the same one and uplugging it and then plugging it back in resets it. well, the first one i openned had a power supply that wouldn't come on. Bleh. the other new one seems to be running fine so far. I went with these because they are cheap, but not gonna buy any more of them. I ended up buy angle plugs so i could use all the ports and that nullified the cost benefits. I'm just going to bite the bullet and get more anker/oricho type 10/9 ports. they use the least amount of surface area on my shelf and work best with the artic fans. I'm going to use free standing fans on the plugables if the fans ever get here.

on another note, i added a 5 port PCI-e card, and a 4 port PCI card. Those are the numbers on the card's edge. one had two internal ports and the other had one. i ran the internal ports out of the case using cables. I'm running Ubuntu Linux and it seems that these cards just worked as is, no special drivers. They came with mini CDs with windows drivers. This computer was built just for mining so it doesn't have a CD player. Glad they just worked. So now i have lots of places to plug hubs in. I prefer not to daisey chain the hubs. I really can't see me using 12 more hubs, but if i do, the MB has room for 2 more PCI cards and one more PCIe card.  Grin
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August 30, 2013, 11:43:13 PM
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The 10 Port USB 3.0 Hub with a 12V 3A power adapter from Gearmo has been working exceptionally well for me using all 10 ports, especially @ $49.99 on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BZABGWK/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00BZABGWK&linkCode=as2&tag=pin-im-suns-20

I bought 4 of these and they have been stable for well over a week now.  Not a single issue.   The only drawback is they are USB 3.0 which probably won't work with a raspberry pi.




My 4 original hubs are still running stable for almost 1 month now and I just added 4 more last week.  I really love these hubs.

 Huh you're running 10 in them? 3 amps should only support 6. is the power brick hot?
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August 31, 2013, 12:21:32 AM
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The 10 Port USB 3.0 Hub with a 12V 3A power adapter from Gearmo has been working exceptionally well for me using all 10 ports, especially @ $49.99 on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BZABGWK/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00BZABGWK&linkCode=as2&tag=pin-im-suns-20

I bought 4 of these and they have been stable for well over a week now.  Not a single issue.   The only drawback is they are USB 3.0 which probably won't work with a raspberry pi.




My 4 original hubs are still running stable for almost 1 month now and I just added 4 more last week.  I really love these hubs.

 Huh you're running 10 in them? 3 amps should only support 6. is the power brick hot?

I am running 10 block erupters per hub with an avg of 6,715 MH/s.  In total I am running 80 block erupters with 8 USB Hub pulling about 200 watts.

The power bricks are a little hot to the touch without a fan for cooling, but with fan (box fan) for cooling the power brick is a lot cooler.  Plus the USB hub is all aluminum and that helps a lot with the heat dispensation.
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August 31, 2013, 12:39:48 AM
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The 10 Port USB 3.0 Hub with a 12V 3A power adapter from Gearmo has been working exceptionally well for me using all 10 ports, especially @ $49.99 on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BZABGWK/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00BZABGWK&linkCode=as2&tag=pin-im-suns-20

I bought 4 of these and they have been stable for well over a week now.  Not a single issue.   The only drawback is they are USB 3.0 which probably won't work with a raspberry pi.

http://i.imgur.com/1yrP4jn.jpg


My 4 original hubs are still running stable for almost 1 month now and I just added 4 more last week.  I really love these hubs.

 Huh you're running 10 in them? 3 amps should only support 6. is the power brick hot?

USB 3.0 is 12V 3A = 36W is more than enough

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August 31, 2013, 12:54:32 AM
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The 10 Port USB 3.0 Hub with a 12V 3A power adapter from Gearmo has been working exceptionally well for me using all 10 ports, especially @ $49.99 on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BZABGWK/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00BZABGWK&linkCode=as2&tag=pin-im-suns-20

I bought 4 of these and they have been stable for well over a week now.  Not a single issue.   The only drawback is they are USB 3.0 which probably won't work with a raspberry pi.

http://i.imgur.com/1yrP4jn.jpg


My 4 original hubs are still running stable for almost 1 month now and I just added 4 more last week.  I really love these hubs.

 Huh you're running 10 in them? 3 amps should only support 6. is the power brick hot?

USB 3.0 is 12V 3A = 36W is more than enough

my bad.
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August 31, 2013, 02:40:51 AM
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I bought a Balance Form 10 port USB 2.0 Hub from Amazon (with my prime account - free 2 day shipping) for ~15$ shipped.  It comes with a 3A power supply and can be found here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BGT3JKM/ref=cm_cr_ryp_prd_ttl_sol_4

I have been running 5 units on it for 3 hours without any issues.  It should be able to run 6 units (it has 3A PSU) I think but I didn't want to push it.  The only thing about it is that it is horizontal orientation by default (and thin / close to surface) so you will either want to elevate it or mount it vertically.

Also, I bought the RHB-500 from newegg (while it was on sale) for about 20$.  I am running 7 units with a USB fan on it and it is going great.
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September 02, 2013, 11:28:04 AM
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Ghetto cooling duct here again.

Hard a go are re-flowing the solder on the USB hub that had about half the sockets not working and gave it a +5V power trace augmentation, but I think I may need to replace the sockets.  Or wait until I have a reflow workstation (thank your element14 Father's Day specials).  Also ran into problems with comms errors, decided I should measure the +5V at one of the miners, it was down to 4.90V at the miner, with 5.16V at the PSU, so I adjusted the PSU voltage up to 5.4V (5.06v at the same miner), and the comms errors stopped.  Two more hubs on their way from DX.com for modification (along with some 3300uf 16V caps to repair an ATX PSU with a 45A 5V rail), though I may just get a 5V 30A supply instead, since the voltage can be adjusted up to compensate for ohmic losses.
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Ghetto cooling duct here again.

Hard a go are re-flowing the solder on the USB hub that had about half the sockets not working and gave it a +5V power trace augmentation, but I think I may need to replace the sockets.  Or wait until I have a reflow workstation (thank your element14 Father's Day specials).  Also ran into problems with comms errors, decided I should measure the +5V at one of the miners, it was down to 4.90V at the miner, with 5.16V at the PSU, so I adjusted the PSU voltage up to 5.4V (5.06v at the same miner), and the comms errors stopped.  Two more hubs on their way from DX.com for modification (along with some 3300uf 16V caps to repair an ATX PSU with a 45A 5V rail), though I may just get a 5V 30A supply instead, since the voltage can be adjusted up to compensate for ohmic losses.
Are you using http://dx.com/p/42838 ?  Mine just came today and it's not a bad little hub.  I opened it up as much as I could without breaking anything and it looks like the power plug is through hole soldered so should not require a reflow machine to replace that crappy little socket with a wire.

The power plug is the same size as a dlink dhub8 and not 5.5x2.5 like I was hoping.  My raspberry pi saw it just fine so I moved 4 erupters from a dlink along with the dlink power supply to it and they are mining away happily.  I am not sure I would want to try to push 5 amps through that little plug so a hardwire might be in order if I keep using it.

I also picked up http://dx.com/p/230094 on a whim and to my surprise it is NOT three x 4 port IC's but one "Terminus Technology Inc. FE 2.1 7-port Hub" cascaded to a "Terminus Technology Inc. 4-Port HUB".

The first one was the expected 3 x "Terminus Technology Inc. 4-Port HUB" configuration.

Finally, that 5v 5a supply referenced by several people earlier in this thread and listed in the OP arrived last week.  It comes with a 5.5x2.5 plug plus an adapter to get it to 5.5xsomething smaller.  I gotta admit, it doesn't look like a 5a supply.  It is half the volume and weight of a UL rated 5v 4a supply.  I don't think I am going to use it on anything and sure don't expect 5 amps out of it.  Be careful out there if you running unattended equipment and stick to UL rated supplies.  I am not saying that the unrated made in china supply that is half as big as it needs to be will catch fire and burn your house down but I wouldn't be surprised if it did.
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September 04, 2013, 02:00:48 AM
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wow. Orico hubs are now perfect copies of the Anker hub.

It is a good hub. Behave exactly as the Anker maybe even a little bit better.

I have 1 Anker and 2 Oricos (not the same model than the one on your picture).

Maximum BEs for stability:

Anker: 8
Orico: 9

No idea why it seems I am the only one not being able to use the 10 ports

I have 10 running on the Orico with the 4 amp power supply.

Sometimes you have to shut off the hub with the push button switch and power it back on, it works perfect once you get the 10th one recognized.

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September 04, 2013, 06:36:00 AM
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wow. Orico hubs are now perfect copies of the Anker hub.

It is a good hub. Behave exactly as the Anker maybe even a little bit better.

I have 1 Anker and 2 Oricos (not the same model than the one on your picture).

Maximum BEs for stability:

Anker: 8
Orico: 9

No idea why it seems I am the only one not being able to use the 10 ports

I have 10 running on the Orico with the 4 amp power supply.

Sometimes you have to shut off the hub with the push button switch and power it back on, it works perfect once you get the 10th one recognized.


The question is: for how long?

With 9, I can run the setup stable 24 h/ 7 for weeks. As soon as I add the 10th eruptor, it will work fine but it won't last more than 24 hours before I get a couples of BEs with the green light stuck....

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September 05, 2013, 12:55:12 AM
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wow. Orico hubs are now perfect copies of the Anker hub.

It is a good hub. Behave exactly as the Anker maybe even a little bit better.

I have 1 Anker and 2 Oricos (not the same model than the one on your picture).

Maximum BEs for stability:

Anker: 8
Orico: 9

No idea why it seems I am the only one not being able to use the 10 ports

I have 10 running on the Orico with the 4 amp power supply.

Sometimes you have to shut off the hub with the push button switch and power it back on, it works perfect once you get the 10th one recognized.


The question is: for how long?

With 9, I can run the setup stable 24 h/ 7 for weeks. As soon as I add the 10th eruptor, it will work fine but it won't last more than 24 hours before I get a couples of BEs with the green light stuck....



My Orico hub powerbrick just died before the 30 day return policy expired...  lucky me..buyer beware, YMMV

   
It seems there are many of the same model rebranded, I got a cheaper lookalike 'Aitech' running right now


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September 05, 2013, 01:08:14 AM
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I suspect that we are stressing these more than the average user. I'll bet the designers never anticipated these running 24/7 drawing full current.

today i got 11 new erupters, and i'm waiting on hubs.  Tongue Bleh.
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September 05, 2013, 09:42:30 PM
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I think there is a hub missing in the list, only the ultimate hub! 

Here is a copy of my post:



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Utilizes your PC's power supply for it's 5v.  Powered with a floppy connector but includes a molex to floppy adapter.

Running for weeks stable with all 13 ports populated with Block Erupters, it's safe to say these are the best hubs around.



Got some CM Stackers lying around at home?  Fill up all the bays with Block Erupters!

Questions?  Simply email sales@wtcr.ca or inquire through our website.

Resellers?  These are an excellent item to include with bundles of USBs as all Block Erupters need a hub!

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I think there is a hub missing in the list, only the ultimate hub! 

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September 06, 2013, 07:24:38 AM
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I think there is a hub missing in the list, only the ultimate hub!  

Added it to the "Special hubs" table. It's a product from a German company InLine, and seem to be hard to get (Amazon does not tock it any more).

I've also found another 13-porter bay hub, but it's oriented horizontally, so BEs might have spacing issues:

http://www.geek.com/chips/13-port-usb-hub-fits-into-pcs-5-inch-bay-1276181/

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September 06, 2013, 07:05:55 PM
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man, i can't catch a break with Hubs. today i had an Anker die which takes 9 USBs off line. It has no power. If i push the button on the end (10 port aluminium) the LEDs on the erupters blinks for a second and then nothing. Somebody needs to design a heavy duty hub. Cry
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My D-Links are still running strong after 1 month of 24/7 hashing in an ambient temperature of 26C-29C.

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