ShareDrives and Multi-Port USB Hubs
ShareDrives are not compatible with USB multi-port hubs.
FlashPoint ShareDrives should only be connected directly
to a USB port on a laptop or desktop computer. If you
use a USB multi-port hub you can create a power problem
with your computer which will cause it to reboot. This
is a normal case when a multi-port USB Hubs is used
between the PC and the FlashPoint ShareDrive. This is
caused because of incompatibility with power. The FlashPoint
ShareDrive is equipped with a Li-ion battery, and the
battery is charged by USB port; therefore it is necessary
for the USB port to provide standard power current (500MA,
5V) to the FlashPoint. As for the multi-port Hub, it
will offer only bus power (100mA, 5V) on each port unless
there is an extra power adaptor on the Hub. Once the
power source from the USB hub is not sufficient for
the FlashPoint ShareDrive, the hub will be crashed and
this will cause your PC to reboot.
FlashPoint ShareDrives must be directly attached to
your PC's USB port. The power current for the FlashPoint
to charge the Li-ion battery, requires the direct connection
to the USB port for proper operation.