trogggy wrote:Just wondering how they work (the Kensingtons). Do you need to install drivers? Or do they install automatically?
The usb ports / ethernet / 5.1 (or stereo?) sound are all working?
I suppose what I'm really asking is how much fiddling around you had to do to get these to work, what works and what (if anything) doesn't.
For both the models listed; ethernet & usb worked out of the box (hence native support listed in my post). Ethernet works fine (9MB/sec max throughput) but also updates to a newer driver via Windows Update (automatically).
For the K33243: IEEE 1284 (Parallel port) to USB & COM worked out of the box, sound required a driver only obtained via Windows Update (automatically).
For the K33419: Sound was picked up natively but updated to a newer driver via Windows Update (automatically).
In other words, if you have an active internet connection it will all work. Hub powers at 500ma per port (non-shared) which is about enough for a 2.5" SATA to USB caddy to operate at for a 5400RPM drive.
I currently have a Samsung 640GB running fine over it (listed draw is 451ma). I also have a 500GB WD Blue which has a draw of 550ma and that seems fine also.