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Hard drive not recognized on MacBook when connected to 7 port USB hub

Hard drive not recognized on MacBook when connected to 7 port USB hub

I bought an active 7-port-USB-Hub to avoid all the cable mess on my desk. The following devices are plugged in:

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Guest [Entry]

"I believe the key here, is that he stated it's a passive 2.5"" hard drive enclosure. That means that it may require two powered ports to have full power. The hard drive just may not be getting enough power.

Is the hub plugged into a power outlet
Does the usb cable have two ports? And are both being plugged into the usb hub?
Does system Profiler see the drive?
Does Disk Utility see the drive?
What's the make & model of the USB Hub?"
Guest [Entry]

This does not explain why it won't work with the hub, but on the MacBook itself, all USB ports aren't created equal.