Sturdy USB Hub
I'm looking for a sturdy external USB hub - Win XP/7/8 compatible; note: portability is not at all a concern as this will be on a desk. I know there are other postings for these on EE but they are all about 6 years old and hence, not currently helpful.
I've purchased these in the past and am tired of reading the positive reviews on this and that only to find that the ports are loose making it easy for an external hard drive to lose its connection over and over again making for a corrupted drive. Or, the power connector is made poorly making for ALL of the ports to go off at the same time - or the main USB connector which is usually a mini-usb port is loose and the same situation occurs - or the the ports are too close to one another.
If you see what I mean...
I currently have a Belkin USB hub and all of the examples listed above are what it does - sad, I know. But, you get what you pay for and I was cheap with the last one. Hopefully, not this time.
My price range is upwards to $100. Enough?
7 ports would be nice but I suppose I could survive on less if the hub is a monster hub.
Any ideas and suggestions would be very much appreciated. Thanks.