...and my little USB port extender can't handle my Eleven Rack or my external hard drive. The third thing I have plugged in is my mouse, which the USB port extender reads just fine. This leaves me with either being able to use my external drive or my Eleven Rack, but not both at the same time. I need my Eleven Rack or my external to play nice with my USB extender.
How do I fix this? Would a better USB port extender fix the problem? I'm a total tard when it comes to computers so I really don't know what the issue is here.
sounds like you need a powered USB port hub