If you own a PlayStation Classic, you might wonder why you’d need a USB hub like the AUKEY 4-Port 3.0 USB Hub since you only need the two USB ports for the controllers. This is true if you only used the PlayStation Classic as Sony intended. However, if you decided to hack if using something like AutoBleem on a USB thumb drive, then you know you’re only able to use one controller afterwards since the other USB slot would be taken up by the thumb drive. The only solution you have left is to use a USB hub to gain back the extra USB port to allow for two controllers again.
I’ve read reports that only certain hubs work or certain thumb drives work so for this but I wanted to find one that actually looked cool so I purchased the AUKEY 4-port 3.0 USB Hub in hopes that this would work. This is an aluminum hub that doesn’t require an external power source, has a short extension cable, and looked pretty darn nice. It was also cheap as I ended picking it up on Amazon for $7.99.
Upon plugging it into the second controller port and plugging in the thumb drive, it would not load up the hack. I tried to load it up a few more times with no luck. It just wouldn’t load up correctly. So instead, I tried plugging the hub into the first controller port and then loading the thumb drive back into the second USB and it loaded up just fine like this. Not only that, the controllers also seemed to work just fine in this configuration as well. Success! That means now I’m finally able to play two player games on my PlayStation Classic running AutoBleem.
To clean up the look, I just used some double sided tape to adhere it to the side of my PlayStation Classic and yes, I know the AUKEY logo is upside down, but there’s not much I can do about that.