So after finally setting up OpenElec I decided to also get a powered USB hub.
Got this one for cheap from work. The power supply for the HUB outputs read: +5V ⎓1A
I connected a 2.5" HDD in a USB 2.0 enclosure to the hub and then the hub to the pi, but it doesn't recognise it and I can hear the HDD ticking in an odd way.
Any ideas why this doesn't work? I connected something that measures current over USB and it reads 5V on both my MacBook's USB port directly and the USB Hub. When the HDD is connected to my MacBook it reads 5V/0.31A and when connected to the HUB: 5V/0.21A
Is this because of the difference in Ampere that the drive doesn't work? Using an Apple USB Charger for the Pi itself.