Home Assistant on SSD only works when there is an unpowered hub in the middle (rpi4)

I was troubleshooting trying to find the issue all day,when i read somewhere that there might not be enough power going to my ssd and i should try a power hub in between,on the same page someone actually suggested two hubs,one powered and one nonpowered. I didn’t have a power hub nearby so i said wth let’s try with a simple one,and voila,everything worked.

And i really want to know why?
Is this a common issue?

Interference, i think. The Pi’s USB ports are known for being disturbant. Radio controller sticks (Zwave/Zigbee and similar) also often won’t work connected directly in the USB ports of a Pi.

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