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    USB Hubs

    Hi


    I was and am sniffing around on the internet to find a solution we've probably all already encountered.


    "Enough ports on the USB hub".


    Well, to tell you, you can find internal and external hubs with a maximum of 7 ports (which in most cases isn't even sufficient).

    Through the sniffing, I've found a site that produces "16" ports USB hubs (2.0)

    Here's the link: http://www.jpcentury.com/pro_con.aspx?id=P_00000008

    Unfortunately I couldn't find a price for it.


    Just wanted to share this info.

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    SynchroTech do a 13 port hub for $35

    http://www.synchrotech.com/product-u...b_13-port.html

    Steve

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    Daisy chaining hubs allows basically all you need.
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    Is there any down side to using one of these? I didn't even know they existed til I saw this. Thanks for posting it.

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    The only downside is having yet another box plugged into the mains

    It means you can limit the number of cables going to the PC to one

    They (in general) work really well


    Steve

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    There is a downside to using large quantity hubs but this is only a problem if you have it plugged into a usb 1 Port as the more devices you connect to your hub the more chance you will have of max-ing out the bandwidth of the usb bus, usb 2 on the other hand is 20 times faster than usb 1 so there shouldnt be an issue.

    For people like myself who use both old and new hardware this is worth bearing in mind

    David.

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    David
    What do U mean by port1 and 2?
    Sorry if it is obvious..not to me (lol)
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    Sorry USB 1.0 was the initial specification when the technology was released it operates at a speed of roughly 20mbps, the technology was improved about 3 years ago and the new USB 2.0 operates at a speed of roughly 400 mbps.

    hope this clears things up, what I was trying to say is if you connect loads of devices to a USB1.0 port you may suffer from performance issue but a USB 2.0 port should run shedloads of them with no major bandwidth issues.

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    Very clear..thanks
    So besides year of computer , is there a way to know if it is a 20 or a 400?
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    yes there are a couple of tell tale signs and one test you can do

    Have a look at the outside of the PC, there may be a label saying USB2.0
    Have a look in the USB controllers section in Device manager it may have the devices labled as 2.0 or 1.0
    Have a look in the PC's Bios chances are there will be an option there to disble the usb controller and it sometimes mentions the sppeds

    and finally if all else fails copy a 1gb file or files to a usb device such as a memory stick or hard disk drive, usb 2.0 should take about a minute to copy that amount of data USB 1.0 will take roughly 20 times that, this is slightly dependant on hard disk drive speeds but still is reasonably accurate.

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