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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

MacBook Pro - A USB / Firewire gripe.


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Wouldn't it be great for there to be just one more port of each on the MBP? I'm looking at a rats nest of cords (though with some organization and tape, it'll work out) behind a USB/Firewire hub I just bought (and already filled the USB spots). Sighs. Too many gadgets, too few open slots.

Here's the inventory:
2 USB external drives
1 USB mouse
1 USB iPod
1 USB PSP
1 Firewire camcorder
1 Firewire external drive

I just want one more USB on my MBP!

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yea i am a little dissappointed in only 2 onboard usb ports.

but i just bought a usb hub cheap off newegg to accompany my needs. thats really all you need too. and seeing as how i doubt you use all that stuff when your mobile, it would suit your needs.

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I know...I got a hub too. It's just...it's just...I mean...just one more port would be so much better. LOL When I'm mobile, I often do want my iPod and my PSP connected at the same time. And a mouse. Grrr.

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came up with a little odd issue today.

the FW on my old macbook seems to transfer files quicker than the firewire on my pro, both 400.

i wonder if the 120gb hd is just slower. to me, it actually feels like it. the mb has a 60gb5400 in it.

anyways back on topic. i really only use my right usb for usb keys and such.
my left one, until today has been hooked into my hub (printer, ipod, ext key/mouse) i am thinking about buying a bt mouse today, so ill be eliminating the need for the hub most the time. i rarely use the external keyboard anyways. the hub i have works great for the 15$ it was. it has an ac cable, but i dont use it. the hub actually gave me a BOATLOAD of problems in xp. a nd it matches my new mbp perfect!

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