Thread: USB hub
08-08-2008, 09:14 PM #1USB hub
i need to buy a ex hd soon..and it got me thinking..
imac only has 3 usb ports on the back (2 on the keyboard, but i dont like to use them because the cords get in the way from how my desk is set up)..so i may need to purchase a USB hub.
if i were to purchase a hub that had 3 ports..that would definately be plenty. but if i had ..say..3 ex hard drives, an ipod, my mouse,..and whatever else connected AT ALL TIMES..could that damage the computer ?
it just seems like a little much. anyone have experience with this?
now i probably won't have all of those connected at one time..but it's still nice to know.
08-08-2008, 09:53 PM #2
You will want to get one that is powered by its own power supply. I have like 10 things plugged into my mini and it has been fine for the past few years.
08-10-2008, 05:41 PM #3
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