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    Mar 07, 2010
    USB Hub for iMac
    I am a novice Mac user. I have an iMac OS X (10.6.2). I need to add additional USB slots. What is the best hub for my needs?

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    Doug b's Avatar
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    Jun 22, 2008
    Forest Hills, NYC
    15-inch Early 2008; Processor 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo; Memory 4 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM; 10.7.5
    To be honest, I purchased this Úl cheapo 4 port USB hub a few years go for about $20 and I have been using it hooked up to my Airport Extreme's USB port. I have an printer and a couple of external HD's hooked up to it, and they all stream wireless with no problems whatsoever.

    And no, it is not powered externally. I think G.E. makes it.


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    Chef_eam's Avatar
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    Dec 12, 2009
    iMac 27" 2.66GHz i5, 1TB HDD, 12GB RAM, OS X 10.7.3, iPod Classic 160GB,iPad 1 64GB Wi-fi, iPhone 4S
    I use a 7 port powered Kensington hub on my iMac.

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    May 18, 2008
    Amberley, Canterbury, New Zealand
    MacMini 4.1, OS 10.11 and 10.6; Macbook Pro 8.2, OS 10.12, MacBook 4.1, OS 10.6.8
    Cyberpower portable 4-port, battery powered (excellent, but no longer made ); also Targus powered 7-port hub, two ports high-powered (1000 mA), audio pass through (not used).
    Please post your Mac (or other) specs and MacOS version in your post, your profile or your signature. It helps us to help you better.

    I'm leaving now to go and find myself. If I should return before I get back, please ask me to wait.

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    Jul 02, 2006
    Crawley, England
    20" Intel iMac 2.4 Ghz/3G Ram/320HD, Snow Leopard. PBook G4, 1.5Ghz/1.5 Ram/250 HD, Leopard 10.5.6.
    Powered 7 port Belkin hub for me. Cost me £10. Perfect for the job.
    Remember the more things plugged in to it, the slower the transfer speeds.
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