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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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To be honest, I purchased this él 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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I use a 7 port powered Kensington hub on my iMac.
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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).

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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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