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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Nov 30, 2006
    PowerBook G4, 1.5ghz, 512Mb RAM, 60gig HDD, DVD/CDR, OS 10.4.8
    USB Hubbing... what to attach?
    So, I've got alot more USB items that NEED to be connected to my PB than I have spare ports. Can anyone advise on a) which is best to be plugged into the hub (cheap, but still powered) and b) a really good USB hub that'll work with the PB.

    So, I've got

    Korg Kaoss Pad KP3 (wall-wart powered, but uses USB for data transfer)
    M-Audio MobilePre (bus-powered soundcard. I would have thought to put this on the native bus, but I could be wrong...)
    USB mouse
    USB software dongle

    Basically, I have one free native port on the PB! Bad times...

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    fleurya's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 18, 2006
    Anytown, USA
    27" iMac 2.7GHz Core i5, iPhone 6, iPad Air 2, 4th gen Apple TV
    After trying a cheap USB port that was supposed to work with my MBP, but ultimately didn't work, I got this Belkin 7-port USB hub from Wal-Mart and it has worked great. It's a good price too, considering it's $50 just about everywhere else.
    "Give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others"

  3. #3

    sanity1082's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 17, 2007
    macbook/iphone/ipod nano/ipod shuffle
    i have the same one (belkin)and it workds great i have run 2 external harddrives, printer, ipod, and blackberry on it

  4. #4

    Member Since
    Mar 30, 2004
    12" Apple PowerBook G4 (1.5GHz)
    I agree, put the audio box on the built-in port, and everything else on the hub.

  5. #5

    Levi's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 06, 2007
    MBP : 2.4GHz : 2GB RAM : 256MB VRAM : 160GB HDD
    I got a Belkin 4-port hub because it was cheap (14), and I was getting free shipping on the order anyway since I bought a printer at the same time.

    To say I bought it on a whim and at such a low price it's been great.
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    DoubleCap's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 12, 2007
    Northeast US
    MacBook 2GHz/2GB/CD
    Word of advice: don't use cheap hubs. I got a hub as a part of an electronics kit and tried using that. Sure, it worked - but it was terrible (performance & speed).

    Just don't cheap out.

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