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Hey all,

I am currently looking to purchase at least a 7 slot external USB hub but would like a 12 slot for my mac. I was wondering can I use the 3.0 USB hub's without any problems?

Will the 3.0 fit all of my current USB cables? Is there a difference in size? Or will the 3.0 just not accept certain USB cables?

Any advice is appreciated,
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USB cables are standard, so any hub will support them. What you do need to consider is getting a powered hub, so that any device that you plug into it that needs power from the port will get it.

EDIT: I didn't really understand your comment about USB3, but USB3 is backward compatible to USB2. You won't get USB3 speeds unless your Mac has USB3 ports, however.
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