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    USB Hub for iMac

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    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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    USB Hub for iMac
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    Jun 22, 2008
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    Forest Hills, NYC
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    Specs:
    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.

    Doug

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    USB Hub for iMac
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    Dec 12, 2009
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    Midland,Tx
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    Specs:
    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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    USB Hub for iMac
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    May 18, 2008
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    Banks Peninsula, New Zealand
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    Specs:
    MacMini 2.4, 8 Gb, OS 10.10 and 10.6; MacBook 2.4, 4 Gb, 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).
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    USB Hub for iMac
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    Jul 02, 2006
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    Crawley, England
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    Specs:
    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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