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    external usb hub and upgraded harddrive

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    external usb hub and upgraded harddrive
    Hi,
    I have a 2 part question, for my Macbook.

    1) Since I only have 2 usb ports on my macbook, I've been running into situations when I have to unplug things to plug in other things. Does apple make a external usb hub? or can anyone recommend one. I like an additional few ports.

    2) If I want to upgrade my harddrive, do I go with S-ATA or ATA, and is it hard to do by yourself? What is the largest size I can get? Thanks all

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    external usb hub and upgraded harddrive
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    1) I like Belkin's 7-port USB hub... you can never have enough ports IMO and it feels really solid (unlike my cheapo 4-port hub that stopped working after a few months).

    2) SATA - really easy to upgrade on the Macbook (non pro), remove battery, remove 2 screws and you're more or less done.
    Size is limited by your wallet only, I think the largest 2,5" drives currently max out at around 200GB.

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    external usb hub and upgraded harddrive

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    sweet thanks for the info, wheres a good place to go to buy the 200gb sata drive?

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    external usb hub and upgraded harddrive

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    oh ya i see in your profile that your using the 206bw with ur macbook? hows that working out. I wanted a external for awhile now and is considering that one for the good ratios.

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    external usb hub and upgraded harddrive
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    It's great - probably the best computer related investment I've ever made (well, besides the Macbook itself).

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