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Old 02-19-2006, 01:29 PM   #11
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They're messy and it slows the speed down too
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Old 02-19-2006, 01:30 PM   #12
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you can have upto 127 devices on one usb root hub (although sometimes the two ports on the back can be just one root hub)...

however, a lot of ports are powered by the USB port, so you sometimes end up trying to run 4 USB devices with the power designed to power just one...

it's often better to get a powered hub, (even though these are more expensive), as they can save a lot of headaches when devices start to play up with seemingly no reason at all...
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Powered hubs also guarantee a cleaner data transmission instead of a passive one. That way, signal loss is much reduced and data will go through without getting errors.
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Old 02-19-2006, 10:12 PM   #14
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Hmmm... alright, I think I'll go with the PCI USB port.
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