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Old 01-09-04, 03:17 PM
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Need USB Hub recommendations

After years of owning no USB equipment, I am suddenly inundated with them. I have added a Palm Pilot, Digital Camera, Scanner, PS2 Shark Port and a printer. I now need a USB Hub and wondered if there is a big difference in the $10 ones and the $90 ones. I will use one port on the PC for the printer, everything else can go on a 4 port hub, if I need more I will add another hub, or by that time have another PC with more than 2 USB ports. I want to stay as cheap as possible, the wife hates me haveing to add equipment everythime I buy another "toy".
What does everyone have, use, recommend? I only need a 4 port hub. Thanks.
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get the cheapest one, it should work just fine.
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I'll expand on lxl's recommendation and say get the cheapest powered hub. If any of your devices are powered through the USB interface an unpowered hub could cause them to work funny or not at all.
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A couple of years ago I bought a Playstation USB hub on clearance on Electronics Boutique for $5 and it works perfectly on my PC.

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