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Maxed USB, don't want to add HUB

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ErikAndre, Feb 16, 2008.

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    I need more USB ports, but want to add an internal component, like a PCI-E card (NOT a USB Hub). Call me crazy, but I just want a clean look, not an additional component. Does anyone have any recommendations? Does one even exist (?). I saw a PCI USB card at Office Depot & Best Buy, but I'm pretty sure that won't work. Am I wrong?


    Side note...
    I figured about now, in 2008, that machines would come with 6 USB ports (on the back) standard, considering everything is USB. Consumer Dell machines do it, so does HP and others... my $3000 Professional MP... 3 USB ports standard on the back.
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    You're crazy. Utilize the beauty of USB and get a hub, for crying out loud. A new PCI-E card may require a driver (though unlikely). A hub won't. Just plug and play. Powered hubs are even better. USB ports on monitors are even better still.

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    I know... I just also know that I will always need more than 3 USB connectors, so why not have an internal one.

    Good call, but I don't need additional Firewire... if I were to get something internal, I would want it to have at least 4.

    I did find this from OWC. It has five USB ports (4 external, 1 internal) and has confirmation to work with MacOS. Hmm...
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    Get an external monitor and it will probably have ports. That will keep it clean and it is easier to plug a flash drive into the monitor.

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