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Need more USB ports on retina MBP

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by djsound, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502a


    So I have a new MBP with retina used to producing music....problem is I have run our of USB ports and am going to buy a Native Instruments Maschine....I have a Duet 2 connected to one and a harddrive connected to the other so far and that takes up both ports....what should I do? Get a USB hub? Would that slow down performance?

  2. macrumors 6502a


    It won't if you get a USB 3.0 hub
  3. macrumors demi-god


    Consider Thunderbolt drives if you don't want to use a hub.

    Even though some of my HDDs don't need Thunderbolt, the fact of the matter is I can daisy-chain and I end up with 2 free USB ports for other things.
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Alternatively, you can also get a FireWire drive and use a Thunderbolt adapter.

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