Need more USB ports on retina MBP

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

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    djsound

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    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?

    thanks
     
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    chrisrosemusic1

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    It won't if you get a USB 3.0 hub
     
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    alphaod

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    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.
     
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    bwhli

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    #4
    Alternatively, you can also get a FireWire drive and use a Thunderbolt adapter.
     

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