USB Hub for a Mac Pro?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by kudukudu, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Apple suree skimped on the number of USB ports on the back of the Mac Pro. I hate having stuff connected to the front and I find I am always plugging and unplugging my various peripherals. Can anyone recommend a USB hub that has apple-like styling? I am assuming there are no performance/quality differences with technology this simple.
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    I am looking for the same thing for my MBA, and havn't found 1 yet. So you should let me know if you find 1, but i dont think it exists yet.
     
  3. macrumors P6

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    I'd personally go with a PCIe USB card. I can't stand hubs.
     
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  5. macrumors regular

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    I use that one - they are excellent. The base is very solid and stays put even with a full complement of devices hanging off it. It is also powered, which can be important for some USB devices.
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    I'll second the use of a USB card.

    Previously I had a G5 2.3 Power mac and added a 4 port adaptec card to that.
    I can't stand unplugging and shuffling cables around. In addition it is terrible to have a huge monstrous sized tower and then have to stack external USB hubs on top.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors regular

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    for some reason getting an internal card didn't occur to me. I definitely will go with this option.
     

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