Different devices in the same USB port. No problem?

anibalcascais

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Dec 12, 2003
23
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Porto, Portugal
Hi all,

I'm about to buy a macbook (first mac) and since I dont need to use lots of usb ports at the same time, I was wondering if its ok, on the macbook, to connect different devices to the same USB port?

For example, today I connect my digicam to download some photos, tomorrow a USB stick, and the day after, my iPod for updating...

Is this gonna cause any problem?

Thanks in advance
Anibal
 

anibalcascais

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Dec 12, 2003
23
1
Porto, Portugal
well, you're right, it shouldn't...

but I remember having some trouble with my PC when I connected a different device to a port that was used for something else.

Then again, it probably was something wrong with the computer.

Thanks for your answers :)
 

XheartcoreboyX

macrumors 6502a
Jul 3, 2007
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well, you're right, it shouldn't...

but I remember having some trouble with my PC when I connected a different device to a port that was used for something else.

Then again, it probably was something wrong with the computer.

Thanks for your answers :)
its probably something wrong with the computer..or it's cool os lol
 

Osarkon

macrumors 68020
Aug 30, 2006
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Wales
If you're having that problem it would definitely be a problem with the computer, you can change usb devices whenever and however often you like.
 

jmdeegan

macrumors member
Aug 17, 2007
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I think it's a "function" of Windows. My corporate laptop, if I use my card reader, it will not be recognized in all slots. Also somewhat dependent on SD cards being read. No joke, one card it tried to format in USB1, and in USB2 there were all the pictures.
Not sure I've had that on my other XP machines, but I chalk it up to Windows, as it's a clean build.