Transfering files through external monitor built-in USB ports??

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by jon08, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. jon08 macrumors 68000

    Nov 14, 2008
    This might sound like a stupid question, but I'm wondering how "safe" is it to transfer any data whatsoever through external monitor USB ports onto, say, a Macbook Pro?

    I have a Dell 2311H monitor with 4 USB ports and I often use it to quickly plug my USB flash drive and transfer some small files, but I was wondering if there is a higher risk of corrupting files or anything like that if I kept using these monitor USB ports for transferring everything, as opposed to using the MBP USB ports directly?

    Just want to be on the safe side. :p
  2. mobilehaathi macrumors G3


    Aug 19, 2008
    The Anthropocene
    You'll be fine.:)
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    No danger at all. It's like any other hard-wired connection.
  4. jon08 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Nov 14, 2008

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