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jon08

macrumors 68000
Original poster
Nov 14, 2008
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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
 

mobilehaathi

macrumors G3
Aug 19, 2008
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The Anthropocene
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

You'll be fine.:)
 

GGJstudios

macrumors Westmere
May 16, 2008
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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
No danger at all. It's like any other hard-wired connection.
 
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