USB Hub - Any??

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Fritzables, May 23, 2011.

  1. Fritzables macrumors regular

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    Hi All,

    I have just bought my first Apple product, it's one of the new 2011 iMacs.
    What a unit !!!

    One frustrating thing is that the USB Ports are at the rear of the screen and it's a bit of a pain having to spin the unit around to stick a USB device in.

    My thoughts are to purchase say a 4-Port USB Hub and mount to my desk to allow easy access.

    The question is: Can I buy any Hub or will it have to be one designed for MAC?


    Pete
     
  2. Vylen macrumors 65816

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    Any will work fine - cause USB is meant to be.. well.. universal.

    Your decision though if you want a powered or non-powered hub - the former of course usually being the better choice.
     
  3. Fritzables thread starter macrumors regular

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    G'Day Vylen,

    I'm assuming the powered units are better as they are not sapping the power from the Mac??

    Pete
     
  4. Vylen macrumors 65816

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    Of course. And USB provides little power to non-powered hubs that chances are you'll be faced with under-loading issues and devices being turned off.
     

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