which device to plug into high powered ports on usb hub

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Sossity, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. Sossity macrumors 6502a

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    My Targus 7 port usb hub has 2 powered or higher power ports, & would like to know which of my devices may benefit from plugging into them. I have an external LieOn DVD burner & an Epson scanner, should I plug these into the higher powered ports? or will any of the regular ports do?
     
  2. BlackViper macrumors member

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    It doesn't matter

    The high powered ports are for things that get power through USB rather than a wall plug. Use them for things like portable HDD/DVD drives or charging your iDevice. There is no benefit to using a high powered port with devices that have their own power supply; in fact, if you don't have USB powered devices(I don't) there's probly no reason to have your USB hub plugged in anyway. I use non powered hub with my iMac and plug anything that draws power into the iMac's USB port, this means one less power cable on my desk.
     

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