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Best USB hub


#1 elite4life   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   13 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

elite4life

Posted 24 February 2008 - 06:50 AM

What's the best 7 port, external powered USB hub for the ps3? External power meaning that it comes with a power cable

#2 joserjerr   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   472 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 24 February 2008 - 06:59 AM

I'd recommend the D-Link as I own a couple of these and they work great. You can probably find a cheaper price (under $25). I'm not sure if it works on the PS3 but I'd be shocked if it didn't since it's just the basic USB specs.

http://www.amazon.co...03836140&sr=8-1

#3 mtxbass1   This space for rent. CAGiversary!   11092 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 February 2008 - 08:58 PM

Any USB hub will work. Find the cheapest 7 (8) port you can.

#4 PapiChullo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2613 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 04:23 AM

Maybe a stupid question, but what's the purpose of having the usb hub?

#5 Gourd   Tofu Knight CAGiversary!   904 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

Posted 25 February 2008 - 08:37 AM

If your PS3 only has 2 ports, a USB hub effectively gives you more.

Also, a powered USB hub lets you charge your controllers without putting extra draw through the /CONSOLE/ itself.

Plus it's a nice way to organize your stuff. I have a USB flash drive, a keyboard, and my two controllers plugged into a hub, and just one cord plugged into my PS3.

#6 snowsquirrel   solid squirrel CAGiversary!   1317 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 02:00 PM

The 40's only have two usb ports.

Not using a powered hub means that USB devices will draw power from the PS3, putting extra stress on it's PSU, if the power load was designed for two.

~S

#7 PapiChullo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2613 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 12:16 AM

Ahh, I see, makes sense.