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4 years ago#21
Six for me. 4 at the back, 2 at the front.

Here's what's currently plugged in to my ports right now:

1. External Hard Drive (Uses two ports.)
3. Bluetooth Adapter
4. Mouse
5. Xbox 360 Controller
6. Speakers power source or sometimes, my USB flash drive that I use for my classes.

For a laptop, three would be enough.
4 years ago#22
Mine has 12, 8 USB 2.0 and 4 USB 3.0. 4 are currently in use (kb/m, gamepad & cell charge cable) but I have a couple peripherals not plugged in and I also use flash drives from time to time. I put 8 as the minimum.
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4 years ago#23
My current laptop has 5 USB ports...4 3.0 and an ESATA/USB port. So I went with 5.
4 years ago#24
3 laptop, 4 desktop. Mouse, iPod, flash drive. KB on desktop.

4/5 would be nice tho, I guess.
4 years ago#25
I'm using 5 atm, but said 6. I have..~9 I think, plus a 5-port hub.
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4 years ago#26
4/5, to be precise a laptop.

One for mouse, one for external HDD, one for wireless headphone, 1 for cooling fan and one spare.
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4 years ago#27
Kids these days...1 is all I need and that's for my HDD.
4 years ago#28
6 for me, but my layout has to be a minimum of 4 at the back and at least 1 at the front.
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4 years ago#29
4. I use a laptop. I don't know why because I only use 2 at most (1 for mouse and 1 for a flash drive) but I always want some extras.
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4 years ago#30
I need an old school serial port for my dex drive it gives me extra memory for my PS1.
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