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Minimum acceptable amount of USB ports on a computer?

#41DV8ingSourcesPosted 11/8/2012 11:51:56 AM
From: R i c k | #040
Does nobody here use a USB printer? That was one of the peripherals I didn't mention by name but many people seem to be giving comprehensive lists and nobody has mentioned a printer yet.

The last 3 printers I've used were wifi enabled.
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#42cody4783Posted 11/8/2012 11:55:59 AM(edited)
From: DV8ingSources | #041
From: R i c k | #040
Does nobody here use a USB printer? That was one of the peripherals I didn't mention by name but many people seem to be giving comprehensive lists and nobody has mentioned a printer yet.

The last 3 printers I've used were wifi enabled.

Similar, more or less. The "main" printer in my house right now is networked in, even though it's not connected to my own computer directly. I almost never need to print anything, tbh.

Actually, WiFi or not, the printers I've had in my house have been networked in for many years now. Saves money buying one for each computer when not everyone needs it 100% of the time.

I think I've got 12 USB ports on my computer or something. Using...I guess 6-7 at any given time, with 2-3 others swapped in between controllers or USB storage.
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#43Psykic PetrolPosted 11/8/2012 11:58:37 AM
^ Or via ethernet. I've had wifi enabled phones for a while, so might as well save a usb slot.
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#44arleasPosted 11/8/2012 12:01:37 PM
My list goes like this:
Ipod cable (iPod isn't always connected but I am not going to reach behind the computer every time I want to connect it)
Keyboard
USB TV Tuner
Powered Hub


On the hub I have:
USB Sound card for headphones
Controller,
Two empty USB ports if I need them

On my Keyboard I have one USB port (non powered) that my mouse is plugged into.

I have a USB printer but because I rarely need it, I rarely bother to plug it in.
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#45NeoBillbinePosted 11/8/2012 12:03:56 PM
10 should be a good number to start with.
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#46Digital StormPosted 11/8/2012 12:12:54 PM
R i c k posted...
Does nobody here use a USB printer? That was one of the peripherals I didn't mention by name but many people seem to be giving comprehensive lists and nobody has mentioned a printer yet.


I can't honestly remember the last time I connected my printer to print something. Any paper documentation I have comes from people who I pay more than enough to make it for me.
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#47Gauge_TheoryPosted 11/8/2012 12:14:16 PM(edited)
At least 10. At the moment I have:

2 wireless mouse receivers (one for gaming and one for general use)
Usb charger of one of those mice
Wireless keyboard receiver
2 external hard drives
Headphone transmitter
Headphone charger
iPhone charger
Xbox 360 controller connector
13 port USB hub

All connected. The hub is convenient when I have to connect more peripherals since getting to the back of the tower is a pain.
#48samurai1900Posted 11/8/2012 12:27:01 PM
As many as money can buy, within reason of course.
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#49zzamaroPosted 11/8/2012 12:39:02 PM
5.
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#50joshrewPosted 11/8/2012 12:41:51 PM
4 as a minimum i use 3 all the time for mouse, keyboard and wifi then i use my other 3 for ipod and usb and xbox controller and other things alternatively but 4 is the least that i'd be fine with and about 6 is perfect
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