I need more USB ports so was looking at 4 port hubs. Like all these things there is far too much choice. Prices seem to vary greatly so I was wondering if anyone could give me any pointers. I don't want to spend too much.
Slightly disagree with Jackcomms. A printer has it`s own power supply and some scanners too so these shouldn`t draw power from the USB port.
I use a 4 port (unpowered) USB hub on my laptop to which I attach Scanner, printer and external USB hard disk - all have their own power supply. In addition I use it to attach a USB memory stick. I don`t have any problems and this leaves my other 2 USB ports free for anything else. The 4 port hub came from Poundland but you can pick one up for less than £4 if you hunt around.
I use a belkin 4 port Tetra Hub. It is powered but it also reserves 12Mbps bandwidth for each port so that the is no sharing. A traditional 4 port hub would normally provide 12Mbps bandwidth to be shared by all the connected devices. Expensive at £30 or so but worth it.
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