USB front & back of desktop

  johnincrete 17:25 19 Mar 2009
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What's the difference?
I have "permanent" devices such as printer, scanner, external HD connected to the sockets at the back & use the front ones for USB Skype phone & flash drives for the simple reason that they are easily accessed for quick plug-in & take out.
I don't have enough sockets at the back so I'm using a multiplug think that allows 4 devices to use one socket.

  gazzaho 17:29 19 Mar 2009

No difference at all other than the one you just mentioned, convenience.

  peter99co 19:12 19 Mar 2009

I used to use four gang USB 1.1 blocks one on top of another. As long as the power is sufficient it was ok. If extra 5v power was needed I connected a power supply to the block in question.

  ambra4 00:25 20 Mar 2009

You can have a wide choose of difference type of USB cards both for the front or the back of the

computer case.

Internal USB 2.0 4-Port Hub for 3.5" & 5.25" Bays

This 4-port USB Hub is perfect for adding more USB Ports to your desktop/tower PC without the clutter of an external hub.

The unit is designed to support either 3.5" or 5.25" bays on the front of your PC.

click here

4-port USB 2.0 PCI-Express card

This card lets you connect up to four USB 2.0 peripherals and enjoy fast data transfer rates of up to 480 Mbits/sec.

Backwards compatibility with USB 1.1 means you can continue using your older USB peripherals.

click here

Value 6 ports USB 2.0 PCI card 2 internal ports and 4 external

This card lets you connect up to six USB 2.0 peripherals, and enjoy fast data transfer rates of up to 480 Mbits/sec.

Also backwards compatibility with USB 1.1 means you can continue using your older USB peripherals.

click here

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