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How many USB devices do you have?
One 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
Two 19%  19%  [ 7 ]
Three 14%  14%  [ 5 ]
Four 5%  5%  [ 2 ]
Too many? 59%  59%  [ 22 ]
Total votes : 37
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 Post subject: USB's out the ying yang
PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2004 8:11 am 
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I just bought yet another product that uses USB. My question is if I'm not using a particular device should I just unplug it or should I also disable the software from loading with Windows?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2004 8:46 am 
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being the low budget guy that I am, I have a 64MB USB key and a wireless mouse for my laptop so I won't get pwn'd as bad in games.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2004 9:55 am 
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mouse, printer, USB thumb drive


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I gots a printer and mouse that are usb. Maybe and external USB HD in my future?


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three: printer, mouse, iPod

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2004 10:32 am 
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Logitech Elite Keyboard
Logitech MX500 Mouse
Lexmark Printer
Hercules GTXP box

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iPod
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compaq keyboard
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rca lyra jukebox 40gb
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2004 12:57 pm 
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Canon i860 printer
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Wacom Graphire II tablet
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2004 1:00 pm 
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I have a CF card reader and a scanner.

I also have a firewire-connected ipod.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2004 1:08 pm 
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Belkin 4-Port USB 2.0 Hub
Microsoft Office Keyboard
Microsoft Wireless Blue Mouse
Microsoft Sidewinder Gamepad
Microsoft Sidewinder Precision Joystick
Microsoft Sidewinder DRiving Wheel
Logitech Gamepad
Logitech QuickCam Messager
Y-E Data 7-In-1 Internal Media Reader (Internal USB Header)
CompUSA 4-Port Internal 3 1/2" Bay Hub (Internal USB Header)
64Mb Thumbdrive
Canon i250 Printer
Epson R800 Photo Printer

This doesn't count the Epson Stylus 2200 Printer on Firewire. :)

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2004 1:52 pm 
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NetMD Walkman
Palm Zire

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2004 2:16 pm 
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canon powershot g2
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2004 7:32 pm 
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ms intellimouse explorer
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2004 10:14 pm 
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usb:
Gravis Eliminator Aftershock
Sony P10 digital C
Epson Stylus CX6400
ATi Remote Wonder
Intellimouse Optical

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2004 10:40 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: USB's out the ying yang
PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2004 2:54 am 
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Satchboy wrote:
I just bought yet another product that uses USB. My question is if I'm not using a particular device should I just unplug it or should I also disable the software from loading with Windows?


I keep the USB items I'll always use (my wireless gamepad and mouse) hooked to the back. I have two USB ports built into my current running case to use, then I made 4 more holes in the front cover for a total of 6 up front to pick from...I can only support 8 total.

I have many devices, but none that need to be plugged in all the time besides the mouse. The game pad's reciever is now mounted to my desk, so might as well keep it plugged back there. The rest if just...well...stuff. USB memorys, joystick, cameras, etc...I don't even DESIRE to have them in all the time. Now, if I had a printer, I would like that plugged in all the time. But I don't.

If you have a bunch of stuff that you don't use all that often, then I'd suggest doing a front USB mod like I did. It's pretty easy, and turns out nice if you have a small file set. If I had it to do over again, I would have glued it to the back instead of the screws. But the screws were nice to keep it lined up in the process. Here it is on the front of the Cheiftec case:

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2004 3:42 am 
8086
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Logitech keyboard
Logitech MX510 mouse
Kodake LS443 camera
UPS
Epson 1670 scanner
Canon I960 printer
128mb Sandisk Cruzer


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 Post subject: Re: USB's out the ying yang
PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2004 5:07 am 
Smithfield
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Hey Chumly

Thanks for the input on... inputs :roll:

I do have two USB ports in the front which I use for my USB key and web cam.

But I also have a mouse, remote wonder and a strategic commander plugged in the back.

But also I'd like to know if just unplugging them is enough or should I disable the software/drivers for the unneeded devices.


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