How many USB ports do you use?

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How many USB ports do you use?

  1. 0-2

    7.1%
  2. 3-5

    42.9%
  3. 6-10

    35.7%
  4. 11+

    14.3%
By hopgop1
Mar 11, 2014
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  1. Was just thinking, how many USB ports do you guys use? I would imagine more than the average user as I suspect that members of a technology forum wouldn't use the same as the average user. If possible I would like to know what you use the ports for in the comments, personally I use 6, one for my mouse, one for my webcam, one for my speakers, one for keyboard's USB hub (which I never use), one for my wireless xbox controller receiver for PC and one for my iPod cable. My keyboard is PS/2 for the actual keyboard part, if you were wondering. Thanks!
  2. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,271   +257

    Mouse, keyboard, webcam, XBox 360 controller, Logitech G27, WooAudio WA7, sometimes I swap out portable hard drives and thumb drives and occasionally plug in a custom joystick for playing SSF4AE... and that's just for my gaming rig.
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,411   +281

    Wireless mouse
    wireless kb
    ups connection
    usb 3 external hd
    printer
    usb 3 flash drive currently

    Until I did some reconfiguring a bit ago I was also running an external hd on usb 2, but now that has been shifted to eSATA (old esata external enclosure failure and laziness is what had me running on 2.0 for a while).
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,275   +280

    Stink'n laptops are limited (my dell has 2 USB 1.* and 1 USB 2.0)
    Dislike the trackpad, so I use a wired mini-mouse.
    The dell is also sans Bluetooth, so I use an IOgear adaptor.
    The third goes to the printer - - thus a full house :sigh:

    When I need the ext-HD, it borrows the printer slot. I could use a BT mouse (and have one), but it eats batteries and I save it for presentations.
  5. hopgop1

    hopgop1 TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 175   +19

    When I used my old Acer laptop it had only 2 USB 2.0 ports, I later broke one of the ports and I had to use a USB hub plugged into a USB hub for most of the time I used it! IMG-20140312-00175.jpg
  6. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,383   +607

    Mouse, KB. Optional GoPro/mobile/memory stick or webcam

    SteamBox is: x360 receiver, unifying receiver. Optional SNES gamepad or memory stick.
  7. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 5,086   +222

    My Vaio laptop has 3 USB's. 1 for mouse & the other 2 for USB flashdrives when needed.
    My W7 tower has 1 in front which I'll never use, but I think there are 4 in back. One of which goes to a USB hub that has 7 USB's.Mouse,KB & whatever else might be needed . :)
  8. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,195   +69

    Keyboard and mouse, use the front ports ocasionally for flash drives, external hdd and/or connecting my phone to the computer (Since it has OTG support this has actually happened like 3-4 times since December for rooting purposes). So... I always have 2 plugs used and another ocasionally.
  9. Raoul Duke

    Raoul Duke TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 301   +81

    One for mouse
    Two for keyboard because it provides a USB port on the keyboard
    One for printer
    One for monitor - it provides 2 USB ports as well which I use for 2 strips of LED backlighting
    Two in use on monitor
    One to connect to my solid-state Fender Mustang guitar amp. Software sound modeling.
    8 in total always used, 6 ports free on computer (4 of them front panel), one on keyboard
    occasionally plug in a USB hard drive (holds more than a flash drive)
    occasionally plug in tablet to transfer files to it
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2014


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