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    Powered Hub, Lots of USB Devices! Will this work?

    Right basically I知 going to buy a 7 Port Powered USB Hub, I have lots of USB devices I want to get going on my pc and I have a list of everything!
    Could someone please help me out and let me know whether what I have got down will work, or fail miserably!

    I知 pretty new to this, so what I知 doing may seem absolutely stupid!

    Here we go:

    -7 Port USB 2.0 Powered Hub
    --1. USB Radio tuner
    --2. USB TV Tuner
    --3. Creative Sound Blaster Live - 24bit External 5.1 Sound Card
    --4. USB Device for Composite
    --5. Globalsat BU353 USB GPS Receiver - SiRF Star III
    --6. Mini 4 port usb2 hub
    ---1.Belkin Bluetooth USB Adapter 100 meters
    ---2.Mentor Wireless USB Adapter - 802.11g
    --7. Mini 4 port usb2 hub - 」6.11
    ---1. Sony Ericsson Cable for phone
    ---2. Mini USB keyboard
    ---3. Mini USB mouse
    ---4. Touch screen

    Thanks ever so much people

    Adam

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    Split ! One hub for USB highspeed devices (USB2.0),one hub for slow devices (USB1.x)
    Now Galileo is real. Muhahahahaha :p

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    So do i have to split direct from the motherboard? or can i do it through the hub?

    For example would i need:
    -Powered Hub into mobo - For USB2.0 Devices
    -Powered Hub into mobo - For USB1.x Devices

    OR

    -Powered Hub into mobo
    ---USB Hub For USB2.0 Devices
    ---USB Hub For USB1.x Devices


    Thanks alot

    Adam

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    Directly from the mobo, because some USB 2.0 Hub will fall to usb1.1 protocol if you mix highspeed and slow device (and you can't tell how a hub will handle the situation, when you're about to buy it).

    So
    -Powered USB2.0 Hub into mobo - For USB2.0 Devices
    -Powered USB1.1 Hub into mobo - For USB1.x Devices (save $)
    is the way to go

    Some devices are picky too, they simply refuse to work with a hub.....

    Check everything more complex than mouse, kbd,tsk or gps first :blootooss,wifi,tuners & soundCard devices, to figure out if they work fine with a hub. Then figure how to connect evrything.

    Rule of thumb : avoid daisy-chaining hubs from different brand/model. and even if theorically, USB supports 127 peripherals daisy-chained, avoid.....
    Now Galileo is real. Muhahahahaha :p

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    I am going to have a similar setup, 6 devices. Here are a couple of questions:
    1. Is the only benefit of splitting 2.0 and 1.1 - cost?
    2. As far as powering the hub, does it have to be externally powered or just a USB connection will do?
    3. Is there are a limit of how much throughput you can have with a usb mobo? Can you have too many devices?
    Thanks a lot,
    t.

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