Need more USB ports

#1

I’m running out of USB ports on my 7-port hub. What is the better option (if any):
Add another hub to another port on my PC, or exchange the present one for a larger hub?
Would a USB3 hub make any difference? All my devices are USB2.

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#2

7-port hub is not enough?
What are you controlling?

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#3

2 keyboards
1 Behringer X-touch mini
1 Akai LPD-8
1 TC-Helicon Voicelive Touch 2
1 Enttec DMXIS
1 Behringer FCB1010 through MIDI-to-USB

Edit: …and one M-Audio C400 interface

I’m thinking of getting another X-touch.

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#4

Icy Box IB-AC6113 13-fach USB 3.0 Hub mit 12 V / 5 A Stromadapter, Aluminiumgehäuse und USB-Ladeport schwarz

on Amazon.de

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#6

Thanks, so you’re saying a larger hub is better than two smaller? Or it just doesn’t make any difference?

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#7

The larger the hub is the hotter it gets.
In short, I do not really know.

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#8

I have a couple 7port USB hubs, when I need more I just combine; so I would go for another…
Edit: important is the power the Hub can provide, what model do u have currently? @Furillo

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#9

I was hoping for that answer, since I already have another 7-port lying around. :slight_smile:

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#10

I have two of this: http://us.dlink.com/products/connect/7-port-usb-2-hub/

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#11

I use two 7 port hubs for my rig!

Four keyboards
PACER pedalboard
RME audio interface
Three iPads (to power them, they communicate over WiFi)
Eigenharp
Occasionally a MIDI fighter Twister or an xtouch
Portable drive for time machine backup (during rehearsals only of course)

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#12

Jäger und Sammler :wink:

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#13

Wow…I can’t find that over here.

Is it an MTT hub? That’s really important

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#14

That in the video?

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#16

It says currently unavailable

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#17

… yeah power AND MTT is really important.
What USB Hub brand do you use @dhj?

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#18

I’ve been using ANKER hubs, they seem to be very solid and reliable.

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#19

Specs don’t mention MTT nor STT for my hubs… Should i worry? :no_mouth::anguished:

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#20

MTT is a “grey area” most Hubs don’t have I think and not easy to spot those that have. USB3 change this no? @dhj

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