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    USB Hub

    I am thinking about getting a usb hub. I plan to connect my keyboard/Logitech mouse to the hub. I would like to know if I can also connect my DVD player to the hub and still get good playback from the DVD player.

    Thank you,

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    That all depends on the USB hub, DVD player and the computer. You've not provided sufficient details for anyone to provide informed advice. The mouse and keyboard are unlikely to have a measurable impact on performance.
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    Be sure to get a Self-Powered version, lessens the power drain from the USB ports on the computer. Only issue I've seen with a USB 3.0 port was a printer that lost communication part way through the printing job, put it in a USB 2.0 port and problem went away.

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    Get a SATA DVD/CD ROM device and get rid of the USB one.
    A USB type DVD/CD ROM will always be a very distant second when it comes to speed and performance.

    If you're not willing to do the above then make sure your DVD is isolated to it's own USB controller hub.
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    A USB type DVD/CD ROM will always be a very distant second when it comes to speed and performance.
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    That should be obvious as SATA IS far faster than USB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CLiNT View Post
    That should be obvious as SATA IS far faster than USB.
    That depends on which SATA vs which USB. Furthermore, USB has far broader support, so you're more likely to be able to connect a USB device to a tablet PC or Notebook, for example. Any decent USB hub should be more than sufficient for the OP's needs, besides which, it appears he already has the DVD player. So why
    Get a SATA DVD/CD ROM device and get rid of the USB one
    when it costs more, is less portable and provides only theoretical advantages for DVD playing?
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    the answer is maybe

    i would try putting the mouse keyboard and maybe a flash drive occasionally on the expansion from a usb2

    i would tend to get a usb2 dvd player and put that on a usb 3 port separately

    but it really depends on your specific pc

    try asking the manufacturer or their help forum about it to be sure
    this has probably been answered many times before


    Quote Originally Posted by moon1130 View Post
    I am thinking about getting a usb hub. I plan to connect my keyboard/Logitech mouse to the hub. I would like to know if I can also connect my DVD player to the hub and still get good playback from the DVD player.

    Thank you,

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    I own a powered usb hub. I noticed that it is better to leave external CD/DVD player/writers on the mb usb port. I haven't tried a separate hub for the CD/DVD player/writer.
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