USB Hubs: POWERED vs. NON-POWERED
by colliermariano - 5/10/06 11:09 PM
I NEED to upgrade my little laptop USB 4-port hub to a 7-port hub. I've noticed there are hubs that are "powered". What are the advantages to getting a powered hub vs. a non-powered hub?
The ports on my laptop are all USB 2.0, but unfortunately, there are only 3 ports. If it makes any difference, I'm on a PC with Windows XP Home SP2 with an AMD Mobile Sempron 2800 processor.
The peripherals to be connected include: printer, flatbed scanner, ipod, PDA, card reader, laptop cooler, and a mouse.
Any advice would be very much appreciated!