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Does usb hub slowing down the USB port?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by ARTOSOFT, Apr 21, 2007.

  1. ARTOSOFT New Member

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    As above.

    Say if I install USB key (errr..., for Vista's Ready Boost) via USB hub, does it make that port slower than if I install without USB hub.

    I know, I can put it on empty slot behind my pc, but I like to see it blinking when data access happen on the usb key.

    Thank you in advance.

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    Arto.
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    It will most likely slow it down enough that you can't use Ready Boost. Vista judges whether a drive can do ready boost by it's random access times. So putting it in the hub will likely increase your latencies, and hurt your random access times.
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    Thank you. My thought too. I am now rearrange the USB connection.

    USB key for Ready boost now got direct USB port (not via USB hub port) to PC.

    Thanks!

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