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Does usb hub slowing down the USB port?

ARTOSOFT

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#1
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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#2
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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Arto.