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(Tom's Hardware)   Q: How many USB ports do you need on your motherboard? A: All of them   (tomshardware.com) divider line
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2020-09-20 8:47:07 AM  
I want more than 10. I don't need all 20.
 
2020-09-20 9:08:42 AM  
Good gear for law enforcement techs
 
2020-09-20 9:51:14 AM  
All of them that are on the front side.
 
2020-09-20 9:53:39 AM  
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2020-09-20 9:55:20 AM  

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"Were"?
 
2020-09-20 9:55:48 AM  
"Adblocker interference detected". Fark off, Tom.
 
2020-09-20 9:56:49 AM  

vudukungfu: Good gear for law enforcement techs


Yep - a server that could handle a bunch of cops turning in their body cameras at the end of a shift, for example.

Or a system that could handle dumping a bunch of files to individual thumb drives, all at the same time.

It's a niche machine, but for that niche, it could be pretty useful.
 
2020-09-20 10:03:24 AM  
Nice.  One of my pcie slots is filled up with a usb 3.0 card because i needed more ports.
 
2020-09-20 10:05:16 AM  
Only 20? Slackers.
 
2020-09-20 10:05:31 AM  
... I have a USB powered pencil sharpener... yes, I know I need help.
 
2020-09-20 10:06:46 AM  

cirby: vudukungfu: Good gear for law enforcement techs

Yep - a server that could handle a bunch of cops turning in their body cameras at the end of a shift, for example.

Or a system that could handle dumping a bunch of files to individual thumb drives, all at the same time.

It's a niche machine, but for that niche, it could be pretty useful.


Yep, many years ago I was tasked with creating a little quasi-appliance for a training team to easily mass-deploy course content onto USB keys and wipe out the previous contents on them.  This would have been a nice speed boost vs the rat nest of HUBs I ended up using.
 
2020-09-20 10:10:05 AM  
I was more interested in the review of that Corsair case. Thank god computer cases are starting to look normal again, and not like a farking autobot farked your dog.
 
2020-09-20 10:11:48 AM  

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"Were"?


Yeah. They decided against it.
 
2020-09-20 10:16:23 AM  

ZAZ: I want more than 10. I don't need all 20.


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2020-09-20 10:23:01 AM  

cirby: vudukungfu: Good gear for law enforcement techs


Yep - a server that could handle a bunch of cops turning in their body cameras at the end of a shift, for example.

Or a system that could handle dumping a bunch of files to individual thumb drives, all at the same time.

It's a niche machine, but for that niche, it could be pretty useful.


A primary user of these will be kiosks. Very many use USB to talk to all the slots, buttons, and mechanical dispensing bits.  A lot of them currently have either several internal UBS hubs, or a custom controller board that splits USB into direct control for several devices.
 
2020-09-20 10:49:18 AM  
Pfft. Amateurs.

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2020-09-20 11:11:09 AM  
They better have split up the ports between multiple controllers or only half will actually be useable
 
2020-09-20 11:15:20 AM  
My laptop is down to one functioning USB port. One. So when it finally goes a perfectly good travel computer will have to be replaced because of a 25 cent part.
 
2020-09-20 11:19:51 AM  
Came here for use cases for that monster, leaving satisfied.

/was cornfused, now edumacated
 
2020-09-20 11:44:10 AM  

The wonderful travels of a turd: "Adblocker interference detected". Fark off, Tom.


The ad blocker in my Avast browser counted 29 blocked ads and I got no complaints from the site. Some sites do complain mightily though.
 
2020-09-20 11:52:52 AM  

southernmanblog: My laptop is down to one functioning USB port. One. So when it finally goes a perfectly good travel computer will have to be replaced because of a 25 cent part.


Is it the port that has gone bad or the controller?  If it's just the port, those can be easily replaced.  Some of the MBs just have a clip holding the port onto the board.
 
2020-09-20 12:06:29 PM  

ZAZ: I want more than 10. I don't need all 20.


I'd like one USB-C.
 
2020-09-20 12:24:31 PM  
And YOU get a port, and YOU get a port, and
 
2020-09-20 12:36:22 PM  
Good, this will provide data to half of my VR setup.

/Windows will still complain that too many devices are attached, though.
 
2020-09-20 12:40:07 PM  

Stavr0: Pfft. Amateurs.

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That looks like one giant USB hub so if you wanted to dump data that shiat would take forever. Great for USB miners though.
 
2020-09-20 12:46:07 PM  
Well USB 3.2 gen 1 has 5GB/s bandwidth, or roughly 3 lanes of PCIe 3 (what Intel currently uses).  So you effectively need 60 lanes of PCIe from your chipset (less any USB connections it already provides).  Sounds like a job for an expensive Xeon.

TFA mentions that bitcoin miners like to connect mining GPUs via USB ports.  It would have to be something that needed to connect to a single hub, with full speed connection to each.  Otherwise you would just use a hub or possibly 15 Raspberry pi 4s (15 because you don't care about the 2 USB2 ports each has, only the 2 USB3).

SpaceyCat: southernmanblog: My laptop is down to one functioning USB port. One. So when it finally goes a perfectly good travel computer will have to be replaced because of a 25 cent part.

Is it the port that has gone bad or the controller?  If it's just the port, those can be easily replaced.  Some of the MBs just have a clip holding the port onto the board.


I had the USB of my tablet replaced.  Granted, I *knew* it was a physical connection issue because the problem was that getting the thing to connect for the charge became harder and harder.  And disassembling and reassembling laptops is far easier than laptops and probably easier to solder a USB port than a Micro USB.
 
2020-09-20 12:49:12 PM  

The wonderful travels of a turd: "Adblocker interference detected". Fark off, Tom.


No, it seems its you who get to fark off.
 
2020-09-20 12:50:27 PM  

The wonderful travels of a turd: "Adblocker interference detected". Fark off, Tom.


Your cheap ass doesn't get to read the article. Writers need to be paid. None for you
 
2020-09-20 12:51:41 PM  

yet_another_wumpus: solder a USB port than a Micro USB.


Oh fark yes.  Though the connections on boards for either keep getting smaller and smaller.  Skip the glasses and go for the huge farking magnifying glass.
 
2020-09-20 1:05:36 PM  

cirby: Yep - a server that could handle a bunch of cops turning in their body cameras at the end of a shift, for example.


Any PC has enough USB ports for the number of cops that actually remember to turn on their body cams.
 
2020-09-20 1:09:57 PM  
I personally can't fathom my needing 20 USB ports but i suppose someone needing so many is not out of the realm of possibility.
 
2020-09-20 1:18:46 PM  

SpaceyCat: yet_another_wumpus: solder a USB port than a Micro USB.

Oh fark yes.  Though the connections on boards for either keep getting smaller and smaller.  Skip the glasses and go for the huge farking magnifying glass.


As I mention, I paid to have it done.  My soldering skills end around 0603 resistors.  I'm pretty sure I could solder a standard USB port, but a micro?  And then reassemble the table?  Not a very good chance of success.

[old farker rants about the new times]
I'm pretty sure very few circuit boards that use smaller passives than 0603 can't be laid out again with reasonable sizes.  Of course you will be stuck with certain chips and of course BGA chips.  But using anything smaller than 0603 means you hate your soldering crew.  And yes, I've done exactly that.  Largely because I took over the job of the entire hardware department of a small startup and had to be that soldering guy (the previous guy was a soldering god and obviously didn't care).
[/old farker rant]
 
2020-09-20 1:24:05 PM  
This is what happens when people don't want to use USB hubs.
 
2020-09-20 1:34:48 PM  

The wonderful travels of a turd: "Adblocker interference detected". Fark off, Tom.


The escape key works to keep the script from running.
 
2020-09-20 1:36:35 PM  

southernmanblog: My laptop is down to one functioning USB port. One. So when it finally goes a perfectly good travel computer will have to be replaced because of a 25 cent part.


It is NOT that hard to replace them, look it up on YouTube.
 
2020-09-20 2:01:51 PM  
This is like the inverse of the old days of USB plugfests where you attach a single cable connected to a series of hubs with the maximum number of devices supported by the USB spec and see if your PC survives loading device drivers for all of them.
 
2020-09-20 2:16:30 PM  

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"Were"?


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2020-09-20 2:17:57 PM  

Karne: The wonderful travels of a turd: "Adblocker interference detected". Fark off, Tom.

Your cheap ass doesn't get to read the article. Writers need to be paid. None for you


There's this thing called contextual advertising. Instead of the toxic hellhole that is called behavioural advertising. Which incidentally also results in more money for publishers and writers. Until then they can bite my shiny ass.
 
2020-09-20 2:31:44 PM  
As long as it's compatible with my USB missile launcher
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2020-09-20 2:32:31 PM  
Typing this on an iMac. Two Thunderbolt-connected disk arrays. One external monitor using a USB-C to DVI converter. Keyboard, mouse. Four USB cables with different connectors on the other end, which I could remove as needed but it's nice to have them always available. One USB line to the serial console of another computer. Card reader (the slot in back is too inconvenient to use often). DAC hooked up to my stereo. Leave an empty slot for a USB stick. So 13 USB devices with a mix of -C and -A connector types. (My older computer also needed a slot for a webcam for video calls.) But I don't need lots of USB buses for all this. A hub is fine for the occasionally connected devices.  Only the monitor is full time high bandwidth.
 
2020-09-20 2:35:08 PM  
Yeah, but it only supports Intel chipsets. Pass.
 
2020-09-20 2:36:14 PM  

ZAZ: Typing this on an iMac.


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/I keed
 
2020-09-20 2:38:37 PM  

BarryJV: Any PC has enough USB ports for the number of cops that actually remember to turn on their body cams.


An iPhone has more than enough USB ports for the number of cops that will actually suffer any sort of consequences for whatever shows up on their body cam.
 
2020-09-20 3:01:30 PM  

southernmanblog: My laptop is down to one functioning USB port. One. So when it finally goes a perfectly good travel computer will have to be replaced because of a 25 cent part.


Or, you know you can flux/re-flow the solder and fix them...
 
2020-09-20 3:04:55 PM  
When I bought an Oculus Rift, I had to get a USB 3.0 card because at minimum, the set requires 3 ports (plus one for each additional sensor).  I already have a keyboard, mouse, Wacom tablet, X52 HOTAS and controller plugged into my system, in addition to external drives.  Most motherboards never seem to have enough.
 
2020-09-20 3:08:59 PM  
What is this? Some sort of joke now?
 
2020-09-20 3:09:17 PM  

FlippityFlap: southernmanblog: My laptop is down to one functioning USB port. One. So when it finally goes a perfectly good travel computer will have to be replaced because of a 25 cent part.

Or, you know you can flux/re-flow the solder and fix them...


To protect other components it's important to heat the side opposite the connector so be sure to use the 'Bagels' setting of your toaster.
 
2020-09-20 3:16:21 PM  
I guess 20 is okay, but I got a whole lot of stuff hooked up to my computer via USB.
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2020-09-20 3:45:23 PM  
the 2 DP ports, if anything, is the weird part.

Or maybe thats useful in gaming, or something?
 
2020-09-20 3:51:23 PM  

T.rex: the 2 DP ports, if anything, is the weird part.

Or maybe thats useful in gaming, or something?


I would think gamers would have a separate graphics card for things like that.  That's probably more for dual-monitor support without needing additional internal components, could come in handy for office use.  Not sure why they went with DP, though.
 
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