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Is there any benefit to plugging a USB 2.0 device into a USB 3.0 port?

I know USB 3.0 is almost entirely backward-compatible, and I know that it introduces a new speed that USB 2.0 devices aren't capable of, but is there any advantage to having a USB 2.0 device in a USB ...
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How many devices can be plugged into a USB hub, and how is power distributed amongst them? [closed]

Is it possible to connect a USB hub to a hub that is connected to a hub and a hub and.. and.. and to a laptop? I was thinking there are bound to be some "overhead" like if without the hub we have ...
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What makes a good and reliable USB Hub? [closed]

I've gone through 2 USB hubs for my laptop and they both seemed to be unreliable. Both of these USB hubs are not powered. If I plug both keyboard and mouse, one of the devices won't work. Or if I ...
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Ten external hard drives through a USB hub

I have bought a 10 port USB Hub with power, and attached that to one port at the back of my PC. Connected to the hub are ten external hard drives. Is this set-up safe, or can it do damage to my ...
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Need a quality USB hub that is able to power external hardware [closed]

What is the most useful USB hub that you have had experience with. I have a Seagate FreeAgent Go that is powered by USB and I want to get a USB hub that is able to provide me with more USB ports and ...