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USB issues with Dell PC

\015 I haven't had every USB device fail -- yet -- but I've had lots of flaky behavior with Dell PC's and USB devices. Printer with USB connection wouldn't install right, external hard drive intermittently vanishes...that one really scared me!Doing some research, I found this:http://www.usbman.com/Guides/Computers%20with%20Known%20USB%20Problems.htm#DellIn short, it's a known problem; Dell PCs don't supply enough power to the USB ports to run some devices (maybe all of them!) Using a powered hub solved my printer issue, and I'm going to plug my external drive into it as well. Hope that helps!\015

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I think you answered your own question.
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\015\012Yes its true that many pc's dont proide enough juice to the ports.
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\015\012This is even more noticable if you have lots of heavy drain usb devices. small external hard drives are esp bad in this area and if you are unlucky enough to own a "USB powered" printer these too can have adverse effects on usb performance.
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