How many USB devices can I connect together from one port?

by techtiptom

Originally posted on wibc.com on 08/01/2011

Donna from Edinburgh, Indiana wrote in:

“I need more hard drive space for all the pictures I take of my grandchildren. I heard a cheap way to get some space would be to connect a bunch of thumb drives to my PC.

How many can I connect?ā€

You can connect many USB devices together in a daisy chain, and with USB 2.0 up to 173. However, the problem with daisy chaining any great number of devices together, you lose response time the farther down the chain you go, and as well you end up with more errors.

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