USB splitter?
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Hi, I'm not an expert when it comes to computers, and I'm completely new to SBC's. What I want to know is if there's any way to split/expand the number of USB ports on the Rock64. I see the wired, USB keyboard for the Rock64 in the Pine store advertises that it has two additional USB ports (although it would add only one net port, obviously), so I figure if the keyboard can contain two additional ports, then it must be possible to add a USB port or two to the Rock64 without having to tether it a full-sized, wired keyboard. I don't want to add that kind of bulk, but if I add the Bluetooth keyboard, the WiFi, the IR remote, etc. I'm worried I'll have too few USB ports.
Any recommendations?
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#2
It's called USB hub. You can look for it at Amazon or google for it.
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(09-25-2017, 07:22 PM)rontant Wrote: It's called USB hub. You can look for it at Amazon or google for it.

Oh, a regular USB hub will work with a Rock64?
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Of course ...  Wink
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(09-26-2017, 08:51 AM)martinayotte Wrote: Of course ...  Wink

Great! Thanks!
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#6
If you plan to use USB hub for external hard disks, make sure it is USB 3 and has its own power supply. Also be aware that there are many cheap powered USB 3 hub being sold online that don't have electrical current back flow prevention. This can cause stability issues with your connected drives.
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