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Ultra 7-Port USB 2.0 Buddy Hub Review

gotdamojo06    -   December 5, 2007
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Conclusion: 

The Ultra 7-Port USB 2.0 Buddy Hub has been tested to see if it can perform all of the tasks that Ultra said that it could do, such as saving deskspace, cost and time, as well as acting as a 7-Port USB KVM switch. Connecting devices such as a keyboard, mouse and wireless network adapter, I was able to easily switch from computer to computer with the push of a button, instead of getting up out of the chair and walking to the two computers and finding the USB cables and swapping them. When I connected a flash drive to the buddy hub, I tested to see if there was any difference in read and write speeds. There was a difference, however it was very small, which is to be expected. There was also only a slight performance drop in the file download times whether the network adapter was connected through the Buddy Hub or not. I will point out the fact that I personally did not like that the seven USB ports were on the front of the device, as this does add some clutter to the desktop by having excess cable laying around. However it can easily be hidden behind the monitor. I found this product very useful and easy to use, as well as easy to install.

 

Pros: 

  • Ease of use
  • Easy installation
  • Buttons are easy to push
  • Easy to tell whichcomputer is selected
  • Great looks

 

Cons: 

  • Ports in front
  • Power down to install
  • Write speeds

 

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  3. Specifications & Testing
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