8 or more
- External Hard Drive
I think 3 is the most I've used up until now on my laptop and that last one for mobile phone is occasional use for when I want to transfer stuff from there to my local drive.
Random flash drive into monitor USB port?
Usually none, but I usually use one and sometimes all two. Either for iPod or for fan, phone, hard drive, or something else. Used to be wireless headphone. T_T
For desktop, usually just one for an external hard drive, and sometimes another one to sync my phone.
As for my laptop, usually none. Unless I use a USB for something.
My laptop has 3 ports. One for wireless mouse and the other one for laptop's fine. The other port is usually free, unless I'm using modem or plugging in an USB or my phone or tablet to deal with some data.
Sadly my 5 years old Acer Aspire Vista OS Laptop only has 2 USB Ports.
I have to switch in order to plug in this and that.
Though for my External HDD it has it's own permanent place so the one left is suffering from the switch/plug.
I had used extra port kind of USB but it doesn't provide full power as it divides and became slower.
It's good for extra keyboard and mouse but I still need to switch in between to plug my phone, cam, printer etc.
1)1st wi-fi anthena
2) 2nd wi-fi anthena
5) +- flash drive
+-6) phone/camera usb cable [OPTIONAL]