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t500 - What is the third usb port do? (Looks like a duel purpose?)

2009-01-07, 16:29 PM
I see two that are plain usb, and a third that is something else also.  What does it do?
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Re: t500 - What is the third usb port do? (Looks like a duel purpose?)

2009-01-07, 18:52 PM

Hi joer,

I'm not quite sure what you are talking about. Looking at this image (warning: that link goes to a HUGE image on Flickr) of a T500, I just see three regular USB 2.0 ports. There are two placed close together, but one is a little further away from the others. This was done because some USB devices are physically larger, so if you had all three ports together you might not be able to use more than one at a time. This way you have room for one large USB device and up to two others - or you could fit two large USB devices and the third port would be blocked.

 

Make sense?

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Re: t500 - What is the third usb port do? (Looks like a duel purpose?)

2009-01-07, 18:58 PM

Ah..  On your lan and your usb ports, the icons are on the right, so i assumed that squre icon on the right was for the 3rd usb port, to show that it doubled as something.  (Was hoping for eSata or something?)

 

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