In this article, I show some of my favorite and useful USB devices.
Some of my favorite devices run through USB ports. Here are just a few:
Probably the most popular of all USB devices. They are great for storage, boot disks, etc., but have an average life of around 10,000 read/writes.
Sometimes, you just need a floppy drive. If you have ever installed Windows on a computer with a RAID or SCSI drive, you know what I mean.
Hard Drives & DVD/CD Drives:
I use a multi-functional converter. It's a great way to mount a hard drive from a computer that has failed. Or use it with a hard drive for storage, boot drive, etc. The best one is to connect it to a standard 5.25" DVD burner and use it to create Recovery Disks on laptops/netbooks.
COM & LPT Ports:
Yes, there are still devices that require COM ports and printers that use LPT ports. And you can get USB converters to support them.
There are a ton of USB devices out there. These are but a few of my favorites.