Number of USB ports in Playstation 3

Can we stop complaining on the 2 ports in PS3? 
Common! Realy.  
USB ports are like space on HDD. Its never enough. 
You need one for PS EYE. 
The second one is for synchronizing Your things with console and eventually connecting external memory units. Unlike XBOX360, You can copy media to PS3 HDD.
That is NOT RECHARGABLE Station!!!
If You own lots of controllers buy charging station. 
SONY made a good thing. They are the only ones, who made all their controllers with built in baterries. 
But it looks that after that they are blamed for lack of USB ports on the system. 
Just think how nuch You have to pay extra for competitors batteries.

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Posted by Petruccio

Can we stop complaining on the 2 ports in PS3? 
Common! Realy.  
USB ports are like space on HDD. Its never enough. 
You need one for PS EYE. 
The second one is for synchronizing Your things with console and eventually connecting external memory units. Unlike XBOX360, You can copy media to PS3 HDD.
That is NOT RECHARGABLE Station!!!
If You own lots of controllers buy charging station. 
SONY made a good thing. They are the only ones, who made all their controllers with built in baterries. 
But it looks that after that they are blamed for lack of USB ports on the system. 
Just think how nuch You have to pay extra for competitors batteries.

Posted by BraveToaster

I wasn't aware that we were complaining.

Posted by gingertastic_10

My computer has three ports. But I've only used two at a time, just like my PS3. I don't know, it's never bothered me :/

Posted by Mrskidders

Nobody is complaining, just you.
Also, what is it with new users writing posts like this?
This is the second time in two days I have seen it.
Its stupid, stop it.
 

Posted by Petruccio
@Mrskidders said:
" Nobody is complaining, just you.Also, what is it with new users writing posts like this? This is the second time in two days I have seen it. Its stupid, stop it.   "
Define new. I've recently activated my profile. It took me a while after they launched multi-passes. 
This was usual topic discussed many times on Bombcast.  
And the number was never justified. 
But maybe You are right. I should have probably commented on similar topics, instead of posting it myself. 
Thanks for viewing though. 
Brgds
Posted by ZeForgotten

I've got one with 4 ports and 2 with 2 USB ports. 
Doesn't bother me though. 
If I need more USB ports I just use the super cheap USB Hub I have that has 22 USB ports in it.  

Posted by Red12b

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Posted by FLStyle
@Petruccio said:

" @Mrskidders said:

" Also, what is it with new users writing posts like this? This is the second time in two days I have seen it. Its stupid, stop it.   "
Define new. I've recently activated my profile. It took me a while after they launched multi-passes. This was usual topic discussed many times on Bombcast.  And the number was never justified. But maybe You are right. I should have probably commented on similar topics, instead of posting it myself. Thanks for viewing though. Brgds "
I agree with Mrskidders, I also saw the other thread in which the OP in there keep pressing enter after nearly every sentence. It isn't helping anyone read anything.
 
Look at me.
I'm pressing enter after every short sentence.
But on rare occasions I go crazy. I do two sentences on one line.
A bit annoying.
 
PS. "Common!" doesn't mean what you think it does. Common is something that is either mutual between people, like "a common enemy" or to describe something as normal or ordinary, like "common people." I think you meant to say "come on!" 
 
Not trying to be the grammar/spelling police, but I suspect you didn't know, as opposed to doing it on purpose as some form of slang. Your username suggests English isn't your first language, my apologies if I turn out to be wrong.
Posted by 02sfraser

I have 4 but only ever have 2 in use at once. Never really though anyone found it a problem.

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@Mrskidders said:

" Nobody is complaining, just you.Also, what is it with new users writing posts like this? This is the second time in two days I have seen it. Its stupid, stop it.   "

This. I think every forum, regardless of the site, should adopt the Eve Online policy of forums. Wait 3 days after you sign up before you even think about posting. That way, some of the stupid gets out the person's system. It's not fullproof, but it sure does help.
Posted by Bucketdeth

I broke one of my ports on my 3 1/2 year old 40gb PS3, so I've been running on one port for over a year now and I'm perfectly fine. I'm not sure why anyone would complain about having only 2 ports.

Posted by PS3RG

I have 4 ports on my 60GB launch. 
It really needed 5 ports though. :-p
I like pressing the enter key. 
Makes my post look longer. 
:)

Posted by RobotHamster

I have 4 ports in my BC 80gig PS3.

Posted by ninjakiller

Until the PS3 has 478 USB ports it will always be considered a failure and a piece of shit in my book.  

Posted by darkknightbob

The original mark 1/2 uk versions were the best. They had EVER port going at the time plus a hardware ps2 emulator inside.  

Personally I miss the 4 ports but yeah there's no reason why you can't pick up a cheap usb hub.

Posted by RealEddie

It would be nice with a USB port on the back of the PS3 for the EyeToy Camera...

Posted by Lowrent

I bought a 7-port USB hub to connect everything I need :

- 2 Buzz controllers receivers
- 1 RF keyboard receiver
- 1 PSEye
- 1 SD card reader 
- 1 cable to recharge controllers
- 1 occasionnal thumbdrive
 
And it does not look like a mess.
The hub is connected with a right-angle usb cable on the PS3 and is stored in a drawer underneath (via hole in the back of the drawer unit).

Posted by ZeForgotten
@Bucketdeth said:
" I broke one of my ports on my 3 1/2 year old 40gb PS3, so I've been running on one port for over a year now and I'm perfectly fine. I'm not sure why anyone would complain about having only 2 ports. "
People I normally hear that complains about it are the people who wants to play Rock Band. 
USB dongles for the Guitars, drums and the mic. and now also the Keyboard and added in Beatles, more mics!  
Posted by WickedCobra03
@02sfraser said:
" I have 4 but only ever have 2 in use at once. Never really though anyone found it a problem. "
I have 4 and usually use all 4.  I keep my Rockband dongle in one which includes the 2 guitars and drums.  I keep my external HDD in one most of the time.  One is occupied by my Playstation microphone dock.  And then finally I usually keep the other one with my 15 foot USB charging cord for my Playstation remote. 
 
The external HDD is the only one that is ever removed; mostly due to not wanting it running most of the time and sometimes I need to charge my PSP or plug something else in.  But like others are saying, if you are going to get into this whole Playstation Move junk, that camera is going to take up a port just about all the time.
Posted by Petruccio
@FLStyle: It was a typo.  
I meant encouragement  "Come On! Let's Stop this."  
Though it sounds like a mess. Let's act to stop. 
But it is topic for another discussion and probably on other site. .. 
My native tounges are Ukrainian&Russian. English since first grade. And I have to communicate with others more than half of the year. 
Posted by xyzygy

This is such a random topic, nobody was complaining and I've never really heard of this complaint before.

Posted by RJPelonia

My PS3 only has two ports, so I bought a four-port USB hub. Then my two Rock Band guitars and my Rock Band keyboard each have two more ports. So now I have eight USB ports with all those plugged in.
 
...I feel like I just went back to grade school math.

Posted by Bucketdeth
@ZeForgotten said:
" @Bucketdeth said:
" I broke one of my ports on my 3 1/2 year old 40gb PS3, so I've been running on one port for over a year now and I'm perfectly fine. I'm not sure why anyone would complain about having only 2 ports. "
People I normally hear that complains about it are the people who wants to play Rock Band. USB dongles for the Guitars, drums and the mic. and now also the Keyboard and added in Beatles, more mics!   "
Ah yeah, that makes sense.
Posted by iam3green

i'm not complaining about that either. i use the two for mic and controller charger. there is nothing wrong with it.