PS4 and USB ports

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Systems & Troubleshooting' started by Rebort, Sep 24, 2018.

  1. Rebort

    Rebort Rookie Gold Member

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    So just want to see what others have done to combat the not enough ports on the console.

    I have a wheel which takes port
    External drive which takes the other
    And well cant use my bluetooth headset unless i unplug one of the above.

    What do others do to get around this?
  2. Hatfield

    Hatfield Teams Championship Chairman Team Raceonoz Gold Member Super ROOZ

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    I don't have the external drive so don't have the problem.
    But I have a logitech powered usb hub to use if I need to plug in multiple usb devices
  3. Matthyus

    Matthyus GTLOZ Results Steward Team Raceonoz Gold Member

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    I got a USB 3.0 4 port hub. Belkin one. not powered, but charges and provides an additional 4 ports.
    I have the same equipment you have and I've not run out yet :)
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  4. beakeroo

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    Yep, I too have a 3.0 USB hub. Mine has my Astro A50's, PSVR and a button box plugged in. It doesn't need to be powered for those. I don't think it would need to be powered for the wheel either.
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    Rebort Rookie Gold Member

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    Cheers. I will have a look at getting one. Will hopefully make things easier.
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    Rebort Rookie Gold Member

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    So you have the drive hub plugged into a non-powered USB Hub and it works?
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    By drive hub do you mean your external HDD? No this needs to be plugged directly into the PS4.
    All other equipment can run from the USB hub you buy.
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    Ad2mny Moderator / PS4 Project Cars Team Raceonoz Gold Member Super ROOZ

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    You know there’s a USB port in the rear of the PS4?
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    Matthyus GTLOZ Results Steward Team Raceonoz Gold Member

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    Ah. That. I was going to get one of those. Missus bought me a new wheel instead
  11. beakeroo

    beakeroo Professional Gold Member

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    Yeah I think only the Pro has rear USB.
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    Ad2mny Moderator / PS4 Project Cars Team Raceonoz Gold Member Super ROOZ

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    Oh my bad.

    Carry on.
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    Rebort Rookie Gold Member

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    All good. Birthday today and so i am now the owner of a PS4 PRO.

    Winning.

    #amazingwife
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    Happy birthday mate, it's my daughter's birthday as well today. We've just done the prezzie opening :)
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    yay congrats on your daughter getting a ps4 pro too
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    Rebort Rookie Gold Member

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    thanks boys and happy birthday to your daughter. I hope she likes her PS4-Pro as well!!!
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    Rebort Rookie Gold Member

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    Yeah I tried one of these a while back and didn't work.