Unit 4 Port Expander Analysis

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Unit 4: Port Expander A port expander is a hardware device that attaches to a laptop or computer, inside or out, to allow multiple connections through a single port. There are two types of port extenders, with various different connections, internal and external. Internal port expanders (appendix A) connect to the motherboard and external ports expanders (appendix B) by USB. Port expanders are all generic for the most part. If the chip fits or there is USB access the port expander will operate. This is good because it would become expensive to buy separate port expanders for different devices. Because port expanders are interchangeable production cost and selling price are relatively low. They comes in handy for people who need more room

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