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I am out of USB ports and want to add a full HOTAS setup to my rig...

Mot666Mot666 Posts: 87
Hiro Protagonist
So I'm thinking that buying the Inateck USB expansion card recommended by Oculus seems like a good idea. Are they still the go to for Rift setups? Is there anything I should know about doing this before I commit? Cheers guys.

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  • shiarishiari Posts: 191
    Art3mis
    The 4 port Inateck's are still the way to go for that yes, unless you want to splurge several times more money for a card that has a controller for each port. The Inateck has only one USB controller, but works great with two high bandwidth devices such as our sensors, plus two low bandwidth devices. You'll need a free PCI slot (of any size, I used a full size slot) and a molex or SATA power connector (it does come with splitters too).
  • Mot666Mot666 Posts: 87
    Hiro Protagonist
    Cheers. The Inateck was on special on Amazon so I got that. I might not even plug my sensors into it to start with as everything works fine the way it is, I might use it for the HOTAS (which is going to have three plugs, I think). It's just nice to have something there that will work if I ever need to plug my Rift into it.
  • bobzdarbobzdar Posts: 57
    Hiro Protagonist
    I have the 4 port innateck pci-e card, I have 10-12 usb devices plugged in with no issues.  I have the headset and one camera plugged into usb 3 on the inateck card, the other camera on the built in usb 3 on my pc, and a bunch of other stuff (steering wheel/pedal/shifter setup, bt dongle, ups, external hdd etc.) plugged in on the other usb 2 ports.  No issues so far except my BT dongle does not like high speed usb ports (unrelated to the OR).  Everything else works fine plugged in wherever.  I'm also using 6' passive usb extension cables on the headset and one of the cameras with no issues to get two camera roomscale working, which is surprisingly excellent.
  • AndyW1384AndyW1384 Posts: 307
    Trinity
    Mot666 said:
    So I'm thinking that buying the Inateck USB expansion card recommended by Oculus seems like a good idea. Are they still the go to for Rift setups? Is there anything I should know about doing this before I commit? Cheers guys.
    An alternative possibility - does your monitor have USB hub capability, as many do? For low data-rate devices which won't be in use together (eg, HOTAS, X-Box one controller, mouse) then they could all hang off one USB2 socket via your monitor.
  • dburnedburne Posts: 3,521 Valuable Player
    I have my Rift and two sensors plugged into the Innatek card.
    Mouse, keyboard, couple other things plugged into motherboard usb 2.0 ports.
    Joysticks, rudder pedals, plugged into powered USB 2.0 hub.

    All working quite nicely for me, never had an issue.

    Don

    EVGA Z390 Dark MB | I9 9900k| EVGA 2080Ti FTW3 Ultra |32 GB G Skill 3200 cl14 ram | Warthog Throttle | VKB Gunfighter Pro/MCG Pro grip | Crosswind Pedals | EVGA DG 87 Case| Rift S | Quest |
  • Mot666Mot666 Posts: 87
    Hiro Protagonist
    AndyW1384 said:
    Mot666 said:
    So I'm thinking that buying the Inateck USB expansion card recommended by Oculus seems like a good idea. Are they still the go to for Rift setups? Is there anything I should know about doing this before I commit? Cheers guys.
    An alternative possibility - does your monitor have USB hub capability, as many do? For low data-rate devices which won't be in use together (eg, HOTAS, X-Box one controller, mouse) then they could all hang off one USB2 socket via your monitor.
    Nah, it's just a standard 24".
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