If I can get a little more clarification on why wouldn't these devices work fine on product 2, with or without a a/c power adapter? That would be helpful. If I were to plug-in the device into product 2 that doesn't have their own a/c power adapter, would they not work? Just function not as good as the opposite? Not as fast? etc.Product-2 should work fine for all of your USB devices unless you happen to connect multiple devices that do not have their own a/c power adapter, like hard drives that depend on the USB cable for power, or external CD/DVD drives that have two USB cables, one for signal and one for power, and similar devices. Should be fine for multiple USB flash drives as they use minimal power from the computer's USB ports.
Going back to this. My motherboard say's that the expansion slots are PCI or PCI-E 2.0, does that 2.0 cause compatibility issues with any devices especially any devices that I might purchase we have discussed here. I know you mentioned that I could put those cards in, but I just want to make sure here because I don't think we discussed this one. Thank you!
How come they don't make PCI cards in USB 3.0? They seem to favor making PCI-E 3.0 cards.
Any thoughts about not having a drive in sleep mode and if it will reduce the lifespan of the product etc.?
Thank you for everything mck.