Q: All of my USB ports are dedicated to other devices, so I can't connect my X-Rite measurement device. What can I do?
A: The X-Rite measurement device (colorimeter or spectrophotometer) normally only needs to be connected while building the monitor or printer profile. Temporarily unplug your USB scanner, printer, or other peripheral device and use the USB port for your X-Rite measurement device. Once you have created and saved your profile, simply unplug the X-Rite measurement device and reconnect your other devices.
X-Rite recommends the use of a rear USB port on a desktop computer, or a powered USB hub for a laptop computer for any of the X-Rite devices that don't have an internal power source, and therefore depend on the USB connection for both communications and power supply.