I was wondering about the trouble I get when using USB devices sometimes. It's FREAKIN ANNOYING U might wonder but am done wondering about. Cause we are one hell of a bunch and it's time to do something universal..ey ! Global about it....no ? I think every nerd here knows that they cut out at 500mA or source is limited to tht. What I need is it to cutout at 1A. Now I know USB has a 5V supply which is supplied by the board. And it takes two ports to work in parallel if any USB device needs more than 500mA. But still it's annoying and sometimes 12 ports ain't enuf these days. Do I need to blow a mother board ports to find out how or is there anyone who is with me on this to do some brain storming to increase this. What I have in mind is use some 5V regulators separate on a PCB, which has 1A current limit and use this 5V instead of the board power. Of course I already know a way to simplify connection even a n00b can use it. But the main problem to do is to cutoff this power when the USB device is stopped with in windows so it can be unplugged safely. For this I need to know whether the 5V from the mobo is switched off when the windows commands is executed when it is safe to remove the USB device.