Mandriva Linux can handle a large number of hardware devices, and the list is far too long to be quoted exhaustively. You may consult an up-to-date list of supported hardware on the Mandriva Linux Hardware Database web site.
Legal Disclaimer: The Mandriva Linux Hardware Database contains information about hardware devices which have been tested and/or have been reported to function properly with Mandriva Linux. Due to the wide variety of system configurations, Mandriva cannot guarantee that a specific device will work correctly on your system.
Support for USB 1.x and USB 2.0 is now extensive. Most peripherals are fully supported. You can obtain the list of supported hardware on the Linux-USB device overview site. Relevant information can also be found on the Linux USB web site.