Internal USB Hub

February 27, 2009 at 07:21:27
Specs: Microsoft Windows Vista x64 Home Premium, 3 GHz / 8189 MB
Are there any internal USB hubs available that would connect to my motherboard's USB header, and provide more USB connection pins (like are found on the motherboard)?

SO far I have only found external USB hubs, and internal to external USB hubs, neither of which will work for me.

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February 27, 2009 at 08:02:33

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#2
February 27, 2009 at 08:54:32
Both of those provide external USB ports. I'm looking for something that would connect to the motherboard USB header, and provide 4 more USB header type USB connections inside the case.

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February 27, 2009 at 09:23:26

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#4
February 27, 2009 at 10:27:52
Nope. That again provides external USB ports (like you would connect a printer, PDA, mouse, etc. to). Let me try to give a better example of what I need.

I have 6 front panel usb ports on my case. These have cables that connect to the motherboard USB headers. Unfortunately, my motherboard only has a header for 2 front-panel USB ports. I need a hub, which I can connect to the motherboard header, and then connect all 6 of the front panel connectors to.

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#5
February 27, 2009 at 11:01:17
I don't think you are going to get what you are looking for. If the motherboard only supplies 2 front panel ports thats all you are going to get.

If you must use the other four front panel port the only way you are going to do it is to daisy chain them with the existing two ports.

You could get busy with soldering iron and some USB plugs and sockets and do the daisy chaining inside the case but I don't think you are going get anything ready made. Besides you would run into power problems as the resulting ports would be like connecting an un-powerd hub. You would be restricted to the power supplied by the motherboard header which is only 500 mA per port.

Stuart


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#6
February 27, 2009 at 11:24:02
Yeah, like busting open a hub like I linked to and soldering some 10pin headers on the output side?

Sounds like a relatively bulky and awkward proposition.

Skip


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#7
February 27, 2009 at 14:22:49
I found what I am looking for: http://www.sealevel.com/product_det...

Only problem is, it is WAY over priced. Anyone know of a cheaper supplier?

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#8
February 27, 2009 at 16:11:24
If you add a hub then you will be sharing the same connection.
Not good for simultaneous high bandwidth connections.

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#9
March 7, 2009 at 21:40:03
I have this same problem. I want to take out the floppy drive and add a card reader. I have 2 front usb ports that are connected to the mother board.

The card reader must plug to a 9 pin usb connector. The existing 2 ports are connected to a 9 pin usb connector. I would rather not disable the existing usb ports in order to use the mother board connector.

I have a pci card with one usb "A" male and I found an adapter but it is only 5 pin.
http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...

Guess I will keep using an external card reader.


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