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Windows 7: USB 3.0 to USB 2.0 internal header adapter

13 May 2014   #1
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 
USB 3.0 to USB 2.0 internal header adapter

Hi guys,

I built my own pc a few months ago and the case came with a single USB 3 port on the front but the motherboard I chose doesn't have any USB 3 headers. However it does have two USB 2 headers so I was wondering if I could use the adapter I've linked to at the bottom of the post to get the front USB port to work. I know that if it did work that it would operate at the slower USB 2 speed, not USB 3 but as long as I can use the port at all I'll be ok with it. So will it work? Any response will be welcome.

Thanks,
Tom

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Neewer-USB3-...dp/B009SJCPO8/


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13 May 2014   #2
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

That wouldn't work mate, the 19-pin connector is to connect to a USB 3.0 header on the motherboard which yours doesn't have. If you need extra USB ports you could pick up a USB 3.0 PCI-e card.
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14 May 2014   #3
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

Thanks for the reply. I know that I couldn't plug a USB 3 header directly into the USB 2 header, thats why I linked the adapter to changes the 19 pin USB 3 header to a 4 pin USB 2 header.
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14 May 2014   #4
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Apologies, I got the wrong end of the stick. Yep, looking at it I think you'll be good to go. I'll learn to take in what I'm reading next time!
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14 May 2014   #5
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

Haha, when I first read your reply you confused me slightly so that'll explain why. I know that it won't operate at USB 3 speed, but would it be slightly faster than the USB 2 ports on the front I/O?
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14 May 2014   #6
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

I doubt it if it's running off a USB 2.0 header, it'll be capped at that point.
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14 May 2014   #7
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

OK, thanks for your advice it really helped.
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14 May 2014   #8
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Let us know how you get on mate. At four quid it's hard to go wrong!
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10 Jun 2014   #9
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

Ok, finally got the adapter installed into my system, and happily it worked perfectly first time. The transfer speed is roughly the same as the other USB 2 ports, which was expected but its great to finally have all three USB ports on the front panel finally working. Thanks again for your help
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10 Jun 2014   #10
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Brilliant, glad you're all up an running to full capacity mate.
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