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Windows 7: Added a USB Card

19 Apr 2010   #1
dbtmellis

Windows 7 Home Premuim 64 Bit
 
 
Added a USB Card

I just added a USB Expansion card to my Desktop PC.

It has 4 USB ports-3 outside, 1 inside.

now my question is what would you use the single inside USB port for?

Mabye its just me but it seems sort of pointless to have a USB port internal. Isnt that what the other types of connectors are for? I.E they are not meant to be removed?


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19 Apr 2010   #2
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

It could be used connect the front USB ports of your case (if you have them) It could also be used for a multi-card reader (reads multi-media cards like a SD card etc. ) And I have heard of internal usb HDD/DVD drives being connected to the USB ports internally.
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19 Apr 2010   #3
dbtmellis

Windows 7 Home Premuim 64 Bit
 
 

My front USB ports are connected directly to the motherboard.

I was thinking of a USB hard drive, could i just plug it in there and then put it in a hard drive slot?

Would this work? Or is it better to get an actual system hard drive instead?
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19 Apr 2010   #4
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dbtmellis View Post
My front USB ports are connected directly to the motherboard.

I was thinking of a USB hard drive, could i just plug it in there and then put it in a hard drive slot?

Would this work? Or is it better to get an actual system hard drive instead?

What is your Desktop motherboard ? If you have the space to mount a HD, a system HD (SATA or IDE) would be better than USB.
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19 Apr 2010   #5
wickedout

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I was thinking of putting one of those in my rig. I just use my old SanDisk reader. It still works great for me. My rig is pretty complete. I just added push/pull set up for my heatsink. What a difference.
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19 Apr 2010   #6
dbtmellis

Windows 7 Home Premuim 64 Bit
 
 

My system is a Dell Insprion 530s.

Yes, i was probably thinking that a system hard drive would be faster than a USB. I think USB hard drives are meant to act as very large portable disks.
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19 Apr 2010   #7
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Here is one of my older Xp x64 rigs with a 5 port USB card (4 ext & 1int) & 8 HD's connected with the MB & an add on IDE 2 channel card. 8 HD's total Ext USB DVD Lightscribe optical drive on top of case. 2 optical drives mounted in case. Poor cable management But I am always expermenting on my equipment


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20 Apr 2010   #8
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

I think it's meant for one of those USB floppy/card reader gizmo's. Its probably a good spot for a USB ready boost drive if you use one.
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20 Apr 2010   #9
dallascisco

all kinds
 
 

The internal usb is normally for 3.5 card readers for people who don't have an extra usb header on the motherboard.
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20 Apr 2010   #10
dbtmellis

Windows 7 Home Premuim 64 Bit
 
 

If i use a USB Flash drive as readyboost, what size should i use? Should i match my physical amount of RAM? I have 2GB now, so should i used a 2GB Flash drive? (my system can go up to 4GB, which i plan to upgrade in the future) Also, is this the same thing as Virtual Memory from older versions of Windows?
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