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USB 3.0 headers

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December 28, 2010 7:43:37 AM

Just saw that the Asus 1155 P8P67 will have a header to plug in you front panel usb 3.0. I'm planning on getting the haf x for my SB build soon. And I'm wondering if there is a way of converting the old plug(the one that went in the back of the motherboard) and making it connect to the new header? I hope that makes sense. Also on that vid where I linked he called it a onboard sata 3. is this the new standard for the usb 3, or is asus just connecting it to a sata 3 port. Thanks

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a b V Motherboard
December 28, 2010 11:59:32 AM

One problem with USB 3.0 is that, to date, there's no common pin-header layout for internal USB 3.0 connectors, but it appears that ASRock and ECS have taken things into their own hands and have come up with a suitable solution.
Case builders cannot adopt a universal solution as of yet. A USB 3.0 header would have 18 pins, while a regular USB connector would have 8 pins.

You cannot convert 2.0 to 3.0. If you buy the parts, you may be able to replace the receptacle and cable.
Some motherboards that have a USB 3.0 header, include a front panel bracket for USB 3.0.
Sorry, can't view your movie here at work.

USB 3.0 connector pinout

USB connector pinout
a b V Motherboard
December 28, 2010 12:02:41 PM

SATA 3 is the new standard for SATA @ 6.0 GB/s.
The SATA pinout does not change with SATA III.
You can use the same cables.
There are some enhanced cables for SATA III on the market.

Serial ATA (SATA) connector pinout
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December 29, 2010 3:30:37 AM

Best answer selected by stormy05.
December 29, 2010 3:31:55 AM

thanks for the answer
a b V Motherboard
December 29, 2010 10:27:48 AM

You're very welcome.