Solved Internal Card Reader with USB 3.0 port Tags: USB3 Motherboards PCI Express Components Last response: February 18, 2011 2:27 AM in Components Share boies00 February 14, 2011 10:52:56 PM My motherboard doesn't support USB 3.0, but I'd like to have at least one USB 3.0 port in front of my computer. I would like to replace my current internal card reader with one that also have a USB 3.0, and connect it to a USB 3.0 PCI-E card controller. So far, I have found one model available in North America but I don't know if it connects to the motherboard or if I can connect it to an existing USB 3.0 post from a PCI-E card: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4558957 There is also this one, but it doesn't seem to be availlable: http://www.meritline.com/35in-internal-usb-30-hub-all-in-1-card-reader-writer---p-63864.aspx Is there anybody able to help me? Thanks, Dom More about : internal card reader usb port Best solution popatim a c 80 V Motherboard February 15, 2011 12:14:02 AM the usb3 cables on that unit passes out the back to connect to the rear usb3 ports of the motherboard. Most units do this as a usb3.o header on the motherboard is currently rare. Share boies00 February 15, 2011 12:53:44 AM popatim said:the usb3 cables on that unit passes out the back to connect to the rear usb3 ports of the motherboard. Most units do this as a usb3.o header on the motherboard is currently rare. You're talking about the Ultra card reader, I presume. The description on Tigerdirect website says: "A motherboard with built-in USB 3.0 and SATA connectors is required in order to operate the pass-through ports on this device". From your comments, I assume it simply means I need an existing USB 3.0 port, and not a 3.0 header as I first tought. So, if I buy a card with an internal USB port like this, it will work: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6587500 Or maybe this one could be better since it has 3x external USB and 1x internal, plus a built-in 4-pin power connector for extra power. http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160540605614 m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer boies00 February 18, 2011 2:27:54 AM Best answer selected by boies00. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedHow to use a usb 3,0 card reader with back panel usb ports... Adapter maybe? Forum SolvedMotherboard without internal USB 3.0 port and case with USB 3.0 header in a newegg combo, any way to fix? Forum SolvedInternal card reader that does not use usb 3 20-pin Forum SolvedNeed help in figuring out why internal usb 3.0 port of my mobo. Forum Internal USB card reader not working after installation Forum Recommendations for a microSD card reader with USB 3.0 Forum Sabrent USB 2.0 Internal Card Reader Help!!! Forum Card Reader with USB port is not working properly . Forum Internal memory card reader/USB hub Forum SolvedCard Reader, USB 3.0, eSATA for New Computer Forum USB internal media card reader Forum Any need for USB 3.0 SD card reader? Forum USB internal card reader not making cards available Forum USB 3.0 front panel 3.5" with media card reader issues Forum SolvedI need a case that will both fit my video card and has a front USB 3.0 port Forum Creating a USB card reader from an old internal card reader. Forum SolvedI need to add a USB3 port to my HP desktop which has no way to add internal cards but does have eSata ports Forum card reader and usb port sharing one motherboard header Forum Internal USB Card Reader Replacement? Forum Internal USB 2.0 memory card reader Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !