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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Best solution popatim Motherboard Authority 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. | Report abuse 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 | Report abuse boies00 February 18, 2011 2:27:54 AM Best answer selected by boies00. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Components>Internal Card Reader with USB 3.0 port> Related ressources: ForumAdapter to connect 20-pin USB 3.0 card reader panel to Motherboard? ForumInternal memory card reader/USB hub ForumUSB 3.0 Card Reader and Header ForumInternal Card Reader - 64 Bit ForumSabrent USB 2.0 Internal Card Reader Help!!! ForumRecommend Internal Card Reader ForumInternal Memory Card reader ForumInternal SATA multi card reader /writer ForumInternal usb card reader not recognizing sd cards ForumNeed i7 M.board With Connections For Front USB & Mem Card Reader ForumCreating a USB card reader from an old internal card reader . ForumUSB 3.0 card reader extremely slow read speed ForumInternal USB Card Reader Replacement? ForumInternal USB 2.0 memory card reader ForumIntel USB 3.0 Ports Not Working On Asus P8Z77-V-PRO ForumBest Cpu cooler for ~40 ForumInternal card reader - flickering led. ForumAdding a better sound card ForumWith the amd athlon 64 processor andwould like to know if I can upgrade to a amd ForumRecommendation for a good sound card More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !