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Internal Card Reader with USB 3.0 port

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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

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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.
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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
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February 18, 2011 2:27:54 AM

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