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August 4, 2012 10:47:32 PM

hi, does adapter that converts 19-pin usb 3 header to 9-pin usb 2 header exist? i want to use a usb 3 internal cable on mobo that only has usb 2 internal header. it would be a passive adapter with 19-pin male usb 3 & 9-pin female usb 2

alternatively, something like nzxt aperture will do, but without the memory card reader function

and just want to make sure, the pinout of usb 3 internal header is standardized right?

thx

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a c 248 ) Power supply
August 5, 2012 1:10:49 AM

Corsair has two inexpensive accessory kits that include the adapter you are looking for:

http://www.corsair.com/en/parts/case-parts/obsidian-ser...

and

http://www.corsair.com/parts/case-parts/corsair-carbide...



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August 5, 2012 5:07:13 AM

aren't those female usb 3 connectors?
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a c 248 ) Power supply
August 5, 2012 6:28:18 AM

It is an adapter for connecting USB 3.0 to a motherboard that only has USB 2.0 header.

Check out this Corsair video on You Tube:

http://youtu.be/HB3jza3oPvs
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August 5, 2012 10:59:52 AM

lol, i feel dumb for not googling first, such adapter actually has been around quite long

unfortunately, both corsair carbide & obsidian usb 3 kits aren't available in my country, other vendors?

btw, is there a variant that's not with the cable, just the connectors like those dvi-hdmi adapters, i just want to expand my options?
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a c 248 ) Power supply
August 5, 2012 2:41:50 PM

I do not think there is an adapter without the cable.

The adapters are included with some new pc cases. Antec, Corsair, and Lian Li are including the adapter. I don't know if other companies are including them.

If you have a PCI-e slot available your other option is to purchse a PCI-e card with a USB 3.0 internal header.
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August 5, 2012 3:17:02 PM

ok, that's it, thanks johnny
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August 5, 2012 3:17:30 PM

Best answer selected by drabun.
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