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Dell XPS 9000 / 435T Card Reader Upgrade

Last response: in Components
January 28, 2013 4:47:52 AM

Has anyone tried or knows if you can swap the front top reader panel of the XPS 9000 with the newer 8500 USB 3.0 version? I already have a PCIe i/o USB 3.0 card with 20-pin input. I would like to use the existing card reader panel instead of installing another 3.5" card reader module. (Yes, I know I could just buy an external reader also.)

It's not a big deal, but I thought someone must have tried to already.
January 28, 2013 6:39:59 AM

if it is the same size, then go for it. you have the USB headers from your PCI card, so why not.