USB Header -> Port solution?
July 15, 2010 7:06 PM Subscribe
I need to turn a USB Header on motherboard into an *internal* USB port. No cables. Someone's GOT to have made one of these... but I can't find it. Help, hive mind!
posted by SpecialK to computers & internet (5 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
OK, I've got a SuperMicro mobo without an internal USB slot. I want to mount a [ USB keychain | SD card | CF card ] *inside* the case because all the machine's running is ESXi. The mobo has a USB header on it -- but when I'm looking for an "internal card reader" all I'm finding are big honking things designed to go in the front of a PC.
Is there a tiny little card that will go straight from the USB header to either a *hard* USB port (not a cabled port
) or a little slot for an SD card.
I suppose this is what I get for buying a barebones server instead of the cool sauce sold by big guys like Dell and Sun, where you can RAID1 a couple of SD cards inside the case to run without hard drives, but I'm naught but a poor consultant...