Too many internal USB devices.
April 12, 2006 9:07 AM   Subscribe

My motherboard has 4 external USB ports and pins for 2 internal USB device connections. Can I expand the number of internal ones?

My problem is that my new computer case has a USB media card reader that plugs into the internal USB pins. It also has 2 external USB ports that are supposed to plug into internal USB pins. Is there a type of internal USB "hub" for these types of connections? Something that will let me turn my pins for 2 internal connections into 3 or 4? Am I stuck buying a PCI USB card with internal pins, and unwanted external ports?
posted by ChazB to Computers & Internet (3 answers total)
I would have thought you could use a normal, passively powered, USB hub inside the machine. Especially if the peripherals that will be plugged into it will be powered through the machines PSU.
posted by ed\26h at 9:15 AM on April 12, 2006

BTW: You might also need some of these type cables.
posted by ed\26h at 9:37 AM on April 12, 2006

I bought a PCI card a year ago with internal header pins for USB. I don't remember its details, and I'm not at home to check, but I'm pretty sure the brand was Syba.
posted by EiderDuck at 9:39 AM on April 12, 2006

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