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Shredder April 13, 2012 04:22 PM

Usb 3 to Usb 2 front panel conversion
 
Has anyone attempted to degrade a USB3 front panel with a 20 pin connector back to a usb 2 supporting motherboard?

sswilson April 13, 2012 04:40 PM

Heh... either everybody is reading the same threads, or there's something in the air..... :)

I just "downgraded" my 990FX Sabertooth, to a X58 Classified and it doesn't have the required motherboard header for the USB 3.0 front panel connections... If you find any kind of info, please get back to us, as so far the solution I've looked at involves USB 3.0 adapter cards with motherboard headers onboard, but unfortunately the cards which offer those headers all seem to be sold out. :(

JD April 13, 2012 04:49 PM

Yeah I have the Silverstone SST-EC01+ card, works wonderfully and pretty fast:

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k7...s/a7397abf.png

As for converting, I would assume its feasible as only a portion of the pins should be for USB2 since USB3 is backwards compatible, but I've yet to see any adapters (though haven't really been looking).

lowfat April 13, 2012 07:00 PM

Don't most USB3.0 capable cases come w/ a USB2.0 adapter? Everyone I've bought has.

sswilson April 13, 2012 07:12 PM

The GT didn't, although, it's already got plenty of front panel USB 2.0 connections so the loss of the two 3.0 up top aren't a big deal.

odis172 April 13, 2012 10:41 PM

How bout this
Corsair Carbide accessory box - Case Parts - Parts

Sagath April 14, 2012 01:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by odis172 (Post 620608)

Looks like that allows USB 3 motherboard to to USB2 front panel, which is pritty common to come with new cases nowadays. However, I think everyone here is asking for a USB 3 Front Panel to USB 2 motherboard header?

odis172 April 16, 2012 08:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sagath (Post 620723)
Looks like that allows USB 3 motherboard to to USB2 front panel, which is pritty common to come with new cases nowadays. However, I think everyone here is asking for a USB 3 Front Panel to USB 2 motherboard header?

Actually that adaptor allows a case with usb3.0 connector to connect to a motherboard's usb 2.0 header. That's what the OP is looking for, no?
http://www.guru3d.com/article/corsai...-400r-review/4 <-- better picture here


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