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front fitting usb

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by reevesy, Jul 27, 2005.

  1. reevesy

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    hi all,
    does anyone know where i can get a front loading usb and as a bonus media card slot that will fit in one of my spare font bays (like those that come in a lot of new pc's)
    thinking of dipping a toe in the portable mp3 market and dont fancy climbing round the back of my pc every time i want to plug it in.
    any pointers,cheers
     
  2. Monty Burns

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    how about this?

    or maybe this

    but you could go external and put it on your desk or computer.

    If they are not much help then maybe this will help?

    Generaly card readers dont include a USB socket as they come from a USB connection and the manufacturers assume you already have external USB connections. Most PC's come with the option of some facing front as well. If this is not present on yours then you may need to run a cable around the front of the PC.

    Best of luck!



    NB: These websites assume your in the UK.
     
  3. reevesy

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    yep thats what i had in mind..not too bothered about the card reader side of things.
    cheers
     
  4. Son of Shaft

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    is this the sort of thing you're after - it has a USB port and card reader bits?

    can't make my mind up between this one and the one with the floppy (floppy would be usefull for installing RAID initially but would I use it after?)
     
  6. Monty Burns

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    Dont it suck the way the NT based systems STILL require a floppy to install the O/S install raid/Scsi/Sata cards. About time MS updated this ancient NT 3.x kernal code to allow a CD driver install instead.
     
  7. reevesy

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    thanks everyone,son of shafts links look just the job.
    just a question on fitting will it just slot in and connect up or do i need a pci card as well? was thinking about the firewire side of things in particular
     
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    THey normally connect to a spare USB header on the motherboard - most modern motherboards have these - you should check to see if you have one free (it's a 9 pin header - one row of 4, one row of 5 pins)
     

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