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post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by corky dorkelson;13632996 
I also think this feature may be geared toward the tech bench crowd. You wouldn't need to go around back or have to wire up a USB front panel.

For connecting a usb device on a loose test bench so you don't have to hold the board down with one hand while you plug it in.
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post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by blackbalt89;13633020 
But aren't there enough USB ports on the I/O shield?

Yes, which would be on the BACK if you are using a test bench. Think of these as front panel USB for the tech bench guys. biggrin.gif
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post #13 of 18
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Hmm I don't know if I'll ever utilize them.. Oh well, they look cool nerdsmiley.png


I have like 8 usb on the back and 4 on the top of my case. Using 3 at the moment. redface.gif
post #14 of 18
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Originally Posted by blackbalt89;13633020 
But aren't there enough USB ports on the I/O shield?

Yes but say you were at an overclocking fest and had a bunch of wires or weren't able to easily reach around your ln2 pot you could just pop it in. Just for convenience.
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post #15 of 18
There is alot of hardware that can be used with a USB adaptor,from GPU's to soundcards,HDD's,flash drives,wifi adaptors etc.You can even get a USB powered fan.I can see this being usefull in many ways.Not really needed,but a tech bench would benefit from an onboard USB port in many ways.
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post #16 of 18
for me i can never have too many usb slots:

i got my steering wheel, cellphones, xbox game pad, mouse and keyboard, printer, and anythign else hooked up. i still needs a usb hub for everything i plug into my computer.
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post #17 of 18
I'd love to have that on my HTPC/server. One of the OS' it runs is FreeNAS which I have installed to a USB stick, and it's somewhat annoying seeing a flashdrive sticking out. With this I could just plug the flashdrive into the internal port biggrin.gif
Edited by tehmaggot - 5/25/11 at 12:49pm
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post #18 of 18
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Originally Posted by corky dorkelson;13632996 
I also think this feature may be geared toward the tech bench crowd. You wouldn't need to go around back or have to wire up a USB front panel.

That's what I was thinking too.
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Originally Posted by tehmaggot;13634085 
I'd love to have that on my HTPC/server. One of the OS' it runs is FreeNAS which I have installed to a USB stick, and it's somewhat annoying seeing a flashdrive sticking out. With this I could just plug the flashdrive into the internal port biggrin.gif

Or something like a wireless keyboard/mouse dongle too--I for one don't like having the one for my keyboard sticking out of the back of my HTPC at home, this would be a neat feature. Don't know that I'd pay more for it (and sure, you could just attach a new port to an unused USB header internally, but this is already done for you! biggrin.gif
    
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