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Adding Internal USB Hubs

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Is it possible that you can add more USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 hubs inside your computer?. I already have 2 USb 2.0 inside but it can support upto 4 USB 2.0 hubs and 1 USB 3.0 hub that can support 2. How would I add more and if I could what would I need?
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You have to clear that question up a bit. Do you mean Connectors for USB on the MB ? Hubs usually go outside and provide multiple connections to the same connector on the MB. Or you have a separate PCI/PCIx card that provide more USB connections.?
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I mean the ports on your motherboard that connect to the case providing USB ports on your case?
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Yes , for USB2 if they are of good quality but if not it could make some problems with how the devices connected to it is recognized. Some extensions made for USB1.1 do that but it's only a problem if they are of low quality and not properly shielded to handle USB2 speeds. Keep in mind too that power rating of 5v dc on USB2 is only per header on the board, not at user side, so you can't just keep adding them. If more power is needed use powered hubs outside. You can use a , let's say, a mouse and a keyboard on that cloned dual connector but not a scanner and portable HDD or something else that takes power from a USB port. Each header on the MB is limited 500mA usually but on Gigabyte "Ultra Durable" MBs is higher.
Edited by MishelLngelo - 6/13/13 at 11:52am
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I'm using a Sabertooth 990FX R2.0. I'll only be powering USB Storage. Do you know of any good quality splitters that would be suitable for this?
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Sorry, don't know and did not use anything like that, What I did once, when MBs had only couple of USB headers is I used a powered hub that I built into the case in the FDD bay. It had 4 plugs for USB and the 5v was provided from a molex connector for FDD, (Red and black wires are 5v , black and yellow are 12v.)
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