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StarTech USB A to USB Motherboard 4-Pin Header F/F 2.0 Cable, 6" (USBMBADAPT)

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  • Connect internal USB devices directly to the motherboard header connection
  • Boot your OS from an internal USB 2.0 jump drive / great for customized embedded systems
  • Plug your USB flash drive directly to the motherboard for extra software security
  • USB A to Motherboard / USB Port Motherboard
  • Compatible with various USB 2.0 flash drives such as the Kingston Digital DataTraveler / SanDisk Cruzer / PNY Attache / Transcend JetFlash / Lexar JumpDrive and more
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: StarTech
  • Model: USBMBADAPT
  • Length: 3.00 inches
  • Warranty: Lifetime warranty

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.7 x 0.6 x 8.7 inches ; 0.3 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 0.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000IV6S9S
  • Item model number: USBMBADAPT
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: December 19, 2006
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StarTech USB A to USB Motherboard 4-Pin Header F/F 2.0 Cable (USBMBADAPT)

6in USB 2.0 Cable - USB A Female to USB Motherboard 4 Pin Header F/F
6in USB 2.0 Cable - USB A Female to USB Motherboard 4 Pin Header F/F
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Connect internal USB devices directly to the motherboard header connection

The USBMBADAPT USB A to USB Motherboard Header Adapter features a 4-pin USB header (female) connection, as well as a regular USB A (female) port, allowing you to connect internal USB devices directly to the motherboard header connection.

Easily convert an internal Motherboard Header Port to a regular USB A female port

The adapter cable offers a cost-effective solution for connecting multi-function front panels, or any device that relies on using an internal USB port.

Backed by a StarTech. com lifetime warranty

Constructed of high quality materials and expertly constructed for durable performance, the USBMBADAPT adapter is backed by StarTech. com's Lifetime Warranty.


What's in the Box
  • 1 - 6 inch USB 2.0 Cable - USB A Female to USB Motherboard 4 Pin Header F/F

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Customer Reviews

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Now I have low-foot print bootable OS out of plain sight.
H. DOAN
Works great, it would've been nice to see the whole length of the cable sleeved/insulated though.
Matt Eisenschmied
Perfect if you want to use a USB key as a primary hard drive in a low power PC application.
J. Royce

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Valjean Clark III on December 21, 2009
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I simply needed to velcro a USB device inside my mini-itx case. This did the trick quite nicely.

Please note that the part of the cable that attaches to the motherboard does not take up the entire USB header port. It just takes up one half of it, so you could put two of these on one header port. It wasn't obvious by the photo, although I am aware that one USB header allows for two USB connections. I thought it may be worth mentioning anyway.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Neko Mode on May 5, 2014
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This is a great little F/F cable for adding internal USB ports to a motherboard's free USB headers. I used a couple of these to mount an Boot OS thumb drive for my NAS box and for adding Bluetooth/WiFi to my LAN Box so all these components were on the inside.

That being said take care on your installation and align the labeled port correctly to your motherboard headers as not to damage and USB devices you plug in. I attached a MoBo USB header pinout image to the product info as a reference to make sure you do it right.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Royce on January 17, 2010
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Perfect if you want to use a USB key as a primary hard drive in a low power PC application. Solid state drives are expensive compared to USB drives, but if you want low power consumption you can use this cheap adapter + a USB key to run a PC using Ubuntu or other Linux distro. I paired this adapter with a OCZ 8GB Rally 2 USB 2.0 Dual Channel Flash Memory, which is one of the faster USB devices available in terms of both read and write speed.

It has been awesome in my new media server. The entire PC (which uses an Atom processor) consumes ~35W when running under steady load.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jeff on February 9, 2014
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Pretty solid cable so 5 stars for that. It does not fit in the intel NUC however. I run vmware ESXI and I was trying to free up a USB slot by using the internal usb header on the intel NUC. However this guy is a little bit too big. Oh well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Joshua Hattersley on November 11, 2009
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I needed an internal USB header adapter for my Home Theater PC, so that I could hide the flash drive I'm using as the boot drive internally. The flexible cable between the female header port and the female USB port made positioning my drive a cinch, and now I don't have to see a blinking red light from the USB drive sticking out the back of the case. Inexpensive, works as expected, five stars.
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By Sketch on October 28, 2012
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This little gizmo lets you use an external USB device inside your case. If that's what you want to do, it works like a charm! Why would you want to do that? In my setup, I built a FreeNAS box booting off a USB stick (with the real drives dedicated to network-shared storage). I could use one of the USB ports in the back just fine, but mounting it internally is a little slicker-looking, and means there's no risk of breaking my server because someone unplugged the stick to transfer some photos or something, or because it banged into something and got dislodged.
Definitely a nice-to-have rather than a must-have, but it works well and I like it. (It helps that in my case, it reaches just far enough to let me slide the USB key into the racks on the case bottom which held the HDD slides; much better than hanging in air.)
I did have to reseat it once after some major work inside the case; it wasn't visibly off the pins, but the system couldn't read the drive; a simple re-seat did it, but in a high vibration environment this would be a worry. (Or if you go to LAN parties a lot or something; you might want to secure it mechanically, or with a locking solution on the contact pins.)
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I had a USB-powered fan lying around from an old Xbox mod I did and wanted to use it in the new PC build I had, but did not want to have it mounted on the outside of the case, buy a USB PCI card with an internal port (between my board and case I already had more than enough USB ports for my needs) or have a cable running from the inside of the case to an outside port.

I did, however, have a spare USB header on the motherboard. You can fit two of these cables on each header, but (as in my case) connecting one by itself works just fine. I mounted the fan onto the case, connected this to the motherboard, then fan's USB cable to this, and everything works swimmingly.

Keep in mind it's not just fans you can connect - lights, flash drives and anything else that draws USB power is fair game.

Simple to install, well-built, and functional. Five stars in my book.
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I got this so I can have my USB device inside my computer case without running wires out the back of the case.
I'm happy now that I don't have a wire coming from the back of my computer anymore!

Just keep in mind that the USB header on a motherboard has two rows of pins. The way that they are arranged normally keeps you from plugging the header in backwards. This cable has only one row of pins, so two of these cables can be plugged into a single header on a motherboard. HOWEVER, THIS CABLE CAN BE PLUGGED IN BACKWARDS IF YOU DO NOT MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE PROPER ORIENTATION.

Make sure you plug it in the right way :)
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