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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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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
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
It has been awesome in my new media server. The entire PC (which uses an Atom processor) consumes ~35W when running under steady load.
I got it to hook up a Bluetooth adapter inside my computer but the metal of the tower interfered.
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.)
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I needed an internal USB A port for a DIO device inside my PC. This works well and only consumes 1 half of the internal header. It is good quality and well made.Published 1 month ago by ParaPilot
4-pin head was needed to complete my FreeNAS build. I used it to hold the USB drive my system boots up with. internally on the motherboard. Works as it should.Published 3 months ago by 67datroad
I'm not using this product as intended.
But, if you want to power a couple raspberry pi's off a single power source, you could use a couple of these connected to a... Read more
I bought two of these to connect two sets of internal LEDs to my motherboard and avoid unsightly wires taking up external USB ports. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Alex I
I used this to connect an internal USB floppy drive. Be sure to get the polarity correct when connecting to the motherboard, as there is no protection from reversed polarity, which... Read morePublished 5 months ago by blenheimears
The item is exactly as described and looks to be high in quality. I could not use it for my intended application but it's my own fault for not doing enough research. Read morePublished 5 months ago by SH