Tuesday, May 24th 2011

BitFenix Unveils New USB 3.0 Case Accessories

Today, BitFenix is pleased to announce a new lineup of products for users wanting to upgrade their systems to the new USB 3.0 standard. With the new BitFenix USB 3.0 Front Panel and the BitFenix Internal USB 3.0 Adapter, PC enthusiasts now have added flexibility for adding and upgrading their systems to USB 3.0.

"The proliferation of USB 3.0 devices is only going to increase, and after listening to the demands of our users, we've come up with a new line of accessories to help people get their systems up to speed quickly and easily", says BitFenix Product Manager David Jarlestedt.

The BitFenix USB 3.0 Front Panel fits into any external 3.5" drive bay and provides an easy way for users to add four USB 3.0 ports to their systems. This accessory is compatible with latest-generation USB 3.0 motherboards that have internal 20-pin USB 3.0 headers, and allows users to add up to four USB 3.0 ports to their chassis without unsightly wiring. On the front is a luxurious brushed aluminum bezel that fits handsomely with a large variety of cases on the market, and best of all, the BitFenix USB 3.0 Front Panel installs quickly and easily.

The BitFenix Internal USB 3.0 Adapter solves a common PC DIYer's problem of neatly connecting previous-generation USB 3.0 chassis that have male standard-A USB 3.0 connectors to their USB 3.0 motherboard with internal 20-pin USB 3.0 headers. This handy accessory allows users to connect their USB 3.0 cables from the inside of the PC chassis -- no more having to run cables from the back of the motherboard through the outside of the case to enable USB 3.0 ports. With precision molded connectors and quality construction, this simple accessory elegantly keeps your system neat and tidy.

The BitFenix USB 3.0 Front Panel will be available towards the end of July 2011 with an estimated MSRP of 19.90€ (incl. 19% VAT) and $24.90.

The BitFenix Internal USB 3.0 Adapter will be available at the same time with an estimated MSRP of 7.90€ (incl. 19% VAT) and $9.90.
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14 Comments on BitFenix Unveils New USB 3.0 Case Accessories

#1
Sasqui
Looks nice... I'd have to remove my 3.5" floppy for it to work :laugh:

Wonder what USB 3.0 PCIe adaptors have the right headers for these connectors... for those of us who don't have USB 3.0 on the motherboard?
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#2
araditus
Who has a 3.5 drive bay anymore? I dont, and Nor have I in the last 4 cases I bought. :P

On topic, fabulous product for those with their current 3.0 frontside just being cords to plug in the back of the mobo, with the new mobos coming out with 3.0 headers this will be a nice 20$ expense to use them since your case currently cannot and you get 4 frontside usb instead of the standard 1 or 2 we see currently.
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#3
Sasqui
by: araditus
Who has a 3.5 drive bay anymore?
Me. HAF 932
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#4
jalex3
good to see that internal one is or more interest for myself.
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#5
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: araditus
Who has a 3.5 drive bay anymore? I dont, and Nor have I in the last 4 cases I bought. :P
Many modern cases have 3.5 bays.
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#6
ironwolf
3.5" bays are still used for things like the USB front panel mentioned above, dual 2.5" SSD drive bays, etc. Why would people think that just because floppy drives are basically extinct, the bay isn't worth a spit to use?
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#7
N.E.A
i have a Haf -X and it does not have a 3.5 front bay, and yes i need more USB 3.0 Ports
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#8
araditus
the ":P" is my sarcasm face guys!
and hence, the "ontopic" intro to me real post
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#9
Sinzia
That internal header is exactly what I've been looking for!
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#10
lucas4
hope there is a 5.25" version released.
my nzxt m59 doesnt have a 3.5" bay :/!
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#11
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
Maybe W1zz can talk them into a contest for few of these. :rockout:
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#12
blu3flannel
These look very nice. I may need one if motherboards are going to continue to have so few USB3 ports like they do right now.
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#13
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
by: Sasqui
Wonder what USB 3.0 PCIe adaptors have the right headers for these connectors... for those of us who don't have USB 3.0 on the motherboard?
Yeah, this. I really would like that 3.5" bay to add some USB3.0 ports to my case.
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#14
Mussels
Moderprator
me 3 on the PCI-E card.


i have two rear ports on my mobo, but no headers for some at the front. its a royal ass to reach arond to the back of the case and connect things up to those ports. i could always get a USB3.0 hub, but its not as neat/tidy/compact/convenient.
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