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Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by Lazzer408, Aug 8, 2011.

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    You know those front-panel/USB plugs to make it easy to disconnect the front panel buttons and lights from the motherboard headers? I had a few laying around, as well as some old motherboards.

    I unsoldered one of the 2-port USB headers from the board and soldered it to an extra header plug to give me two internal USB ports. :)

    Here are a few examples. An extra SATA port? Internal WiFi? Or maybe a ReadyBoost drive?

    Here is the link to the SATA adaptor I used. My BIOS finds it, found the optical drive connected to it, and booted a CD off it. Windows 7 required no drivers and I can hot-swap HDDs from it. Oh, and it's only $6 shipped. http://cgi.ebay.com/USB-2-0-SATA-Br...044?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4cf6f73e94

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    Actually that would work great for my Unraid server thst boots from a flash drive dticking out the back of my csse. It would be nice to put it inside.
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