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Stupid Question - USB 2 Ports Into USB 3 Header?

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So my old-ish case has 4 USB 2 ports in front. If I connected them to a USB 3 header on my motherboard, would they work? And if so, just at USB 2 speed right? I assume yes and yes, but I've only really worked with USB 2, and all I know is that all the plugs look the same, so I'm not familiar with these.
 

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ensure to get the pinout on the USB 2 Connector and the Pinout on the USB 3.0 Header, USB 3.0 has additional Lines in it compared to USB 2.0/1.1/1.0
 

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i'm curious about this, as i have never seen a USB 3.0 header in person to try this.
 

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i'm curious about this, as i have never seen a USB 3.0 header in person to try this.
http://hardforum.com/showpost.php?p=1036802514&postcount=8

http://hardforum.com/showpost.php?p=1036803725&postcount=9

thats the design of the USB 3.0 header plug that goes into the USB 3.0 Header jack on the motherboard, Most current cases use that connector as some cases had a passthrough cable that hooked up to the back USB 3.0 Connectors on the motherboard

more info pertaining to this

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1582422

http://pinoutsguide.com/Slots/usb_3_0_connector_pinout.shtml

http://www.addonics.com/technologies/usb3_tutorial.php

http://www.interfacebus.com/usb-cable-diagram-30.html

http://www.intel.com/content/dam/do...b3-internal-connector-cable-specification.pdf

http://www.hardwarebook.info/Universal_Serial_Bus_(USB)#Pinout_.28USB_3.0.29
 
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