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two usb on motherboard, one on front

I bought a motherboard with two separate usb pinhead things (as in you need 2 cables to get two usb ports). The case I have (Cosair Obsidian 250d) has one big usb thing twice as thick to get two usb ...
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Broken front USB port

I have the following case, a Cooler Master Sileo 500 I had a USB dongle in one of the ports on the front which unfortunately I caught and broke the plastic bit inside. It worked on for a time until ...
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Do most front and rear USB connections deliver the same power and performance?

I was reading this Three Monitors For Every User and there were some comments about rear USB ports being able to deliver more power than front USB ports because they are directly connected to the ...
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Will cases with front USB port support USB 3.0?

If a computer case has a USB port in the front, will it support USB 3.0 if my motherboard supports it? Or does the case vendor need to specifically mention USB 3 support? (BTW, I haven't seen such ...
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USB port causing device problems after new motherboard upgrade

I'm looking into a PC with an issue with one of the front USB ports (perhaps both). It was working before a motherboard upgrade but since then, a USB drive was inserted, overheated and does not ...
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Front USB Port Grounding Issues

I think I have a static electricity problem. I have two computers in my house and a fiancé that wears fuzzy socks. Sometimes, when she plugs in USB devices into the front ports of her desktop ...
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Are there commercial (ready-made) external hard disk cases for USB?

Are there commercial (ready-made) external hard disk cases for USB? I have unused IDE hard drives that I don't use anymore and I thought I could use as transfer media. However I haven't found in ...
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Can I upgrade old case USB 1.1 sockets to USB 2?

My new mobo has USB 2 but the old case has USB 1.1 sockets. At least, that's what the software tells me. Each time I plug in my stick, I'm reminded that the device will work quicker if I use USB 2. I ...