Originally posted by tomjonesrocks
Unfortunately, my mobo offers only 2 internal USB pin areas, both of which connect to USB jacks at the back of the case. From there I have a hub to run my external devices, etc. Of course.
If your case does offer a Front Pannel USB Port, then you can use one of those Motherboard pin set for it.
You can also get some 5 1/4 and 3 1/2 Drive Bay USB connections. They are normally HUB hud that you wire out to the back of your PC via one of your back USB Connections.
If you are looking at getting one of these, then try to get one that is powered. Otherwise, you migh have some of the problems that are rather common with normal external USB Hubs. That is not being able to use all the ports at the same time.
USB Cards are good. How ever, if your computer is any thing less that a P-III processor, then I only recomend that you use a USB 1 Card, and not a USB 2 card.
In my experience, USB 2.0 Card Chipsets have this habbit on working on older machines.