Internal 3.5 flash memory reader USB 2.0 installation
I hope I'm not showing off all of my ignorance by posting, but I've exhausted just about all of my options and I need some help.
I purchased an internal USB flash memory drive after the one that came with my digital camera decided it was time to retire. I'm not a complete novice with computers, and I've added a lot to the Dell we picked up a couple years ago without any trouble to date, but this has me stumped.
The connectors on the back of the drive are slightly foreign to me. There are 2 cables, each with a 2x5 pin connector (neither of them are actually long enough to reach the motherboard). One is labeled Front Panel, and the other is labeled Motherboard. Otherwise they are identical.
First, I naively expected the USB 2.0 internal connection to be a USB connector. Ha ha. Nothing on my computer's motherboard resembles the 10-pin header that might match these connectors. There's one 2x4 pin header on my USB PCI card, but I would rather not mess with that unless I know for sure what I'm doing.
So I've got 2 problems. I don't know where to connect the drive, and the cables are not long enough to connect them if I did. I am hoping someone can enlighten me on the nature of the connectors and what I need to do with them, and perhaps point me in the direction of a retailer who might have longer cables...
The drive is a HP 7 in 1 USB 2.0 Internal Media Reader.
Thanks in advance!