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 Post subject: USB3 upgrade for P150 - possible?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:33 am 
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I plan to build a new PC with Ivy Bridge i7-3770k, and I may reuse a P150 that I already have.
Is it possible to upgrade the front USB ports of the P150 to USB3?
I looked on Antec's website, but they don't seem to have any USB3 upgrade kit.


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 Post subject: Re: USB3 upgrade for P150 - possible?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:46 am 
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There are several front panel devices that fit in a 3.5" or 5.25" external drive bay that have USB3. I would assume this would be satisfactory? You can search NewEgg with "usb3 front panel"


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 Post subject: Re: USB3 upgrade for P150 - possible?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:11 pm 
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If you want the case's USBs to be USB3, I've now idea if it would definitely work but, you might be able to get a adapter kit that plugs in to the motherboard and splice the wires in to the P150s front USB wires.
I think it should work as you can get various USB 3 to 2 adapters, might even be able to get the "right" one.
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 Post subject: Re: USB3 upgrade for P150 - possible?
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@m0002a: I haven't thought of a 5.25" bay adapter, thank you for the suggestion, this would do too.

@SebRad: I would have preferred to have the case USBs to be USB3, but if there's no guaranteed USB3 kit,
then I won't tinker and risk damage to the new build.


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