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Antec Offers USB 3.0 to USB 2.0 Connector

Category: Cases
Posted: 04:25PM

Antec has announced that users that have purchased a P280 or Eleven Hundred series case that don't have a need for USB 3.0 are in luck. Antec will provide an internal USB 3.0 to USB 2.0 connector free of charge to those that find themselves with a motherboard that doesn't support the latest generation of USB. This will allow those users to take advantage of the two USB 3.0 ports found on the case itself. The connector can be obtained by contacting Antec support through the website or by calling 1-800-22ANTEC in the US. Users need only to provide proof of purchase for either case to receive the connector.

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aaron6581230 on December 6, 2011 04:27PM
Typo! Should be USB 3.0 to USB 2.0 instead of USB 3.0 to USB 3.0 in the article
CheeseMan42 on December 6, 2011 04:35PM
Thanks for the heads up! Feel free to PM me next time. :)
_TheAlexO on December 6, 2011 08:14PM
Wait, 3.0 isn't backwards compatible? Not sure why I thought that.
ClayMeow on December 6, 2011 10:36PM
USB 3.0 IS backwards compatible. However, I'm guessing that only holds true for devices. In other words, the issue here is that if you don't have a motherboard that supports USB 3.0, you cannot "power" the USB 3.0 ports on the case to even make them usable.
_TheAlexO on December 7, 2011 02:56PM
ohh gotcha. Thanks!
aaron6581230 on December 6, 2011 11:18PM
I thought internal headers were different for usb3 vs usb2
Stonerboy779 on December 7, 2011 04:17AM
I was under the same impression.... I thought it was a simple matter of the usb3.0 just not being able to plug in....
FUZi0N on December 7, 2011 02:53AM
I just bought a corsair 500r recently and it came with a 3.0 to 2.0 adapter which I had to to use.. unfortunately.

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