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Connect 2 USB internal connections with only one USB header on motherboard

I have a Gigabyte 7NNXP motherboard with only one USB header.  I have a case with 2 front usb ports, and an internal flash media card reader, both which only connect to a header connector, but I cannot connecto both the front usb connectors and the flash media drive bay with the current setup.  I've not been able to find any sort of adapters - splitters or adapter to connect that sort of connection to a standard usb port - I have an extra one of these internally on a pci usb card.

Does anyone have any advice on this one?  Any ideas whatsoever?
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cyberdevil67Commented:
Hi john316kjv,

  Never seen header splitters, but all configs will always be front or back. The only other option for more usb ports is a hub.

Cheers!
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john316kjvAuthor Commented:
So, is there such a hub that will work for those types of connections (internally)?  I'm not looking to get additional external connections, just the internal header type, or some sort of adapter for the flash card reader to connect to a normal usb port as apposed to the header port.
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cyberdevil67Commented:
No at the moment there is no way to split the header internally.

Other options are extra PCI card and sit that inside the computer, get a keyboard with extra usb ports like mine has 3 extra usb ports on the keyboard or get a hub.

Sounds like the best option is a new pci card with the extra ports on it.
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cyberdevil67Commented:
Sorry didn't really read your question, going to have a look at something be right back
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cyberdevil67Commented:
Yes there are pci usb cards with extra headers on them, this will be your best option in this case.
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cyberdevil67Commented:
Also I was told this by my technician.

Making two ports where there was one can work if you remember the rules. If more USB ports are required to be active simultaneously than are available then go spend the $10-$20 for a PCI card that adds 2 or 4 more USB ports or buy a hub because two devices sharing the same header without additional circuitry...just won't work.
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john316kjvAuthor Commented:
Thanks.  Any idea of what to look for in a PCI card?  I looked and looked, but the only usb cards I saw were ones that had internal connections which were the same as the external ones.  I'll look some more, but if you come accross something, PLEASE post here, and let me know a particular term or something to search with that would show that type of card.

Once I find a solution I know will work - actually find a card, etc, I'll post back here for sure.

Thanks.
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john316kjvAuthor Commented:
Ok.  I did find one, finally, at NewEgg that has what I need.  It's a PCI USB card that supports 2 separate headers with up to 2 usb ports each.  If I'd of done a little more searching, then I guess I'd of found the answer anyway.  Thanks for the suggestion, it's definitely the answer.  I'll get order one of these probably today or this weekend.
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