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NZXT Internal USB Expansion
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The IU01 addresses an issue common to most gaming PCs that is a lack of substantial power and expandability from the front-panel USBs. The IU01 enhances control and boosts power for front-panel USB devices by connecting them directly to the power supply as opposed to the motherboard, ensuring that there is always enough power to control your accessories and peripherals. The IU01 also adds six internal USB ports that are great for powering items that you don't need constant access too like a Bluetooth module or USB wireless router allowing you to free up the external ports for additional accessories.
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Update: Amazon have again sent me a Rev 1.1 board in a Rev 2.0 box. As you can see from the images I have uploaded, the box packaging has a 2015 copyright mark and an image of a single chip, Rev 2.0 board. But inside of both boxes I was sent was a dual chip Rev 1.1 board. Those two black chips on the Rev 1.1 are the ones that burn out and cause an unregulated power connection to be bridged directly to the USB header. Absolutely disgusted the amazon can sell a product that clearly shows the new, safe, updated product on the box which is sent in the latest packaging but with the original faulty product inside. I will be reporting this to trading standards.
My only criticism is that it provides 2 "external" style connectors - I would much prefer it to have come with a total of 5 "internal" USB headers (after all, it is an internal card and DOES NOT use a PCI slot - so to unplug the USB devices, you need to open your case).
Only gripe is that it does seem a bit on the expensive side for what it is and it is not USB3. But I knew this before I bought it so overall I'm very pleased with my purchase.
Oh, it also should be made clearer that it DOES include the jumper cable to connect the device to the motherboard header, and it is plenty long enough as well as being nicely braided in black.
This card was easy to install using the provided velcro tabs, I have attached mine to the side of the hard drive cage in my Fractal Design case so it is easy to access once the case is open.
The expansion card comes with a 9-pin USB header cable to connect to one of the motherboard USB headers, this then connects to the bottom 9-pin connector on the card. It also comes with a 4 pin power (pass-through) connector so any items connected have sufficient power.
This has worked without any issues, all the items connected are visible and work without any additional kexts or drivers required. I have not used the two 'external' A type USB ports but would expect these to work just as well.
I would definitely recommend this card for anyone looking for an easy way to expand the number of internal USB headers in their PC of Hack.
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3M tape came unstuck from velcro very quickly, would recommend the newer version!Published 3 months ago by Edwardlb21
I use this to house a microsoft wireless xbox one controller adapter inside my casing. I didn't have room at the rear and didn't want it to be unsightly at the front. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Tony
I absolutely love this device.
A lot of components on the market these days plug straight into a USB header to use the USB bus for comms, given that my motherboard only... Read more
Works well and gives me more sata 2 ports for for Wi/Fi or Corsair ling pump connections.I also purchased the connection cables that are offered as an extra bundle. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Mike Irish
Very hard to track down one of these guys, there was just not enough internal USB headers on my board (despite the product description saying there were the ports were blank... Read morePublished 7 months ago by K. Duke
Works a treat!
This item arrived on time and worked first time.
What more could you want!
great bit of kit as my new motherboard was lacking in internal usb connections easy to fit only problem i found was glue on back of velcro not strong enough keeps falling away but... Read morePublished 8 months ago by J.G
Mega useful bit of kit. Bizarrely most useful for their competitors corsair link as they all have their own usb2 plugs.Published 9 months ago by Automodellista