sorry about the low quality pictures, I need to upgrade my digital camera.
I found out the hard way that this device is not compatable with either of the boot styles of windows 7 or 8 and caused a +5min time for my system to boot, I will give the solution for this at the end of this instructable if you have old outdated hardware like this.
Step 2: Materials Needed
a soldering iron
heat shrink tubing (different sizes)
two usb cables ( I used two old printer cables that I had lying around)
razor blade to cut cables and wire
9 pin male usb header (had one laying around, you can buy one at radioshack or electronics store)
printout of the 9 pin usb pinout
now take your razor blad and cut down the center of both usb cables making sure not to cut the outer layer of braided shielding on each of them.
now pull the braided layer of shielding back and down the cable foe each cable.
now there should be another layer of foil like material wrapped around the wires that you need to get to. unwrap this layer and make sure that it stays away from the exposed wires you need to work on (use tape if you need to).
now take your pinout and start with the top row of pins (it will have five pins not four)
start with the red wire (if you have a usb headder where all of the wires are black, like the lower row of mine, just remember to look at the pinout below and you will see that the red wires are the top wires furthest from the empty pin, this port will not have a hole for a pin to fit in it at all)
make sure that you put a piece of heat shrink tubing on one end so you can apply some heat to the soldered wire.
do this for each wire, if you are on the row with the fifth wire just use a small piece of electrical tape this is a secondary ground wire and you do not have to connect it
now repeat the process for the second row and usb cable
do this for each cable.
I did not have heat shrink tubing big enough to go over both cables not to mention the plastic header housing so I just used electrical tape for that.
this is you finished product.
just plug the male end of your cable into the female end of our hardware/device and plug the two outer usb ends of the cables into two empty usb ports on the back of the computer.
I think later on when I get some more free time I will make an on and off switch so that both cables can stay plugged in and when I need it I can just flip the switch on or off. let me know if this can be done