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Internal USB converter? Please help! Answered

Hi. I just ordered this, http://www.amazon.co.uk/IB-864-Front-Panel-Reader-Multiport/dp/B004FLEFVU/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1366146730&sr=8-13&keywords=icy+box , to connect to a psu I have running on it's own, and with the hope of connecting it to the USB port of my laptop and using it as a USB/Card reader extension kind of thing. Now, rather foolishly I didn't think about how I would connect it to my laptop. I know for sure I can connect it to the PSU with the Molex connector, but how could I connect it to my laptop?
This is the connection info it has:

USB 3.0 - EXTERNAL to the mainboard or USB 3.0 PCI-X extension card via USB 3.0 cable
USB 2.0 hub and card reader: INTERNAL to the mainboard via USB 2.0 cable
eSATA: INTERNAL to the mainboard via sata cable
Audio: Internal to the mainboard via Audio cable
Power: Internal to the system power supply via Big-4Pin Molex

Sorry if I'm being stupid, but what concerns me is how it says internal and external, I dont really know what it means, like, is an internal USB 2.0 cable different to an external one, and how could i connect it to a standard USB port?

Sorry for the long winded probably really confusing post, basically I just want to know how I can connect this to my laptop's USB port to be able to connect USB devices and use USB sticks and read memory cards lol

Really sorry for the bad post, but thanks a lottttt to anyone who can help!!


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7 years ago

The internal connections are the wires leading to a block connector that would connect to pins on a motherboard. You can rewire them to a typical USB port. But this won't give you access to the audio or eSATA. You can rewire the internal audio connector to a 3.5mm jack to plug into your laptop's audio jack but that is kind of pointless. You won't be able to use the eSATA port at all.

Bottom line is if your looking to add more USB ports and a card reader to the laptop then buy a hub and card reader that is made for a laptop. Something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=17-399-055&ParentOnly=1&IsVirtualParent=1

What you got is made to go into a tower and not meant for a laptop. So try and cancel that order and buy the correct item for your needs.