SilverStone Sugo SG10: how to connect front USB connectors to motherboard


I've recently bought SilverStone Sugo SG10 micro ATX case. It has 2 USB ports on front panel which has strange internal connector which doesn't seems to match to any connectors on my Inel DG43K motherboard. This connector looks like "dual" USB internal USB connectors paired together with one "blocked" pin hole. It doesn't match any motherboard connectors. Any idea how I can connect my front USB ports for this particular case?

Best Answer

The connector in question is a USB3 internal block connector, known as a "USB3 ICC A" connector type.

From that chassis' manual:

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Your motherboard is older (Q1, 2010), and only supports USB2.0, so it's not going to follow any USB3.0 standards.

Intel HAS adopted that internal header specification as seen here. That document is dated August of 2010, so it was right around/after the time your board was released.

Newer Intel boards, like the DZ75ML-45K. support USB3.0 and include a USB3.0 Front Panel header.

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To use you chassis USB ports with your motherboard's USB2 headers, you would have to cut the end off of the cable (or find an USB ICC A extension cable to hack at) and rewire the internal wires to the standard USB2.0 pin-out specifications for internal USB2 headers.

You should be able to figure that out by using that USB3.0 ICC A document from Intel (above) and the technical specs from you motherboard (or really, any accurate USB2.0 header/pin-out diagram).

Comparing the two diagrams, the labels don't line up very well. I tend to trust Intel over chassis manufacturers for technical accuracy, so their pin-out is probably more accurate. In the end I would expect they are compatible (since it's an accepted standard), as manuals are often inaccurate, but you never know for sure until you have it in-hand to examine and/or and try it.