Good question, I was wondering about this as well.
I've just ordered a special lid from GORITE (which company is suggested by INTEL guides somewhere in their brochure).
See this link below
I wanted to utilize the 2 USB2 ports for peripherial devices, not wasting USB3 for this. At the beginning I was just thinking to buy a special cable like this
but where to put the USB A cable ends (in professional way) - then I found this special lid extension above.
i also really need the USB 2.0 ports because I bought that system to connect it to my Marantz PM7005 via USB to use the DAC from Marantz. And the DAC can only be connected via USB 2.0. I also ordered the USB 2.0 Lid from GORITE. But yesterday I had a look to the device manager to check if I can already find the USB 2.0 root hub. Unfortunately I can´t find it there. I can see only a USB 3.0 root hub, the USB adaption driver and one USB device (Keyboard/Touch receiver ??) where I can´t see what it is. How does it works with USB 2.0 on the NUC6i3SYH ?
Maybe it is important what I have:
2x 4GB Kingston Hyper X
Samsung 500 GB EVO SSD
Logitech K400 Plus Keyboard Touchpad which is connected through a USB Receiver plugged into the blue USB3.0 port in the front.
BIOS v 036
AMY, I didnt know. I searched three ways for previous threads and found nothing before posting my question, which is very odd since the title of the previous thread was nearly the same as mine.
Attila, thanks for your post, i didnt even know about Gorite.
The lid I was referring to in my OP was from an INTEL video ad about NUC in which the lid is an extension of the NUC case and looks identical to the rest of the NUC. Yet, I have never seen one for sale. It had several ports. Is it only a concept?
In the thread AMY was referring to there are instructions how to turn off 3.0 ability, presumably leaving all USB ports as 2.0. Thats very useful but I would rather leave the 3.0s alone and add two 2.0 for a total of six. And I would rather NOT do it with wires that need to be drilled through the case, leaving the wires and USB connectors dangling out the side and requiring both hands to plug in a USB device. Absurd!
The whole reason for my post was that I have many older 2.0 devices which i've learned do not play well with 3.0 and often experience hangs and conflicts. I dont want to throw away perfectly good 2.0 devices for the sake of owning a NUC. So I need those 2.0s. I KNOW there is legacy support in 3.0 so why then the conflicts? Who knows. Besides, I want more and more ports, I wish I had 25 USB ports on the board, not by unreliable hubs made by slave children in Mongolia!
NUCnoob, i hope your question is answered by someone better educated but when you plug in the Gorite lid/wires, isnt the route to the correct ports in Device Manager automatic? Or, you plug in the Gorite and the specific 2.0 ports have to be manually enabled?
(sorry, my noob is more noob than your noob)
I think I will wait for the Lid to arrive, then I will test it. Maybe it just works and after connecting the Lid cables I will see it in the device manager. I just hope it will perfectly work with my Marantz DAC because that was the only reason to buy this little NUC thing.
Hey i'll likely buy it also. Let us know whats under the lid. With the many cables Gorite is selling, hopefully there is nothing left to buy for the lid to work. Yes, main thing, will device manager see it or, is it another thing to be enabled in the BIOS first?
I will post the results with the new lid. But it will need one week for me to do this since I am not at home next week. I will go crazy if there are no cables attached to the lid
I think there will be attached cables to the lid, the USB A fem connectors are built into the plastic LID house and the wires soldered onto them - I will see that next week to when it is arriving.
"PCB - Board include 2 USB 2.0 type A Females with Black Insulators. 8 Pin Micro connector attached to board for connection to the NUC via an 1 X 8 Pin cable connection or a 2 X 4 cable connection."
My problem is that I have NUC6i5SYH 6 gen NUC and it requires 2x4 cable. (you would need 1x8 for your 5gen NUC) It is not 100% clear which is attached to the LID - there is just an "OR"
But to be sure I ordered additional 2 USB A Female to 1 X 4 Pin Internal USB Connector 1.25 mm Pitch cables for my NUC6i5SYH
One of the option (with LID or without LID just cables) has to work.
Right. So I was right to be concerned about whats under that lid and especially what happens when you try to plug in something. Ok nucnoob is the guinea pig.
All the build elements for my new 5i3RYH are sitting on a table, untouched. I got all this and then I started reading this forum. Now when I look at the table i think im being filmed on an episode of Fear Factor with the TV audience wondering if Im going to pick up pieces or quit the show. Read around this forum, a person needs a certain amount of intestinal fortitude to own a NUC! Best to watch Braveheart a couple times first.
I also have a NUC 6 Gen. On GORITE I understood that both cables are in the package. hopefully I am right. Otherwise I have to order some additional cables and wait even longer until I can hear some music with my NUC.
My purpose for a NUC is that i travel US to Asia and want a normal office PC with monitors parked at either destination. Laptops have proven too hard to carry around as I dont use them during travel itself. NUC seems ideal--if it will just work.