USB for Hog 3

nibornibor Registered User, Hog Beta
Here is a concept, when the USB back up come's on line some day Highend should make for $ 200 or so? a adaptor for a USB stick to replace that old zip drive in the arm rest ???

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  • edited January 2011
    IIRC the HogIII's motherboard has a spare USB port on it. If you're feeling clever you could make a custom cable to fit a USB connector in the 3.5 inch drive bay.
  • Richard RasmussenRichard Rasmussen Registered User, Hog Beta
    edited January 2011
    I like that idea. my zip drive has never worked so I'm going to try it!!
  • nibornibor Registered User, Hog Beta
    edited January 2011
    But When will 3.2 be out for the H3 ????
  • procellaprocella Registered User
    edited January 2011
    Inspired by your post here I did try to use spare USB port on HOG 3 motherboard
    called "USB 4" and lead it out through the former modem connector at front panel. Now the hardware connection is checked - OK but the HOG 3 system can`t recognize it, software support is missing. What are the next steps?
  • edited January 2011
    The current HogIII software does not support USB storage devices.

    USB storage support is expected with the 3.2 software release.
  • procellaprocella Registered User
    edited January 2011
    Great news worth of waiting ! Thanks.
  • dirkmaatdirkmaat Registered User
    edited February 2011
    Great idea, using the USB 4 connector for a usb port at the 'modem / headset' connector at the front!
    I want to make an cable for that also but i can't find the pinout for the USB 4 connector on the motherboard. In the USB 3 connector is a cable with wires White, Blue, Yellow, Green, Red.
    The information i can find about USB wiring is with wire colors Red (Vcc), White (Data +), Green (Data -), Black (GND).

    So, can someone tell me the the pinout on the Hog motherboard?
  • edited February 2011
    It's a 5-pin, 2mm connector.

    1: +5
    2: Data-
    3: Data+
    4: Ground
    5: Shield

    Please note that this isn't officially supported. You could potentially damage your console if you do it wrong. Also, be aware the internal ports don't have ESD protection (unlike the two ports on the back), so they'll be easier to damage due to static.
  • dirkmaatdirkmaat Registered User
    edited February 2011
    Thanks Eric,

    Well... without the ESD protection i won't try it.
    Reach a few times to the back of the console is less work than earn money for a new motherboard :D.
  • edited February 2011
    USB Hubs are cheap too. Plug one in the back and bring the hub where it's easier to reach.
  • procellaprocella Registered User
    edited February 2011
    I am using hub going out of rear out 1 for 2 elo`s and the second one for expansion wing. Already suggested and from our side now working hardware part of USB 4 connection is simply more comfortable right next to the existing
    backup drive options.
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