Thanks for joining the community.
I understand you are looking for USB port information; however, I need more details about your motherboard model.
I will need the model number of the NUC or desktop model number; this is located underneath the NUC or near memory slots of the board.
Identify the NUC model:
Board model information:
This may be helpful,
Looking at the spec sheet for the 8-pin internal USB 2.0 Header, it is defined as a 1.25mm single row device.
If you go to the Intel Technical Product Specs - http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-034051.htm Intel® NUC — Technical Specifications
And look up your specs for the NUC model that you have, it will tell you what exactly you will need.
If I look at the spec for the NUC5i5RYH (which is what I have) - it gives me the following link: -
Page 41 has definitions for the header: -
22.214.171.124 Signal Tables for the Connectors and Headers
Table 14. Dual-Port Internal USB 2.0 Header (1.25 mm pitch)
Pin Signal Name Pin Signal Name
1 +5 V DC 2 Data (negative) A
3 Data (positive) A 4 Ground
5 Ground 6 Data (positive) B
7 Data (negative) B 8 +5 V DC NOTE
The connector used is Molex part number 53398-0871, 1.25 mm pitch PicoBlade* header, surface mount, vertical, lead-free, 8 circuits.
A visual inspection of the NUC5i5RYH shows this to be true.
The only one place that I can find that seems to have this magical item is in the UK called pcpartsandcables - see: -
- http://www.pcpartsandcables.com/support/usbcables/intelnucusbcables.php pcpartsandcables Intel NUC USB 2.0 cables
They also have different transition cables if that's your thing.
This cable was only added to their catalogue on Thursday 09 April, 2015
Intel describe their usb headers here
http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-034812.htm Intel® NUC Boards and Kits — Onboard USB Header Information
if you have the NUC5xxxxx then you need a white 1.25mm pitch 10pin usb header.
Lookup this part number (google bing or yahoo)PN# INTL-2XUSB-P8
Hope this helps.
Onietiu thank you for your comments.
It is possible to use an External USB 3.0 hub. The list gives some examples.
http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-034605.htm Intel® NUC Boards and Kits — Tested Peripherals
And if anyone should read this thread:
This is for NUC that use 1.25 mm pitch to 2 USB