remember; is there a need? if not, then there are no money to be made. I don't think anyone here have done it. But if you really want to find out, then I would say just go ahead and do it. Best wishes.
By using internal USB extensions for computers, is it possible - by dissecting an old computer or two - to create a powered USB hub that can be recognized by a computer?
My idea is to use a modified computer case that uses the computer's extension ports, but to add more and modify the wiring of to be able to connect it all together for extra USB extensions (by USB extensions i mean more ports (Not hubs or cord extenders)). So, in a sense, creating a USB Hub with it's own separate power supply.
My main question is; is this possible?
If yes, the next question remains; will it require a custom built driver? And what would be the best way to actually connect it? Would it be better to connect it with a modified USB Cable (which i would imagine would then require a driver) or would it be better to extend the normal internal cords to connect to the hub?
Another question; I realize USB can only address 127 devices at a given moment, but how many portable devices can standard Windows operating systems address at once? Do the drive letters extend past the 26 alphabetical? I've never attempted to, nor am I planning to yet, but it's just a question I've wondered.
I apologize if this is poorly worded, It's difficult for me to get my ideas out in words sometimes xD
Any help would be appreciated, and I am really hoping this would be a possibility - just for a fun little project.