Fractal Design to launch USB 3.0 Define R3 and Define XL upgrade kits



/ 7 years ago

Fractal Design have announced two new upgrade kits to replace the ports on the Define R3 and Define XL with USB 3.0 ports, the process involves removing the front panel and taking off the USB block attached, on both models they are just held in place by two screws.

The Define R3 kit transforms the existing double USB 2.0 and eSata ports to two USB 3.0 and an eSata port, the package contains:

  • USB 3.0 Upgrade kit for your Define R3
  • Upgrade kit-screws: 2 screws to mount the USB 3.0 Upgrade kit
  • USB 3.0 ports: Ports and cabling in the same unit
  • Manual: For easy installation

The Define XL kit is much the same only slightly bigger and with more ports, it replaces the standard four USB 2.0 ports with two USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0 ports, this package contains:

  • USB 3.0 Upgrade kit for your Define R3
  • Upgrade kit-screws: 2 screws to mount the USB 3.0 Upgrade kit
  • USB 3.0 ports: Ports and cabling in the same unit
  • Manual: For easy installation


Both will come retail packaged but as yet no pricing or release dates are available.

Attached files

DefineR3Box.jpg (122.4 KB)  DefineXLBox.jpg (120.9 KB)  USB3UpgKitR3.jpg (130.1 KB)  USB3UpgKitXL.jpg (178.8 KB)


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