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Windows 7: USB 3.0 may be big...

06 Jan 2010   #1
BillS22

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
USB 3.0 may be big...

USB 3.0, with its 5Gbs transfer rate, in my opinion,..... is big.

You won't need eSATA anymore, and 3.0 thumb drives could make ReadyBoost more practical.

(I tried ReadyBoost and it slowed my system down because I have 8 GB of ram)





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06 Jan 2010   #2
Shiori

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Didn't there come new SATA versio or something like that which was even faster than USB 3.0?
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06 Jan 2010   #3
Qdos

 

Yup, SATA-III will manage up to around 6Gbps...
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06 Jan 2010   #4
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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06 Jan 2010   #5
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Looks good, but I don't like that bit about Crossfire.

Crossfire or SLI you should be aware that using USB 3.0 or SATA 6Gb/s cripples the second PCI-X slot.
People with Crossfire or SLI in mind should stay away.
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06 Jan 2010   #6
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jfar View Post
Looks good, but I don't like that bit about Crossfire.

Crossfire or SLI you should be aware that using USB 3.0 or SATA 6Gb/s cripples the second PCI-X slot.
People with Crossfire or SLI in mind should stay away.
Really.....it's using those lanes? I didn't know that. Good info.
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06 Jan 2010   #7
Qdos

 

I won't make the jump to a USB3 board until there are significant reasons to do so, it seems likely that adding a SATA-3 PCIE card (when the mainboard has SATA-2 only) would offer more benefits anyway...

What's happened to USB Wireless, there was a lot of buzz about that a couple years back along... and everything seems to have become quiet on that front...
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06 Jan 2010   #8
RogerR

7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
I won't make the jump to a USB3 board until there are significant reasons to do so, it seems likely that adding a SATA-3 PCIE card (when the mainboard has SATA-2 only) would offer more benefits anyway...
and even then, new board, all new drives, presumably new connectors, probably a new power supply. The law of diminishing returns is beginning to favor late adopters.
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06 Jan 2010   #9
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jfar View Post
Looks good, but I don't like that bit about Crossfire.

Crossfire or SLI you should be aware that using USB 3.0 or SATA 6Gb/s cripples the second PCI-X slot.
People with Crossfire or SLI in mind should stay away.
Link?
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06 Jan 2010   #10
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jfar View Post
Looks good, but I don't like that bit about Crossfire.

Crossfire or SLI you should be aware that using USB 3.0 or SATA 6Gb/s cripples the second PCI-X slot.
People with Crossfire or SLI in mind should stay away.
Link?
I just read it here, Doesn't mean it's right, just mean I would check it out if I was interested in getting one.

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD4P LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard w/ USB 3.0 & SATA 6 Gb/s - Intel Motherboards
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